It doesn’t get more classic than Harry’s bar, this is Venice’s oldest cocktail joint and it’s got to be one of the most iconic bars in the world. It was even declared a national landmark a few years back. Do it.
If you’re after a bit of a history lesson then perch up at the bar and get comfy, the bartenders are there to fill you in about Giuseppe Cipriani, Harry Pickering and the whole gang (if you’re super keen hit the free books).
Harry’s is deliberately pitched a few streets away from San Marco so although very famous it's hard to find (there's no sign) which keeps some of the wheat from the chaff.
Inside you’ll find bartenders donned in white waistcoats, red leather and classic photographs boasting the famous faces who have hung out here. As well as awesome cocktails you can get your mits on some serious bar snacks, or if you’re wallet’s fat enough sit down for a full on meal. Rumour has it the Beef Carpaccio is the one to watch.
The cocktail menu is about as classic as it gets. The Bellini was created here too so it’s kinda criminal not to get some of those in; the White Lady was also first knocked up here and has been enjoyed by the likes of Ernest Hemingway when he used to drink the nights away back in the 50s. Harry’s was the go-to place for Rich Americans to jet over to and get boozy when the US was under prohibition. Drink it all up people, Harry’s Bar is BarChick’s kind of classroom.