Bars in Rome for a post-match drink

Bars in Rome for a post-match drink

Bars in Rome for a post-match drink Watched the game (bars where you can watch for free) but don’t know where to go next? Whether you want to celebrate a Roma win or take your mind off football with friends (in case of a bad result), Rome has so much to offer. Sample cocktails at Rec 23 in Testaccio or try the wide selection of beers at Open Baladin in Torre Argentina, while if you’re fond of the buzz of Trastevere check out ‘Ma che siete venuti a fa’’.

COLA DI RIENZO

Morrison’s

Pub Rome Morrison

Founded in 1994 by Giovanni Boldini and designed by architect McNally, this traditional Irish pub is now run by Luigi Parise. Morrison’s has built up a loyal band of regulars thanks to the events it organises for rugby’s Six Nations, as well as Roma and Italy national team matches. The pub offers a large selection of whiskys, including Lagavulin 12 with its peaty flavour and Talisker 10 with its smokey notes (€10-15). You can tuck into a classic burger (€10) or upgrade to a gourmet whiskey BBQ burger (€13). There are lots of beers on tap, including Guinness, Pale Ale and Brown Ale (pints cost €6, halves €4). Cocktail lovers can sample the pub’s Maracuja Tai (white rum, spiced rum, orange curaçao, lime juice, ginger syrup, malt syrup, maracuja and ginger beer) and Red Cobbler (vodka, merlot, cocoa cream, lime juice, summer fruits and vanilla syrup).

Morrison’s, via Ennio Quirino Visconti 88, tel. (+39) 06 322 2265.

TESTACCIO

Rec 23

Pub Rome Rec 23

A large, modern restaurant where you can also enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a cocktail. Open daily from 18:30 until late (the kitchen closes at 01:00), Rec 23 fuses Sardinian flavours with a New York atmosphere. Whether for dinner or a quick bite to eat between cocktails, the restaurant is big on sharing and street food. Order a plate of nachos (€7.50), meat skewers with mostarda, avocado and prawn pittas (€8) or mini sandwiches and burgers (€7-9), as well as BBQ ribs (€15) and vegetarian ‘meatballs’ with aubergine and cous cous. Join friends for a long drink (€9) or cocktail, like Rec 23’s signature concoction with whisky, vodka and fresh blackberries. There are lots of different whiskys on the menu, from Scotland, the US, Ireland and Japan (€7-14), as well as rums from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Venezuela and even Samaroli, distilled in Ireland (€8-20).

Rec 23, piazza dell’Emporio 1/2, tel. (+39) 06 87462147

TORRE ARGENTINA

Open Baladin

Pub Rome Open Baladin

Open Baladin was set up in 2009 near Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori. Teo Musso was the brains behind the establishment, which is home to one of the capital’s largest selection of craft beers. They have more than  100 different bottled beers from the best domestic brewers, including Super, Belgian Strong Ale, Open White – a wheat beer – and honey-flavoured Mielika. There are as many as 40 draft beers (€5) from lagers to ales, like Cortigiana, and Belgian beers such as Elixir, an amber beer made with the yeast of whisky. You have to try the famous Fatate (€5-7), potato chips made fresh with original flavours including liquorice and sweet paprika. Alternatively, tuck into a panino (€8-14) made from Gabriele’s Bonci’s homemade bread or sample Scrocchette (their take on potato croquettes, available in traditional, cacio cheese and pepper or gateau for €5-6). They also do desserts.

Open Baladin, via degli Specchi 6, tel. (+39) 06 683 8989

CELIO

Tree Folk’s

Pub Rome Tree Folk's

Round the corner from the Colosseum you’ll find this English-style pub. Split over two floors, customers at Tree Folk’s can try one of the many traditional British real ales pulled from a proper pump (€6). The pub also offers a decent menu, try their fish & chips (€7.50) or grab a burger (€7-14), available in several different sizes (100g, 200g and 340g).

Tree Folk’s, via Capo d’Africa 29, tel. (+39) 3493924075.

TRASTEVERE

Ma che siete venuti a fa’

Pub Rome Ma che te lo dico a fa'

Known to regulars simply as ‘Macchè’, this quality bar tucked away behind Piazza Trilussa is one of Rome’s best-known hotspots. Small and always packed, it’s the ideal place for beer lovers. Quench your thirst with bottled or draft beers (€4-6), either propping up the bar or stood outside in the midst of the Trastevere nightlife. Their selection also includes German and Norwegian beers, plus England’s Five Points Pale Ale and Italy’s very own Vento Forte Sour Session.

Ma che siete venuti a fa’, via di Benedetta 25, tel. (+39) 06 6456 2046.

SAN LORENZO

Luppolo 12

Pub Rome Luppolo 12

Owners Diego and Gabriele decided to open in 2012 inspired by their passion for craft beer. Luppolo 12 offers 16 beers on tap, two pump ales and four glass cases that can accommodate up to 150 different bottled beers, including some lambic varieties. Luppolo 12 is large and comfortable and offers Wi-Fi as well as board games and computers to surf the net. ‘Balla coi luppoli’ is an event held every Tuesday with draft beers from just €3.50, while you can enjoy a pre-dinner snack of cheese and cured meats with your beer for €5 every day between 18:00 and 21:00.

Luppolo 12, via dei Marrucini 12, tel. (+39) 320 633 3333

FLAMINIA

Treebar

Pub Rome Treebar

Treebar is a bar-restaurant with a view of the park. Its minimalist yet functional decor gives it a Scandinavian feel, inside a wooden building with lots of windows built in Piazza Manila, next to the disused railway line. Every day they bake bread, focaccia, bread sticks and pizza in their wood-burning oven using organic products from Treefarm. These include the wheat and barley malt to make their lagers, ales and their own brew ‘Apart’ (€5-6). Treebar is also a restaurant, with a menu ranging from home-made fettuccine (€10) to rumpsteak with roast potatoes (€17) and home-made desserts (€6-8). It is equally the ideal spot for a pre-dinner snack (€5): Tuck into a plate of finger food or head there for a post-dinner cocktail (€8-10). You’ll find a young and hip clientele.

Treebar, via Flaminia 226, tel. (+39) 06 3265 2754

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