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The Joshua Tree Pub

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Santa Maria Novella
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Address: Via Della Scala 37R, 50123, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 3392227113
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

A small Italian/Irish pub where tourists and locals alike can feel at home,...

A small Italian/Irish pub where tourists and locals alike can feel at home, while enjoying a good beer and even better company.

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Strong drinks with a smile.

Very lovely place, perfect for beer lovers + snacks are cheap. It's my second time being here and it deserves 5/5. Ask for German red beer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ilayda E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very lovely place, perfect for beer lovers + snacks are cheap. It's my second time being here and it deserves 5/5. Ask for German red beer.

Thank Ilayda E
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice little pub with good price and cold beer.will visit it again soon for a refreshment or two.could only recomend a bit more lights.

Thank Abrie B
Paris, France
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Loved this pub and its friendly service! We visited every night of our visit in Florence. Friendly service -treated us like a local -sports on tv, fooseball and cold beer, highly recommend.

Thank Nathan S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Awesome bar! Simone (the owner) is a great guy and made us feel very welcome. Nice environment and a good crowd.Best bar in Florence!

Thank Jonathan_Branco
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

For a solo traveller actually made my holiday. Due to the great company, football, atmosphere and staff - Simone & Paolo. Thank you rare treat far from home miss you all so much and if ever come back be first stop xxxx

Thank JennyK7777
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Joshua Tree Pub is awesome!! It's a sweet dive bar often with live music. Just happened to stop in with a friend and we stayed until closing. I was in Florence for a month and everyone there became my friends... great people and a great mix of both travelers and locals. Great place to meet people and make friends,... More 

Thank Katrina G
Palm Springs, California
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a beer, they have a pretty good selection, and ended up staying till 1am. We met all sorts of people locals and tourists. I'm glad we stopped in, it was pretty busy for a Sunday night.

Thank Rain Greg J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As a female traveling by herself, i felt comfortable, safe, and always entertained the two months i lived in florence for college. This bar was my Cheers

Thank edgie408
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Thought we would give it a go as we like an Irish bar but it was not good. Tried to submit this and it said it had to be 100 characters so this should do it

Thank nickcotton1962
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Joshua Tree, aka the place we stop for the 1st beer on the post work walk into town. Firstly, understand this is, I guess, neither Italian or a pub, but a decent drinking hole. The happy hour prices are all good but often the single bartender will either be outside or over worked, so the service can suffer a... More 

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