After visiting Florence’s main attractions like the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery during the day, it’s always nice to relax with a cocktail in hand in the evening. Here, check out the best bars in Florence perfect for your stay in Florence.
Guide to the Best Places to Drink in Florence
There are not many things more relaxing than grabbing a drink after a day of sightseeing on vacation and Florence is no exception. When we think “Italy” we think “Vino” but that is not always the case. Cocktail and beer culture in Italy has run ramped in the couple decades and as we all know that Italians make things better.
This guide goes over the best places to drink in Florence. We’ve categorized that by Breweries, Enoteche, and Cocktail bars. Enjoy!
Best Breweries in Florence
This Florentine brewery counts 16 different kinds of artisanal beer. Four of these are permanent while the remaining twelve are constantly changing. All the staff is working to look for new and innovative tastes and flavors in order to satisfy any visitor.
If you are willing to discover some Italian artisanal beer, Articolo 17 is the place to be. A wide selection of beer from all over the country is always available. Among those, some from an artisanal brewery located in Siena and another one in Milan are the beers that you can’t miss. Articolo 17 is really close to the Sant’Ambrogio market, a very good location for some good beers.
Joshua Tree Pub
This place is one of the oldest Florentine breweries. Here, you can taste some good schiacciata and enjoy some live music. What’s better after a long day spent walking?
Best Enoteche in Florence
What is an enoteca? In Italy, an enoteca refers to a wine bar or tavern.
Of course, there is one thing that you can’t miss in Florence: some good wine! Here at Spirit Brands, the selection is wonderful and you can taste wines from all over Tuscany and Piemonte but even from France. The place boasts a special room where they organize weekly wine tasting.
Le Volpi e L’uva
This place, located right next to the Ponte Vecchio, is the enoteca not to miss. Born from a bet, Le Volpi e l’uva boasts almost 25 years of activity. The staff is always ready to welcome you and propose the best wine selection that you can taste while eating some French cheese. If you want, the enoteca has also created its own wine from grapes in Tuscany. Are you thirsty yet?
Pitti Gola and Cantina
Right in front of Palazzo Vecchio stands the Pitti Gola & Cantina. This place is the refuge for people looking for a calm, but warm environment. Here you can find a very good wine selection and some plates prepared by the chef with local and seasonal products. If you are a regular client, you can also ask to have a wine selection sent to your place. Why not then?
La Divina Enoteca
Very close to the Mercato Centrale, this place a great Italian aperitivo spot. The owners are constantly looking for some new wines, both from Italy or abroad. All of these wines can be tasted with some Italian cheese and ham, carefully selected to complement the wine that you have chosen.
Best Cocktail Bars in Florence
Located in Piazza Santo Spirito, this cocktail bar might be a bit hidden, but once inside everything will be worth the looking. Decorated with a ’20s theme, Rasputin offers unique cocktails prepared by experienced bartenders. This is one of the best speakeasy bars in Florence.
This cocktail bar is known for its great location. Locale, in fact, is located inside Palazzo delle Seggiole, one of Florence’s most opulent palaces from the Renaissance period. Once there, you will be able to enjoy deliciously crafted cocktails.
Aside from the style of the bar, the cocktails’ ingredients make for incredible drinks. Every ingredient has been under the lens of the experts in order to find the best combination for the most incredible result. Come here to enjoy some good jazz music and a deliciously unique cocktail.