Campo dei Fiori, Rome
Campo di Fiori is a piazza lined with bars, and is a very popular place at night for grabbing a drink. There is a trick, however, as this spot is anything but secret. When I was living there, I was warned by Italians and non-American expats alike where the bars were to avoid, because the Americans took them over. One of them is here in Campo, and it is called The Drunken Ship. If you want to find some Americans to party with, this is the place. But if you want to go where the locals go, try some of the other enotecas in the piazza. If you are facing The Drunken Ship, to the left there are 2 enotecas side by side. The second one is very cheap, comparatively. You have to look close to see that these two are seperate. But once you have your drink, everyone tends to hang out outside, to socialize and people-watch.
Dress Code: As always, looking nice is better, but not required.
This plaza is a good place to go any night of the week. There are always people talking and drinking in the plaza, or in one of the bars/clubs that line the plaza.
We were hanging out at a bar there called "Sloppy Sams". But as soon as you go to that plaza, they will probably be handing you flyers from different places, you can take your pick. Sloppy Sam's has a website, but it is not working right now. According to their flyer, Sloppy Sams is open 365 days per yr. Happy Hr is 4-8 pm Mon-Fri.
Dress Code: People dress casual.
This place is pretty wild. theres a host of bars catering to american and english speaking tourists. Such as: The Drunken Ship and Sloppy Sams. Its a great place to drink and get crazy if you like a wild atmosphere. Also, just as much fun is people watching. Sit out on the patio of one of the more mild wine bars, and watch as drunk tourists and pub crawls come strolling throuh.
Dress Code: No real dress code. Generally people in Italy do dress up when though go out though. Probably wont be a factor since this area caters to tourists.
A open air market by day and a jumping street party at night. Lots of resturants, bars, and gelaterias (ice cream shops). When Rome won the soccer championship, there was a large party with fireworks and people chatting.
Dress Code: Come as you are! As long as you are dressed in something!
Campo dei Fiori - by day it's an open air market, by night in the summer its where tourists go to get drunk and be hit on by italian men (girls any way). This place is fun until you realize that the italians who are there are only there to pick up on girls. Rarely did I see italian women here and frankly I don't blame them. But hey, it's good people watching and drinking in a public square can be fun with the right group of friends. And I have to say I did meet a few nice kids there, but only because one of them liked my roommate.
Dress Code: Pretty much anything goes as it is a public space.
It is a fun place for watching your Italiens and some tourist sitting and drinking and enjoying oneself. This square is suroundet by lots of bars and cafes. Prices are reliable, but do not drink beer. It seems to be the most expensive drink, like all over in Rome.
Bars close at 2am but people will stay there longer. Recomendet rather for younger than for older tourists.
Dress Code: whatever you like is fine.