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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.