- Maria Menegaki
A small triangular square full of energy and life, Piazza Santa Trinita is located right in the heart of Florence. After admiring the stunning architecture that characterizes several Gothic and Renaissance palaces around, make sure to stay and explore the night-time entertainment that keeps the area bustling after dark. Here is our guide to the 10 best nearby bars.
The Fusion Bar & Restaurant
Though in the heart of an ancient city, this is a rather refreshingly contemporary, elegant lounge bar to dine and drink. Housed in the fashionable Gallery Hotel Art, you will find a minimalist oasis. Take a culinary journey through the world of Fusion and be seduced by a perfect wine or exotic cocktail to top off your evening in the best possible way.
Address & telephone number: Vicolo dell’Oro 3, Florence, +39 055 2726 6987
I 5 Tavoli
Beloved among locals, I 5 Tavoli will become your favorite bar if you are a beer lover. Choose a draft or bottled one from the extensive list and if you‘re hungry take a look at the delicious options ranging from burgers to Mexican dishes.
Address & telephone number: Via del Sole, 26, Florence, +39 055 294438
Just a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, a wine bar owned by the Verrazzano winery is waiting to be discovered. Though specializing in local sparkling wines, Spumantino offers a lot more. After a hot day walking around the city, reward yourself with an amazing drink and some delicious small bites in the most relaxing, warmest atmosphere.
Address & telephone number: Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 4r, Florence, +39 055 213940
ART BAR Antico Caffè Del Moro
A small, charming bohemian-style place hosting local exhibitions on its walls is where a simple drink becomes a work of art. Although it’s focused on creative cocktails packed with fresh fruit as a garnish, you can also get a beer or a glass of wine. Arrive before 9pm so that you won’t miss the low prices during happy hour and be prepared to stay for a long time. The lovely atmosphere and addictive snacks at Art Bar won’t let you leave easily.
Address & telephone number: Piazza Via del Moro 4/r, Florence, +39 055 287661
Obsequium was born out of curiosity about the world of food and wine and it soon became a shelter to the best Tuscan products. From historical to less known labels and from fresh truffles to a wide selection of cheeses and salumi, Obsequium gives you the opportunity to taste local delicacies accompanied by carefully selected wines.
Address & telephone number: Borgo S. Jacopo 17, Florence, +39 055 216849
Consisting of two levels, La Petite is a cozy, authentic place. Enjoy your dinner and the intimate atmosphere on the first floor and stop by the bar downstairs for a drink. The spectacular wine list and the cocktail choices will satisfy all palates.
Address & telephone number: Via Pellicceria, 28/r, Florence, +39 055 212701
Alla Torre De’ Rossi
On the 6th floor of the Hotel Pitti Pallace al Ponte Vecchio, a rooftop restaurant and wine bar is located. There are very few places in Florence offering scenic panoramic views, lavish hospitality and top-notch fare at the same time, especially compared to the quality of Alla Torre De’ Rossi. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, give it a try and be amazed by the magical ambiance around you.
Address & telephone number: Borgo San Jacopo 3, Florence, +39 055 239 8711
In a charming little alley, a true gem is hidden. With a welcoming homey interior, knowledgeable staff and outstanding food choices, Mangiafoco Café is more than a simple bar. On your way home, pop in for a bite and a glass of mellow, smooth wine that will exceed even the highest expectations.
Address & telephone number: Borgo Santi Apostoli 26/r, Florence, +39 055 265 8170
It is said that we are what we eat and people at Amblé totally agree. With ‘Fresh Food and Old Furniture’ as its motto, it invites you to a colorful vintage world where everything from the tables and sofas to the crystal glasses is on sale. Order the beloved spritz made with white wine or another delightful cocktail along with a light snack for a unique evening off the beaten track.
Address & telephone number: Piazzetta dei Del Bene 7/a, Florence, +39 055 268528
Il Chiosco Degli Sportivi
Mostly frequented by Florentines, this bar has a history as a local institution since 1950. Il Chiosco Degli Sportivi is a casual, authentic spot in the center of the city. Although primarily a bar, you can also enjoy a quick snack thanks to the wide selection of fresh sandwiches at the lowest prices you can possibly imagine.
Address & telephone number: Via degli Anselmi, Florence, +39 339 427 9917