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Best Dance Clubs in Florence

Spend the Whole Night Out at these Spots in Florence

Florence has some incredible places to dance the night away. The hardest part is finding which club is best to spend your evening. Most of the clubs are located a short walk from the Duomo and are located in the city center--making it easy for you to find them when you are coming home after a fun night.

No trip to Florence in the summer is complete without heading to Flo', the city's most popular dance and aperitivo hot spot. Make sure you dress up--you might not be let in if you don't have the proper attire. You'll find some amazing drink items and more than enough food to go around.

If you are thinking about heading to a local spot, Rex has some great patrons and music. It's the perfect amount of Florentine flavor and an easy walk from the city center. For some major partying, check out Space--you'll find a warehouse full of people willing to dance and have a good time.


From study abroad students to young Italian men, the Bambook Club encapsulates the city center and the people who like to party in this area. You won't find it as packed as some of the other clubs in the area, but that's a good thing. You'll find a variety of people willing to dance the night away and who will be interested in meeting some foreigners. It's also close to the city center and an easy walk to most hotel rooms so you are less likely to get lost after a fun night out. Think about taking some of your friends here.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: You'll find a good mix of people willing to party here.

Alexa's expert tip: You might want to choose this as a final stop if you are club hopping.

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Located near the Duomo and touting some of the best music selections in the city, Full Up has plenty of opportunities to enjoy a great sound with your friends. You'll find music here from by-gone eras as well as the newest hits--and it's often worth staying the whole night just to hear what they will play. Great seating and cool beats make this the spot to bring those who want a more laid back club experience and who aren't interested in hitting the dance floor. Full Up is just the right location to enjoy your time and to kick back and enjoy the music.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Full Up has great music from every era--the perfect spot to enjoy and relax.

Alexa's expert tip: Enjoy a drink at another spot before coming here--they're good but a little overpriced.

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Though it is open during the day for coffee and snacks, Rex really starts to bring a crowd in during the evenings. You'll find a low key vibe with music, but some nights, you can hit the floor and enjoy an eclectic crowd. Consider trying some of their delicious drinks or asking the bar tender about the history of this place--it's a unique spot unlike many others throughout the city center. They also bring in some talented local DJs so you can dance the night away. You'll also love how they are open late. It's the perfect location for a chill vibe and wonderful people.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: This is a local hangout spot not far away from the city center.

Alexa's expert tip: Make sure to ask about the speciality drinks here.

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When you are looking for a full-blown night out with friends, the night wouldn't be complete without at stop at Club TwentyOne. It's a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, so you are more likely to meet some interesting people from all over the world and have a good time. It's a smaller club and so it's always crowded with a crazy group ready to party the night away. You might want to think about bringing as much of your friend circle as you possible can--it makes for a more enjoyable night and you'll have something to talk about the next morning. It's also in a great location so you don't have to worry about finding your way home again.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: TwentyOne has a discoteca atmosphere and is the perfect place to dance.

Alexa's expert tip: Bring your craziest friends to this club--they'll have a good time!

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Tenax might be the best place to dance in Florence, and with its reputation for being one of the most popular clubs among locals, you can expect to get a fun crowd of people ready to have a good time. The two levels provide different kinds of partying, and this club prides itself on being just a bit edgier than most of what you will see throughout the rest of Florence. The great music, usually provided by legendary DJs and a great sound system, makes it a favorite spot of locals and those studying abroad or simply stopping by for a few days.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Tenax has several different options for a night out and is popular among locals.

Alexa's expert tip: Tenax is always super packed, so you might want to consider booking a table in advance if you plan to eat.

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Blob can bring in some very interesting characters, but that's what makes it part of the fun. You might want to see if you can go with some regulars--otherwise they can ding you with a 10 Euro cover charge. The dancing is limited to the first floor, but it's in close proximity to the bar, and it's usually crowded enough that you are sure to have a good time any day of the week. With two levels, take a break from dancing and take a seat upstairs. It's also open late, so you have plenty of time to dance until early in the morning.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Blob brings an eclectic crowd with a great DJ.

Alexa's expert tip: Make sure you check out the upper level, there's foosball tables if you aren't in the mood for dancing.

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Space offers a little something for everyone. Whether you plan to stay on the dance floor all night or you want to relax and get to know the locals, you should think about having a drink here. Space has a great dance floor and an up-for-anything group of people to dance with. You'll immediately recognize the music choices from back home in the States, but a few European hits are thrown in every now and then. Take some time to chill on the multiple levels offered and to enjoy a cocktail. They can be expensive, but there is no cover charge and some nights you can get a free drink for the price of getting in anywhere else.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: As the largest club in Florence, you're sure to have fun dancing on the large floor.

Alexa's expert tip: Women can get in free on certain nights--bring your friends for a fun time out.

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You might not always be in the mood to party with a ton of study abroad students and foreigners. When you want to be a little bit away from the city center and to make a night out of it, you should think about heading on over to Ickarus on the other side of the Arno. You are much more likely to meet some locals here and to enjoy some local brews. It's open almost all hours of the night, so no matter what time you get there, there will be plenty of partying left for you and for your new friends.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: When you want to get out of the city center, this spot is a good excuse to do so.

Alexa's expert tip: Be prepared to speak Italian here--it's a very local spot.

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Whether you want to simply stop by and peruse the many artworks here with a well-made drink or you want to dance the night away, Dolce Vita has a little something for everyone. The area where the bar/dance club is located fills up--oftentimes so much that people spill out into the nearby piazza. You'll not only be able to meet some up and coming artists in the area, but you will also be able to listen to some amazing music in this off-the-wall spot. It's also the perfect place to take friends who are ready to party the night away.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Dolce Vita is a combination of art, music, dance, and interesting people.

Alexa's expert tip: Make sure you arrive a little early. This spot gets crowded quickly.

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You might want to think about spending the whole night at Flo'. It's one of the most popular clubs in Florence and is only open during the summer months--making it extra busy. Most visitors don't know about the happy hour and buffet earlier in the night, so showing up a little earlier and paying for a drink and food can offset the cost of a cover charge and the chance that you might not get in later. Between the good dance music and the crowd, the fact that it sits on Piazzle Michelangelo makes Flo' the best place to dance and enjoy the beauty of Florence while you are there.

Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Flo' is one of the most exclusive clubs in Florence, and it also has the best view.

Alexa's expert tip: Getting there early is essential, and be prepared to pay an expensive cover charge if you plan to drink after 10 pm!

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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