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 Florence’s Santa Croce district, Lochness Lounge is a cozy and intimate lounge usually occupied by a laid-back clientele of young artsy locals and international students who gather to chat, tap their feet to the DJ’s beats, and sip cocktails. On first sight, the red walls, curtains, and sofas give ... more
Party Earth Review Like its neighbor Negroni, Zoe draws a crowd of well-dressed locals who show up in the early evening to sip cocktails and nibble on carpaccio with melon at the aperitivo buffet before heading out to the clubs. Unlike the elegant Negroni, however, Zoe has a more eclectic vibe owing to its musical mix of funk, soul, and hip ... more
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 ... 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 ... read full review of Oibò
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 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 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
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.