Category Archives: Rome Bars

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. But sometimes you really just want a beer and a burger. Or three. (Beers, not burgers). Enter Hopside: a great little pub with craft beer on […]

Coffee Pot Trastevere: Cocktails and Sushi Tacos

Coffee Pot is one of those places that is *so cool.* I tried to go opening night, when they inaugurated their new location in Trastevere. This… was a mistake.  People were smushed in everywhere and it was obvious that it would take 30 minutes to even make our way to the bar.  We hurriedly executed […]

Modern Cocktails at Pasticcio

UPDATE AUGUST 2018: Pasticcio is now closed. The location is now PianoAlto. I lived in Los Angeles for 6 years. Some of my best friends still live in LA, but I had to leave before it drove me absolutely crazy. I still go back to DTLA every year to get a taste of the craziness– […]

Il Goccetto: Rome’s Coziest Wine Bar

Living most of my life in Southern California, I never really experienced what people like to call “winter.” I remember being so jealous of people who could actually wear pea coats. Pea coats were the cutest! Since moving to Rome and acquiring my own winter accessories arsenal, I get it. Winter is cold. All those […]

Post-Shopping Beer

I often walk to the centro storico, and since I live in Testaccio, this is a bit of a stroll. Certainly nothing outrageous, but it’s more than a quick jaunt around the corner. What starts out as a great idea for some exercise, turns to self doubt as I round Teatro Marcello and find myself […]

Hotel Raphael: Rooftop Bar in Rome

sunset over church domes from the rooftop restaurant at hotel raphael in Rome

There are a lot of great rooftop bars in Rome, but one of the most intimate and charming is the tiny seating area at the tippy top of Hotel Raphael.  It might seem strange to hang out at a hotel if you LIVE in Rome, but this is truly a unique and beautiful place in a […]