Rome is into its third millennium of wine consumption and the bars in the city keep getting better and better. Here is a list of places as to where you can get your drink on in Rome.
Whether for aperitivo or drinks, this trendy bar at the heart of Trastevere is the place to be. With lights that are dimmed down and a cozy atmosphere, the bar balances both the chic and the homely with its unique combination of chill music, art, and cocktails. The aesthetic with wax dripped wine bottles, chandeliers, and modern art will ensure that Alembic becomes your go-to spot in the Trastevere.
La Punta Expendio de Agave
The result of three years of travel through Mexico and the prime location within city hot spots The Jerry Thomas Speakeasy and Freni e Frizioni, La Punta Expendio de Agave is a haven for Rome’s wanderlust minds. The owners are well versed in the art of creating Mexican cocktails, specializing in those influenced by the region of Oaxaca. The bar with its strong tequila and Mezcal presence presents an opportunity to learn of a culture outside of Italy.
With its hip interiors, stylish décor and great music, Coffee Pot is the kind of place that demands you to savor it sans the rush. The uber-cool collective space features a lounge that serves up an array of dishes ranging from sushi, tacos, and drinks from an extensive cocktail menu, and also as a bonus opens up an outdoor patio for the summer months.
Bar del Fico
This is the go-to spot for all Romans who crave a good cocktail or two, or just want to show themselves off and be seen. The club is frequented by posh yet cool locals and is a great space to interact with them or to just lounge with a beer or a cocktail while you wait for the nightclubs to come to life. Bar del Fico always has huge crowds inside that often spill into the piazza, making this the prime spot for pretty-people-watching in the city.
A hidden gem just a small distance away from the Piazza Navona, Ex Circus appears to be a cross between a café, a bar and a bistro which also has the perk of doubling as a study room. Homely and hip, this place is perfect for grabbing an aperitivo or a casual drink. But what sets this place apart is not merely the alchemy of alcohol, but also the events they offer that range from art exhibitions to musical events and even yoga lessons.