5 hottest bars in Florence
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Le Volpi e l’Uva
For a world of wine
In our opinion the best wine bar in Florence, Le Volpi e l’Uva is tucked away near Ponte Vecchio and specialises in a huge selection of Italian wines by the bottle and the glass. Sit outside in the little piazza and sip grape varieties from small, exclusive producers from €2.50 per glass, or retreat inside and snack on gourmet Panini and crostini as well as foie gras, salami and cheese plates. Service is sublime and locals usually drop in for a glass of wine at the end of the working day.
Piazza de’ Rossi 1, 50125 Firenze
Tel: 00 39 55 239 8132 www.levolpieluva.com
Lounge Bar La Terrazza
Al fresco views all year long
Atop the medieval Consorti tower of the trendy Hotel Continentale, this is easily one of the best places to watch the sun go down in Florence. With breathtaking 360-degree views of the city's most famous landmarks, including the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio, you’re guaranteed to keep warm beside the open fireplace on heated seats in winter and bask in the sun during the summer. The cocktail list has been created by top mixologists, topping off the ultimate Italian rooftop experience.
Vicolo dell'Oro, Hotel Continentale, 50123 Firenze
Tel: 00 39 55 2726 5806 www.lungarnocollection.com/en/eat-drink-e-shop/
Tel: 00 39 55 2726 6987 www.galleryhotelart.com
For Florentine fashionistas
The place to see and be seen, Fusion Bar is set on the ground floor of the Gallery Hotel Art, steps from Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy aperitivo (a free buffet when you buy a drink) within the vibrant lounge bar, inspired by a medley of modern design and the cool worlds of fashion, art and music, or turn up in time for a book signing. Take the advice of the wine expert to choose your tipple, or try an exotic cocktail like La Vie En Rose or Green Hornet. A memorable must-do for the city’s most chic.
Vicolo dell’Oro 5, 50123 Firenze
Tel: 00 39 05 5247 9738 www.moyo.it
Happy hour haunt
A favourite with Florence’s young and cool crowd, Moyo is a glamorous all-day haunt just off the piazza in Santa Croce. Café by day and cocktail bar by night, it offers an array of aperitivo and a list of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails in an extended Happy Hour. Come here to join the crowds and hang out to a soundtrack of DJ sets in trendy surroundings where you can get your fill from the free buffet.
Via dei Benci 23r, 50122 Firenze
Tel: 00 39 55 2381 460 www.volume.fi.it
Soul and spirit
A former hat workshop which is now an eclectic mix of bar, café, music venue, museum and library, Volume draws in a quirky crowd. Vintage furniture adds to the arty feel of a place where young hipsters rub shoulders with the older generation of regulars. Sip wine outside in the piazza or on comfy chairs indoors and, as the day (and week) draws on, listen to live bands and DJs playing everything from funk and techno to jazz. A bustling, Bohemian bar that embodies the energy of Santo Spirito.
Piazza Santo Spirito, 5r 50125 Firenze