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Monkey Bar

Santa Croce
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Via della Mattonaia 20r, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 242862
09:00 - 18:00
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I ended up in this bar by pure chance. We were passing by, looked at it, and thought "maybe it's a metal bar"? We went in and decided to stay, after realising that an Iron Maiden track was being played. The barman is super entertaining and friendly, and we loved the craft beers too. We came back... More 

Thank Paula R
Milan, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I passed by Monkey Bar while walking with my friends and I remembered reading about it in a travel guide, so we ventured in and I am so glad we did. As soon as we walked in we were greeted with free shots and the nicest, coolest bartender ever, Freddie. He was so great with the service and he really... More 

Thank michellefoun
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

In all honesty this is the best bar we went to in our entire Italy trip. A great local bar, the barman kept us entertained, made us cocktails, regaled us with stories and got us thoroughly drunk. Some great metal tracks were also being placed. This is a dive bar with a heart - exactly what London is lacking.

Thank Jay S
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

When my friend and I found this bar after a long search it was great. The staf is really fun and they really made us feel welcome. The atmosphere is relaxed and the drinks not to expensive. We had a great time!

Thank Eef99
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The staff and locals made our visit most welcome. It's a bit rough around the edges so won't appeal to the well healed but for mere peasants like us looking for a decent pint and a friendly face it ticked all the boxes.

Thank MrMarkBennettcom
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We found this bar after a long day of people being rude to us in bars/shops/everywhere. It was such a welcome change. Not only were the staff amazing but the locals were friendly too. We ended up staying for a (lot of) drink and doing shots! If your in Florence and fancy a decent drink - this is the best... More 

Thank pen_d186356
1 review
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best local bars in Florence. Reasonably priced drinks and great atmosphere. Hit up my main man Freddie best bar tender to exist on this planet

Thank Megan H
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The Monkey Bar is how a dive bar should be like, and me and my girlfriend from London happened to stumble into this gem randomly right before they closed. We called it destiny. We ended up staying as they were closing, but they gave us the full experience, and told us all about the best places in the city to... More 

Thank Gabrielle B
Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Our friends brought us here while we were visiting Florence. The drinks were the best, the atmosphere was great and the prices were cheap. The best part was the owners and bartenders, Freddie and Leonardo. They were so cool and friendly, they even helped us out when we had a luggage mishap (really long story). SO, this bar and these... More 

Thank JerCat1
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I spent a term studying in Florence, and my friends and I stumbled upon Monkey Bar one night. It quickly became our go-to bar. The atmosphere is very laid back and chill, not to mention Freddy and Lorenzo are topnotch bartenders. Freddy is always experimenting with drinks, so if you're feeling adventurous ask him for his latest concoction! There are... More 

Thank Sara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Mattonaia 20r, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 242862
Monkey Bar is a great place to have a drink with friends, meet locals, and relax. The owners, Lorenzo & Freddy, will make you feel at home and personally make sure that you have a great night!

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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