Bars in Rome

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While enoteche (wine bars) are the local haunt and rooftops are ace for the views, Rome's cocktail scene of speakeasies, chic bars, and ever... Read More

While enoteche (wine bars) are the local haunt and rooftops are ace for the views, Rome's cocktail scene of speakeasies, chic bars, and everything in between has quickly established itself as more than an alternative. You’ll find plenty of proper cocktails at the Jerry Thomas Project and the Deer Club inside D.O.M. hotel. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and enjoy an aperitivo—Aperol Spritz and Fragolino are two of the classics—at an al fresco spot like Ciampini, which is great for people-watching. Some bars, like Freni e Frizioni in Trastevere, set out an elaborate spread of small bites for aperitivo, which is included in the price of a drink. Of course, wine is always a great choice at any time of day or night, especially at standbys like the Antica Enoteca near the Spanish Steps, where the bartenders can guide you through the extensive wine list.

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  • The American Bar at the Hotel Forum

    Ignore the rooftop restaurant of the Hotel Forum and head straight to its tower alcove where the tiny American Bar reigns over the neighborhood and... Read More

  • Antica Enoteca

    The 19th-century enoteca is a tried and true Piazza di Spagna haunt. The rustic wine bar and trattoria maintains much of its original decor, including a... Read More

  • Brasserie 4:20

    Once you find this small pub, you're never going to want to leave. Brasserie 4:20 is a craft beer paradise with its incredible selection of hops and... Read More

  • Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa'

    This place stocks a great selection of labels—bottles and bottles of craft beers from across the globe and 16 draught beers from Scotland, England,... Read More

  • Co.So. Cocktail & Social

    Try one of the offbeat concoctions like the frothy Carbonara Sour, made with pork-jowl-infused vodka, lemon juice, black pepper, simple syrup, and egg... Read More

  • Deer Club

    In the warm months, the Deer Club moves upstairs to the rooftop terrace, where the view of Rome's many cupolas is almost as incredible as the cocktails. Read More

  • Freni e Frizioni

    The bar's name, which translates to brakes and clutches, is a nod to its former life as an auto-body shop. Today, the decor is cool but polished with... Read More

  • Jerry Thomas Project

    The present-day bartenders are Italy's who's who of mixologists and inventors of incredibly crafted cocktails, many of which incorporate rare liquors,... Read More

  • Litro

    Litro is noted for its wine list, which has an intense focus on natural and biodynamic wines, but those in for a liquor kick will be satiated by a... Read More

  • Open Baladin

    The bar stocks approximately 150 beers—Baladin labels among many others. Burgers are a major draw, but the fatate (homemade potato chips) take the... Read More

  • Caffè Propaganda

    A vintage marble bar, subway tiled-walls, glittering chandeliers, and leather banquettes are the backdrop to a very precise bar helmed by Patrick... Read More

  • Salotto 42

    Salotto 42 is Rome's stylish bookbar where the glitterati leaf through Phaidon editions and design magazines while sipping on Aperol Spritzes and Negronis. Read More

  • Stravinskij Bar

    The Hotel de Russie's Stravinskij Bar is all that and more—a stylish cocktail bar in Rome's most luxurious hotel that put mixology on the map in the... Read More

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