Venice Bars

Il Mercante: Bi-level bar features elaborate riffs on spritzes and a Silk Road-inspired cocktail menu ($10.75).

Osteria all’Alba: Local hangout features a vast selection of cicchetti (from $4) and a variety of spritzes ($7).

Harry’s Bar: Credited for creating the Bellini ($21.50). Its old-world spirit endures.

Gritti Palace: This ornate spot is one of the city’s culinary institutions. Its Bar Longhi features a well-curated collection of grappa (from about $10.75).

Time Social Bar: The cocktail list is a mix of classics and modern interpretations, with a few offbeat creations.

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