The 10 Best Bars Near Santa Croce In Florence, Italy

Maria Menegaki

One of the best spots for authentic Florentine culture, Santa Croce in Italy hosts several architectural and artistic gems including the impressive statue of Dante Alighieri. It has also become a nightlife hotspot – these are the best bars in the area.

Antipasto toscano / tuscan antipasto

1. Off the hook

Pub, Pub Grub, Italian

FUK
© Courtesy of FUK
A trip to Italy is incomplete without pasta. If you feel like you overdid it and you need a break between days of sightseeing, spend your evening at Off the hook. Choose a cold craft beer from the wide selection from around the world and order a yummy burger. The classic rock tunes will perfect your evening.

2. FUK

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Italian

Sometimes perfection needs simplicity, and the people behind Florence Unpopular Kafé seem to be aware of that fact. Created to offer a pleasant atmosphere for drinking it is a casual bar where you will feel like home. Just tell the super friendly staff what kind of drinks you like and wait for the best cocktail you will ever taste.

3. Dondino

Restaurant, Italian

Sangria
© Divya Thakur/Flickr
There is nothing better than having a drink while gazing at the breathtaking church of Santa Croce. Located right upon the piazza, Dondino is a little, rustic wine bar. A charming spot, it will be a point of return. Even if you choose to sit outside, take a look at the elegant interior with candles and stoned walls. Experience the whole beauty of the piazza.

4. Salamanca

Restaurant, Italian, Spanish, Tapas

Dance the night away at this disco bar for a flavor of Latin America. Although you wouldn’t expect to find amazing Spanish food and drinks in Florence, Salamanca will surprise you with the delicious tapas, nachos and paella to die for. Order one of their strong cocktails or the incredible homemade sangria and move to the dance floor.

5. Viktoria

Bar, Pub Grub, Italian

Margarita at Sol Y Luna
© Lee Coursey/Flickr
A great place to drink and dance, Viktoria is far more than just a lounge bar. It is the ideal place for some special moments. Distinguished by its elegance, it invites you for a cocktail after dinner and we guarantee that this is the best possible ending to your day.

6. I' Margaritaio

Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Pub Grub, Italian

This is a hidden gem that every cocktail fan should visit. I’ Margaritaio is specialized in Margaritas offering more than 30 divine flavors. Enter the small door to drink one or two of the tasty, huge cocktails. For an evening on a budget, go there from 5.30pm to 8.30pm to get them at a much cheaper price.

7. Kikuya

Pub, Pub Grub, Italian

Flight of Beer
@ Yaletown Pub © Skye Chilton/Flickr
Popular among locals and visitors and especially young crowds, this is an English pub with a highly multicultural ambiance. Kikuya is the place to socialize with people of various nationalities and ages. Even if you are planning to stay for a quick drink, you will find yourself stuck for a few enjoyable hours without even realizing how time passed.

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