Live Music Venue / Sports Bar
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
Via de’ Benci, 33-35/r
Lounge / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review Naima is a cool lounge and sorta/kinda sports bar whose affordable drinks and consistent party atmosphere attract a loyal crowd of young preppies, international students, and stylish hipsters. A comfortable main bar area provides plenty of stools, tables, and seating where patrons gather under stone archways and subtle ... more
Via dell’Anguillara, 50/56r
Irish Pub / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review Patrons looking for a dynamic bar scene will find it at The Lion’s Fountain, a lively venue that brews up some quality entertainment for its clientele of college students and English-speaking travelers. Named for the lion-headed fountain built into the wall across from the bar, the pub features a typical Irish décor of ... more
Borgo Albizi, 34r
Irish Pub / Sports Bar
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
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 7/r
In a city with a crazy amount of football (soccer) fans, it’s no surprise that there are some truly great Florence sports bars in which to enjoy the match and cheer with friends.
As in most European cities, the sports bars in Florence share a number of traits. First, they all have tons of TVs to watch any game or match any time. Second, there is usually great bar food. And third, there is always a boisterous crowd of impassioned sports lovers there to root on their favorite teams.
Sports bars can be found all over Florence but some of the best are in Santa Croce. Here, The Red Garter, The Lion’s Fountain, and Naima host locals, ex-pats, and students as they pray for that last second goal by local favorite ACF Fiorentina. Over in Santa Maria Novella, Fiddler’s Elbow is an Irish pub and sports bar that caters to English speakers and will keep its doors open incredibly late if there’s a major sporting event on anywhere else in the world.
Whichever team you’re rooting for in whichever country you’re from, there are sports bars in Florence that can cater to your needs. Just know that if Fiorentina is playing, don’t bother coming out unless you plan on joining the masses for some riotous fun.