The Best Summer Hangouts in Florence


Discover the most fashionable summer spots in Florence

From unique outdoor spaces and pop-ups to rooftop drinks and riverside dining, there are many cool places to eat and drink during the summertime in Florence. Check out our full list of the best summer spots, bars and restaurants in Florence during the summer season.

La Toraia sul Lungarno

La Toraia Lungarno

Lungarno del Tempio, 1
0577 678 204
La Toraia sul Lungarno

Dogana Beach Firenze

Dogana Beach

Lungarno del Tempio, 1
Dogana Beach

Another hot spot in Florence along the Arno riverbank. Escape the heat of the summer and enjoy some outdoor drinks surrounded by greenery. This food and wine bar featuring delicious gyoza, poke and tagliere (with their special aperitivo buffet box and cocktails starting at 7 euros, beer 5) is the perfect place for happy hour and dinner.

Best Bars in Florence

The coolest spots in Florence you have to visit this summer if you are looking for a great time and amazing music, food and drinks.

Flo Art

Piazzale Michelangelo, 84
055 5357732

Discoteca and nightclub. Flo Art returns June 25 from 10:30 PM on, with a unique framework and setting. For a fun night out with great cocktails and music (and hopefully one day soon, dance), Flo is the place to be.


Off Bar

Piazzale Oriana Fallaci
ØFF Bar ● Lago dei Cigni

This summer space in the gardens of Fortezza da Basso at Swan Lake is a Florentine favorite where you can find everything from live DJ sets, aperitivo, and cinema to the latest soccer match. With their large green lawn space, Off Bar is great place to relax on those hot summer nights in Florence. Also great for groups. 

Best Rooftop Bars in Florence


Eden Flower Bistrot

Via del Larione SNC
345 377 0852
Eden Flower Bistrot

Located within a nursery, this agricultural restaurant surrounded by nature and greenery, is a perfect summer spot in Florence – with good wine and great food using fresh local ingredients straight from their garden.


Le Serre Giardini Torrigiani

Via Gusciana, 21
328 9666268

A secret garden in the heart of Firenze. Greenhouse, Italian garden and Bistro restaurant that transforms every season, Le Serre Giardini Torrigiani is an elegant setting for aperitivo, dinnr and private events.

Strizzi Garden Firenze

Strizzi Garden

Via Giovan Filippo Mariti, 5
342 731 1616
Strizzi Garden

Great drinks, food, music and vibes, this beloved dive bar’s fully outdoors venue near the University is the perfect hangout for the summertime. 

Le Pavoniere Firenze

Le Pavoniere

Viale della Catena, 2
392 17 24 859 

Located in the largest park in Florence (Parco delle Cascine) is Le Pavoniere – a unique pool, restaurant, and cocktail bar hybrid. From a dip in the pool and sunset aperitivo at their “Village” bar to a more formal dining experience at their restaurant or a more casual one at their pizzeria, there are several options to choose from. And all perfect for the summer.

Light 2021 Firenze

Light 2021 – the Garden of Mars

Viale Mafredo Fanti, 1
LIGHT – Il Giardino di Marte

This open-air venue is located in the garden of Campo di Marte right behind the Artemio Franchi Stadium. Now in its sixth year, LIGHT is the ideal summer spot for an evening of good music, burgers and happy hour drinks in Florence. 

Molo Firenze


Lungarno Colombo, 27
055 2480331
Molo Firenze

And last, but certainly not least, is this Florence staple. With live music and DJ sets, art, events, talks, workshops for kids, delicious food delights (including gelato) and cocktails from Rex Café, Molo is one of the coolest summer spots in Firenze.

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