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  • 1. Ai Tre Scalini

    Monti | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    An ivy-covered wine bar in the center of Monti, Rome's trendiest 'hood, Ai Tre Scalini has a warm and cozy menu of delicious antipasti and light...Read More

  • 2. Antica Birreria Peroni

    Piazza di Spagna | Bars/Pubs

    For beer lovers, the Art Nouveau–style halls of Antica Birreria Peroni will enchant you with their turn-of-the-20th-century atmosphere, not...Read More

  • 3. Bar del Fico

    Piazza Navona | Cafes–Nightlife

    Bar del Fico looks a lot different from the days of yore when raucous outdoor chess matches accompanied cocktails at the once-bare-bones local...Read More

  • 4. Etablì

    Piazza Navona | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    If you set up a wine bar in your living room, it’d feel a lot like Etablì. This is the perfect spot for meeting friends before a night out on...Read More

  • 5. Freni e Frizioni

    Trastevere | Cafes–Nightlife

    This hipster hangout has a cute artist vibe, and is great for an afternoon coffee, tea, or aperitivo, or for late-night socializing. In warmer...Read More

  • 6. Roof Garden Bar at Grand Hotel della Minerve

    Piazza Navona | Bars/Pubs

    During warm months, this lofty perch offers perhaps the most inspiring view in Rome—directly over the Pantheon's dome. The Roof Garden has an...Read More

  • 7. Tazio Bar

    Repubblica | Bars/Pubs

    A chic champagne bar named after the original Italian paparazzo Tazio Secchiaroli, this spot in the Palazzo Naiadi brings a very dolce vita...Read More

  • 8. Tram Depot

    Testaccio | Cafes–Nightlife

    A coffee stand by day and cocktail bar by night, this outdoor establishment began life as a city tram car back in 1903. Now the historic carriage...Read More

  • 9. Alexanderplatz Jazz Club

    Prati | Music Clubs

    The black-and-white-checker floors of Alexanderplatz, Rome's most important live jazz and blues club, are reminiscent of Harlem's 1930s jazz...Read More

  • 10. Antica Enoteca

    Piazza di Spagna | Cafes–Nightlife

    Piazza di Spagna's staple wine bar literally corners the market on prime people-watching. Cozy up to the counter to sip a drink under the charming...Read More

  • 11. Big Mama

    Trastevere | Music Clubs

    Open since 1984, Big Mama is Trastevere's homegrown institution for live music, including jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, international, and...Read More

  • 12. Black Market San Lorenzo

    San Lorenzo | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    This bare-bones speakeasy-style bar offers top-notch cocktails expertly mixed with bitters or fruit, artisanal beer, organic wine, and a full...Read More

  • 13. Bukowski's Bar

    Borgo | Bars/Pubs

    This cozy spot outside the Vatican is furnished like a familiar living room with a giant velvet sofa and armchairs, making it easy to meet the...Read More

  • 14. Café Doney at the Westin Excelsior

    Piazza di Spagna | Cafes–Nightlife

    Nattily dressed businesspeople and harried tourists enjoy signature martinis at the street-side Café Doney, Via Veneto's grand dame, in front...Read More

  • 15. Caffè Propaganda

    Monti | Cafes–Nightlife

    Propaganda is reminiscent of Parisian brasseries of the 1930s, with charming bar design, sultry music, a clever cocktail menu, and creative...Read More

  • 16. Charity Café

    Monti | Music Clubs

    An intimate jazz club with live music performances nightly, Charity hosts local and international jazz musicians in a relaxed atmosphere. ...Read More

  • 17. Co.So. Cocktails & Social

    Pigneto | Cafes–Nightlife

    This sleek and modern spot is owned by Massimo d'Addezio, who used to be the barman at Stravinskij Bar in Rome's luxury Hotel De Russie, so...Read More

  • 18. Eataly Roma Repubblica

    Repubblica | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    If food is a religion in Italy, Eataly is its temple of worship. Although not as large as its Ostiense outpost, this new location is much easier...Read More

  • 19. Fiddler's Elbow

    Esquilino | Bars/Pubs

    The oldest Irish pub in Rome, the proud Fiddler's Elbow is a rustic, traditional pub that probably hasn't changed since it first installed its...Read More

  • 20. Fonclea

    Prati | Music Clubs

    Conveniently just around the corner from Castel Sant'Angelo, Fonclea jams with live music every night of the week—from jazz and Latin American...Read More

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