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The Red Garter

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Address: Via De' Benci 33r/35r, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 248 0909
16:00 - 04:00
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Sun 11:30 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A piece of Florentine history and one of the first American bars of its...

A piece of Florentine history and one of the first American bars of its kind in Italy. Evenings dedicated to karaoke, live music and the dj-set, not to mention the excellent choice of beers and the delicious cocktails. The steakhouse is open until late at night and also offers many Tuscan specialities. International live sport, special events… all included in the free entrance. A must for anyone who wants to get to know Florence.

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Crazy Scene with Karaoke, Dancing and Dining

This appears to be party headquarters for the foreign students living in Florence with a crazy Karaoke scene that you get to by walking through a tunnel to the back room. There... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Thomas S
Malibu, California, United States
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I visit Florence quite often and always pop into The Red Garter for a few drinks, great friendly staff especially Robbie, Martha, Franco and Roberto to name a few. Has several tv screens showing several different sports or can head down to the back of the bar for karaoke. Drinks are very reasonably priced and can also buy towers of... More 

Thank Jonathan F
Malibu, California, United States
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This appears to be party headquarters for the foreign students living in Florence with a crazy Karaoke scene that you get to by walking through a tunnel to the back room. There is also a bar with a dance area, when you come through the bar/karaoke side and there is a restaurant serving burgers, wings, etc. It's fun, vibrant and... More 

Thank Thomas S
Long island, New York
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

If one wishes a change from Italian cuisine and is desirous of a decent burger (beef, chicken or vegetarian), this pub/resutaurant fills the need. Been here in Firenze a long time. Is open long hours and don't quite recall but I think 7 days/week. Burgers are done well, staff is attentive, wifi is free and connects immediately, and the location... More 

Thank calvero
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Visiting The Red Garter was probably one of my FAVOURITE things we did on our European Contiki trip! The joy and happiness from everyone singing along to the Karaoke performances was liberating! I would go back to Florence just to have another night at The Red Garter, drinks were yummy and well-priced as well! Many great memories were made here... More 

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The wings are amazing the people are awesome the drinks are awesome! I always ordered the BBQ wings with fries and I loved their sex on the table drink! Lots of study abroad students there.

Thank Adrianna L
Tappan, New York
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was at this bar in 1972 as young person. I returned this November for nostalgias sake. When I first went in, I didn't recognize it. I almost left, but then I stopped and asked the waiter if this bar existed in the 70's. He said the room I was in didn't but the room next door did. He called... More 

Thank DICOZ49
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

We got wings here and they were undercooked....which is almost unforgivable, but also maybe our first mistake was getting food here. My friends came here quite often, myself only once. It's loud, the floors sticky, the drinks cheap...all the comforts at home for students studying abroad. Funny to watch people on kareoke and I totally see why people come here.... More 

Thank Deena F
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It was nice to have a break from all the Italian food as yum as that is. The staff were very friendly and the food hit the spot! Karaoke was great even so packed! As a female, I would avoid the bar later on in the night as the guys can be very forthcoming -later found out it was a... More 

Thank Bianca S
Barstow, California
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely a great spot to grab some food for anyone wanting a little slice of home. Food is great, service is even better.

Thank AABowles
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Always a great time here at Red Garter. Great food, very nice and helpful staff. It is a must visitt

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