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Monkey Bar

Via della Mattonaia 20r, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 242862
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
24 Aug 2017
“The sexiest bar tender in town. ”
1 Apr 2017
“Best bar during our entire trip to Italy”
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Via della Mattonaia 20r, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Freddy is awesome and you want awesome when you out to relax with friend. Great beers and cocktails. You can play dards there!

Thank franandash
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank Paula R
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...More

Thank michellefoun
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....More

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 16 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
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.

1  Thank MrMarkBennettcom
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...More

Thank pen_d186356
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
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...More

Thank Gabrielle B
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...More

Thank JerCat1
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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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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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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