Rome, the Vatican, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Colosseum, Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain, there’s history wherever you set foot on. That’s why the eternal city sees millions of people visiting from all parts of the world every year.
But have you heard about Rome, the craft beer capital? No? Then it will come as a surprise to you to hear that Rome is experiencing a craft beer revolution. A Tailor Made Beer Tour Rome allows you to become a part of the revolution.
After many years of living in the shadows of the famous Italian red wine, small brewers of artisan beers have triggered a major comeback of the Italian beer.
With popularity booming, many small craft beer bars and pubs are waiting to be discovered in the historical centre and trendiest neighbourhoods.
Where to go in Rome to find these often-hidden gems? Here’s our small craft beer guide for your tailor-made tour.
Start your tour in Rome’s rough and ready Trastevere. Tucked away in a small alley you’ll, hopefully, find the “Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà” which roughly translates as “What are you still doing here”. As it’s a Lazio Rome football chant that’s why this bar is also called the “Football pub. But above all the quality of their beers is exceptional and punters often spill out on the streets as not only the brews are micro. Stroll around in Trastevere and discover more these small hidden and off the beaten track bars. We will give you plenty of advice on where to go. If you still got energy, head to Pigneto, Rome’s arty area and you will find loads of bars where the art of drinking together with excellent dining is still held in high regards!
The next day it’s time for a short walking tour. Right next to the Vatican and surprisingly not spotted by the tourist masses, is the “Knick Knack Yoda (Dal Papa)”. While this small café is a perfect stop for your lunch break as it’s also serving excellent food at very low prices it does get busy later on. In the evening, the place fills quickly with Romans enjoying their crafts. On top of that they also host regular DJ sets.
In addition to all of this we offer you a chance to see the Eternal City Brewery. Located in the outskirts of Rome you will see how the beer is brewed and experience a first-hand tasting. It won’t get any fresher!
After that, it’s time to head back. If you like the atmosphere cool, post-industrial and stylish, we recommend you the “Queen Makeda Grandpub”. Located near the Circus Maximus, this restaurant/bar has made itself quickly a name in the craft scene for a great selection of 40 rotating crafts on tap. While there enjoy your craft beer along with some brilliant food in their beautiful Bamboo Garden.
End the day with a beer tasting at the “Open Baladin” bar which is essentially the centre of the Italian craft beer movement. With more than 100 different labels its wall of beer is every craft lover’s dream. They also serve locally produced food. Above all and one reason for their popularity are their freshly produced “Piemontese burgers”.
On your final day it’s all about relaxation. Our guide walks you around the eternal city according to your interests and provide with loads of insider tips. Otherwise feel free to spend some me time or enjoy exploring Rome on your own.
Interested? We hope so. In short, you will get great beer, excellent food all set in a fantastic city.
What are waiting for? Book your Tailor Made Beer Tour Rome now!
As a possible extension we recommend you spend a couple of days in Santa Marinella, Rome’s top beach resort. Within easy reach by train from Rome you can relax by the sea in one of Italy’s most popular resorts. This lovely town is located in a quaint bay and has clear water, a fabulous beach combined with fine seafood restaurants.
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