Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Antica Enoteca della Croce
This perennially popular bar/restaurant boasts great food and a plethora of wines.
Salotto 42
A small yet sophisticated bar just off Via del Corso in the atmospheric Piazza di Pietra.
Giulio Passami l’Olio
A veritable institution in the golden triangle of hotspots behind the detritus of tourism around Piazza Navona.
Necci dal 1924
Despite undergoing a dramatic refurbishment, Necci dal 1924 still retains the flavour of the days when artists such as film director Pier Paolo Pasolini hung out in the neighbourhood getting inspired and making history.
Bar del Fico
A perennial favourite, Bar del Fico sits behind the late-night detritus of the now rather tacky Piazza Navona and attracts a consistently cool crowd of revellers who gather under the canopy of the bedecked fig tree supping cocktails 'til the wee hour
SAID dal 1923
Cosy and romantic, S.A.I.D. is one of San Lorenzo's top atmospheric spots, and one of the few chic ones.
Libreria del Cinema
One of the few bastions left in a neighbourhood that's being swallowed up by mass tourism, this bookshop/wine bar can be found on Trastevere's coolest and prettiest street.
Open Baladin
Eclectic, decadent, with the best and largest offer of local artisanal beer in town, in one word: wonderful.
Etablì
Chandeliers, original workbenches, antique lamps and leather sofas from the early 20th century contribute to the great atmosphere in this charming wine bar just a few steps from Piazza Navona.
Jonathan’s Angels
If you've never been to a bar to just specifically check out its outlandish loos, then this might be a first, and one not to regret.
Galleria Santa Cecilia
This is another popular, minimalist bookshop and wine bar of the style that's infesting Roman drinking haunts of late.
Al Vino al Vino
Sophisticated yet lively this Monti wine bar is perfect for chatting over a plate of cheese and salami.

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