Category Archives: Rome Bars

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 […]

Bar della Pace is Closed

Bar della Pace was one of those places you agree to meet. A classic stand by. Gilded mirrors, marble top tables, and velvet seats. Bar della Pace was always famous for its outdoor seating. At a small round table, you could sip a drink beside the ivy-covered facade. It was almost guaranteed that someone you knew […]

Craft beer at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa’ in Trastevere, Rome

ma che siete venuti a fa beer in Rome

Inviting sensible friends out for a beer keeps you honest. Any wild guess of which pint is mine? But to be fair, I was just embracing the attitude of Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa’, a tiny pub in one of Trastevere’s many tiny streets. Ma che siete venuti a fa’ essentially translates to: “but what did […]

Queen Makeda: Craft Beer and Aperitivo

I get that it’s only Monday, but I can tell already that this is going to be a long week. Let’s talk about beer. Walking up from Viale Aventino, you will pass some of the lovely villas of San Saba before you reach Queen Makeda Grand Pub. Nestled in a fairly residential area, the pub […]

Vinaietto: Local Wine Bar in the Center of Rome

Wine makes me a little bit sentimental. Weird, right? But bear with me. There are plenty of places to grab a glass of wine in the center of Rome, but one of the best is Il Vinaietto – a small, historic wine shop in the heart of the city. Most popular before dinner, you have to […]

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 […]