The Best bars in Rome’s Ponte Milvio Neighbourhood

Nightlife in Rome is definitely not lacking. You’ve probably heard about Campo dei Fiori, Trastevere and Piazza Navona already.  But what about Northern Rome’s Ponte Milvio area, did you know about that one?

Chances are – if you’re not a Roman – you haven’t.

Unlike Rome’s historic center, Ponte Milvio is only frequented by locals, and it’s a major nightlife area in Rome.  

It’s full of restaurants and bars, and it’s great for happy hour! Definitely don’t miss out on the lovely walks on the centuries-old bridge known for its famous locks! Plus, the beautiful Santa Chiara church was just renovated.

If it’s a drink immersed in a Roman atmosphere you’re searching for, here’s the guide to my favorite Ponte Milvio bars!

Charlie Vini & Cucina

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Address: Via Flaminia, 450/452, 00191 Roma

Phone: +39 0664010535

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 12.00pm – 2am

Happy Hour: 10+ EUR p.p. (drink+aperitivo board)

Charlie is my go-to place for a delicious aperitivo in Ponte Milvio. They make the BEST cold cuts and cheese boards ever and they also have a nice wine selection! If you don’t believe me, wait until you taste the truffled burrata! There’s both and indoor and outdoor area, but I always prefer the outdoor area. The service is friendly and they know how to make a good Moscow Mule!

Int. 2

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Address: Piazzale di Ponte Milvio, 43

Phone:  +39 06 83978606  |  +39 392 4344763

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Thursday from 6pm – 2am | Friday – Saturday from 10pm – 5am | Sunday from 5pm – 1am

Wine & Cocktails: 5 – 10 EUR 

Membership card: 5 EUR

Int. 2 or Interno 2 is one of the coolest bars in Ponte Milvio. Unlike most of the bars in this area, Int. 2 is located on the first floor of an apartment overlooking the piazza. The whole place is kept secret and the only way you’ll notice it is if you check out the intercom and read “Int.2” written on it. Go inside the building and head to the first floor where you’ll be immersed in a completely renovated apartment with dimmed lights and elegant areas to sip cocktails and wine till late. Background music, mixology cocktails, great service, a beautiful bar counter and a trendy vibe, this is Interno 2. There is also a smoking section. Just know that as most speakeasies, Int.2 is an association so you must pay for a yearly ARCI membership card which will cost you €10 and is inclusive of a cocktail/wine (it’s the same one for most speakeasies so you pay just once)!

Jarro

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Address: Piazzale di Ponte Milvio, 32

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 6pm – 2am

Wine Glass: 5 EUR | Wine bottle: 25 EUR

Jarro is one of those Ponte Milvio classics. Situated right on the piazza, it’s the perfect place to go to catch up with your friends. Wine, cocktails, beers, they have it all. My favorite thing here are the wines, the Arneis is really good! The atmosphere is laid back and music plays in the background. The service is fast and friendly.

Nojo

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Address: Viale di Tor di Quinto, 35/c

Phone: +39 06 333 0946

Cocktail bar Opening Hours: Friday – Saturday from 7.45pm – 2am

Cocktail: 10 EUR | Wine bottle: 24+ EUR

If you want to immerse yourself in one of the trendiest places in Ponte Milvio, head to Nojo, the hotspot in town for Japanese fusion! Apart from the amazing food concept, Nojo serves great cocktails and wine in its lovely outdoor garden on Fridays and Saturdays! Definitely don’t miss out on the mixology cocktails.

Panificio Nazzareno

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Address: Piazzale di Ponte Milvio, 35

Phone: +39 06 3322 0720

Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday from 7am – 2am

Happy Hour: 10+ EUR p.p. (drink+aperitivo board)

If you’re a pizza and cold-cuts lover, Panificio Nazzareno will be love at first sight. Just like Charlie, expect amazing happy hour boards and great wines and cocktails. It’s right on the piazza next to Aristocampo and a major address for aperitivo!

El Perro Flaco

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Address: Via Flaminia, 490

Phone: +39 380 344 8163

Opening Hours: Tuesday- Sunday from 6pm – 2am

Cocktail: 8 EUR  

El Perro Flaco is a bustling restaurant and bar in Ponte Milvio. They’re specialty? Cocktails and Mexican food! It’s great for a chill night out with your friends, immersed in the authentic atmosphere of Ponte Milvio. Definitely go for the cocktails.

Dulcamara

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Address: Via Flaminia 449

Phone: +39 06 333 2108

Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday from 12.15pm – 2am

Cocktail: 8 EUR | Wine glass: 6+ EUR | Wine bottle: 20+ EUR

Finding a free table in Ponte Milvio after 12am on a Friday night is a miracle. And if you’re able to find one in Dulcamara it’s even more of a miracle! Right after the famous MET restaurant you’ll find this trendy bar. A vast wine selection awaits you, along with a friendly service!

Blume Lounge

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Address: Via delle Fornaci di Tor di Quinto, 10

Phone: +39 348 057 1342

Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday from 6pm – 2am

Cocktail: 10 EUR | Wine glass: 6 EUR | Wine bottle: 24+ EUR

Very close to Ponte Milvio, in Tor di Quinto, you’ll find the bustling Blume Lounge, the coolest lakeside summer retreat for Romans. From happy hour till the after hours, this shabby-chic bar and lounge turns into one of the coolest places in town. From delicious cocktails and wines to the great DJ set, prepare for a fun night out! Don’t forget a reservation, it’ll be impossible to find a table without one!

Profumo Spazio Sensoriale

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Address: Via di villa lauchli,  1

Phone: +39 351 276 7173

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 6pm – 2am / Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 2am

Cocktail: 10 EUR | Wine glass: 6 EUR | Wine bottle: 28+ EUR

Not exactly in Ponte Milvio but just a 5-minute drive away, you’ll find Profumo Spazio Sensoriale with its beautiful gardens. Known for its trendy setting and lushes gardens, Profumo is the perfect place to go for a chic night out with your friends. Sit down in one of the candlelit outdoor tables, sip a cocktail and enjoy the magical atmosphere. During summer, enjoy their wonderful outdoor parties called “I Giardini d’Estate”, where you can drink and dance.  But Profumo Spazio Sensoriale is also known for its lovely aperitivos, picnic style! But even in fall and winter this restaurant and bar is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing night with your friends sipping red wine.

Santanera

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Address: Via Capoprati, 12

Phone: +39 328 562 9789

Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday from 7pm – 2am

Cocktail: 10 EUR | Wine glass: 6 EUR | Wine bottle: 20+ EUR

Santanera isn’t exactly in Ponte Milvio, but really close. In between Ponte Milvio and Ponte della Musica bridge, on the Tiber River, you’ll find this outdoor boho chic bar. DJ set, delicious cocktails, and a cool ambiance is what awaits you. The whole concept of Santanera is mixing Mexican and Mediterranean cultures. And they definitely know how! Don’t forget to make a reservation, this place is always full! Enjoy it while it lasts, it’ll close in the fall!

Hotel Butterfly

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Address: Via Guido Reni, 7

Phone: +39 389 877 8814

Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday from 7pm – 3am

Cocktail: 10 EUR | Wine bottle: 25 EUR

Not exactly in Ponte Milvio … more like in the Guido Reni district (but hey, only a 10-minute drive from Ponte Milvio) is the in-vogue Hotel Butterfly! If you’ve never seen a barber shop, a bar, and an art gallery all in one place, prepare to be swept away, as Hotel Butterfly has outdone itself with the whole funky trend. Great vibes, cool concept and a beautiful outdoor patio with great music floating in the air awaits you at Hotel Butterfly. I went for wine but I heard the Mojitos are real good. Definitely stop by for a drink!

P.S. If you’re planning to come to Ponte Milvio on the weekend, make sure you don’t get there after 11.30pm, it’ll be hard to find a place (not to mention a parking spot)!

 

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