The Best in Rome
Rome's PUB CRAWL
by Annelise Catanzaro
Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa’?
Via Benedetta 25 (Trastevere)
tel 06 9727 5218
The name, which loosely translates,
What the Hell Are You Doing Here? belies an excellent reason to stop by this little put: its wide selection of craft beers.
Bir & Fud
Via Benedetta 23 (Trastevere)
06 589 4016
Within staggering distane of the pub listed above, the popular spot offers Neapolitan-style thick-crust pizza to go with your libation, as well as crostino. Nice choice of boutique Italian beers as well as some imports.
Via Degli Specchi 6 tel 06 683 8989
A favorite of Rome's serious foodie population, offers more than 100 craft beers displayed on massive shelving behind the bar. But the food is the real draw, delicious snacks that make the perfect foil to a fine brew: burgers, home made fresh out of the oil potato chips. The star of the place is
Matterino “Teo” Musso, who produces his own beer outside Torino.
Robin Hood's Pub
Via Cavour 162
tel 06 489 03511
If you can't get enough of Italy's pizza, check out Robin Hood Pub for an Italian spin the pub scene. This one specializes in a huge selection of pizzas including appetizer and dessert pizza with flowers, and strawberries. Walk around the horseshoe-shaped venue for good luck. Drinks and live dj 'till closing.
Open 6:30 pm - 2 am.
Shamrock Irish Pub
Via del Colosseo 1/c,
tel 06 679 1729
Steps away from the Coliseum, you'll find a traditional Irish pub with the party inside and outside. The Shamrock hosts Happy Hour until 8 pm, and live Irish music every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Open 1 pm - 2 am.
Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore
tel 06 474 6612
Easy to find facing the church in Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Free entry all year long. Open 8 am - 4 am
Via S. Maria dell'Anima, 18,
Just a sort walk from Piazza Navona, this authentic pub takes it's name from the Latin word for "let's drink!" Weekdays 6 pm-2 am; Saturday, 11 am-2 am; closed Tuesdays.
Finnegan's Irish Pub
Via Leonina, 66-67 (just off Via Cavour)
Finnegan's touts itself as the only Irish-owned pub in Rome. It's also home of the only officially registered Celtic Supporters in Italy. With live music twice a month and live televised sports from football to rubgy and even American football, Finnegan's laid back atmosphere is great for unwinding after a long week... shoot some pool, drink a pint or two... Open weekdays 1 pm -!2:30 am; Saturday-Sunday, noon - 1 am.
Via E. Quirino Visconti 88 (near Piazza Cavour)
tel 06 322 2265
Morrison's offers a relaxed, but fun atmosphere with a full offering of Irish beers, mouth-watering steaks, and a wide array of music from hip-hop and R&B,to revival and classic rock. It's an Irish Pub, with a Roman soul - A.S. Roma that is. And while Roma Soccer games have priority, rugby and other sporting events are also broadcast. Open 11 am - 2 am
Piazza Risorgimento, 16 (Prati)
tel 06 397 543 30
If you're near the Vatican, get the party started early at RisCafè. A peaceful place to linger over coffee in the morning, in the evening it become a raucous bar. The cafè's big screen shows all the games of the English Premier League. If you're feeling adventurous, try their signature drink, the "Italian Spicy," a curious mix of basil, tomato juice, vodka and ginger ale. Open 9:30 am - 2 am
Via dell'Olmata, 43
tel 06 487 2110
The first Irish pub in Rome, open since 1976. Tucked away in a sidestreet near Santa Maria Maggiore, Fiddler's Elbow typically hosts amellow crowd with live Sky broadcasts and traditional music. Open noon-2 am.
Via S. Matino ai Monti, 28
tel 489 04781
After the initial success of Fiddler's Elbow,
Pub-owners Gino, Orazio, Mary and Richard opted to expand their ownership with Druid's Den. This pub also includes live international sports and news coverage, but also live Irish music every Monday evening.
Piazza dell'Esquillino, 1
A Celtic Rock Pub hosting live music every weekend, as well as satellite news and sports. Though nearby, Druid's Rock tends to have a rowdier crowd than its sister pubs, Fiddler's Elbow and Druid's Den. Open 5 pm-2 am
Via S. Prassede
Another sister pub of Fiddler's Elbow, Old Marconi's caters to the German cliente, complete with full German breakfast.
A true gastropub it offers a full lunch and dinner menu. Open noon - 2 am.
Via della Paste, 11a (near the Pantheon)
This dim pub has been the haunt of both international and Italian students for more than 25 years, and the interiors haven't changed a bit. While you may not find Guinness here, you will find some ice cold, green beer, huge foot-long panini, salads, and antipasti. Miscellanea prides itself on its very deep respect for students, and today, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters of past patrons continue to frequent this modest, but welcoming pub.
Roma Caput Mundi
Via Luciano Manara, 64 (Off Via S. Francesco a Ripa)
If you're headed for Trastevere be sure to stop by Roma Caput Mundi for a selection of more than fifty cocktails, delicious homemade sangria, or their infamous one-liter brewskies. With foreign students and Romans alike in attendance, music blasting, and Guiness flowing, Roma Caput Mundi has been know to stay open as long as there's a party to be had. Open everyday from 7 til late.
Scholars Irish Lounge
This American-style pub is always filled with young people. It's 100% Irish owned, so you know you will be getting your fare share of Guiness, and Kilkenny. Their whisky selection is one of the best, with over 200 labels to choose from. Surprisingly, a lot of Italians frequent the place, so it’s not that Americanized. If you are missing out on the NFL, NBA or NCAA, they have a several large screens showing the various games. During all games, pitchers of beer are only €11 euro.
Via Del Plebiscito, 101b (Piazza Venezia)
Open 11am to 4 am tel 06 69202208 (posted by Mihai M)
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