The best aperitif in Florence
With bookable tables and in compliance with the new anti-covid Dpcm
Places of style, hotels with breathtaking indoor terraces, kingdoms of international mixing.
In Florence the ritual of the apertivo is not seasonal and has its cult places where you can find yourself sipping a good drink in the warmth of a small table in the heart of the city. Come with us and remember to book!
Atrium Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Florence
Borgo Pinti, 99, 055 2626250
We are inside Palazzo della Gherardesca, and it is here, in an Atrium Bar topped by an elegant glass pyramid, that Four Seasons Hotel Firenze has its ace up its sleeve in terms of mixologist, Edoardo Sandri. Also worth trying is the classic Negroni, the Special Tea (in a cup and saucer with a golden rim), passing from Spring (with dry ice) to Paparazzi (which gives a photo to those who sip it).
Picteau Bistrot & Cocktail Bar - Hotel Lungarno
Borgo S. Jacopo, 14, 055 2726 4997
Imagine getting on an elegant boat on the Arno: the view of the river is direct and the view of the Ponte Vecchio is on the front line. Pablo Picasso welcomes guests and his friend Jean Cocteau stands out from the fireplace at the end of the room. This lounge is called Picteau. Among the Signature proposals how not to enjoy a Smoked Boulevardier (Maker's Mark Bourbon, Campari, Ratafia, Carpano Antica Formula), one of the most representative special Negroni. Borgo San Jacopo, 14.
Via delle Seggiole, 12, 055 9067188
The ancient Palazzo delle Seggiole is transformed into a restaurant and wine bar. Open every day, from aperitif until late at night, it stands out for its winter garden and an old-fashioned atmosphere that combines minimal contemporary furnishings.
ANGEL ROOFTOP - Hotel Calimala
Via Calimala, 2, 055 0936360
The Angel Roofbar & Dining blends into the blue Florentine sky and at sunset, the bright starry sky gives this rooftop, which can also be used in winter with special heated and covered areas, an even more intimate and elegant allure. The city is dressed in lights, the moon is so close that you can touch it. Try the signature cocktails and delicious finger food accompanied by live music and DJ sets.
SE.STO on Arno - The Westin Excelsior Florence
Piazza Ognissanti, 3, 055 27152783
Just one caveat: the risk is to fall into a dangerous and disarming Stendhal syndrome. Yes, because the Se-Sto On Arno restaurant and bar opens on the top floor of the luxury hotel The Westin Excelsior with glass walls that make you touch the sky. In this scenario the bar manager Marco Piroli will be able to win you over. Piazza Ognissanti, 3.
Irene Bistrò - Hotel Savoy
Piazza della Repubblica, 7, 055 2735 891
Overlooking the wonderful Piazza della Repubblica, where you can breathe all the energy and beauty that only the centre of Florence can offer, a great new entry is the Aperitivo "Cicchetto Goloso". Every day, from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the choice is between one of the signature cocktails created by Head Bartender Denis Giuliani accompanied by panzerotto fiorentino, dim sum alla toscana, bottoncino regionale, local fried pizza or stuffed sandwich.
Caffè Concerto Paszkowski
Piazza della Repubblica, 6r, 055 210236
The Caffè Concerto Paszkowski cocktail bar, which has always been a point of reference in the world of mixology, continues its growth and stands out for the quality of its blended drinks, thanks to a selection that offers classics, contemporary and Signature Cocktails that refer to the historicity of the place. Not to be missed is the important selection of beers that have always characterized the Caffè, born in 1903 just as a brewery.
Piazza degli Strozzi, 5, 055 286601
In front of Palazzo Strozzi, the venue for the most important art exhibitions in the city and a stone's throw from Via de' Tornabuoni, Colle Bereto is an all-day long guarantee whose bar offers a selection of cocktails by Colle Bereto.
Piazza di S. Pancrazio, 1, 055 239 6367
Here we drink Italian. Mirrors, soft lights, 40s details, a turntable that sings some classics. In Piazza San Pancrazio, the right place for those in search of lost emotions. Fabiano will guide the helm towards a sea of nostalgic pearls all to savour. Order a Negroni. Piazza San Pancrazio, 1.
Via Di Santo Spirito 46 R, 345 934 2705
A club that looks like something out of a Wes Anderson movie. Those who love cinema and design will not be able to resist the temptation to go for a drink here, in the heart of the Holy Spirit. Alexander Vartivarian comes from the world of haute couture and has chosen to create the club he has always dreamed of among vintage objects and original cocktails.
Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno
Via dello Sprone, 5r, 055 045 7163
A few steps from Piazza della Passera, a post-war building by Michelucci. Like a box of beauty that looks to '60s and '70s design, Ditta Artigianale's space is distributed among cafeteria, microtower, kitchen, cocktail and gin bar. For tasting Peter in Florence, the gin of Florence.
Pitti e Gola Cantina
Piazza Pitti, 16, 055 212704
A thin thread combines the love for wine and the pleasure of escaping the more touristy Florence. To catch it, all you need to do is enter this microscopic cave with walls covered with wine bottles, perfectly aligned with Palazzo Pitti. A selective wine shop with a boundless passion for Sangiovese, which in Tuscany means Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino. Manuele, Edoardo and Zeno, the young owners, also do their best to research vintage bottles (60s and 70s).