Pub da Aldo


Fondamenta Ormesini, 2710
Venezia (VE), 30121
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Sparky44 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

May 25, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Having heard of the Bacaro-pub da Aldo I made it my first real beer stop in Venice after having dinner and some beers at Birraria La Corte. As I wandered down the canal looking for it I came across many places that had large groups of people drinking outside, and then one empty shop with a large man sitting in the window. There was no name on the place so I kept walking but having seen the words "Beers from around the world" I knew it was him and turned back. This was at about 10pm and there was no one in the place.

As you enter there's a small bar area to your left, standing room for three, maybe four people, and a small room with 6 tables to your right. Venturing further down the bar/hallway there's a case with prepared foods, and then the coolers begin. I counted at least 24 shelves worth of beers with 6 or so per shelf. Most of them were Italian but there were also some Belgians, Germans, and even American craft beers. I chose a 50 cl can of "New England IPA" from the CRAK Brewery. There were no prices listed on anything but in the end it cost me 6€. I took it to the bar and Aldo gave me a glass. He also has around 5 beers on tap but I wasn't familiar with them (most of them were from the same brewery), and as I had to get back to my wife at the hotel and had one more stop to make (Il Santo Bevitore) I just had the one. There were, however, dozens of other beers that interested me.

While I enjoyed my beer I looked around at all of the beers, the old photos of Aldo, the advertising materials, and the prepared food case. Music for the night, or at least while I was there, was Deep Purple's classic live album "Made In Japan". Several people came and went during that time but none of them bought beer, they just wanted to use the bathroom and Aldo was OK with that - nice guy!

I'm hoping to stop back tonight and try two beers from Leffe that I've never had before, the Radieuse and the Rituel 9˚.

Jun 26, 2018
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mdfb79 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Huge international selection with DF and Cantillon as well as many US and Italian beers. Super local and laid back which I loved. Definitely check out if in Venice.

Oct 09, 2017
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eluvah from New York

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

If you love beer and are in Venice you need visit. I stayed at hotel nearby and was able to stop in a two times. This is a late night place. They put in a cd and just let it play. Heard Zepplin Song Remains the Same one night, and Blues Bro soundtrack the next. One of the best beer bars I have ever visited.

Sep 18, 2015
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tduecen from Louisiana

4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Hours on the door are inaccurate, they had 11-2 and 7-2 when we stopped by at 6. So we ate at a resturant near the location and stayed till 9pm. At that time the location was open and I'm glad it was, one hell of a selection. From all Italian beers, to Belgians, to a lot of Brew fist and Anchor beers. Best place to stop in Venice and worth the wait to open.

Jul 08, 2015
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DavidHume from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jun 09, 2015
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jeiiVP from California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Feb 28, 2014
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SanFranJake from California

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

After three nights of trying to stop into this joint only to find them not yet open, I think they open at 8, I was finally able to last night.
If you're trying to find it, it's across the canal from the synagogue with a green awning and shelves of beer in the window. It's not called what is shown above but Aldo is the proprietor, I think anyhow.
They have about five tables along the canal to people watch (this area is where the locals live), as well as maybe ten tables inside.
A few beers on tap but a butt-load of bottles in the coolers with a bunch of stuff I've never had or seen from all over the world.
I opted for a Flying Dog Kujo coffee imperial stout (never had or seen before) and followed that up with an Old Foghorn. Both were €5 each and while he only gave me a pint glass, I wasn't going to sweat it. In fact, I wouldn't have even noticed. He had some Brooklyn stuff, plenty of English stuff not distro'd to the states, as well as some Italian craft brew.
Aldo had some sweet tunes playing, lots of good early metal and some punk.
There was some grindage available but I had eaten already.
In a city with from what I could tell had total shit for a decent beer list, if you're ISO a cool spot to kick back and enjoy some good brew, this is the place.

Sep 18, 2013
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Ogre from Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This is the best (and only!) specialty beer bar I found on a recent two-week trip to Rome, Florence and Venice. Selection is outstanding, especially given the location in wine-dominant Italy. I enjoyed two bottles of Girardin Gueuze 1882 for about 7 Euros each (less than the retail price in the US). You can order off a menu on the wall, or just walk over to the large glass-fronted refrigerators and point to or pick out whatever you want.

The atmosphere isn't much to speak of...a bit dive-y, but who cares, I was just glad to find some great beer!

Note the sign on the door says they're closed from 14:00-19:00, but on the Thursday I went, they didn't open for the evening until about 20:00. It was pretty empty, I suspect it's more of a late-night kind of place.

Also, I didn't see anything that said "Pub da Aldo" on the outside, but the address listed here is correct.

Dec 08, 2012
Pub da Aldo in Venezia (VE), Italy
Place rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 9 ratings