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7 best cocktail bars in Rome to start and end your night with

Rome is the sort of place everyone will make a pilgrimage to at least once in their lives. From its beautiful historical buildings to delicious Italian food, there’s so much the city to offer. But when night falls, it’s time to make a different sort of pilgrimage – to the cocktail bars in Rome.

Sure, there are many other bars in Rome to check out depending on your preference. There are night clubs that the youth favour, beer joints that serve up craft brews, as well as swanky wine bars of the upper echelon.

However, as the cliche saying goes: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. So head to the cocktail bars that the locals hit up, and you’ll be guaranteed a good perspective of what the Romans like to drink, trending bar designs – no prizes for guessing Prohibition-style and hidden bars – as well as the creative cocktails that are going around.

Ready to visit these cocktail bars in Rome? Continue reading below.

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1. Argot

One of the many hidden bars in Rome, Argot is moody and a harmonious mix of industrial design with grandma chic – think floral armchairs and doilies juxtaposed against exposed-brick and steel pipes. This bar attracts some of the most popular people in town, so expect to dress your best. As for the cocktails, they are unprecedented – the bartenders go wild in here, experimenting with the craziest and most creative concoctions. But if you’re hankering for a classic, they can do it too. 

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Argot
Address
00186, Via dei Cappellari, 93, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Phone
+39 333 768 6847
2. Drink Kong

You don’t have to drink like King Kong to get into this bar. Unlike most bars with its vintage and Prohibition-style decor, Drink Kong stands out with its modern vibes and neon signages. Perhaps the only vintage part is the 80s arcade gaming area, but we’ll let it pass in favour of its fun factor. Drinks are artfully crafted after the bartender has managed to determine if you prefer your cocktails with a sweet, dry, or bitter flavour profile. There’s also a Japanese omakase room for private tastings if you’re feeling fancy. 

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Drink Kong
Address
Piazza di S. Martino Ai Monti, 8, 00154 Roma RM, Italy
Phone
+39 06 2348 8666
3. La Punta Expendio de Agave

Following on the international agave trend, La Punta Expendio de Agave is Rome’s biggest agave bar. It may be a mouthful to say, but we can guarantee a visit to this bar will be worth it. The bar is, naturally, decked out in Mexican details and the menu is even designed to look like a passport. All cocktails are tequila and mezcal-based, so really know what you’re here for. There’s also a Mexican food selection here, perfect for when you tire of having pizza and pasta. 

(Image credit: Facebook/ La Punta Expendio de Agave)

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La Punta Expendio de Agave
Address
Via Santa Cecilia, 8, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Phone
+39 348 587 1914
4. Sacripante Gallery

Should you tire of bars that are constantly hidden, underground, or swathed in darkness, then it’s time to pay a visit to Sacripante Gallery. It’s actually an art gallery with a cocktail bar inside, and space is absolutely gorgeous. The grey stone walls are adorned with different paintings, the cement floors are polished, and the cocktail bar is designed to look like an apothecary. This look extends to the glassware, potion bottles, medicine cabinets, and more. Classic cocktails are where it’s at here, and the bar team behind Sacripante Gallery does those extremely well. 

(Image credit: Facebook/ Sacripante Gallery)

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Sacripante Gallery
Address
Via Panisperna, 59, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Phone
+39 06 4890 3495
5. Salotto42

Salotto42 is one of the bars in Rome that boast a great view without being located at a vantage point. The bar looks out to the columns of the 2nd century Temple of Hardian from within its hole-in-the-wall location. The decoration within the bar is not too shabby too – art pieces decorating the wall as well as stacks of magazines and vinyl records make it seem like someone’s cosy living room. The drinks are equally as excellent, with a team of knowledgeable bartenders raring to whip up some of the most complicated cocktails you desire. If you’re there early in the evening, be sure to sample one (or several) of the bar’s signature Spritzes – there’s a whole menu dedicated to it. It will perhaps come to no surprise that Salotto42 is also in the World’s 50 Best Bars list. 

(Image credit: Facebook/ Salotto42)

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Salotto42
Address
Piazza di Pietra, 42, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Phone
+39 06 678 5804
6. The Barber Shop

This bar ticks off all the makings of a hidden bar: a Prohibition-style decor, Chesterfield loungers, and a traditional barbershop fronting the watering hole. Inside, the crowd is equally as a hipster, but the cocktail list keeps things playful. The bartenders are also a friendly bunch, so don’t be afraid to ask them for something that’s off-menu. 

(Image credit: Facebook/ The Barber Shop)

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The Barber Shop
Address
Via Iside, 2, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Phone
+39 389 508 6037
7. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy

You can’t go on a cocktail bar tour in Rome without stopping by Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, also known as The Jerry Thomas Project. It’s one of the more serious cocktail bars in town, although the bartenders like to keep things light with their theatrics. Naturally, the place is decked in a 20s Prohibition-style decor and is also a hidden bar, in keeping with the trend. 

It may be a members-only bar, but that’s easily fixed. Prior to your trip, go to the bar’s site and sign yourself up as a member, which costs only €5. The website also contains the daily password entrance, as well as an advanced booking option to ensure you won’t turn up disappointed. 

The drinks are definitely worth the hassle getting into the bar. There’s a wide variety of gin lined up, quality ingredients, and a ban on vodka. In fact, the bar is so serious about its cocktails that it got into the World’s 50 Best Bars list.

(Image credit: Facebook/ Jerry Thomas Speakeasy)

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Jerry Thomas Speakeasy
Address
Vicolo Cellini, 30, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Phone
+39 06 9684 5937
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