Historic Centre Nightlife (Self Guided), Florence

Well known for its beautiful historic architecture and for its huge contribution to the Renaissance movement in Italy, Florence remains a vibrant, thriving center of activity that hosts not only a large tourism trade, but also attracts a lot of international students studying abroad. As such, Florence possesses a hot nightlife scene where guests from around the world can hear some amazing music and dance until the break of dawn. Take this Florence Nightlife Tour to Discover all this city has to offer when the sun goes down.
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Historic Centre Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Historic Centre Nightlife
Guide Location: Italy » Florence (See other walking tours in Florence)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: Xena
Trip per Tre

1) Trip per Tre

A great little dive located not far from the central train station, Trip per Tre, or Trip for Three is mall Irish pub where guests can enjoy a pint of ale while listening to a wide assortment of hard rock and heavy metal. The walls are lined with music memorabilia, including posters, artwork, and more. Further into the pub guests will find that this charming little place is casual and friendly local watering hole. Along with the unique vibe that the heavy musical accompaniment provides, Trip per Tre also has reasonable prices as well as a good menu of appetizers to offer its guests. Its staff has a reputation for friendliness, sometimes even giving guests drinks and snacks on the house.

Operation Hours: Daily: 6 pm – 2 am
Space Electronic

2) Space Electronic

Located near the Santa Maria Novella, Space Electronic is a unique sci-fi-inspired nightclub offering up some of the hottest beats the city has to offer. Downstairs is a casual lounge playing R and B music where guests can kick back with a cocktail before, during or after the main event located upstairs. Space Electronic’s main room is a large industrial-style space with speakers hanging off the exposed rafters overhead. Reminiscent of warehouse clubs in Berlin, Space Electronic heats up the dance floor each night with hard driving electronic beats for a party that is truly out of this world.

Operation Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8 pm – 3 am
The Joshua Tree Pub

3) The Joshua Tree Pub

A quaint little Irish-style establishment, the Joshua Tree Pub is a casual, friendly place where a diverse set of locals and tourists congregate for good beer at reasonable prices and great vibes. Conveniently located just down the road from Santa Maria Novella, guests to the Joshua Tree Pub can enjoy the intimate, cozy atmosphere of its dimly-lit interior while watching the latest soccer match. During big games it’s a good idea to arrive early in order to ensure a seat. In addition to an ample variety of beers to choose from, the Joshua Tree Pub also makes great cocktails that are also just as easy on the wallet.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 4 pm – 2 am
Public House

4) Public House

A great place for a casual and friendly crowd, the Public House is another popular Florence hotspot located near Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Guests can enjoy the old horror and classic music memorabilia on the walls, adding a quirky vibe to the place. The Public House features a wide selection of beers, including evenings where guests can try a selection of local craft beers. The place gets pretty packed during happy hour, which lasts an impressive 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Tuesday evenings offers happy hour prices all night long, and Sundays broadcast live soccer matches. Thursday nights the Public House provides live music, while Fridays and Saturdays are set aside for DJ sets.

Operation Hours: Daily 6 pm — 2 am

5) Yab

An upscale nightclub attracting a trendy and glamorous set of guests, Yab is an exclusive establishment that serves as one of Florence’s hottest nightspots. Located close to Piazza della Repubblica, guests to Yab are treated to its chic and sophisticated interior décor, which includes polished white walls with splashes of neon blue embellishments. The entertainment provided will ensure a great night on the dance floor, serving up the sounds of the best pop, hip hop, and electronic dance music. Drinks are a bit pricey and a drink card system is in place where you pay the tab at the end of the night, though admission is free.

Operation Hours: Monday: 11.30 pm – 4 am; Wednesday – Saturday: 11.30 pm – 4 am
Slowly Cafè

6) Slowly Cafè

An elegant lounge designed in the style of an old, posh New York jazz club, the Slowly Café is located next to the Palazzo Davanzati in the historic city center of Florence. Serving an elegant selection of tempting cocktails, as well as it famous martinis, the Slowly Café caters to a mainly upscale crowd of young professionals as well as a fair amount of tourists due to their reasonably-priced appetizer buffet and numerous drink specials. The buffet is located in the upstairs lounge which also provides a great view of the action below on the dance floor. Jazz sounds permeate the club from its eclectic mix of nu jazz and other smooth electronic beats.

Operation Hours: Daily: 7 pm – 2 am
Club TwentyOne

7) Club TwentyOne

Located in the center of Florence between the historic Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, Club TwentyOne is a thrilling nightclub and a great late-night party venue. After many of the nearby nightspots begin closing down for the evening, Club TwentyOne’s DJs are serving up a great mix of dance beats, spinning anything from drum and bass to top forty hits and more, all night long. Interior décor is kept to a minimum and the focus us kept on the entertainment, attracting a mixed crowd of locals and tourists. A comfortable lounge area with sofas is also available for those seeking a more laid back time or a break from dancing, as well as VIP tables and a separate room for VIPs where guests can party in style.

Operation Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11.30 pm – 4 pm
The Blob Club

8) The Blob Club

Among the trendiest establishments found in Florence, the Blob Club is located nearby Palazzo Vecchio on Via Vinegia. This quaint two-level club features a dance floor downstairs with intimate lounge seating, while the upstairs balcony provides tables overlooking the action taking place on the dance floor below. Entertainment runs the gamut and includes anything from old school hip hop tracks and classic rock to old pop tunes and Italian classics, as well as open mic shows on Wednesday nights. The interior décor, which includes fine art paintings, gives the Blob Club an artsy appeal. Popular with tourists, the Blob Club receives a predominantly English-speaking crowd.

Operation Hours: Monday – Wednesday, Sunday: 11 pm – 3 am; Thursday – Saturday: 11 pm – 5.30 am
The Red Garter

9) The Red Garter

Established for over fifty years, the Red Garter was one of Florence’s first American-style bars. The front room includes a number of large screen televisions playing games from all over the world. The back room includes two levels with a DJ booth and a dance floor where all the action takes place. This high energy nightspot attracts a mainly English-speaking crowd of vibrant party goers for a night that can include anything from dancing to DJ sets, live music acts, karaoke, beer pong and much more. The Red Garter also includes an on-site American-style steakhouse, and offers a good selection of beers and tasty cocktails to choose from.

Operation Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 8 pm – 3 am; Thursday – Saturday: 8 pm – 4 am; Sunday: 8 pm – 3 am

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