Looking for a unique bar experience in Rome? Check out one of these hidden speakeasy bars in Rome. Popular in the United States during Prohibition in the 1920’s, speakeasies were one of the only places alcohol could be found. Becoming increasingly popular in the Eternal City, speakeasies are for those looking for a classy bar experience and homemade, exclusive drinks: check the best Speakeasy bars in Rome.
Located in Campo dei Fiori, Coda diGallo is an upbeat speakeasy that you must become an online member of to get into. The password for entry is provided once you join online and make a reservation; both are required for entry at the door to this progressive underground bar. With a focus on bringing people together to share ideas without any prejudice, come here to order a cocktail, meet new people, hear emerging music, and to become a part of their social movement. Fancy attire is required, and live music and events are held each month and are announced on their Facebook page. Not only a bar but a cultural association, Coda di Gallo believes “vivere è incontrarsi” or “to live is to meet” Address: Via del Pellegrino, 13 Phone: +39 066 401 1450 Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 22:00-2:00
This intimate, dimly lit bar is one you have to search to find: it is hidden inside Premiata Panineria al Pigneto, a small sandwich shop. To gain entry, one must call through the telephone next to the door marked “Carpi Scelti”. A local favorite, it’s ideal for a date night or to have a chat at the bar with one of the friendly bartenders – who wear matching outfits! The drinks are tastefully decorated with attention to detail: try something fun like one of the 10 euro cocktails that each come with special decoration. The surrounding neighborhood is filled with tasteful street art and is one of the most multicultural areas of Rome. A Sunday brunch is offered starting at 12:30 each week and food is served every night. The menu, which includes a selection of juicy burgers, various sandwiches, and desserts can be found online.
Smoking inside is allowed, and attire is casual.Address: Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 53 Phone: +39 327 298 3900 Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30-3:00
One of the newer speakeasies in Rome, Club Derrière is right in the center of the city and is connected with the well-known Osteria delle Coppelle restaurant. Using their Facebook page as their main website, the events are updated frequently. Dressy attire and a reservation and password are required, following in the footsteps of other speakeasies in Rome. 10-12 euro drinks are the only thing served at this specialized bar – wine or beer is offered (no food) . The bar is small enough to give an intimate feel, and is classy and vintage in style. Come to the elegant Club Derrière for an exclusive drink and an upscale experience. Address: Vicolo delle Coppelle, 59 Phone: +39 393 566 1077 Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 22:00- 4:00
Disguised as a professor’s apartment in a dark alley, is the only of the few Speakeasy bars in Rome that requires a password and a reservation for entry. Make sure to check the website before you go as the password changes frequently. Ring Professor Jerry Thomas’ doorbell and you are greeted with the entry question through a slot in the door. If you get the password right and have your reservation set, you can enter the private bar that seats up to 40 guests. The place is lit dimly with flickering candles on each table and no flash photography is allowed, just one of the house rules everyone must agree to follow. Set with a vintage style, old artifacts are set throughout the bar, jazz music plays, and potato-infused water is offered on each table. A mix of locals and new guests, young and old have been coming here since the bar opened in 2010. First-time customers fill out a form and for 5 euro get a yearlong membership. Jerry Thomas has been ranked as one of the World’s 50 Best Bars for the last 3 years and continues to be a hit. Starting at 8 euro each, unique, delicious drinks styled after those made in the 20’s are offered as well as beer and wine. This cash-only bar near Piazza Navona is one you don’t want to miss.
Address: Vicolo Cellini, 30 Phone: +39 06.9684.5937 (info) Phone: +39 370.1146.287 (reservation) Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 22:00-4:00
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