Jonathan's Angels, Rome
Jonathan's Angels is one of the most bizarre bars I have ever been to.
It is owned by an ex-circus acrobat, Jonathan, who is also a bit of an artist......the bar is decorated in paintings of the man himself, impersonating famous people - eg. Jonathan as the Pope, Jonathan as Napoleon etc
Any wall space not covered with paintings of Jonathan is covered with other quirky paraphernalia. But the most bizarre of all is the toilet, which is worth a visit, even if you don't need to "go".
Staff are friendly and drinks are good, but not cheap - well worth a visit though!!
Dress Code: No one takes any notice of you, there is too much else to see here!!
This tips should probably be classified as an amusement park! Romping about Roma with VT friend, Kathryn, it occurred to me that she just must see Jonathan's. We had spent such a lovely time in the rear salon of Cafe Antico Greco - now we had a rare opportunity to go from the sublime to the ridiculous (literally)! We found Jonathan's and just ducked inside as one of those impromptu little rainstorms hit the streets of Rome. I don't know what was more fun - the place itself or Kathryn's expressions as we discovered one off-beat item after another.
The bathroom is not to be missed. I ordered Pernod w/water back and received a huge glass that was half full - easily 3 times the ordinary serving - Kathryn had a glass of wine and our bill was 12 Euro.
Jonathan's Angels in Via dell Fossa is worth a visit for the bizarrely-decorated toilets alone, let alone the amicable avant-garde atmosphere and great cocktails. The whole, small room is decorated with paintings made by the pictoresque owner, who is always sitting at the counter welcoming the guests! You can enjoy and dance good music played by the resident dj and, if you wish to know something about your future, there is also a fortune-teller available (by paying) to read your hand.!
This is definitely an eclectic bar maybe 200-300 m away from Piazza Navona.
The owner bears a strange resemblance to Kenny Rogers. They play a variety of music while I was there it was Enrique Iglesias and latin/salsa music.
The bathroom is interesting....Let me just put it at that. You will have to see for yourself
Dress Code: This is kind of a last call place, people come from other nightclubs here.