Taking its name from the famous Tommy Makem folk song, the Four Green Fields certainly is a Roman jewel and can be found in the Prati district of the city. One of Rome’s oldest Irish Pubs, the Four Green Fields has been putting a smile on punters faces since 1980, and it’s charming facade and great service will no doubt leave you impressed. Another bar to be sure to tick off your Roman Irish pub list.
Set in the Monti district of Rome, the Druid’s Den is part of a group of bars that have provided an atmosphere similar to Dublin’s famous Temple Bar area right in the heart of Rome. A small, intimate bar, this will take you back to your local country pub in Ireland. The traditional music sessions on a Monday night are among the best in the city, and the beer is great value as well. This charming little pub will take you back in time to Irish pubs of yesteryear, and this is all part of the magic of Druid’s Den.
Opened in 1976, The Fiddler’s Elbow is a historic Irish pub in Rome, as it was the first Irish pub to be opened in the city. While many more have opened their doors in the years that followed, The Fiddler’s Elbow has always maintained its reputation as one of the best Irish pubs in Rome, and indeed Italy. The Fiddler as it’s known to the locals of the city is famous for its traditional music sessions (as the name suggests), and needs to be on any Roman Irish pub crawl list. When in Rome, get to The Fiddler!
Irish culture meets Italian tradition in The Flann O’Brien pub, and the result is one of the most popular Irish pubs in Rome. The Flann O’Brien is also home to a restaurant and B&B, and perfectly located to be your rest point as you explore Romes famous sights, including the Trevi Fountain and the majestic Colosseum. The Flann O’Brien is a popular meeting point for many rugby fans, and with great food and beer, and regular music sessions served up all year, it’s well worth checking out.
Located a short walk from the Cavour metro line, Finnegan is an Irish owned pub (some say the only Irish owned pub in Rome), with a sister pub in Florence. A popular bar for the Irish and British expat community now living in the city, Finnegan’s is popular for its live sport, with Sky TV regularly showing live games from the English and Scottish Premier Leagues.
If it’s great pizza and a pint of Guinness that you’re after then look no further, The Donegal has you sorted. The pub has been serving locals and Irish visitors to the city since 1985 and is a go to for rugby regulars visiting the city. An intimate bar with a great selection of beer and whiskey, The Donegal has all the charm and character you would expect in an authentic Irish pub abroad.
Just a short walk from the world-famous Coliseum in the heart of Rome, the Shamrock Bar is the perfect place to come in and grab a pint and rest your feet, following a long day of Roman exploration. Split into three charming sections, the Shamrock Bar is perfect for watching sporting events, and it also serves up a mean pint!
Located a short walk from the Piazza Venezia in the heart of Rome, the Irish owned Scholars Lounge has plenty of pedigree, and is a must visit for whiskey lovers, with the bar being awarded a gold medal in the international category for Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year back in 2015. With over 250 whiskies in total, over 50 of which are familiar Irish whiskies, do you need any more reason to visit the Scholars Lounge? With a great range of Irish and Italian beers, live music and a popular food menu, the bars attracts locals, Irish and International visitors all year, and is open until 3.30am.
Taking its name from one of Dublin’s most famous institutions, the Trinity College Pub has everything you would expect to find in a great Irish Pub, and it is set in the historic hub of Rome, just adding to the ambience of the bar. Indeed, the building has even taken inspiration from the famous college itself, reconstructing some of the stunning details of Trinity within its design. An authentic mahogany interior will make you feel right at home, while the selection of beers, live sport and great food will make this a regular watering hole while you enjoy your travels around Rome. The bar is open daily until 3am, serving great food into the small hours.
Set in the heart of Rome, this charming pub, with its intimate wooden nooks and features is a popular bar with Irish visitors to the city, especially during 6 Nations games. With six rooms spread over two floors, there’s something quite special about the Abbey Theatre Pub, and with a great range of Irish beers, whiskies and ciders on offer, you’ll have more than enough reason to call it a day with Abbey Theatre. The bar also offers a great menu of familiar ‘pub grub’, with traditional Irish music sessions a regular feature in the bar. A real hidden gem!
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