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If the owners - a Swedish model and her Italian beau - do not add enough glitter to this bar, the influx of local and international celebrities makes up for it. Settle into funky, stuffed armchairs and enjoy the ambiance of the comfy dining area, designed to look like a posh living-room in a swanky modern home. Salotto 42 also doubles up as a coffee shop for a quick snack or a cup of the steaming brew. There is a smorgasbord of Scandinavian cuisine, with delicious Swedish finger food to choose from. Art and fashion magazines (carelessly strewn about) help to while away time rather than twiddling thumbs.
One of the most appreciated places in the neighborhood of Monti, Caffè Bohèmien can be visited for fun times as well as for quiet moments or reading your favorite book. The small menu consists of contemporary pastas, soups and other dishes for quick bits. They also offer a small cocktail, wines and whiskey collection to enjoy in the company of the grand piano that can be played by anyone. Their space can also be used by photographers, painters and artists for exhibiting their work for the arty patrons. So whether a casual hangout or an entertaining evening dinner, this place is sure a must visit! Reservations on the weekends is a must. Check out the website or call ahead for more information.
Ristocampo is a small café in the district of Trastevere. It has a small veranda as it is on a walking street, and their menu offers a variety of snacks and drinks (including cocktails). It is also usually full on weekends and it is popular among locals. All major credit cards accepted, so rest assured you will have a great time. For more information on events and reservations, call ahead.
A relaxed atmosphere, cool music, a hip young crowd, inventive cocktails and endless healthy free food. This is what to expect from Freni Frizioni, one of the best examples of an aperitivo' bar that Rome has to offer. Popular in the north of Italy, the aperitivo is Italy's answer to pre-dinner cocktails. Couscous, grilled vegetables, bruschetta and pastas are constantly replenished as the stylish young crowd chows down while sipping on their drinks. The bar itself has a laid back alternative vibe with mix-matched vintage furniture, stacks of club flyers and blasting beats. Once an auto body shop, hence the name: Freni (breaks) and Frizioni (clutch), the bar accommodates patrons both inside as well as outside on the large adjacent piazza. A favorite among Romans in the know, especially during the summer when the outside piazza is in full swing, this bar retains its allure well into the night. Check out the website for more information.
Though the oldest pub in the city, The Fiddler's Elbow has maintained the top spot in the nightlife of Rome with its impressive promotions, food and beverage list and the fun options that it serves. This famous Irish pub is always packed with residents and passing visitors. It is an excellent place to hang out in one of the many little adjoining rooms or to play a game of darts or pool. There is a good choice of draft beers, such as Guinness, Becks and Kilkenny, as well as pub food and snacks. The onsiteTV screen also hosts popular match screenings.
At L'Oasi della Birra, beer rules the menu. There is a huge choice of draft beers and has everything from Weiss to red Marzen, to clear Oktoberfest , Salvador, and also Christmas beer when its season. There is a good variety of food that varies from snacks to soups to to complement your lively drinks.
This is one of Rome's best-stocked wine bars. Also a wine shop, the interior is elegant and the courteous, professional service makes it a pleasant spot to unwind. There is a huge assortment of wines and a fine choice of food, including assortments of cheese served best with wine, soups and snacks. The venue is always abuzz with activity with a lot of events taking place like wine tastings and food courses. Always ready with something to snack on, Trimani Il Wine Bar is a welcome respite for locals and travelers alike.
This successful beer garden located in the district of San Lorenzo boasts of a lively music culture, aided by an excellent collection of beers as well as the carefully selected assortment of whiskey and rum. Draft Guinness, cocktails and spirits are available and happy hour lasts until 9pm. A great hang-out, Rive Gauche is an apt venue to catch up with friends, read a few magazines, or just have a good time.
This is an established bar on Via Ostiense that offers good music every evening while you eat. Set up in an old saw-mill, the furnishings are all made in solid wood and make for fascinating views and conversation over an afternoon drink. In summer, benches and tables are placed outside. There are cocktails and a range of beers available which can be accompanied by snacks, small pizzas, piadinas and typical German foods.
Momart Cafe is a classy and hip cafe that attracts the posh crowd. The ambiance is dim lit, elegant and lively. The huge variety of the buffet menu will leave you contemplating on what to choose. For hanging out here in the evenings, they also offer delicious quick bites and a special happy hour menu. They offer a very extensive collection of cocktails, wines and spirits that you can accompany with your drinks. Organize some of your most special occasions and they will customize the buffet menu for you. For reservations and more information, call ahead.