Party Earth Review Located right in the heart of the Santa Croce neighborhood, Kikuya is the oldest English pub in Florence and, despite the typically Italian terracotta floors and stone ceiling, sports a decidedly English feel. Clean and simple, the bar features English football banners on the walls, small wood tables and stools, and a selection ... read full review of Kikuya
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
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 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 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 ... read full review of Dolce Vita
Party Earth Review Perhaps the most popular American-style sports bar in Florence, The Red Garter has enough rooms, nooks, and cozy corners to accommodate any mood, and attracts a young and rambunctious crowd of English speakers eager to order a pitcher of beer and kick back with their compatriots. Sports fans will want to congregate in the ... 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
Party Earth Review Just across the street from the grand Piazza Santa Croce is Oibò, a trendy lounge and restaurant that attracts a stylish and refined clientele looking to enjoy a scenic lunch or a chic night out. Sleek yet cozy, the venue's décor strikes a balance between old and new, offsetting the old stone walls with such elegant touches ... 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.