Bars and Clubs in Florence

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    Friends laughing at chilling by the bar at Dolce Vita in Florence.

    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 ... more

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    Kikuya - Pub in Florence.

    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

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    The Lion's Fountain - Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Florence.

    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

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    PopCafé - Bar | Café in Florence.

    Party Earth Review Located in the center of Florence’s quaint Piazza Santo Spirito, PopCafé is a progressive international eatery and bar with great prices that keep its regulars coming back time and again. As the only all-vegetarian café in Florence, the venue draws a diverse and loyal clientele of students, Florentines, and travelers who ... more

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    Caffè la Torre - Café | Lounge in Florence.

    Party Earth Review Located a few steps from the Piazzale Michelangelo, Caffè la Torre is a chic café and lounge perfect for a pre-club rendezvous. The café’s patio is a buzzing social hangout on summer evenings as groups gather around tables to sip cocktails and admire the scenic views of the Arno River. The sleek and modern interior consists ... more

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    Negroni - Café | Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Florence.

    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

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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.

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    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

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    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Yab - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Florence.

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    Moyo - Bar | Lounge in Florence.

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    Oibò - Lounge | Restaurant in Florence.

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    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

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    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    The Blob Club - Club | Lounge in Florence.

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    Naima - Lounge | Sports Bar in Florence.

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    Slowly Cafè - Bar | Café | Club | Lounge in Florence.

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    Chiodo Fisso - Bar | Live Music Venue in Florence.

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Explore Florence Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

Santa Croce

The Red Garter - Live Music Venue | Sports Bar in Florence. more bars in Santa Croce

Oltrarno

Zoe - Art Gallery | Café | Cocktail Bar in Florence. more bars in Oltrarno

Around the Duomo

Men drinking at the reflective bar at Slowly in Florence. more bars in Around the Duomo

Santa Maria Novella

Space Electronic - Club in Florence. more bars in Santa Maria Novella

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