Popular Blackmarket Opens Third Venue in Monti
For those of you who want to be transported back to the roaring twenties, and for the lovers of cocktails, good food and live music, Blackmarket Hall will definitely be your new haunt. The third venue of Blackmarket, this cocktail bar has nestled itself into Rome’s Monti neighborhood, just a few steps from Blackmarket Monti on Via Panisperna where the new venue extends its opening hours to 3AM unlike its predecessor.
As you enter Blackmarket Hall you realize that you’ve crossed over into a totally different era. The design of the place itself is reminiscent of a hotel, with pigeon holes lining the wall to give patrons the feel as though they’re checking into the Hall. The style harkens back to Kubrick’s “Overlook Hotel” in The Shining, with dim lighting, hardwood surfaces, and classic furnishings.
What is particularly interesting about this space is the fact that it is divided into separate rooms, each with its own particular design and theme. The first room is a scarlet Gatsby-esque lobby complete with an upright piano, message compartments, classic artwork and photos. As you descend the stairwell you come across the nooks and crannies and cozy corners that Blackmarket is known for. The next set of rooms includes a hardwood pavilion lit up by overhanging crystal chandeliers and an intrigued caved room, a vestige of when the building once served as a monastery.
The aesthetic charm of the place also finds its way into their bar, where the cocktails and drinks are prepared by their mixologists. Their extensive drinks menu and their spin on popular cocktail classics will have you sampling something new each time you go.
And as far as dining is concerned, Blackmarket Hall is definitely a place where you can enjoy a hearty burger if you find yourself feeling peckish, and for those of the vegan persuasion there are a couple of veggie burger alternatives along with a number of salads to choose from. If you’re in a snacking mood, we recommend their Polpettine di Mare, fried seafood meatballs made with Mediterranean spices accompanied by a sour cream dip. Their food menu also extends to serving fish in different varieties, from the popular English dish of fish and chips to shrimp tartare made from red Sicilian shrimp and a red wine reduction to give it that acidic kick.
But Blackmarket Hall doesn’t stop at keeping your cup or your belly full, each weekend will be a chance for you to enjoy live music entertainment where a host of different artists will enter the hall to whisk you away on a soulful night of musical discovery. Be sure to check their Facebook page BlackMarketHall for regular updates on events and performances.
Via de Ciancaleoni, 31 (Monti)