Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Rivendita Libri, Cioccolata e Vino

There is no finer – or funnier – spot in the whole of Rome for a swift French Kiss, Orgasm or One Night Stand than this highly inventive cocktail bar, packed every night from around 10pm with a fun-loving, post-dinn…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Keyhole

The latest in a growing trend of achingly hip, underground speakeasies in Rome, Keyhole ticks all the boxes: no identifiable name or signage outside; a black door smothered in keys; and Prohibition-era decor includi…
Top Choice Cafe in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Bar San Calisto

Those in the know head to 'Sanca' for its basic, stuck-in-time atmosphere and cheap prices. It attracts everyone from intellectuals to keeping-it-real Romans and foreign students. It's famous for its chocolate – com…
Top Choice Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Freni e Frizioni

This perennially cool Trastevere bar is housed in an old mechanic's workshop – hence its name ('brakes and clutches') and tatty facade. It draws a young spritz-loving crowd that swells onto the piazza outside to sip…
Top Choice Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Pimm's Good

'Anyone for Pimm's?' is the catchline of this eternally popular bar with part red-brick ceiling that does indeed serve Pimm's – the classic way or in a variety of cocktails (€10). The party-loving guys behind the ba…
Craft Beer in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Bir & Fud

On a narrow street lined with raucous drinking holes, this brick-vaulted bar-pizzeria wins plaudits for its outstanding collection of craft bir (beer), many on tap, and equally tasty fud (food) for when late-night m…
Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Il Baretto

Venture a little way up the Gianicolo, up a steep flight of steps from Trastevere – go on, it’s worth it. Because there you’ll discover this good-looking cocktail bar where the bass lines are meaty, the bar staff hi…
Bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Meccanismo

This welcoming all-rounder is an easy spot in tourist-busy Trastevere to lounge in comfort (grab an armchair if you can) over breakfast, lunch, an afternoon tea or dusk-time aperitivo with nibbles (€9) until 9pm. Bu…
Cafe in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Caffè Lungara 1940

Run with much pride, passion and creativity by the Nardecchia family for 70-odd years, Caffè Lungara is an address every Roman loves, from students to arts-loving elderly couples. Pop in before or after visiting the…
Cafe in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Terra Satis

This hip neighbourhood cafe and wine bar in Trastavere has it all: newspapers, great coffee and charming bar staff, not to mention vintage furniture, a fantastic peppermint-green 1950s dresser, and comfy banquette s…