Freni e Frizioni

Top choice bar in Trastevere & Gianicolo

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 superbly mixed cocktails (€10) and seasonal punches, and fill up on its lavish aperitivo buffet (7pm to 10pm). Table reservations essential Friday and Saturday evenings.

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