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Open Baladin

Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs
Open Baladin
Kimmo Mäkeläinen

This bar might not be a venue for a romantic tryst, but if you’re seeking great beer and bustle, this is your place.

Dynamic northern Italian brewer Teo Musso is turning more and more of his fellow countryfolk into beer drinkers. Open Baladin, with its ‘wall of beer’ – about 100 labels served bottled, displayed up one wall of this buzzing venue – and a choice of 40 or more on tap, is his first Roman venture. Bar-snack food, from mounds of chicken wings to gourmet hamburgers, melt-in-the- mouth mozzarella and a signature scrambled egg with bacon helps the brews from many of Italy’s smallest and most interesting producers slip down nicely. This is not a venue for a romantic tryst: most nights, downstairs is utter chaos, upstairs only slightly less so. But if you’re seeking beer and bustle, this is your place.

By: Time Out editors


Venue name: Open Baladin
Address: Via degli Specchi, 6
00186 Roma RM
Opening hours: Open noon-midnight daily. Closed 2 weeks Aug.
Transport: Tram 8
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