Enjoy an Evening in Roma at one of these top bars

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 where the vibe is very laid back and is considered to be one of those classic watering holes among the young and hipster locals. For a unique night out that you won't forget, book and find the password for entry at Rome's premiere speakeasy, The Jerry Thomas Project. The wine lovers around town usually head to Ai Tre Scalini in Monti or another locals' favorite in the Colosseum area is Divin Ostilia. For a flashier scene, where Italian college students hang out as do young working professionals, Momart in the Piazza Bologna area is definitely the place to be. For a cultural experience that comes around full circle, head to ReD Restaurant & Design at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica where some of the most prestigious concerts are held. In the Prati area, take your pick with Il Sorpasso or La Zanzara. Whatever your fancy, 10Best lets you in on its favorite bars around Rome.

Parioli District


If you're heading to Rome's Auditiorium Parco della Musica for a concert, make sure to grab a drink or dinner at the sleek design restaurant right next door called ReD Restaurant and Design. Its interior decor is donned with chic red lighting,...  Read More



When it comes to aperitivos in Rome, Momart Cafè; definitely gives you more bang for your buck. There aren't too many places in Rome where you can eat an entire pizza for the price of a drink except for Momart Cafè;. And it's exactly for this...  Read More

Salotto 42


Conveniently located across from the imposing Hadrian's Temple, is a tiny sleek bar where locals go to see and to be seen. The interior of this venue is modern and fashionable featuring plushy couches and chairs. The walls are adorned with...  Read More



New York warehouse meets French inspired brasserie in the heart of Rome's Prati district, right by the Vatican City. La Zanzara's offerings are versatile which make it great for an aperitivo, lunch, dinner or after dinner drinks. The kitchen is...  Read More



If a young, professional local crowd - the 'after work drinks' kind of crowd - is your thing, then you'll love Sorpoasso. All-day dining places in Rome are rare and this one's a gem. Grab a coffee and pastry up front, head to the counter for...  Read More

Freni e Frizioni
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Freni e Frizioni (which literally means shocks and brakes)is perhaps one of the most happening places in all of Trastevere. The mechanic shop-turned hipsters' bar is especially popular during aperitivo time. The place gets jumping from 7pm...  Read More



If you're planning to paint the town red in Monti, your first stop should be at the enoteca Ai Tre Scalini. It's THE place to be on the weekends around happy hour time (7pm) and is buzzing pretty much any other night of the week as well. This...  Read More



Located in the heart of Trastevere, Baylon is super popular with locals and foreigners alike. Its all-day dining format keeps it busy with people working off their free wifi during the day and buzzing with locals having aperitivo or an...  Read More



Bars are plentiful in Rome but there is one on the Rome nightlife scene that only makes a mean cocktail but provides for a truly unique night out. The Jerry Thomas Project is a speakeasy bar located in the historic center of Rome, right by...  Read More



The residential area of Monteverde has gained fame in recent times due to its great bars and restaurants which are just a short hop up the hill from Trastevere. One of these is Litro, a chic wine and cocktail bar which specializes in natural and...  Read More


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