Tap water is safe but those who prefer bottled water will find it plentiful.
Make sure to sample the excellent wines of the region.
Chianti is the local wine that can be ordered cheaply. Many eateries will offer carafes of various sizes of "house chianti", usually for under €4.
La CiteA very nice and cozy cafe/bookstore. Good prices, nice atmosphere, good books. Borgo San Frediano 20r. Enoteca Le volpi e l'UvaPhone: +39 055 2398132The must of the tasting wines and savory titbits. Piazza dei Rossi, 1.
Uffizi Museum The bar at this museum offers an amazing view overlooking la Piazza della Signoria, but it's only accessible through the museum, so you'll have to buy a ticket.
Irish Pub (The Fiddlers Elbow) Piazza Santa Maria Novella. This pub has plenty of seating, in addition to live music and great staff.
Bebop-great coverbands everynight and a €4 pint. Can be found north of the Duomo on the right on Via Dei Servi, before you reach Piazza d Annunziata.
Ambrosia - Found in Piazza de Ambrosia. This is primarily a wine bar, and you can sample some great wines at a low cost provided you come with friends and share the price of whole bottles.
Rivoire Piazza della Signoria. Founded in 1872 this terrace facing the Palazzo Vecchio is a Florentine institution.
Paszkowski or Gilli. Situated on the Piazza Republica, next to the hotel Savoy. Note that the terraces on the other side of the piazza are equally pricey.
tVia Faenza 63Price: 3 draft beerA lovely little caf with warm service and good local beer and wine.
Cavalli ClubPiazza del Carmine, 8Price: Drinks run about 10 eachRoberto Cavalli, Italian Fashion Designer has one his beautiful clubs located in Florence. The inside has a stage with a projector of Roberto Cavalli's fashion shows running non-stop. The upstairs can be a private lounge for parties or VIP section on certain nights. This club was the most popular on Wednesday nights, but its open on the weekends as well. Its black and leopard interior fits the natural and animalistic designs Roberto Cavalli creates. Roberto and his two sons are frequently at the club so look out! All ages are appropriate and the dress attire here is rather upscale. This is not just a seasonal club so all year visitors are encouraged to go.
Twice ClubVia Giuseppe Verdi, 57Price: Drinks run from 4-8Twice is a great place for young adults and students to party. The music is great from European to American techno and many other worldwide DJs. Twice offers VIP tables and has two midsized bars. It is very clean and safe to be in. It is located on Via Giuseppe Verdi not far from the Duomo. Dress is a little more than casual, but not too upscale. The loud music, dancing, and exciting atmosphere gives people a chance to let loose and have fun. The club features mostly house, techno and hip hop music with featured "DJ Crysis" spinning till 4AM. Tuesday and Thursday nights are the most popular nights for this club. Drink specials and themed parties are also part of Twice's Tuesday and Thursday night promotions. There is no cover charge at Twice, but buying a lot of drinks can run up quite the tab. TenaxVia Pratese, 46If you love house and electronic music this is the best club to go to. Its a two story club, located on the outskirts of Florence, features DJs from all around Europe, America, and Australia. This club also holds many concerts during the winter and summer. Many people come from all over to enjoy this clubs atmosphere. The dance floor is extremely large and is always very crowded. Be smart where you keep your bag and wallet because its very easy to get pick pocketed in large clubs like this. This club usually has a cover of 20 and the drinks are rather expensive, but it is a great place to experience at least once. It is very different than most of the clubs in Florence because of the multi-story building. To venture here would be best by taxi or bus. Since it is located in the outskirts of Florence walking could be difficult and not advised. There are many people who can help in directions in the Santa Maria Novella Station.