The Best Bars in Rome Right at your Fingertips

Nicole Arriaga

By , Local Expert, Rome
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While Romans aren't big drinkers, they do like to have an occasional cocktail or glass of wine after work or dinner to meet up with friends. In Rome, bars come a dime a dozen and if you don't know where to look you could be missing out on some pretty cool water holes during your vacation. For a mixed bohemian crowd, the artsy and wannabees head to Freni e Frizioni in Trastevere and Libreria Caffè Bohemien in Monti. The vibe at these places is very laid back and is considered to be one of those classic watering holes among the young and hipster locals. For a flashier scene, where Italian college students hang out as do young...  Read more »

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    ReD Restaurant & Design

    • Type: Bar, Lounge
    • Neighborhood: Parioli District

    Local Expert Tip: "During the summertime (especially around July) when the Auditorium holds its outdoor summer concerts next to this bar, it's often difficult to get a table outside where prime seating is al fresco."

     
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    Libreria Caffe' Bohemien

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the Libreria's aperitivo buffet nightly from 7-pm for just €8."

     
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    Fluid

    Local Expert Tip: "It's best to come early here, as this place small and very popular. Which means, if you come late, you could be left without a seat."

     
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    Momart Cafè

    Local Expert Tip: "Unfortunately, this place won't let you in and be seated until your entire party has arrived. On the weekends, Momart gets packed, so be sure to arrive early and put your name on the list."

     
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    Numbs -Corso Trieste

    Local Expert Tip: "Numbs has a pretty good aperitivo from 7pm-9pm featuring plenty of food from the buffet bar. All you need to do is purchase a drink and you get to nibble away on the pasta, pizza and other great veggies that they have to choose from!"

     
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    Société Lutece

    Local Expert Tip: "Like Freni and Frizioni, the inside of the place is quite small. Which means if you don't feel like standing, make sure to show up early."

     
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    Salotto 42

    Local Expert Tip: "This bar is rather small which means it gets quite packed during aperitivo hour. When the inside becomes standing room only, most people tend to spill out into the piazza outside with their drinks"

     
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    Ai Tre Scalini

    Local Expert Tip: "If you come here past 7pm, don't even think about sitting. You'll have to settle on sipping your wine in standing room only as the tables and chairs go by fast around this hour."

     
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    Freni e Frizioni

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want a place to sit, this is not the place to do it. While they do have a few tables, mainly people come here to stand while sipping on their cocktails. There's not even all that much room in the bar itself. Most of the action and party spills out into the tiny little piazza that this bar faces."

     
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    'Gusto Wine Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "In the warmer months, the outdoor seating area is a lovely place to relax over drinks."

     

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