A “local” guide on where to have a cocktail in Florence
The best places to enjoy a drink, even on a budget
On the two opposite sides of the market we find PanicAle (Beer Cocktail & Food), a place that’s frequented by the young people of the city who love to enjoy a nice drink under the colonnades of the market. Parallel to that we find another must-visit: Sabor Cubano, a cocktail spot that transports customers to Cuba in the 40s with exclusively Cuban music, furniture and cocktails.
You can't go wrong: it’s easily recognizable with tables and stools placed almost everywhere in the middle of the streets, people hold glasses of wine or prosecco, accompanied with crostini (also because they started right here in Piazza Sant'Ambrogio). Finally, there are two other places between Sant’Ambrogio and Santa Croce to try: Hangar, a distinctly unique and alternative spot that’s warm and filled with carpets, a space where balance between mind and body counts for a lot. It’s ideal for a cocktail in the evenings along with a DJ set. There’s also Soul Kitchen, a historic stop for many young people, with its bountiful aperitivo and welcoming barmen who greet you upon entry.