Drinks, Aperitfs and music
Few places that might be interesting for you:
BarBar – Via Crescenzio, 18 – Tel. 06.68308435. Hours 19.00 – 3.00. Closed on Monday. Cocktail bar. First loungebar New York style. Minimal interior with big sculptures and small waterfalls. Cigar room.
Bloom – Via del Teatro Pace, 29/30 – Tel. 06.68802029. Hours 19.00 – 2.00. Closed onTuesday. Free entrance. A high tech New York-style design restaurant on two levels (international, oriental inspired cuisine) with a sushi bar and music.
Duke’s – Viale Parioli, 200 – Tel. 06.80662455. Hours 19.30 – 2.00. Closed on Saturday. Free entrance. Trendy, contemporary Californian style cocktail bar. International cuisine. with Californian touch.
ES Hotel 7th Floor – Via Turati – Tel. 06.4448411 – www.eshotel.it Sette - gourmet restaurant overlooking the swimming pool. Hours 19.30 – midnight. Zest - Top floor restaurant, informal setting for all-day dining, Mediterranean cuisine. Hours 13.00 – midnight. Also available for private hire.
Gilda – Via Mario de’Fiori, 97 – Tel. 06.6784838 – www.gildadiscoclub.it Hours 23.30 – 5.00. Closed on Monday. Entrance fee Friday, Saturday and Sunday Euro 20,66. The place to spot famous Italian actors and politicians. The sophisticated nightspot near Spanish Steps has a piano bar as well as a restaurant and dance floors with live and disco music. Jackets are required. Gilda has opened a new place dedicated to wine tasting “Le Cru a Gouter” - Via Mario de’Fiori, 98/99 - Tel. 06.6784838. Hours 17.30 – 23.30. Closed on Mondays.
Goa - Via Libetta, 15 – Tel. 06.5748277. Hours 23.00 – 3.00. Closed on Monday. Famous disco with original and avant-garde music. Ethnic and industrial style interior.
Gusto Wine Bar & Hostaria – Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 9 – Via della Frezza, 23 – Tel. 06.3226273. Hours 11.00 – 1.00. Always open. Free entrance. Winebar /Restaurant. Minimal-chic, fancy food and great wine list. Jazz, fusion and swing concerts. Buffet brunch on Saturday and Sunday 12.30 – 15.30
Ketumbar – Via Galvani, 24 – Tel. 06.57305338. Hours 20.00 – 3.30. Closed on Sunday. Free entrance. Discobar. Trendy place divided in various spaces, oriental and minimalist atmosphere for dinner and after dinner. Fusion kitchen and good wine list, restaurant open until midnight. Chill-out and lounge music.
La Maison – Vicolo dei Granari, 4 – Tel. 06.6833312 – www.lebain.it Hours 23.00 – 4.00. Closed on Monday. Entrance fee Saturday and Sunday Euro 15,00. Disco. Exclusive, fashionable and intriguing. Lounge and ethnic music. After midnight you can dance to the latest tunes.
La Suite – Via degli Orti di Trastevere, 1 – Tel. 06.5861888. Hours 24.00 – 4.00. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Disco. Famous, international atmosphere that reflects the free spirit of the ‘70s. Possible to dine with and fruit while listening to lounge music.
Le Bain Art Gallery – Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 32/a – Tel. 06.6865673 – www.lebain.it Hours 19.00 – 2.00/20.00 – 24.00 restaurant. Closed on Monday. Free entrance. Fashionable Champagne-lounge, a favourite with bon vivants in search of the pleasure of exclusive atmospheres, washed in distinctive red and with an ultra-modern design.
Piazza di Siena Art Cafè – Viale del Galoppatoio, 33 – Tel. 06.36006578 – www.piazza-di-siena.it. Hours 19.30 – 3.00. Closed on Monday. Fusion. Exhibitions, fashion shows, disco and live music. Big open space under Villa Borghese. Elegant and trendy, minimalist interior New York style with DJ.
Other popular places for a drink and aperitif at the moment are:
Salotto 42 (Near the Pantheon)
Societé Lutece (Piazza di Montevecchio)
Etabli (near Navona Square)
Freni e Frizioni (Trastevere)