Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Located just down the street from Piazza Santa Croce, Twice is an animated nightclub whose elegant front rooms fill up in the early evening with a flirtatious clientele that comes to savor cocktails and appetizers under the glowing chandeliers. The club also provides a comfortable lounge and smoking room where patrons can ... more
Via Giuseppe Verdi, 57/r
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review A popular destination in the fall and winter seasons for a mature and sophisticated city crowd, Otel is a luxurious performance space and club that offers spectacular dinner shows guaranteed to get the evening off to a rousing start. Located just outside the city, the venue is comprised of the main ballroom and restaurant ... more
Via Generale Dalla Chiesa, 9
Via Mannelli 185
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
Via Palazzuolo, 37r
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
Via dei Cimatori, 13
Club / Lounge
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
Via Vinegia, 21/r (behind Palazzo Vecchio)
Party Earth Review Although Yab is closed most nights during the summer, it nonetheless enjoys a reputation as one of the city’s premier dance clubs. Located just a couple of blocks from Piazza della Repubblica, this ultra-chic club, lounge, and restaurant attracts a large crowd of stylish, upscale patrons, especially on Mondays and the weekends ... more
Via dei Sassetti, 5
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 ... more
Via Porta Rossa, 63r
Any good night in Florence begins with the time-honored aperitivo tradition followed by hanging out at bars around the piazzas, but when it’s time to dance, the clubs in Florence is where the party-craving kids flirt and mingle till morning.
The biggest party scene centers around Piazza Santa Croce, where late night clubs fill up with the young and restless from all over the city. Much of the club culture in Florence is strongly influenced by the influx of study abroad international students who flood into the city from September to June and fuel the handful of dance-crazy clubs throughout town.
Although the high-end scene is less prevalent here than in other European cities, there are still plenty of hot Florence clubs where ladies in sky-high heels and mini-skirts grind with dapperly dressed guys while the masses wait in line, hoping the burly doormen will grant them entry.
Students may dominate the majority of the nightlife in Florence, but there are still other options as well with really cool jazz clubs playing to musically appreciative crowds.