Rooftop at the Westin
The Westin Excelsior, Florence, Piazza Ognissanti, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Head to the Westin rooftop bar for cocktails as the sun goes down for amazing views of the city and a gorgeous sunset. There's lots of rooftop bars and cute little restaurants within walking distance if there isn't a table available. I recommend calling in advance!
The Lion's Fountain, Borgo degli Albizi, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
This is Florence's version of a college bar. Buy a bracelet for cheap drinks and free shots. Definitely don't miss the flaming lemon drop shot! Also don't miss a chance to sign the wall or hang up your college shirt. There's also a late night food spot in the back.
Shot Cafe', Via de' Pucci, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
This is the place to go for pregames. Shot Cafe has more shots than I even knew existed. They have great deals on drinks. This is a great place for groups because they have pitchers of mixed drinks to share! Definitely the best place to start the night!
The Michael Collins Pub, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
This was the place to go for study abroad students. The upstairs of the bar is more chill and great for just hanging out. Head downstairs with your pitcher (the vodka lemonade is my personal favorite) for the real party. Live music Tuesday's are the best!
Space Club, Via Palazzuolo, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Space is the #1 nightclub for Americans in Florence. Going in VIP is the way to go- skip the line and head to the VIP area for bottle service and more room to dance. If you don't go in as VIP you'll be given a punch card to keep track of your purchases for the night. Don't lose this unless you want to pay a crazy price!
Bonus: The Secret Bakery
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
At the end of your night, sniff out the secret bakery for the BEST late night eats in Florence. Their croissants are legendary.