Hopside: Craft Beer and Burgers in Rome’s Ostiense

I gave up on hamburgers in Rome a long time ago.

I was also a vegetarian until I moved here, so giving up hamburgers really wasn’t all that difficult.

Italian craft beer

But sometimes you really just want a beer and a burger.

Or three. (Beers, not burgers).

hopside craft beer

Enter Hopside: a great little pub with craft beer on tap and a pretty creative menu.

Hopside Rome Menu

You can find everything from truffled eggs, to beer risotto (intriguing), and huge salads.

But did I already mention the burgers?

burgers in Rome

For just €5, you can order a 4 oz burger with homemade chips. I opted to add guacamole for €1 and that was the right choice.

The burgers are juicy, seasoned and perfectly cooked. Serving it on a buttered bun sealed the deal for me.

Jim’s steak fries were also amazing — probably because it is hard for me to get excited about plain chips, even if they are homemade with organic potatoes.

Beer at hop side rome

The changing beer selection was impressive, with gluten-free beer, saisons, pilsners, double IPAs, and coffee stouts for €5 a glass.

interior hopside

Just a few doors up from Rome’s Cat Cafe, Hopside has an easy but lively vibe.  We ended up at the bar because the tables were all booked for dinner, so it is worth calling ahead to reserve a spot.

hopside craft beer rome

Ostiense is a pretty overlooked part of Rome, but I guess that just means more burgers and beer for me!

Via Francesco Negri, 39
00154 Roma, Italy
Phone:+39 06 6931 3081

Open: Monday-Saturday 5 pm – 2 am. Sunday from 12 pm – midnight.


3 thoughts on “Hopside: Craft Beer and Burgers in Rome’s Ostiense

  1. Lucy @ La Lingua says:

    I can’t deal with crisps/potato chips on the side of a burger! It has to be chips/fries (if you get my meaning.. UK/American haha!) and I can never tell which one I’m ordering in Italy.. it’s patatine fritte vs. patate fritte right? Or have I just forgotten how to speak the language? Anyway… looks delicious! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

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