This month we have a very special article about some of the coolest hangout spots in Rome. We will help you discover a few of the hottest hotel bars in the capital, each one with its own design and style.
We start off at the JK Cafe, located inside 5-star hotel J.K. Place on Via di Monte d’Oro, 30. The J.K. Cafe will leave you breathless and its amazing design and architecture will overwhelm you once inside. Besides its playful modern decor and top-notch service (employees are friendly and knowledgeable), their food is made with solely seasonal ingredients and market-fresh produce. Dishes on the menu include Italian classics alongside international favorites. J.K.’s burgers in particular are worth seeking out, especially in a city where well-made, American fare is hard to come by. They also offer signature cocktails, the perfect way to treat yourself and kick off the weekend. J.K. Cafe gets our fullest endorsement as both a restaurant and a lounge – and make sure not to miss out on their weekend brunch. Traveling outside of Rome? If you happen to be in Florence or Capri, you’ll find J.K. Hotel in those cities, too.
Via di Monte d’Oro, 30
from 12pm to 12am
ACHILLI AL DOM
The next lounge on our list is Achilli al Dom (ex Deer Club) located at the D.O.M. Hotel on Via Giulia 131, one of Rome’s oldest streets. The Achilli al Dom is a beautifully conceived lounge designed to be a place for meeting, drinking, talking, listening and eating. It is an extremely intimate location where all of the senses are accentuated, thanks to its design and style as well as the curated cocktail menu. The Achilli al Dom is decorated with silk velvet sofas, long curtains, crystal chandeliers, large Venetian-style mirrors all over the room and to top it off three precious Ladies and Gentlemen pieces by Andy Warhol. When you sit back and enjoy your drink, you get the feeling that this is also a place where you communicate with your eyes, a sort of “nonverbal” connection with the other guests. In addition to a wide selection of spirits, wines, and champagnes, guests may enjoy various signature cocktails by Deer Club’s expert bartenders. The Achilli al Dom is by far one of the most dynamic and beautiful lounges in Rome, a contemporary speakeasy with a refined and chic feel, a must see while in the city. It is open every evening and reservations are recommended.
Via Giulia, 131
from 7pm to 2am
THE GIN CORNER
The next lounge on our list is The Gin Corner, with emphasis on the word “The” as this is The first lounge dedicated to Gin in Italy. It opened in 2013 at Hotel Adriano on Via di Pallacorda 2 in the heart of Rome and it has been hugely successful ever since, not only with Gin aficionados who can enjoy more than 100 brands of Gin but it is also popular with those who enjoys a good cocktail. It is not just a hotel bar- it is a meeting place for lovers of well-mixed drinks and a good atmosphere. Head barman Patrick Pistolesi and his staff know how to treat their guests. The cocktail menu is obviously centered around gin: from a Gin & Tonic to a great classic like the Martini and the more common Negroni. And let’s not forget the tonics! Usually they are overlooked, but in this case they are worth mentioning for their high quality and selection of flavours. The Gin Corner, opened every night from 7pm to 1am, won the best hotel bar at the 2015 Bar Awards, need we say more?
Via di Pallacorda, 2
from 7pm to 1am
Finally, we end our article with a small hidden gem, G-Bar, located in the G-Rough Luxury Suites in Piazza Pasquino 69, next to Piazza Navona, this is a new contemporary lounge and wine gallery in Rome, a performance space, a place where you can enjoy anything from a hot tea to a savory cocktail, the G-Bar is open to everyone seven days a week 7 am to midnight. The contemporary lounge offers a wide choice of wine labels selected from niche cellars and small Italian producers; it is dedicated to those who want to taste, even in a glass of wine, an unconventional experience. The place is small but very rich in taste with a sleek design.
Piazza Pasquino, 69
from 7am to midnight