Original drinks, food and live music in Monti
It seems as if Romans cannot get enough of the Black Market, as a third Blackmarket cocktail bar and lounge opened in Monti in early 2019 due to popular demand. Blackmarket Hall, with its romantic lighting, secret rooms, and uncanny resemblance to a roaring-twenties speakeasy, welcomes mixology-enthusiasts, foodies, and music-lovers alike.
Held in by the thick velvet curtains, dark wood surfaces, and red walls, Black Market Hall is an atmospheric experience where you can let your hair down and enjoy quality refreshments. The creators at Blackmarket have truly achieved how to make a space feel inviting and intimate, from the decor to the menu, and although the hall is just a short walk from the Colosseum, walking in will feel like you’ve stepped into a secret.
Black Market Hall is made up of two stories, multiple secret rooms, and a garden seating area, complete with heat lamps, where you can enjoy a cocktail in the nighttime breeze and with a view of the expert mixologists working their magic at the main bar. But, of course, Black Market Hall isn’t all looks and atmosphere; here, they take cocktails seriously. The cocktail menu has everything from classic long drinks to Blackmarket-original beverages — one of our favorites being the Mediterranean Mule, an herbal twist on the typical Moscow Mule. The innovation doesn’t stop there. In fact, the minds behind Black Market Hall have created a brand new cocktail menu that was born from intensive research and the idea of reinventing the classic cocktails that people know and love.
The hall doesn’t skimp out on food either. There is a full menu, from hearty burgers to eclectic small plates to share, that is sure to please. Vegetarians and vegans aren’t forgotten about here, as there are whole sections of the menu dedicated to plant-based eaters so everyone at Black Market Hall can partake in the experience. From 12:30 to 6pm Friday-Sunday, aperitivo is served where customers can enjoy a free drink with each tasting plate, so you can experience the nuances of both the food and drink menu. If you miss this, the kitchen is open until 10pm every day in case anyone wants to take away or have some delicious plates delivered.
Black Market Hall doesn’t stop at food and drink. Live musicians frequent the hall and match its jazzy ambience on Saturday and Sunday afternoon starting at 2:30pm. With COVID-19 regulations, afternoon is the new night. If you are looking for a new way to experience Roman “nightlife”, step into the atmosphere of the past and the mixology of the future, in the new and present Black Market.
Monti Neighbourhood Guide
Via de Ciancaleoni, 31 (Monti)
Monday-Sunday: take-away and delivery available 6pm-10pm (available on every delivery platform)
Friday-Sunday: food tasting and aperitivo 12:30pm-6pm
Contacts339 735 1926