The riverbanks are where to be on hot summer nights in Pisa. The abundance of students in the city lends to a steady nightlife, though Pisa is not heralded as a party city. For a budget-minded evening in Pisa, consider the Lungarni district and the streets surrounding the Piazza Garibaldi. These inexpensive bars are often full of friendly faces and a younger student-type crowd.
On Borgo Street, you will find more upscale bars and restaurants. The cafes on this street tend to be more chic and are a great starting point for a night out along the river bank. Upscale nightclubs and bars are also found on the Piazza Cairoli, and these tend to have a larger amount of locals.
If you are looking for a proper party, you will be able to find such later in the evenings when many of the pubs in the area turn into mini dance clubs. Usually, to find a good party spot all one needs to do is ask. Be aware though, that nights in Pisa do not tend to drag on as with other European holiday destinations. Therefore, be prepared for the club or bar you are visiting to call last orders around one or two am. If you are still desperate for nightlife, try the next town over, Viareggio, for it is known to have a more vibrant nightlife scene.
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