Rome’s Best Craft Beers Bar
We’ve scoured wine-country in search of the best locales for artisanal beer in Rome. Here are our picks for the hoppiest bars to inspire your beer crawl through Rome’s trendiest neighbourhoods. Each place is unique, but they all have one thing in common: making beer is their passion.
Bir & Fud
Via Benedetta, 23
Beautifully renovated, this is a unique pub/pizzeria that has a wide selection of hand-selected international draft beers. Bir & Fud serves traditional Roman cuisine and fresh wood oven-baked pizza! True to their name, beer and food is what they do best.
We recommend: Montegioco Demon Hunter (IT)
Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà
Via Benedetta, 25
With a catchy Roman name that translates to “ What did you come here for?”, this tiny pub is always brimming with excellent beer, and people. Located in the middle of the Trastevere neighborhood, Ma che siete venuti a fa offers 16 different beers on tap, and continuously changes its selection to welcome new flavours. So if you didn’t know the answer before to why you should go, now you do: beer!
We recommend: Hurricane Jack (Scotland)
Via della Scala, 33
Hidden and tiny, after you visit Donkey Punch you will feel like one of the locals. With a long menu of sandwiches named after music legends, and craft beer that comes in all shapes and sizes, you’ll definitely be asking for seconds. Having trouble finding it? Just look for beer bottles glued to the wall, that always gives it away.
We recommend: Plurale Golden Ale (IT)
Via Benedetta, 10
With cozy wooden furniture all around, and lots of seating both inside and out, Birreria Trilussa welcomes many to their humble beer abode. Having been part of Trastevere for 40 years, the pub boasts a long selection of beers (a green one too) to choose from; as well as a long list of classic Italian food in case you’re hungry. What’s more is that if you’re particularly keen on one specific beer, Birreria Trilussa allows you to order it by the liter, reaching 10 liters for some!
We recommend: Trilussa Grapefruit (IT)
Piazzale XII Ottobre, 1492
If you want to taste one of the most amazing selections of craft beers in Rome, you need to get yourself to Eataly’s Birreria. Choose from a selection of 400 craft beers and taste Eataly’s very own draft beers (yes, Eataly has its own in-house brewery, and it produces 50,000 liters of beer per year). But I haven’t even gotten to the coolest part yet: there’s a system that allows the beer to flow directly from the tanks of the Brewery into the beer taps that line the bar.
We recommend: Golden Eataly
Via Degli Specchi, 6
This place combines a classy feel with homey vibes. Enter, and you find yourself in a sleek glass bar and lounge. Wander upstairs, and you can take your pick of comfortable couches and hidden nooks to curl up to a beer and fries. Expect the beer menu to be larger than the comfort food options, as this place makes and takes their beer seriously.
We recommend: Open Baladin White (IT)
Via dei Volsci, 82
With a large selection of bottled craft beers and a selection on tap, Pourquoi! is a cozy place to grab a beer and homestyle appetizers with friends. Instead of drinking the cheap cocktails that are so easily found in San Lorenzo, head to Pourquoi! Brasserie for a good Belgian beer. Pourquoi pas?
We recommend: Blanche de Brabant (BEL)
Piazza degli Zingari, 3
Not just a place to buy cool craft beers to take home, AntiGallery is a great place to sit (also outside in the little piazzetta), sample, and enjoy a brew. Typical of the hidden gems in Monti, this cute shop is easily missed by passers-by, however it’s definitely worth stopping in for a cold one.
We recommend: Seta Special Bergamotto (BEL)
Via Magistris Luigi Filippo, 66
This is the first brewpub of its kind in Rome that boils, brews and serves its own beer. Paired with their homemade chips, I couldn’t resist sampling a few of their house beers: starting with the Prima Golden Ale (5%) infused with light notes of sweet honey and finishing things off with the Trip Hop Triple(8%). However, the Staut Aut (5%) was hands down the best chocolate stout I’ve ever tasted, creamy, light and frothy. Birstrò is a laidback brewpub where you can enjoy delicious comfort food and drink beer sourced within 0.005km—this is as local as it gets.
We recommend: Staut Aut (IT)
Queen Makeda Grand Pub
Via di San Saba, 11
With its sleek minimalist design, this pub is a bit different than the rest. Perfect for dinner with a picky date, or a group of friends with different tastes, Queen Makeda serves international dishes from fine Japanese cuisine to a good burger. Your favorite dish paired with a selection of 40 beers on rotation will keep your taste buds happy.
We recommend: Birra Makeda (IT)
Via Portuense, 82
Just 10 minutes from Porta Portese lies the brasserie where Revelation Cat Brewing makes their magic. Brasserie 4:20 serves 47 draft beers and 12 on tap, in a casual and bustling atmosphere – especially on weekends. Feeling a bit peckish? Try their popular customizable hopburger.
We recommend: Revelation Cat Hopaddendum (IT)
Piazzale di Ponte Milvio, 40/42
Located in one of the more vibrant squares of Rome, Beer Company is a safe bet when it comes to beer selection and a good time. Great for aperitivos or dinners, Beer Company will leave you smiling throughout your meal. Thanks to the nice seating arrangement (both inside and out) and the international list of beers to choose from, you’ll be in great company here.
We recommend: Maisel’s Weisse (GER)
Piazza Antonio Mancini, 14
One of the best meals to have with a beer is a burger, and La Birretta knows this. A little kiosk with lots of character, this beer spot is great if you’re looking to visit the Northern side of Rome and want to catch a soccer game; the stadium is only a few steps away. At its best during the summer thanks to the warm weather and its outside seating area, we’re sure you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy a cold one. Check out the MAXXI museum right across the street too!
We recommend: Franziskaner Weissbier (GER)