The 15 best bars in Rome
When it comes to the best bars in Rome, a scene forever defined by old-fashioned but ever-charming enotecas (wine bars) and hip restaurants has been transformed in the past ten years by a slew of new speakeasies, rooftop lounges (some linked to hotels) and even dive-y beer bars. At the top of our list, Drink Kong, a one-year-old cocktail den by the city’s market, exemplifies the latest local drinking trend: perfectly prepared cocktails in sleek settings served by top-notch mixologists. But, although Romans are all in when it comes to fancy drinks, there is something to be said about the everlasting power of wine bars that have been the thing to do and places to visit in Rome for 2,000 years. The taste for the grape that ancient Romans developed is clearly not going anywhere. Check out our list of best imbibing spots in town right here.
The 12 best rooftop bars in Rome
Although in cities across the world an escape from tourists takes the form of ventures down little-known side streest, in the capital of Italy, respite comes in the form of the best rooftops in Rome. Here, the crowds can be relentless – whether visiting top attractions, chugging wine at local bars or trying to grab a yummy gelato – and, to truly do as the Romans do, only going a few floors up will get you closer to living the real dolce vita. We highlight the very best rooftop bars in Rome, offering out-of-the-ordinary, mesmerizing views with a side of top-notch drinks and food. You'll never want to come back down again, trust us. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in Rome