PanicAle

Top choice cocktail bar in San Lorenzo & San Marco
Image by Georgette Jupe

Still lovingly known as Lo Sverso (its original name) by many a Florentine socialite, this superstylish bar is a gem. In a part of town where hipster addresses are scarce, there's no finer spot for an expertly crafted cocktail mixed with homemade syrups (try the basil), craft beer on tap or home-brewed ginger ale. DJs spin tunes many a weekend.

The same Dutch-Italian team is behind the laid-back, equally appealing De Plek eatery next door.