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The 5 Best Hotel Bars in Rome

Ariston Anderson | April 27, 2018

In Rome bar culture is focused on coffee during the day and aperitivo before dinner. But if you're looking to send an evening in a unique atmosphere, its top hotels have plenty of options. From the best garden bars to the best rootfop bars in Rome, these stand out for their incredible cocktails and even better settings.

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Il Palazzetto

Why it made the list

While customers have complained of poor service given the popularity of the locale, tourists still flock here for the stunning, singular view overlooking the Spanish Steps. Drinks are steep, but worth the grande bellezza-like experience. For a more budget option, grab a bottle and some cups and sit on the steps themselves.

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Marcella Royal Hotel

Why it made the list

At Royal Marcella, you'll find a stunning rooftop garden bar with a view directly onto St. Peter’s Dome. The panoramic terrace is popular with couples for the romantic setting. The charming bar above the Vatican Walls is covered with planted flowers and trees for a wonderful aroma on hot summer nights.

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Palazzo Naiadi Hotel

Why it made the list

If you're looking for a romantic spot the Tazio Bar is the ultimate champagne bar. Richly lit in red and gold hues, the checkerboard marble flooring and velvet lounge chairs bring to life the dolce vita era. And as the sun sets head up to the rooftop pool terrace for another cocktail overlooking the city at night.

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Palazzo Manfredi

Why it made the list

The covered Lounge Bar at Palazzo Manfredi puts you in the middle of Rome's most luscious greenery. With views onto the Oppian Hill gardens and the Imperial Fora, you can breathe in the scents of Roman pine and fauna while enjoying a drink from their incredible wine list. Full of chaise lounges and large wicker chairs, it's a great place to take a break from sightseeing the Colosseum or Roman Forum just next door.

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Hotel de Russie

Why it made the list

Rome's most fashionable crowds gather at the picturesque outdoor piazza of the Stravinskij Bar with its tiered outdoor gardens covered in ivy. They have a full menu of healthy drinks, like fresh juices and smoothies, as well as a range of high-end cocktails, including the best martini in town.

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