Pub da Aldo

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Type: Bar

Fondamenta Ormesini, 2710
Venezia, 30121
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Added by miamichael2 on 10-17-2012

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by mdfb79:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of eluvah
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of tduecen
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of DavidHume
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of Ogre
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Pub da Aldo in Venezia, Italy
Place rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7 ratings