Florence's Pub Guide
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Italy, Florence Guide (D): Florence's Pub Guide

Pubs are the best alternative for the night life in Florence next to bars and clubs. If you are looking to just chill with some friends, watch sports, drink great beer and eat great food in a welcoming environment then the Pubs in Florence are the best places for you to go to. You will find Wi-Fi Network, restrooms and friendly locals and native English speakers ready to welcome you into their crowd of friends.
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Guide Name: Florence's Pub Guide
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (D))
# of Destinations: 15
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Fiddlers Elbow   Joshua Tree Pub   The Friends Pub   James Joyce Pub   The Green Store   The Lion's Fountain   The William   The Old Stove   Dublin   The Gate   Red Garter   The Fish Pub/Atlantic Pub   Hops Pub   Kikuya Pub   Girongiro/Bocachica  
Author: Roxana-Elena Vasilescu
Author Bio: I have made Florence my home for the past four years after it robbed me of my heart on my first visit here, ten years ago. I am a published writer in Romania and currently working on translating my work in English as well as working on some new writing projects.
Author Website: http://www.ela.timmistudio.com
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Fiddlers Elbow

1) Fiddlers Elbow

Fiddler's Elbow is the oldest pub in town and prides itself in having the cheapest Pint in town and in being the best meeting point for both locals and tourists as it is situated in Piazza Santa Maria Novella just behind the central train station. This is a very popular Irish Oasis for tourists and students.
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Joshua Tree Pub

2) Joshua Tree Pub

The Joshua Tree Pub is a 2 minute walk from the central train station. This pub is has a dark touch as the atmosphere is drawing you to U2 times and the reminders of that period are scattered all over the place. It was founded in 1997 by two Florentine friends that loved bringing people together. It attracts a young crowd and foreigners that want a little taste of home. They are known for their happy hour that stretches from 4 pm until 9 pm and also for their cheap prices, a pint of beer is only 3 euros and a half pint is only 2 euros.
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The Friends Pub

3) The Friends Pub

Another, not to miss place, would have to be Friends, located just minutes from the famous Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, offering free WI-FI, great snacks, sandwiches, pizzas and their specialty being Rum and Whiskey.They create a very friendly atmosphere as the name of the pub suggests and it's very popular among the locals.
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James Joyce Pub

4) James Joyce Pub

One of the most vibrating and with an arty touch is the James Joyce Pub that invites you in a reminiscent décor of an old English pub. They have a library room in the back and the tables and booths are placed on multiple tires that add a really cool touch. You can also enjoy a variety of pub games and their prices are more than convenient.
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The Green Store

5) The Green Store

If an Irish style is what you are looking for, then The Green Store is the place for you as it is entirely designed and projected in Ireland. This is the classic Irish pub, with wooden tables and Guinness posters from different time frames that serves great sandwiches, Guinness and Carlsberg beer.This is a very popular pub among the locals especially the ones from the area.
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The Lion's Fountain

6) The Lion's Fountain

The Lion’s Fountain is a great choice for sport fans as they show important international sporting events on satellite-TV and the atmosphere is really good and exciting. It's very popular among native English speakers and it host a Karaoke Night on Thursday, a College Night on Wednesday and every Monday is Dollar Night where you have to pay your bill in dollars. The atmosphere is very exciting and fresh and both locals, tourists and students mingle together in a friendly crowd.
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The William

7) The William

This is a very loud English-style pub, very close to Santa Croce, that attracts a great deal of young Florentines. It has a great selection of classical beer and they are also offering meals in true English tradition. Thursdays and Fridays are celebrated with live music and they promote themselves as being a worm place where you feel at home.
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The Old Stove

8) The Old Stove

This pub prides itself with the best Guinness in town. They actually have three locations to choose from but the most popular one is near the Porcellino as the locals call it, being one of the key-symbols of Florence. Space is an issue because there is not much of it but the employees and usual customers are so friendly you soon forget about this little inconvenience.
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Dublin

9) Dublin

The Dublin pub marks a historical corner of Ireland in the heart of Florence. They organize contests with prizes like caps and t-shirts based on a fidelity card. The environment is really cozy and welcoming and this pub attracts mostly locals but also lots of English speaking tourists looking for a great place to hang out and enjoy a drink.
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The Gate

10) The Gate

The Gate is a perfect example for a British pub that serves great beer and lively atmosphere. They are animal friendly and very passionate sports fan supporting the local team with reminders of their violet colors placed everywhere. Locals are very enthusiastic about this pub and you will certainly find it the best place to be in if you want to watch sports and make new friends while enjoying snacks and beer.
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Red Garter

11) Red Garter

The Red Garter is a combination between an English pub and an American bar. Its location is two paces away from Santa Croce and that makes it very popular among the foreign students community. Their daily specials are amazing and the bar covers pretty much everything you need. So if you are looking for a lively, action-filled evening this is definitely the place for you.
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The Fish Pub/Atlantic Pub

12) The Fish Pub/Atlantic Pub

The Fish Pub recently changed his appearance and name into Atlantic Pub. This is known to be the best party pub in Florence. They offer discounts for school groups and they also throw birthday parties and special events. The place is decorated in a maritime theme witch is typical of traditional Anglo-Saxon Pubs.
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Hops Pub

13) Hops Pub

Hops Pub is a historical but up to date pub in the matters of beer. This is the only place in Florence that serves the Augustiner beer besides the other 40 labels of known and loved beers. They also offer a great variety of food and organize themed dinners, sports projections leaving the customer with the feeling of belonging after stepping outside the door.
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Kikuya Pub

14) Kikuya Pub

The Kikuya Pub attracts mostly foreign customers so English can be the predominant language used. Their cocktails are very generous and their Happy Hour expands for 3 hours from 7 pm to 10 pm. A friendly, familiar and joyful environment is created and new friendships easily bloom in this English pub.
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Girongiro/Bocachica

15) Girongiro/Bocachica

This is a typical Australian pub that changed his name recently in Bocachica and faces Santa Croce. Is usually packet with both foreigners and locals. It offers a unique experience through their beer, grilled ostrich meat and kangaroo steaks. They also have an air-conditioned back room that features sports on a big-screen TV. The only downside of this pub is that its names are confusing seeing that when they close the doors are marked with the name Australiano. But if you are looking for something new and interesting to experience this is the pub for you.

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