City Guide: Rome

By Maria Pasquale

Freni e Frizione

Hang with the locals at this lively neighborhood bar with strong cocktails.

With a name that translates to ‘Brakes and Clutches’ it is no surprise to learn that Freni e Frizione is housed in a former mechanic’s garage. The spacious, industrial-style bar in the heart of Trastevere is decorated with vintage and recycled furniture, modern art and glitzy chandeliers giving it a trendy, modern vibe. There is a great drinks list as well as an abundant daily aperitivo buffet table groaning with pastas, cous cous, vegetables and rice dishes–unlimited visits to which are included in the price of a drink. Show up at sun down when the cool kids hang out in the piazza in front of the bar, sipping cocktails and lining their stomachs.

Must try:
Aperitivo Buffet
Free Eats with Drinks / Lively Watering Hole
Reservations: Via email:
Hours: Daily 6:30pm-2am
Location: Trastevere
Address: Via del Politeama, 4/6
Phone: 06 45 497 499
Ideal for:

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