22 March 2018

5 hottest bars in Tuscany
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Franklin 33
Special speakeasy
In the Tuscan town of Lucca, you can step back in time (and cross the continent) with the classy charm of Franklin 33. Rocking the 1930s chic of the Prohibition era, with classic furnishings and a relaxed ambience, it specialises in creative cocktails and craft beers. Bottles of spirits line the bar, where smart staff will serve you at your high stool as you listen to the lulling sounds of refined jazz music.
Via San Giorgio 43, 55100, Lucca
Tel: 39 328 467 7416
Mayday Club
Mixology magic
At Mayday, the making of cocktails and beers is an art. Set on the charming streets of Florence, this unique bar charts the history of radio through its name and décor, including artists’ installations. Natural, organic ingredients are used to create drinkable delicacies such as the blueberry-based Sweet Dream and the green tea Martini. Juices are squeezed from Tuscan fruit, while unfiltered, unpasteurised beers are brewed from local barley and wheat. The music is a cool remix of classic tunes.
Via Dante Alighieri 16/r, 50122, Florence
Tel: 39 055 238 1290 www.maydayclub.it
Tel: 39 349 845 9758
Donna Di Cuori
For a cocktail bonanza
In the coastal town of Cecina, you’ll stumble across what appears to be a classic little beach bar – until you see that the drinks list boasts 330 cocktails. Spoilt for choice, you can sip your way through the menu while watching the waves lap on the shore just steps away from Donna Di Cuori. Indulge in a plate of snacks from the shaded terrace, soaking up the sun by day or gazing at the stars by night.
Viale della Vittoria 58, 57023, Cecina
Tel: 39 348 328 1233 www.firenzenotte.it/melabevoclub
Mela Bevo Firenze
Sugar-coated cool
For fun in Florence, start your night at Mela Bevo – you may well end it there too! The sugar-cube shots set out in a stack at the bar are the unmissable speciality. The selection of 50 ranges from sweet to spicy, and if you quaff the spiciest one you can have your artwork displayed on the walls. Turn up on a Wednesday for the Super Happy Hour that runs from 10pm until close, or tune up for karaoke on Thursdays and Fridays.
Via Ghibellina, 40 Angolo Borgo Allegri, 50144, Florence
Tel: 39 050 578802 www.orzobruno.it
Pub Orzo Bruno
For a crafty pint
Beer-lovers shouldn’t miss a night out at Pisa’s Pub Orzo Bruno, with its array of homemade craft beers that you can try before you buy. With a classic pub feel, this place is often packed with a young but friendly crowd. Popular with Italians as well as tourists, it’s the perfect spot to sit inside on an autumn evening and sample the extensive food menu as you make your way through the unique local beers.
Via delle Case Dipinte 6/8, 56127, Pisa
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