Books, wine, and chocolate may very well be my three favorite things in the world. In that order.
Being able to have all three at the same time? I want to go to there.
There is a bar in the Trastevere area of Rome that has hit upon the trifecta: putting a bar in a used bookstore and then serving drinks from said bar in edible chocolate shot glasses.
Yeah. You heard me. Edible chocolate shot glasses:
The chocolate shot glasses are definitely the big draw here, and the staff here are pretty hilarious. All of the drinks are named for sexual positions and the staff will egg you on a bit when you go up and ask for a threesome in Italian. (But they all also speak English).
Most of the drinks are baileys or kahlua based so they go well with the chocolate. The whipped cream is optional but more fun because the staff will really encourage you to pick the shot up with just your mouth – no hands.
Things do get a little messy and there is plenty of innuendoes but it is not a raunchy bar at all. I have been here with my mother-in-law!
I would have taken more photos, but as you can imagine, these drinks didn’t last for very long on the counter.
If you’re looking for a cool bar in Trastevere, this is a fun place to stop in for one drink, but it is not the kind of place where you would stay all night. Just shimmy up to the counter, ask for a BJ, and down it in one go after a few laughs.
Drinks are about €3-4.50 depending on the exact shot you choose.
The chocolatey bar is on Vicolo Del Cinque, near Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Just look for the line and the menu of chocolate confections!
You can also buy chocolate candies if you prefer. Most of the used books are in Italian but they are also fun to browse.
Cioccolata e Vino
Vicolo de’ Cinque, 11A
Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
Phone: +39 06 5830 1868
Open: From 7 pm – 2 am Monday – Friday. Open 2 pm – 2 am on Saturday and Sunday.