Category Archives: Rome Bars

Latteria Garbatella: Relaxed Bar and Lounge in Rome

bottles on illuminated bar

Latteria Garbatella is the kind of place I would hang out in all the time if it were in my neighborhood.   Granted, Garbatella is NEXT to my neighborhood so the chic but understated bar is still dangerously close. Think: folk rock playing from vintage speakers and an entrance that is stuffed with mismatched leather […]

Open Baladin: Craft Beer in Rome’s Historic Center

I sometimes forget about Open Baladin. Incredibly central, a huge selection of craft beers and beautifully designed – I should be there more often than I am. But all of those attributes make it a popular place to hang out, with weekend lines stretching out the door. When we were in Torino for a quick […]

Where to Find the Best Wine Bars in Rome, Italy

I love to leverage any Roman weather as a reason to relax more — with a glass of wine in hand. And whether you like trendy vibes, natural wines, or classic enoteca style, there is a wine bar in Rome to suit every taste. I love wine. I loved California wine when I lived in California, and […]

Doppio Zero: Aperitivo Buffet in Rome

It is basically thanks to Doppio Zero that I got my Masters degree. This local bar has one of the best aperitivos in town. Just so we are clear, an aperitivo is how you can eat AND drink on student budget in Rome. The bar is located in Rome’s Ostiense quarter, basically in the shadow of the gasometro. For […]

La Punta: Cocktails in Trastevere, Rome

There are a lot of places I have liked recently in Rome. Mercato Centrale? Intriguing but not somewhere I really want to hang out. Mazzo? Pretty good, but far. Madre? Ok. But it has been a very long time since a new Rome restaurant really impressed me. La Punta is better than good. The new […]

Santo: Bistrot and Cocktails in Trastevere (Rome)

Apparently no one is going to Santo, yet. For the first 30 minutes of our visit, we were the only people in the recently opened cocktail bar and bistrot. Set back off the busiest piazza in Trastevere, you must wind along Via della Paglia before you finally arrive at the new glass doors that lead […]

Cocktails at Stazione di Posta in Testaccio (Rome)

I often bemoan that lack of cool places to hang out in Testaccio. As you can see from my postings, I love my neighborhood, and I want to spend a lot of time in this corner of Rome, but there is a dearth of evening options unless you are into teenage nightclubs. Enter: Stazione di […]