Via Panisperna, 101
Open daily, 6pm-2am
For those of you wanting to discover an authentic underground venue in Rome without a line of wannabe hipsters out the front, Blackmarket might be the spot for you. This place features a raw venue with dim lighting, second hand vintage furniture and an array of nooks and crannies perfect for curling up into and enjoying a great glass of wine or a cocktail. For art lovers, each week Blackmarket hosts an array of cultural events, ranging from intimate indie rock concerts to art exhibitions.
Via Panisperna, 59
Open Tues-Sun, 7pm-2am
Built into the bones of an old convent, Sacripante Gallery strives to mix the old with the new. As you step inside this dual art gallery and bar, you feel transported to another place, to an older time, and with its range of classic cocktails reminiscent of 1920s American speakeasies. In addition to events like gallery openings and readings, Sacripante has DJ music sets some evenings, as well as an aperitivo on Tuesday and Sunday that starts every day at 8pm.Class is the definition of Sacripante.
Via de Ciancaleoni, 31 (Monti)
Open daily, 6pm-3am
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. This cocktail bar has nestled itself into Rome’s Monti neighborhood, just a few steps from Blackmarket Monti on Via Panisperna. The aesthetic charm of the place also finds its way into their bar, where the cocktails and drinks are prepared by their mixologists. And as far as dining is concerned, Blackmarket Hall is definitely a place where you can enjoy a hearty burger or a fish and chips 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. 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.
Piazza San Martino ai Monti, 8
Tue – Sun 6.30pm – 2am
Drink Kong is the newest addition to Monti’s nightlife scene. Owned by the legendary bartender Patrick Pistolesi, Drink Kong is the place to relax while sipping perfectly mixed cocktails and tasting delicious food right at Piazza San Martino ai Monti. A minimal setting with dimmed lights and background music, ideal for your late night drinks.
Via Leonina, 77
Open daily 9am-1am, coffee bar till 6, aperitivo and drinks after 6
Analemma is a large bar and restaurant, with tall ceilings and big rooms that make you feel like you’re having a relaxing drink in an artist friend’s converted warehouse. There’s the glow of neon signs as you walk in, paintings hanging on the walls, and couches in the back where you can relax. Expect coffee during the day, a variety of cocktails and wine in the evening, and a fresh buffet spread you can get for free with a drink every day at 6.30pm. There’s always room to sit here, and free wifi, and the delicious food and drink guarantee a good time.
Via Clementina, 9
Open Tues-Sun, 7pm-2am
Step into Apt for a journey back in time: a classic cocktail experience bringing to you that magic reminiscent of the 1920s speakeasy, an intimate, dark bar, with low moulded ceilings and walls lined by books, gently lit by lamps and glimmering lights. And that magic is amplified by the high quality of the cocktails, particularly the classic American ones perfected by the bartenders there and new creative creations with names such as The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Via Panisperna, 68
Open Tues-Sun, 7pm-2am
Grungy, dimly-lit, and oozing with musical style, Charity Cafe is perhaps more reminiscent of a New York jazz bar from the 1950s. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, Charity Café’s eclectic musical calendar is sure to satisfy even the most discerning music aficionado. Blues, Folk and Mor every Tuesday with Andy’s Corner, on Wednesday there are Blues Jam & Friends, Thursday JamSessionNight in Jazz, JazzNight Concert on Friday, Saturday BluesNightand every Sunday Aperitivo Live with open buffet and live music from 6.30pm.
Ai Tre Scalini
Via Panisperna, 251
Open Mon-Fri, 12.30pm-1am; Sat-Sun, 6pm-1am
Ai Tre Scalini is a popular bar which, since 1895, has been serving its clients wine and culinary local specialties. The atmosphere inside is warm and inviting, the service is top notch, while their music ranges from jazz to traditional Roman stornelli. Along with the selection of a hundred or so wines on the list, one can taste beer and a number of great distilled spirits. All products are Italian and seasonal, and affordable, too.
Libreria Caffè Bohemien
Via degli Zingari, 36
Wed-Sun 2pm-1am – Closed Tues
This caffè, wine bar and boho chic hangout is the ideal place to sit back on comfy velvet armchairs and catch up with friends or grab a drink and relax after wandering around Monti. The vintage décor and bookshelves make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a cozy living room, one that has a decent selection of artisanal beers, wine and basic cocktails.
Voodoo Bar/The Sanctuary Eco Retreat
Via delle Terme di Traiano 4a
While not exactly in the Monti neighbourhood, just a short walk away you’ll find what goes by Voodoo Bar in the summer and The Sanctuary Eco Retreat in winter. Upon walking into this sprawling park, you’re greeted with face paint to become a part of the Voodoo “tribe.” In this exclusively outdoor venue, you’ll find a tropical restaurant, live art performance, healing area, garden, and street food. With so many different things to do in this unique, exotic space it’s the perfect place to relax, chill, and enjoy a nice night with friends.