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 ... read full review of Negroni
Party Earth Review Easily distinguished by its Kelly-green door, Fiddler’s Elbow is an authentic Irish pub with a friendly clientele and an unbeatable atmosphere for sports enthusiasts – and with a variety of rooms and seating areas, the pub offers patrons diverse environments to match any mood. A patio provides a stunning view of the magnificent ... more
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 ... more
Party Earth Review One of the most popular gathering spots in the city, Dolce Vita is a chic little bar whose buzz of activity draws a stylish and flirtatious crowd of young professionals and locals that often overflows into the piazza. Although a separate wine bar offers an impressive selection of wines, the centerpiece of the venue is the ... more
Party Earth Review Sleek and modern with a conservative yet animated vibe, Slowly is a posh little bar and lounge that attracts a stylish clientele of young professionals. A long black bar with electric-blue backlighting is nicely set off by the more subdued black, tan, and red that dominates the décor, while creative light fixtures and plenty ... read full review of Slowly Cafè
Party Earth Review Tucked away between Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Croce is Chiodo Fisso, a 14th-century wine cellar turned into an intimate and mellow guitar bar. The owner of this unique nook is an Italian singer/songwriter now retired after years of touring the world as a performer. On most nights, he entertains his attentive and appreciative ... more
Party Earth Review Situated on the corner of the bustling Via de’ Benci is the stylish Moyo, an elegant bar that draws a hip and attractive pre-club clientele. The sleek décor reflects the simple Florentine style, with high ceilings and beige walls offset by glossy black tables and high-backed chairs, while a concave hardwood bar adds a touch ... more
Party Earth Review One of Florence’s most unique nightspots, La Cite is a library bar and jazz lounge with an artsy atmosphere that draws an intellectual clientele of young hipsters and creative types. Patrons gather on sofas or sit around the rustic wooden bar, which is reminiscent of a Tuscan wine cellar, to talk politics over cocktails ... 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.