Stumbled upon this place almost by accident, as it was located near our hotel on the southern side of the Arno.
As a craft beer lover based in NY, I have no shortage of excellent options. In Florence, not so many (and by many, I mean 1 or 2). The Archea Brewery exceeded my expectations in every single respect. The beers were all high-quality, both imported and locally sourced. The owners are really nice and friendly, always up for a chat about the beers they have, the beers they like, etc. They clearly have a passion for what they do, and it shows. I wish we hadn't found it on our last night in Florence! On the night we were there (a Friday) they had a really amazing jazz band playing, which brought in the crowds!
It was by far one of the best craft beer bars I've visited in Europe, and definitely the best one in Florence. I can't wait to go back.
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