Recommended Bars in Florence

Florence Bars Overview

Lochness Lounge - Bar | Lounge in Florence

Firenze is jam-packed with hundreds of bars, drinking dens, and hot spots, but regardless of which Florence bars people stroll into, the evening always begins with the nightly aperitivo. At bars all over the city, Florence residents and visitors are treated to a complimentary buffet, usually with the purchase of a drink, which helps lubricate the rest of the night.

Once partiers have satisfied their stomachs, the nightlife continues in the many bars that surround the piazzas and line the scenic, winding streets. The scene is particularly crowded between September and May when the city is flooded with students who funnel into Piazza Santa Croce – the biggest party area in town – and is dotted with wild late-night spots filled with flirty co-eds bar-hopping from one spot to the next.

Although it’s not known for its high-end scene, there are still plenty of bars in Florence that cater to the upper crust with a selection of chic enotecas (wine bars), outdoor hotspots, and fashionable happy hours that draw in a discerning crowd.

For the more eclectic and artsy types looking for a full night of like-minded bar-hoppers, just across the Arno River from Piazza Santa Croce is Piazza Santo Spirito where the bohemian set can get their nightlife fill with conversation spots and live music bars.

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Santa Croce

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

Around the Duomo

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San Lorenzo

Hops - Bar | Italian Restaurant | Pub in Florence.
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    20s / 30s / Anything goes

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