Party Earth Review A mix of museum, library, bar, café, and music venue, Volume is nothing if not eclectic and attracts an interesting mélange of Italian hipsters, laid-back locals, and artsy expats. Tables out front are usually packed with cheery groups of young residents, while just inside the doorway, a small reading ... read full review of Volume
Party Earth Review Located a few steps from the Piazzale Michelangelo, Caffè la Torre is a chic café and lounge perfect for a pre-club rendezvous. The café’s patio is a buzzing social hangout on summer evenings as groups gather around tables to sip cocktails and admire the scenic views of the Arno River. The sleek and modern interior consists ... more
Party Earth Review One of the most happening nightspots in Florence, The Blob Club is a cozy two-story lounge and club that gets crowded early and stays that way all night long. From October to April, the venue hosts a late-night party scene that keeps the alternative crowd bumping until morning. Tables on the balcony provide a place to ... more
Party Earth Review Club TwentyOne is a no-frills dance club with a rowdy atmosphere that draws a loyal clientele of fun-loving locals, English speakers, and students. A white-walled main bar area features white arches and a few sofas for the cocktail crowd to lounge on as red and blue spotlights flash from the dance floor in the neighboring ... more
Party Earth Review With a festive young crowd and inexpensive drinks, it’s always easy to have a rowdy night at The Old Stove, a classic Irish pub in the center of town. Its location right off the Piazza della Repubblica attracts many young locals, foreign students, and English speakers who congregate every night for pints and a party. On ... read full review of The Old Stove
Party Earth Review Located in the heart of the Santa Maria Novella neighborhood, Space Electronic is one of the city’s most well-known clubs and is popular with an international and local clientele of university students. The club consists of a large downstairs area, which is used as a karaoke lounge until midnight and which features a long ... more
Party Earth Review Situated just outside Piazza Francesco Ferrucci, James Joyce may require a bit of a hike to reach, but this cool pub and café is well worth the trip. While the low yellow lighting and vibrant crowd turn the patio into the place to be, the well-designed interior also sports an inviting décor reminiscent of an old English ... more
Party Earth Review A Happy Hour hotspot for a chic crowd, Negroni is not only a historical piece of Florence’s identity – after all, it was here that the famous Negroni cocktail was invented – but also a modern manifestation of the city’s international character. Besides the diverse clientele that hails from all over the globe, the bar is ... more
It doesn’t matter which of the bars and clubs in Florence people venture to, any night out in the city invariably begins with the aperitivo. The tradition begins in the early evening when most bars provide a complimentary buffet of finger foods with the purchase of a cocktail or fine local wine.
Once revelers have had their drinks and satisfied their stomachs, the nightlife continues in the many bars and clubs, pubs, and lounges that surround the piazzas and line the narrow, winding streets. The scene around Piazza Santa Croce is particularly lively, as this is the biggest party neighborhood in town and features vibrant late-night spots filled with international students ready for a good time who take full advantage of the area’s many enotecas (wine bars).
Although it may not be as prominent as in other European cities, there’s still a small but fashionable club scene to be discovered in Florence’s various neighborhoods as well.
Those who prefer a more eclectic or alternative setting to their nightlife in Florence will find it just across the Arno River in Piazza Santo Spirito, where the bar-hopping crowd is more bohemian and conversation is king at the cafés.