There’s no doubt about it, Rome is a city bursting with culture and historic landmarks guaranteed to transport you back in time and spark a desire for adventure. Famous for its food and lesser known for its nightlife, you may be pleasantly surprised when the sun sets.

From rooftop bars to Irish pubs and pub crawls, experience everything on offer with our round up of some of the best bars in Rome, all worth a visit…

STRAVINSKIJ BAR

An award-winning private piazza minutes from the Spanish Steps, this oasis attracts an elegant crowd looking for a modern gathering place.

It’s perfect for sipping on an exotic cocktail mixed by their crew of expert bartenders or enjoying a freshly caught Mediterranean seafood meal as you watch the world go by.

Blue Tour Route, Stop: Ludovisi/Spanish Steps
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LA BOTTICELLA OF POGGI GIOVANNI

Did someone say Spritz? When in Rome there are a few things everyone has to try, a spritzer is one of them. Known for being one of the best cocktail bars in the area, you won’t be disappointed when you venture to La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni. Described as one of the most hospitable bars in the city, don’t be surprised if you end up chatting the night away with the locals. A great spot for a solo traveller.  

Blue Tour Route, Stop: Vatican
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THE PUBLIC HOUSE

If you’re looking for a pub in Rome, look no further than The Public House. With mouth-watering meals cooked in big portions it’s a great place to refuel after a day of activities. Order The Public House Burger and if you have room for dessert, you have to try the tiramisu.

Showing all major sports events on a big screen, this is also one for the football fans abroad. If you’d rather listen to music than catch a game, have no fear, the pub is also home to weekly live music and DJ sets.

Purple & Blue Tour Route, Stop: Piazza Venezia
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LA TERRAZZA DEL CESARI

What’s better than one roof terrace? Two!

One overlooks the Piazza di Pietra, whilst the other offers a breath-taking view of the Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church. With unbeatable views of the city guaranteed, it’s easy to see why even without serving food this is one of the most famous rooftop bars in Rome.

Raise a glass of Italian wine to good health and a great holiday!

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Blue Tour Route, Stop: Piazza Barberini / Spanish Steps
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BAR DEL FICO

Drink like the Romans do at this traditional European bistro. Informal and very delightful, it’s a great place to mingle with locals.

Bar del Fico takes inspiration for its menu from the history of Rome, and infuses it with modern day multi-cultural references. Whether you choose one of the light and healthy dishes on offer at the bar or walk across the venue to the sister location, Ristorante del Fico, you’re bound to eat something tasty. 

Blue Tour Route, Stop: Vatican
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TRINITY COLLEGE PUB

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the owners took inspiration from Trinity College in Dublin. The similarities don’t stop there, guests who are familiar with both may notice a few reconstructions dotted around the pub.

Located in the heart of the city’s historical centre it’s the perfect location for a pit stop. Come here to listen to the latest pop, hip-hop and R’n’B, and enjoy a drink and light snack in one of the best Irish pubs in Rome.

Lookout for large groups of people as this spot is great for a pub crawl.

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Purple & Blue Tour Route, Stop: Piazza Venezia
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47 CIRCUS ROOF GARDEN

Located within the luxury 47 Boutique Hotel, this is arguably the most romantic rooftop bar in Rome. Watch the sun set on this idyllic city here and bag a front row seat to watch the lights being switched on at the nearby monuments. Perfect for those who’ve made a wish in the Trevi Fountain and are waiting for love to find them!

47 Circus Roof Garden only opens between March – October every year. However, during the winter Bistrot Parole in Libertà offers a similar experience whilst keeping you sheltered and warm.

Purple & Blue Tour Route, Stop: Circo Massimo
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Whether you check out one or all of these recommendations, you’re bound to experience the amazing nightlife in some of the best bars in Rome. And, once you’re done with this list, don’t forget to make your way through our guide to the Top 10 Things To Do In Rome