With its modish decor, neon lights and talented cocktail team, Drink Kong has quickly become the talk of the town since it first opened last year. Helmed by Patrick Pistolesi, one of the city's leading barmen, the 300-square-foot-space spans four rooms inspired by ‘80s arcade games. Sleek and sexy, the carefully-crafted lighting enhances the mood and the mixologists serve excellent drinks based on your preference for sweet, dry or bitter drinks. Drink Kong also features a Japanese omakase room that is reserved for private tastings and master classes.
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.