This tiny new bar in the Cannaregio district has a minimalist but chic décor which contrasts with ancient wooden beams. It stays open well after midnight, serving the classic Spritz, martinis and fruit mojitos. Snacks are also on offer, ranging from salads, panini and plates of local cheese and salami.
Venice is not renowned for its nightlife, but it is possible to enjoy some late night entertainment in the Lido area where nightclubs and bars are more commonplace. If you prefer to stay within Venice, do as the locals do - enjoy a late meal followed by a glass or two of local wine.
For listings and information relating to events, see A Guest in Venice (www.aguestinvenice.com), which also offers a printed publication throughout the year available in most good hotels. For large scale cultural events with a national interest, Bestticket (tel: (051) 649 3265; www.bestticket.it) offers an information and ticket booking service online.
An excellent website for finding and booking concerts is Music in Venice (www.musicinvenice.com). The site includes links to many live music venues in Venice with the option to buy tickets online for the same price as at the venues.