Oftentimes in Florence, you're likely to find a coffeeshop that later transforms into a popular night spot.
Though there are many in the city, one that combines the intimate feel of a favorite cafe and also the perfect spot to try some artisan beers is Volume.
Located on the other side of the river from the city center, it's only a short walk away from the Santa Trinita Bridge and tucked perfectly in the Santo Spirito piazza.
The location is a popular spot for locals and those who truly know the city, and you can usually find a young crowd with a beer out on the steps of the church enjoying the live music that sometimes plays on weekends.
Yes, you might have to order in your best Italian, but the beverages you receive are truly representational of the Tuscan area and its new goal to tout local produce and products.
The quirky interior at Volume in Florence — Photo courtesy of Volume
During the day, you can enjoy a typical Italian coffee: they import their coffee beans and create a flavor all their own.
If you want the feel of an American coffee place where you can sit and relax and chat with a friend, Volume offers the opportunity to sit in comfortable chairs and sip on your drink without feeling too Americanized.
It's during the nights, however, when the party truly starts to pick up. You'll find a long line out the door waiting to be served a selection of cocktails and local brews.
You can either sit inside, where you'll find either a DJ or live music playing, or you can sit on their outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the Santo Spirito church.
This spot is a favorite during the summer. This area's the perfect place to bar-hop and to try some of the typical mixed drinks conceived from Florence's center – including the bitter but unique Negroni.
The staff is also a reason to consider checking this spot out on a weekend. Not only are they extremely knowledgable, but they also are willing to help you if you're unsure about what you want to drink for the night.
Feel free to ask them questions about the concoctions they have offered on the menu.
Volume is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day except Tuesday. You'll want to consider arriving either earlier or later. The afternoon hours can be a little dead, and the crowd is most often there in the mornings or evenings.