We’re Not Known For Beer, But…
Although Florence and its province, Tuscany, are celebrated for their wine, there has recently been a new interest in well-made beer.
It may be unexpected to find beer culture in wine country, but it’s no surprise that the Tuscans put the same amount of care and creativity into their hops as they do for their grapes.
Finding evidence of this new interest is becoming more and more common in most bars and pubs, but it’s worth looking at the ones that exclusively dedicate themselves to great beer.
So, without further ado, here is the short-list of brewpubs where international travelers, students, and locals alike drink beer in the historic center.
The Grizzly is right in the city center, just around the corner from Piazza Signoria and a couple blocks away from the Duomo.
Open during the afternoon, it’s the perfect place to make a pitstop between visits.
Beers change weekly and are as carefully chosen as their playlists
Brew Dog is between the train station and San Lorenzo church and museum.
The bar, English owned, has a great selection of British beer right along side of local, Italian ones.
They also have Italian-Grade pub food. Really, there is no guilt in ordering one of their Tuscan-raised beef burgers.
In the Oltrarno, Archea is a great little place where the beer is almost exclusively Italian and some of it even made in-house.
Just down the street from Santo Spirito, the bar’s patrons are mostly locals. Needless to say, its the perfect place to grab a pint just outside of Florence’s chaos while still remaining in the center.
Be sure to say “hi” if you see me there!