Category Archives: Rome Bars

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 […]

Rooftop Cocktails in Rome: The First Luxury Art Hotel

Living in Rome means I don’t have a lot of reasons to sleep in Rome hotels but I do hang out at them because some are seriously gorgeous. Rome has hotels in incredible locations right in the center of the city. Location, location, location, means views, views, views. Between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del […]

Niji: Cocktails in Trastevere, Rome

I have suddenly acquired a taste for cocktails. I used to shun mixed drinks in favor of wine and beer because the descriptions on the ubiquitous cocktail list brought to mind brightly colored sugary, hangover-inducing abominations. But Rome’s cocktail scene has grown up, and that is obvious at the cozy local haunts like Niji. Niji […]