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The Red Garter

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Address: Via de' Benci 33r-35r, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 234 4904
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Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A piece of Florentine history and one of the first American bars of its...
A piece of Florentine history and one of the first American bars of its kind in Italy. Evenings dedicated to karaoke, live music and the dj-set, not to mention the excellent choice of beers and the delicious cocktails. The steakhouse is open until late at night and also offers many Tuscan specialities. International live sport, special events… all included in the free entrance. A must for anyone who wants to get to know Florence.
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Great night out!

I have gone to this bar multiple times during two visits to Florence. I went with my two other girlfriends in our 20's. They play great music. If you're looking for a great night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have gone to this bar multiple times during two visits to Florence. I went with my two other girlfriends in our 20's. They play great music. If you're looking for a great night out to let loose with friends, this is the place. In the front it's a club like atmosphere with everyone drinking and dancing. In the back... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After almost a month of travelling Europe me and my friends were craving some English pub grub and we were so pleased when we came across Red Garter. Although not strictly pub grub, and the place looks rather small and unimpressive at first, it's actually a great place to be with friends. The food is delicious and great value for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had a fabulous planned night with a tour group that was ruined due to the rude nature of a security staff member organising the karaoke line up. Not only did he disregard people, but he humiliated people who got up on the stage who weren't meant to be part of that specific group I would encourage his employment to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place to meet fellow tourists. Popular with contiki and busabout groups etc, the place is full of tourists. Free entry which is a plus for backpackers! Karaoke is fun in the back room, and dj playing good tunes in the front room. Gets busy inside, but we never had to queue to get in which was good.

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Alburtis, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I absolutely loved my night at the red garter! We did not go for dinner but spent the night enjoying drinks and karaoke! The karaoke songs were American as were most of the patrons. It was fun to hear the locals belting out American songs. The drinks were good and reasonably priced! My friends and I went back the next... More 

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wakefield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have lived in Florence for the past 5 years. I frequent many restaurants and pubs. Each have their special place in my heart and in my tummy. The Garter is one of those places. The staff is fabulous. The drinks are spot on. The food is wonderful. I get the ribs almost every time I am there. Sometimes you... More 

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Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Red Garter offers a great atmosphere not only for locals, but for tourists too! We were looking for a place to hang and have a nice time and when we found this place we had to stay! The staff is amazing, very attentive and friendly. The variety of food and drinks they offer as impressive and they have good... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I would give red garter a 5 star rating purely on the food but there's more.. I have returned to red garter whenever I have had the chance because I like it so much. It's not just the food, the atmosphere the friendlyness and generosity of Francesco and his team in the restaurant makes it somewhere I enjoy spending my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been living in Florence for 3 months now and always find myself coming back. The food is delicious! I haven't found anything on the menu I dislike, from their giant burgers to their saucy wings everything is cooked to perfection.The staff are amazing too always happy and helpful speak great english, they are always chatting with the tables... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I can not actually remember the first time I stepped into the Red Garter, but it was many, many years ago. The last thing I wanted to do was to be dragged off to yet another back street bar in Florence. How wrong I was !! This place that night was possibly the friendliest bar on EARTH !!!! The owner... More 

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