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
Opening Hours: Everyday 12pm – 12am
0577 678204 | La Toraia sul Lungarno

Dogana Beach Firenze

Dogana Beach

Lungarno del Tempio, 1
Opening Hours: Everyday 6pm – 1am
338 9779252 | 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
Opening Hours: Tuesday- Sunday 10:30pm – 3am, closed Monday
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
Opening Hours: Everyday 12pm – 2am
ØFF Bar ● Lago dei Cigni

This summer space in the gardens of Fortezza da Basso at Lago dei Cigni 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
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 6:30 pm – 12:30 am, closed Sunday & Monday
345 3770852 | 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
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 5 pm – 2 am, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 2 am
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
Opening Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 11am – 1 am, Friday 11 am – 2 am, Saturday 6 pm – 2 am, closed Sunday
342 7311616 | 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
Opening Hours: Monday- Friday from 9:30am – 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 7:30 pm
392 1724859 | 

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 – the Garden of Mars

Viale Mafredo Fanti, 1
Opening Hours:Everyday 11am – 1am
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 seventh year, LIGHT is the ideal summer spot for an evening of good music, burgers and happy hour drinks in Florence. 

Molo Firenze

Molo Firenze

Lungarno Colombo, 27
Opening Hours: Everyday 5pm – 12am
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.

The Best Summer Hangouts in Florence

Habana 500 Spanish River Bar

Lungarno Guglielmo Pecori Giraldi
Opening Hours: Everyday 5pm – 12am
375 7316493 | Habana500firenze

With a combination of Spanish dancing, outdoor seating, volleyball courts, and an endless menu of refreshing cocktails, this riverside bar is worth visiting. We recommend going to watch the sunset descend over the Arno for a breathtaking view as you enjoy all that Habana has to offer.


Chiosco il Tempio

Lungarno del Tempio
Opening Hours: Everyday 9am – 1am
333 3694137 | chioscoiltempio

This cozy and intimate bar is tucked away in a park alongside the Arno River. This hidden gem is the perfect spot to enjoy low priced wine and beer, as well as sandwiches and pastries. With its relaxed feel, this is the ideal spot to unwind after a long day of sightseeing in Florence.

Narciso Restaurant & Rooftop Pool Bar @ NH Firenze Hotel

Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 4/A
Opening Hours: Everyday 6 pm – 12 am
342 9997732 |

Narciso is a new spot to Florence that has elevated wining and dining. This chic rooftop location allows you to enjoy the beautiful summer weather and cityscape of Florence. With a delectable wine and cocktail list, paired with a tasty a la carte menu, this is the perfect setting for summer fun.

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Contributors: Lauren Caramico, Lily Burke

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