Fantastic bar in the Trastavere area of Rome.
I went here 3 times when I was in Rome, and each time had a great time. The owner, I think Fabian (or was it Tony?) was very nice! I came to find out his brother lives in Torrance, which is where I grew up!
Being an American, you come here for the Cantillon, right? I also happened to be here on Zwanze Day, which was handled smoothly.
Their taps are great and showcased a good variety of styles. Would I come here again? I wish I could be here all the freaking time!
This is an amazing place in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. It's in a back alley, but wasn't difficult to find. We tried to go here twice - the 1st time, it was too crowded and people were spilling out in to the alley, so we stopped at another bar instead.
The second time, we got there early enough that it wasn't very busy yet, and we sat at one of the high tables in the small back room.
The staff is VERY friendly, and of course knowledgeable. They offer free wifi, which is always a plus. They had a great selection of beers - even Green Flash, which made me giggle. I was more excited to try some local Italian craft beers and enjoyed a couple of pretty decent IPA's.
Prices were reasonable. They were apparently voted one of the best beer bars in the World, which is pretty amazing! The bathrooms are frightening, but that goes without saying in Italy!
It's a small space, so be prepare to stand in a crowd or hang out in the alley.
If you like good craft beer, and you're in Rome, check this place out. This is a modest pub-type place with great beer from all over the world, but also local craft beer from around Italy (which most bars in Rome don't offer). It's in a cool neighborhood with lots of other drinking and eating options, too.
Fantastic watering hole. Very small space but people spill out onto the streets. Great beer selection. I am an IPA fan so I was surprised that they had more than one IPA. I highly recommend this place.
This is my local whenever I'm in Rome. Which is as often as possible. A great selection of craft brews from all over the place, and a friendly and accommodating staff. It can get pretty college-y on weekend nights, but during the afternoon and evening it's a chill, friendly place to drink, read, talk, and watch football. When I die, I DO want to be fermented. Until then,
S'io avessi, lettor, più lungo spazio
da scrivere, i' pur cantere' in parte
lo dolce ber che mai non m'avria sazio;
ma perché piene son tutte le carte
ordite a questa cantica seconda,
non mi lascia più ir lo fren de l'arte.
Io ritornai da la santissima onda
rifatto sì come piante novelle
rinovellate di novella fronda,
puro e disposto a salire a le stelle.
If I lived in Rome, specifically Trastevere, I'd be a regular at this bar. My husband and I enjoyed a couple nights here.
This place is owned by the same people who own Bir & Fud across the street. Unlike Bir & Fud which serves only Italian craft beer, this place serves craft beers from all over Europe. The bar has maybe six stools inside, with very little standing space. Most people take their glasses and hang out in the street.
Reasonably priced, nice bartenders, and a chill crowd. I'd definitely recommend this place to beer fans.
MaChe (what we call it for short) has great beer selection that's always rotating week-by-week. Small and cozy place for a high-volume chat with a friend, or for your loud group. The name of the place is an English equivalent to, "What the hell did you come here for?"... so how could I expect star treatment, hah! It's a nice asset to the Trastevere scene and there are always people. Small beer goes for €4, medium €6.
A bit of a dive but if you're a beer aficionado, this is considered one of the best craft beer pubs around if not the only one. The Ama Brun-A (Lover Beer), brewed in Marentino, Italy (Piedmont region) is especially delicious.
If you love craft beer then you must hit this place when in Rome. We had several of the Brewfist as they were our favorite. You could find a number of US style IPAs in bottles like Stone and Sierra Nevada, but staying local is what it was about for us and we were not let down. Service was good and friendly (when is it not in Italy!), location was really cool for just hanging out to have a beer... and recommend walking to the place after seeing some of the sights on the other side of the river, or strolling down the river from the Vatican to here.
Another great artisan beer bar in Trastevere (along with Bir & Fud right across the way). They serve only craft beer - no food, coffee or tea. Personally I'm not a huge beer freak but my partner is, and he was very pleased with this place. Nice, intimate atmosphere.
Loved this place.
This place is fantastic! Best bar that I have ever been here. They have an amazing selection of beers and the ambiance is very intimate. If you want the real roma experience you must stop here! I had the "Lovers Beer", is a red flemish ale and I am now hooked on acidic beers (if I can find them!)
Stopped in here by chance as I toured the Trastevere neighborhood in Rome. A great area by the way. Small little place with 8-10 world beers on tap. I had a Belgium beer that was fantastic. looks like they had seating in the back but since I was one of three in the place, I sat on a stool, had a glass and read my IPad. Downside to place is no WI-FI.
Excellent beer bar! My husband and I were there to try some Italian beers that we can't get in the states, and found that they even had beers there that were FROM the states and still hard to find! The Italian beers that were on tap were very good and we've planned a stop back to Ma Che before we have to return home. Excellent service!
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