A guide to the best bars in Rome’s Prati


Where to drink in Prati

Prati area offers a wide range of cocktail bars where to have an aperitif after work or a drink with friends. Check out our suggestions!


Via Ostia, 9
Daily 8.30pm – 1.30am

Photo: Roberto Cifarelli

Just a few streets away from the Ottaviano metro sits Rome’s oldest jazz club, Alexanderplatz is a down to earth venue which wouldn’t be out of place in New York’s Greenwich Village. Many of the most prominent jazz, blues and soul music artists have performed at Alexanderplatz, including Wynton Marsalis, Brad Meldhau, Red Rodney and Freddy Cole. Founded in 1984, this jazz club hosts daily live concerts from 9.30pm accompanied by dinner and a concise list of drinks. Check out their program for the full calendar or book your seat on the button below.

Paparazzo Bar & Rooftop at Le Meridien Visconti Rome

Via Federico Cesi, 37
Mon-Sun 6pm-1am

Paparazzo Bar & Rooftop at Le Meridien Visconti Rome

Located at Le Meridien Visconti, Paparazzo is the new rooftop cocktail bar that throws you back to 1960s Rome. At the heart of it all are the cocktails which, like the venue, are a tribute to the city’s golden age and are at same time forward-thinking: they are original, playful and decidedly “Instagrammable,” which makes them crucial to the modern version of paparazzo art. Signed by the courteous and imaginative Bar Manager, Edoardo Arcesi, they are made from the highest quality fine spirits and conjure up the golden 60s, whilst creating contemporary experiences, through their names, looks, tastes and even the glasses (and ways) used to drink them! 

Freni e Frizioni Draft

Via Sforza Pallavicini, 12
Mon – Sun 6pm – 2am

A Guide To The Best Bars In Rome’s Prati

Freni e Frizioni Draft is a concept bar focused on the proposal of pre-mixed drinks served on tap, but also a new address for quality pizza and savoury pastries. The bar aims to be fast and dynamic, avant-garde and creative. There are about ten ready-to-drink cocktails to try, plus a selection of beers on tap. Zero frills for the pizza and fried food to be devoured in the shade of a drink in a contemporary, design-driven space of more than 300 square metres.

Argot Prati

Via Alessandro Farnese, 2
Mon – Fri 12pm – 2am; Sat – Sun 4pm – 2am

Argot Prati

Welcome to the realm of mixology. Argot Prati is the perfect combination  between a cocktail bar and a glam bistrot. The bar, on two levels, is characterized by an atmosphere that refers to the 1930s. Their cocktail pairing and the combination of food and mixtures are their main focus. A kind of proposal that is still not so widespread in Italy, which invites to match food not only with the classic glass of wine but also with cocktails, causing surprising outcomes.

La Zanzara

Via Crescenzio, 84
Mon – Fri 7.30am – 2am, Sat – Sun 8am – 2am

la zanzara bistrot rome

La Zanzara is perfect for an early evening soiree. Pop by this stylish restaurant and bar for aperitivo to indulge in this amazing Italian ritual. From finger food to small tasting plates, there’s a lot to order from the menu. Definitely don’t miss out on their zucchini flower tempura! But if there’s one thing that beats the food, it’s their drinks! With some exemplary bar skills, it’s no wonder why La Zanzara is a go-to for after-dinner drinks. The best place to sit? Their outdoor area!

Sorpasso Vin Cafe’ E Cucina

Via Properzio, 31
Mon – Fri 7.30am – 1am, Sat 9am – 1am

Sorpasso Aperitivo bar Rome

From breakfast to dinner and drinks, this shabby-chic locale is the ideal neighborhood retreat for any time of the day. But no one beats Il Sorpasso for aperitivo, where a heavenly selection of Italian and Spanish cured meats and hand-cut prosciuttos await you. If you’re a wine lover, you’re in the right place: wines are their forte, with a good selection of wines by the glass. Once you try this place, it’s no doubt you’ll become a regular.


Via Crescenzio, 82/a
Daily 6pm – 2am

live music fonclea rome

Fonclea has developed a strong profile on Rome’s music scene and is now well known for its consistently exciting program. Since 1977, this restaurant and pub features a broad range of musical acts. Rock, jazz, Latin-American, Folk, and Bluegrass are just a few of the many options. Serving drinks and Italian and American-style dishes, the music line-up has something to offer everyone, every night.


Via Pomponio Leto, 10
Mon – Fri 10am – 2am, Sat – Sun 6pm – 2am

passaguai roma

Footsteps from Piazza Risorgimento, you’ll find that Passaguai is very much like its sister bar Sorpasso. It’s a cozy enoteca and restaurant perfect from lunch to aperitivo, dinner and drinks. Step inside to indulge in delicious cured meats and cheese platters, or stop by for dinner to taste their yummy parmigiana. The one thing that can’t be missing each time you visit Passaguai is a glass of wine. That’s right, they have an excellent wine selection, and it shouldn’t go to waste!


Via Cicerone, 25
Mon – Sat 6.45am – 2am, Sun 4pm – 2am

Lumiere Prati

A stone’s throw away from the iconic Piazza Cavour awaits you for one of the coolest decors in town. And for anyone who’s been here, you know I’m talking about Lumiere. Step inside this café-restaurant-bar to find yourself under a ceiling filled with colorful lamp heads. Bright pinks, blues and greens, there’s a shade of every color at Lumiere. Stop by for lunch, dinner or aperitivo, but definitely don’t’ miss out on after-dinner drinks. What to order? A glass of wine or the unmissable Hugo.

Bukowski’s Bar

Via degli Ombrellari, 25
Mon – W
ed 5pm-2am, Thu-Sun 9am-2am


Art, dinner, drinks, and leisure are just around the corner from the Vatican. Vintage finds, bohemian Roman style décor, a library of books and pop culture references will certainly appeal to your senses. Odes to Fellini, Bukowski and even Star Wars, are carefully placed throughout while art shows grace the walls. The highlight? Bukowski Bar offers 12 different kinds of spritz! And wine lovers, go for the good stuff with Bukowski’s wine selection of Italy’s tastiest.


Via Crescenzio, 91
Mon-Thur 7pm – 1am, Fri-Sat 7pm – 2am, Sun 6pm-12.30am


Step inside this “living room” in Prati to immerse yourself in colors, installations and furnishings decorated in an equatorial flavor. It’s the perfect place for aperitivo in Rome with classic drinks, cocktails with a twist and great international kitchen bites to accompany your aperitif.

Les Etoiles

Via Giovanni Vitelleschi, 34
Daily 10am – 1am

Les Etoiles Rooftop Cocktail Bar Rome

This beautiful rooftop terrace with a stunning panoramic view of Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica will do the trick any night of the week. Relax on couches or under their spacious umbrellas and enjoy a cocktail alongside an array of delectable finger foods. When’s the best time to go? In the evening, where you can enjoy the cool breeze above the tumult of the city below. Sip a cocktail and watch the sun’s last rays warm the ancient stones of the Eternal City.

Ercoli Prati

Via Montello, 26
Daily 8am – 12am

ercoli prati

Welcome to a page of Roman history: the first Ercoli shop opened in Parioli area almost 100 years ago, and today it is still well known as one of the gastronomic excellences in the city. Ercoli in Prati offers a global culinary experience: here you can buy a wide variety of food products, ranging from those of daily use to treats for special occasions, and also have lunch or dinner in their traditional roman restaurant. Ercoli is also a cocktail bar, whose concept focuses on the creation of champagne mixtures.

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