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Top Choice Bar in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Gatsby Café

There's good reason why the friendly bartenders here all wear flat caps, feather-trimmed trilbys and other traditional gents' hats: this fabulous 1950s-styled space with vintage furniture and flashes of geometric wa…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Il Sorì

Every last salami slice and chunk of cheese has been carefully selected from Italy's finest artisanal and small producers at this gourmet wine bar and bottega (shop), an unexpected pearl for dedicated foodies in San…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Spirito

A fashionable address only for those in the know, Spirito is spirited away behind a simple white door at the back of a sandwich shop in edgy Pigneto. This New Yorker Prohibition–style speakeasy has expertly mixed cr…
Top Choice Cafe in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

La Casetta a Monti

Delicious cakes, pastries and the finest chocolate salami in town is the name of the game at this ubercute cafe, doll's house in size, run with love and passion by Eugenio and Alessandro. Find the cafe, all fresh an…
Top Choice Cafe in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Necci dal 1924

An all-round hybrid in edgy Pigneto, iconic Necci opened as a gelateria in 1924 and later became a favourite of film director Pier Paolo Pasolini. These days, with English chef and owner Ben Hirst at its helm, Necci…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Co.So

The chicest bar in Pigneto, tiny Co.So (meaning 'Cocktails & Social') was founded by Massimo D'Addezio (a former master mixologist at Hotel de Russie) and is hipster to the hilt. Think Carbonara Sour cocktails (…
Cafe in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

La Bottega del Caffè

On one of Rome's prettiest squares in Monti, La Bottega del Caffè – named after a comedy by Carlo Goldoni – is the hot spot in Monti for lingering over coffee, drinks, snacks and lunch or dinner. Heaters in winter e…
Cocktail Bar in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Race Club Speakeasy

Like any good speakeasy, this bar lies underground, and visitors are expected to formally request entrance via a doorbell. Race Club delights until the wee hours, with ever-changing cocktails (€12) such as the Tex W…
Bar in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Gente di San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo's signature neighbourhood bar is a chilled place to hang with students over a drink, snack or meal. The interior is airy, with wooden floors, brick arches and sofas, but the real action happens on the pa…
Bar in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Yellow Bar

With its vintage bar, vaulted ceiling and amusing house rules on a blackboard, this is a definite notch up from your bog-standard pub. Across the street from the hostel of the same name, around-the-clock Yellow is c…