The 10 Best Bars Near Santa Croce In Florence, Italy

Photo of Maria Menegaki
9 February 2017

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 | © Wei-Duan Woo/Flickr


Eating in Florence can sometimes be a difficult task, especially if you’re looking for something affordable. If that’s the case, Moyo is always a nice idea. Grab a cocktail made by the charming bartenders and enjoy it in the most elegant atmosphere listening to some catchy songs. To sample the top-notch buffet for free, all you have to do is go there from 7pm until 10pm.

Via de’ Benci 23/r, Florence, +39 055 2479738

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.


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.


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.


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.


Bar, Pub Grub, Italian, $$$
Margarita at Sol Y Luna
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.

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.


Pub, Pub Grub, Italian, $$$
Flight of Beer
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.

Beer House Club

Are you looking for one of the best beer selections in the city? Beer House Club will be your paradise. Featuring an impressive range of superb draft and bottled beers, this artisan brewery gives you the opportunity to try new flavors and share your passion with the knowledgeable barman.

Corso dei Tintori 34, Florence, +39 055 247 6763

Chianti Road

A small guitar club beloved by locals, this is the ideal place to have fun. Chianti Road opens at 9pm and the music starts after an hour. The owner and his friends have an entire repertoire of amazing music that will keep you entertained until the sunrise.

Via Ghibellina 40/r, Florence, +39 366 5023108

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