Unanimously recognized as the cradle of the Renaissance and considered by many the most beautiful city in the World, every year Florence attracts crowds of Italian and foreign tourists to admire the marvelous churches, sumptuous buildings, and museums that make it so unique.

However, as any other touristic city, it isn’t very easy to run into cool places, those filled with good vibes. This guide therefore, will show you some of Florence’s locals favorite hang out spots!

Sabor Cubano A little door on Cuba right in the centre of Florence, it’s possible! Lopes, the owner and creator of this venue, successfully managed to recreate an authentic Caribbean atmosphere thanks to the internal design and the variety of cocktails on the menu! Located around San Lorenzo Market, this bar is definitely contributing to the rebirth of this neighbourhood! Piano jam sessions regularly take place here. Enjoy it with a mojito and a ciggy!

Via Sant’Antonino 64/r, Firenze

Enoteca Dei Macci is a perfect spot for enjoying a typical Italian aperitif or a delicious cocktail, socializing with local people in the historical Via dei Macci. The happy hour is extremely recommended as well as the breakfast!

Via dei Macci, 98r, Firenze

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Me la bevo Tiny bar run by a group of young and friendly people! They managed to distinguish themselves from other bars by creating a very special and innovative way of drinking: At the counter you will find a countless amount of jars containing alcohol-soaked sugar cubes of various flavors! The K-shock, the shot that made the bar known is made of aromatized sugar and a liquor of your choice. The result is surprising, try it to believe it!

Via Ghibellina 40r, Firenze


Brewdog Notorious Scottish brewery Brewdog does not really need presentation. Located in Florence city centre, the two-level bar it is a great spot to enjoy a good night out with your friends: The quality of their beers is astonishing, results of their brands and very interesting collaborations with Italian breweries. Cool concerts take place in the basement, and few tables are available outside for those who likes chilling in the terrace! It is also possible to eat one of their ever-changing meal.

Via Faenza, 31r, Firenze

Mayday Characterized by an extraordinary interior design and a vintage atmosphere, Mayday is a venue based on the almost-forgotten history of the radio! Choosing what to order here is extremely hard. Why? Because of the large variety of quality products from all over the world! The playlist is always very polished.

Via Dante Alighieri, 16r, Firenze


La sosta dei Papi is a very popular spot among students run by Ciato and Nada, two funny people always up for a joke! The strong point of this venue is that it offers extremely good-quality wines at a very fair price! On top of that you can get a “tris of bruschette” and the aperitif is served! Nada is also a great cook, and if you’re lucky, you might try typical Tuscan meals.

Borgo la Croce, 81r, Firenze


Sabatino This very popular “trattoria” in San Frediano district has its strength in the genuineness of the kitchen and the relaxing and familiar atmosphere. The dishes served are simply assembled, reminding those prepared by an Italian grandmother for a Sunday lunch! Careful to the effects of the 1,5 l wine bottle present on every table!

Via Pisano, 2/red, Firenze


La Burrasca Located in San Lorenzo, La Burrasca is a tiny and cozy spot specialized in Tuscan and Sicilian food. Local people but also tourists feel up the tables every day because of few basic reasons: the dishes are delicious (we recommend the Florentine steak), the selection of the wine is exceptional and the prices are relatively low! If this is not enough, the staff is also extremely welcoming and very often it’s possible to meet the chef, a playful man always up for a chat!

Via Panicale 6, Firenze


i’Brindellone This tavern represents a very good way to greedily immerse yourself in a popular Florentine passion: “Il Calcio Storico”! The walls of the restaurant are indeed covered with pictures related to this ancient sport that you absolutely need to know about! The kitchen is extremely authentic and it really must be tried, but remember to book a table!

Piazza Piattellina 10, Firenze


La Cité A very stimulating venue, which symbols are a book, a beer glass and a trumpet; a sum up of what La Cité is about! Here you can come to read, study, listen to music, drink and/or dance by night! Check out their program, you might end up having an unforgettable evening!

Borgo S. Frediano 20, Firenze


Brac Brac is a very stylish café-restaurant divided in two parts, a small internal room full of books and tables, and a charming courtyard where to get a drink and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere! The menu is always special and will stupefy you for its uniqueness!

Via dei Vagellai 18, Firenze


Caffè Letterario Le Murate Located in a complex that previously was a jail, this literary café is characterized by well-finished spaces, and a confortable courtyard! Perfect to study and to meet interesting people, every day they offer exceptional breakfasts, cheap and fast lunches, and aperitifs. Furthermore, the activities organized are countless: movies, book presentations, concerts and much more!

Piazza delle Murate, Firenze



Combo Social Club Cool place where to eat, dance or simply get a drink! Keep an eye on the cultural activities they organize and the dance classes!

Via Mannelli 2, Firenze

Combo Social Club

Tenax Open since 1981, this place has seen gigs by everyone ranging from 80s new wave bands to world famous DJs, but it is ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ party that has made Tenax one of Europe’s legendary club names. Those Saturday night parties have played host to practically every top DJ worth his salt over the last 20 years and currently marks one of the main stopping off points for the minimal bandwagon!

Via Pratese 46, Firenze


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