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 ... more
Via Pellicceria, 2-6/r
Café / Pub
Party Earth Review Situated just outside Piazza Francesco Ferrucci, James Joyce may require a bit of a hike to reach, but this cool pub and café is well worth the trip. While the low yellow lighting and vibrant crowd turn the patio into the place to be, the well-designed interior also sports an inviting décor reminiscent of an old English ... more
Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 1/r
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
German Restaurant / Pub
Reviewed by Shelby G.
"My Advice/My Take: Braumeister is a random island of authentic German food and beer surrounded by a sea of Italians. While from the outside Braumeiste ..." more
Via della Madonna della Tosse 12R
Party Earth Review Creativity runs wild at Angie’s Pub, an artsy and alternative watering hole with the abstract aesthetic of a lounge and the rowdy vibe of a neighborhood pub. Bottles of liquor perched on old and slanting wood mantles provide an air reminiscent of a Wild West saloon, while indie art murals, newspaper clippings, Polaroid ... more
Via dè Neri, 35r
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
Via de’ Benci, 43/r
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
Party Earth Review The Fish Pub’s fish store façade and fishing décor may be amusing, but the main focus at this popular bar is less on ambiance and more on the rowdy patrons, daily Happy Hour, and free buffet. Although the clientele is largely English speaking, the lack of a cover charge attracts a relatively diverse mix of people who wander ... more
Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 44/r
With such a wide variety of nightlife, Florentines never go wanting for something to do, and for those looking to just hang out with friends, share some frothy pints, or catch the latest football match, the pubs in Florence are the perfect alternatives to the wilder club side.
Like in most cities, the Florence pubs share in the culture and traditions brought over by the Irish and the British. And like their UK counterparts, in almost all the pubs it’s easy to find great beer, better conversation, and a non-pretentious environment. Pubs can be found all over Florence as they dot the city from Santa Croce to Oltrarno to San Lorenzo.
Because so much of the nightlife scene in Florence is driven by the influx of students every year, some of the pubs become a little crazier, packed with drunken study abroad kids and the locals who love them, and keep their doors open a lot later – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a great pint of Boddingtons or some bangers & mash at any hour of the day.
There is no shortage of pubs in Florence, so if you want some authentic beer drinking to go along with that shepherd’s pie, you won’t have to look far for the perfect Florentine pub.