The best bars near the Colosseum where to relax and have a drink
Exploring Rome’s Colosseum is an amazing day out, but it’s one that involves a lot of walking, and after a few hours of marvelling at this world wonder, you might need a place to sit and relax with an ice cold drink, a hot coffee, or maybe even something a little stronger.
So you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of bars near the Colosseum Rome. From rooftop bars, to Irish bars, to classic Italian wine bars – there’s a bar for everyone and every occasion.
Here are some of the best bars near the Colosseum Rome, including rooftop bars near the Colosseum, so you can enjoy stunning views with your drink.
Selection of the best bars near the Colosseum
La Terrazza, Hotel Capo
This is perhaps the most popular of all the rooftop bars near the Colosseum, and for good reason. It’s located three blocks away from the Colosseum, on a slightly quieter street, which can be a welcome break from the busy tourist streets.
La Terrazza has the most amazing views of the Colosseum, as well as the surrounding bell towers, so you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat whilst taking in Rome’s beautiful sights from a different angle.
As if the view wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy extensive range of drinks and snacks, whilst relaxing on the comfortable outdoor sofas.
One thing to note when visiting this bar though, is that (as with any rooftop bar), you’ll pay more for your food and drinks than you would at an average bar. But it’s worth the extra expense for the amazing views, and the fine dining ambience.
Address: Via Capo d'Africa, 54, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
BrewDog is a global chain of bars, but BrewDog Roma is their highest profile bar by far. The bar is located just a stone’s throw from the Colosseum, so it’s a popular choice for parched tourists.
It’s a great place to grab a drink, especially if you’re a lover of beer. They have 20 taps of beer, and of course an excellent range of soft drinks, hot drinks and wine – all for very reasonable prices.
If you’ve worked up an appetite whilst touring the Colosseum, you’ll be pleased to hear this bar serves snacks as well as full meals.
Address: Via delle Terme di Tito, 80, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Divin Ostillia Wine Bar
Divin Ostillia is a wine bar and an Italian restaurant that serves late night food, but it’s a conveniently located bar near the Colosseum, so you can always stop by for a glass of wine or another drink after your day of sight seeing.
Be warned though, few people are able to resist ordering something to eat after seeing the menu!
Address: Via Ostilia, 4, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
The Race Club
This is a bar you would never find unless you knew it was there. Hidden from plain sight, The Race Club Speakeasy is an underground den with an amazing selection of cocktails. This bar was once a carboneria of a secret society, and the brickwork walls and unique décor will throw you back in time to the 1970s.
Whilst this bar doesn’t offer the same views as a rooftop bar near the Colosseum, it’s the perfect place to go for a refreshment, and a break from the busy tourist-filled streets.
The unique design and comfortable sofas offer the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring Rome’s biggest attraction.
It’s only open in the evening, but if you’re hoping to spend your evening in a quirky bar near the Colosseum, this is the place to go. It’s open from 10pm-4am, so it has the opening hours of a club, with the vibes of a bar.
Address: Via Labicana, 52, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Shamrock Pub Roma
As the name suggests, Shamrock Pub Roma is an Irish themed bar, serving (probably) the best beer in Rome. They also have a great cider and whiskey selection, and all the soft drinks you’d expect from a traditional pub.
It’s also an affordable bar near the Colosseum to stop for a burger, or another classic pub dish. So you can enjoy the classic combination of a burger and a beer after a busy day in Rome.
This bar is popular with football fans, so if there’s a game on, you can bet they’ll be showing it. The decor of this place also runs with the football theme, with flags and scarves hanging from the ceiling and the bar. So if you’re looking for a colourful and friendly bar to stop for an affordable and refreshing beverage, Shamrock Pub Roma is just the place.
Address: Via del Colosseo, 1c, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
47 Circus Roof Garden
This rooftop restaurant offers amazing views of most of Rome’s most important landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Temple of Vesta, and the Piazza Venezia Square. So on a sunny day, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a meal in a high class setting.
The bar at 47 Circus Roof Garden is another of Rome’s great rooftop bars near the Colosseum. It specialises in delicious Italian wines, but they also have a range of other drinks available. As for food, the menu is full of Italian classics, so if you’ve worked up an appetite during your visit to the Colosseum, this is the perfect place for a filling fine dining experience.
Address: Via Luigi Petroselli, 47, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
American Bar at Hotel Forum
The American Bar is perfectly located on the street that runs between the Colosseum and the Piazza Venezia. This rooftop bar near the Colosseum offers amazing views and comfortable seating, so you can kick back and relax on sofas and rattan armchairs.
They have a wide range of drinks available, including some refreshing cocktails, and some bar snacks to keep you going.
This is a great bar to head to at any time of day, but the view is even more impressive at sunset.
Address: Via Tor de’ Conti, 25, 00184 Rome (Italy)
The Fiddler’s Elbow
This is a dual location bar, with one in Florence and one just a few steps from Rome’s Colosseum. The Fiddler’s Elbow is an Irish themed pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
They serve all the classic drinks you’d expect to find at a traditional pub, and if you’re lucky your visit might coincide with one of their live music events. Or if you’re a karaoke fan, don’t miss their open mic night on Thursdays!
Address: Via dell'Olmata, 43, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
The Public House
The Public House bar is a few streets back from the Colosseum, close to the Piazza Venezia. Whatever your drink of choice, you can bet this classy bar serves it. From draft and bottled beer, to Italian wine, to both classic and signature cocktails, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And of course there are plenty of soft drinks for the non-drinkers too.
You’ll also be tempted by their menu, which includes an extensive range of burgers and sandwiches (including a Veggie Burger).
And don’t worry about missing a big game, they show all major sports games on screens around the bar, so you can stop for a refreshing drink and catch up on your favourite team’s progress.
Address: Via delle Tre Cannelle, 8, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Why not celebrate your trip to the Colosseum with a trip to this Michelin starred restaurant? The Aroma Restaurant may not be a bar, but they have an amazing wine list, and some impressive views of the city and of course, of the Colosseum.
Dining at the Aroma Restaurant is a real culinary experience, and one of the best ways to enjoy Rome’s historic cityscape in style. One thing to note though is that the terrace section of this website can be very popular, so it can be a good idea to book in advance.
Address: Palazzo Manfredi, Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Italy is renowned worldwide for its wine, and as the name suggest, WineConcept is bar dedicated to Italy’s wine culture.
This wine bar near is close to the Colosseum, so it can be the perfect place to end a busy day of sightseeing.
You can expect an extensive and impressive wine list, but they also serve a range of dishes, which are all prepared at the bar, so you can enjoy a delicious pairing of wine with an Italian dish.
This bar is also a great place not only to stop off for a drink, but also to enjoy a wine tasting experience.
Address: Via Capo d'Africa, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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Conclusion of the bars neat the Colosseum
There are many different bars around the Colosseum, so whatever your budget, or favourite drink, you’re bound to find the bar that’s right for you. From rooftop bars, to Irish pubs, to wine bars, we’ve listed our favourite bars near the Colosseum Rome to help perfect your visit to Rome.
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