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Enjoy a Night Out in Florence's Hip Scene



Florence is one of the best cities in Italy to go out and enjoy the night. Not only is it incredibly safe, but it also features some fun locales where visitors can experience going out European-style. Whether you are looking for a night making new friends or you are planning on relaxing with a glass of wine, Florence has the spots for you.

You'll want to visit the Blob Club for a combination of relaxation and partying. This spot is popular for those who want to sit and chat with their friends or those who would like to hit the dance floor. Grab a cocktail from the bar and alternate hitting the dance floor and playing foosball upstairs.

For a funky and fun atmosphere, Mayday provides the perfect environment to relax and meet new people. Offering fun snacks and delicious drinks, Mayday is a spot for young people to talk about what is going on in Florence and what to go see and do.

 


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Florence has plenty of locations where you can find quality cocktails, but perhaps none so suave as Moyo located next to the Red Garter Twice. Offering up some amazing drinks for reasonable prices, they also have some of the best aperitivo in the city. It's a popular spot, and you'll find a mixed crowd of young couples and older with children. Think about arriving a little bit early for some delicious food that's buffet-worthy--you won't need to stuff yourself with a heavy Italian dinner after stopping at Moyo. It's one of the best places to begin a memorable night out.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: Moyo has amazing cocktails and a swanky vibe that will keep you returning.

Alexa's expert tip: Grab a seat outdoors in order to see the area of Santa Croce at its liveliest.

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Some of the best club music can be heard at Tenax located in the city center and only a short walk away from all the other major clubs in the city. The quality of music is key here, and you'll find an eclectic crowd read to have a good time and enjoy the various DJs that Tenax tends to bring in. It can be slightly intimidating because of the amount of men who tend to crowd the club, so you'll want to go with a group of friends or some of your new Italian acquaintances. It's a little more expensive than some of the other clubs in the city, but worth it if you love to hear new music and want to throw our your best moves.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: When you are looking for quality club music, Tenax has some great DJs for an amazing night.

Alexa's expert tip: Bring your girlfriends--lots of guys to dance with here.

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YAB is the spot to be when you want to get dressed in your finest and enjoy partying the night away. Not every club in Florence requires your best attire, but YAB wants to make sure that guests have a good time dressed to the nines. When you want to dance with your friends, this is the locale to try out--they also have events constantly going on, so check out the website to see if there is anything themed going on that might be of interest to you. The themed nights at YAB are well worth the small cover fee!

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: Good music and plenty of young people make this a great spot to dance.

Alexa's expert tip: Drinks here are a bit expensive, so think about grabbing some at a different location.

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Full Up has been around off and on over the years in Florence. A club popular in the 70s, it has recently been reopened to accommodate a new, younger crowd. However, you can still hear music from the disco era, and the club is devoted to remaining true to its musical roots. You can find all types here, and with its location close to the Duomo, it's easy to find and stay the whole night. When you want a little something different from a regular club or discoteca, this can be the place for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some tunes.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: Full Up has fantastic music that tends to last all night.

Alexa's expert tip: Arrive a little bit later in the evening--that's when the locals stop by and it's a lot more fun.

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Open only during the nice months of the year, Flo' has one of the best views of any club in Italy--and by far the best in Florence. Open close to Piazzale Michelangelo, Flo' is a more exclusive club available to those who would like a classier night out. A dress code is abided to strictly, and guests should think about arriving early for aperitivo if you are planning on spending the whole night here--otherwise it will be very hard to get in. The line is known for being long, but the reward is worth it. There's an amazing buffet, fantastic drinks, and a great beat to last you an entire night there.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: Flo' has an awesome buffet and an elite feel that all will enjoy.

Alexa's expert tip: Think about taking a car up to Piazzle--the walk can be a killer in heels.

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If you are looking for something resembling a local dive bar with class, the Friend's Pub offers you the chance to watch the game with some fun locals and to experience the other side of the Arno River. You can also take time to listen to live music and to enjoy the board games located in the back. Whether you are looking to sit and enjoy a brew while listening to the sounds of the piano or you want to experience what cheering on the local soccer team is like, you'll find it at this spot just a block or two away from Piazza Santo Spirito.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: The Friends Pub offers a local hotspot where guests can chill and enjoy.

Alexa's expert tip: Come here on game night! You'll find some rabid fans looking for a good time.

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Space offers those who love a chance to dance an opportunity to bust some moves. Not only does this spot bring together some people looking to have a fun time, but it also keeps the party going well into the night. Not only does the small cover fee also cover the first drink (some nights women can also get in free), but it also offers those who want to party all night a safe, fun place to do so. You'll find plenty of locals looking to meet new people and an open bar that is always open. For themed nights, you won't find a better spot in the city.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: When you are looking to dance the night away, Space is your best bet.

Alexa's expert tip: Check online to see which nights have a cover fee.

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Mayday is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Florence's busy nightlife scene, but it remains one of the best places to relax and enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine while chatting with locals. Mayday has a fun environment where you can feel comfortable and still feel as though you are part of a community. Offering snacks and a chance to truly connect and have a good conversation while enjoying some of the local drinks, Mayday's staff is committed to making sure that you feel like family and that you want to return to their location again and again.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: Mayday offers a great escape from the busy night clubs and overcrowded clubs.

Alexa's expert tip: Make sure to check out some of their cocktails!

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The Public House tends to attract an eclectic group of people. You won't find your typical study abroad crowd here or those looking to have a wild night. If you want to try some local brews and meet some interesting people, this is one of the best spots in the city to do so. The beer here is always flowing, and the interior alone is worth checking out and sitting down with a brew. It's also a popular spot on game days, so you'll be able to cheer on your favorite team while enjoying an old-fashioned atmosphere and some new friends.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: For a unique spot that offers plenty of brews, the Public House is your place.

Alexa's expert tip: Make sure to get here early on game days--it fills up quickly.

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The Blob Club is a great chance to enjoy a night out with an accumulation of different types of people in a fun environment. You'll find locals looking to party as well as a bunch of foreigners interested in meeting new people. This club features a variety of options for those who want to enjoy their entire night in one locale. Their dance floor offers hits from around the world and occasionally a stripper pole if you would like to go wild while dancing. For those who simply want to relax and enjoy a game with friends, the upper level offers a place to chill and talk.

Recommended for Best Nightlife because: You'll find a fun night out with locals looking to have good time.

Alexa's expert tip: Bring your friends here for both dancing and a chance to play foosball.

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Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa

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