Brasserie 4:20 | Roma,
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Brasserie 4:20
World Class based on 219 ratings
Type: Restaurant (see listing)

Via Portuense 82
Roma, Italy [ print map ]
06 583 10737 | facebook

Hours: Mon to Thu 19:00 - 02:00; Fri & Sat 19:00 - 04:00; Sun 20:00 - 02:00.

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (13) | Taps: 73 | Bottles: 420

Brasserie 4:20

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Beer Available At Brasserie 4:20 (arranged by most recent)
De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bombs & Grenades) 97, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Misto BA) 100, Argo Terzo Tempo , Revelation Cat Faster , Revelation Cat Stronger , Revelation Cat Better , Revelation Cat Alpha Blood 97, Revelation Cat Sour Peate , Revelation Cat HopAddendum 96, Revelation Cat Mikan , Revelation Cat BlaBla Lambic Blend 90, Revelation Cat Brunello di Montalcino Lambic , Revelation Cat Dry Hop Thriller 93, De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell) 100, Struise Pannepot Wild 99, Hilltop Hop Hill IPA , Revelation Cat California Moonset 93, Revelation Cat Woodwork Series Acasia 95, Revelation Cat Woodwork Series American Oak 90, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100
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219 reviews for Brasserie 4:20
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  82%
 Selection  90%
 Food  86%
 Value  83%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 11, 2010
Outside the tourist area and located on the type of fast driving street where you donít expect to find a beer bar like this one. You wonít find many typical tourists in there. This bar attracts true beer-geeks as well as local beer lovers. The simple lighten 4:20 on the outside is not too inviting. Interior is surprising, this place is actually quite classy. Medium size, sits about 100. The setting (tables, chairs, dťcor) is as appropriate for easting as good dinner as it is for a long night of drinking. Food is unusual for a pub, a bit pricy and consists mainly of fish and seafood dishes. You can order snacks (fries, chicken wings, etc.). About one dozen tap lines with mostly non-italian micros. Some interesting items on tap but the tap list is not the main attraction. The bottle list is the reason you go there. Again the Italian micros are under-represented, Brasserie 4:20 is mostly about imported beer. Americans, Danishes, British, Belgians, Dutch, etc. You ask for the bottle list and they give you that long, very long list with a few hundreds of a bottles. A lot of De Molen, Mikkeller, etc. But then you can ask for the second bottle list, the one called the ďvintage listĒ that comes in a nice book. This one has the lambics and various aged and special vintage beers. All kind of old lambics, old vintages of BigFoot and others. You can order 3 Fonteinen Millenium (A LOT of them) or Isabelle Proximus at about 150 Euros a piece (ouch! over US$200). They have a few aged bottles that I personally believe should not be aged but overall this bottle list is to die for. Service is amazing and very knowledgeable. Each bottle is opened and poured as if it was a precious 3 Fonteinen Framboos. And if the owner (Alex) recognizes you as a beer geek he will open crazy bottle after crazy bottle. This guy is nuts. Alex is to Europe what Chris Lively of Ebenezerís is to North-America. I visited the place twice. This is one of my favourite beer bar on the planet.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Dedollewaitor  (362) Odense, Denmark | June 16, 2010
Yes Daaamnn. It was true what I read about this place before coming here. World class in every aspect! Rare beers - international. Amazing range of some of the best in the world. Service and interior the dopest. I will return!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil  (331) Tallinn, Estonia | January 3, 2010
Certainly a great place, but not necessarily my kind of place. Beerwise it seems too focussed on pulling in big names from overseas, and Iím mostly not a fan of most of the big names. (Just because its popular doesnít make it good applies just as much to craft brewers as it does to macro swill.) Alex was very friendly and talkative, so we got to know all about his beers, so we focussed entirely on those. Looking forward to some of the future beers heíll have in store. Food was expensive - to me, shocking. Maybe thatís because I come from the land of pub grub, and could feed a family of 4 for the price of 3 fancy prawns here. And at about 10e for a Mariage Parfait, this is more expensive than anywhere I know in Finland, and weíve got enormously higher alcohol taxes! However, a few freebies were thrown in, which made the final bill more than palitable. So many thanks, Alex, the selection of Roma for RBESG 2010 will hopefully bring us back here - and I hope your [undisclosed new brew] is ready soon!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
nbutler11  (316) Wiesbaden, Germany | March 23, 2012
One of the best beer bars Iíve visited. The space itself is awesome. The rooftop area is perfect for events, and the interior has got a ton of character. Lots of interesting beers on tap, especially from their Revelation Cat label. I had a West Coast IPA and the Pinot Blend on tap and they were both delicious. The bottle list is impressive, and the staff is first-class. Really happy I got to visit and meet Alex.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Camons  (291) Hasselager, Denmark | April 14, 2014
Quite away out of the beaten track if you are staying on the other side of the river in the city center. But tram line 8 from Piazza Venezia stops a 1 block / 10 minutes walk from 4:20 and makes it easy going there. The bar is very nice and cozy with good ambiance, seating along the bar, and some smal tables, chairs, and a few couches along the other wall. About 22 taps on at our visit, 6 Revelation Cat, 5 from the (for me unknown) Japanese brewery Se Kadoia, De Molen, Schlenkerla, De Molen, Boon, Brewdog, etc.Impressive bottle list, expecially the vintage sours (not that i had any of these, going from 50 - 150 Ä) Good, freindly and knowable service wich speaks a good english. We didnt eat but the food looked tasty. Good value on the tap beers. Great place
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
YULbier  (250) Montreal, | December 27, 2011
Beer selection is large and diverse with lots of hand-pumped real ales. Food is pricey but amazing and the suggested pairings are spot on. Interior is classy, warming and confortable. Service is helpful, if you can get the waiter to notice you.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Christian  (237) Odense, Denmark | June 19, 2010
Like fonefan I have to say canít claim to be 100% objective. The service and ambiance was probably helped by the RBESG event taking place here. But the food, the beer, the decoration, wasnít just made up for a weekend. Itís a cozy and relaxed place, completely dedicated to serving great (non-Italian only) beer and great food. The fish carpaccio and raw shellfish served with Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze was simply one of my best meals ever. Lots of exciting beer on the tap list. And the roof top beer garden is an awesome night spot. Or so I have heard from more sober beer lovers :)

4:20 and Ma Che Siete Venuti a Faí alone are worth your plan ticket to Rome, know that.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow  (208) Stockholm, Sweden | July 21, 2014
Walked here from Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fŗ, the neighbourhood in between isnít the best. Closed stores, some houses that seems abandoned, not the best walk when it gets dark, but we managed to get to 4:20 without any problem. Modern nightclub feel. Good tap selection with the local dominated by Revelation Cat and also good selection of foreign beers, but European and American.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn  (193) Amsterdam, Netherlands | June 15, 2010
First of all I have to say Iíve never met such a generous host as Alex was for us at RBESG, I just cannot thank him enough for that and for the amazing beer experience he has given us that weekend. As for his brasserie, itís wordclass as well. Great interior, beautiful tap system, great and daily rotating beer list, very nice staff (check the redhaired girl ;-), good to great food. Rooftop patio is excellent, looks like a German Biergarten and they even have different beers on than downstairs. Crowd is mainly young Italians from the alternative scene, very relaxed atmosphere here, especially after hours ;-) Donít know if the bottled beers we had were for sale as well, but if so this has the best bottle selection Iíve ever seen. Superb. Thanks again Alex, and I will definitely be back when in Rome!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
kermis  (187) The Hague, Netherlands | October 5, 2014
Excellent! A really nicely laid out bar restaurant with a bunch of great beers on tap including some excellent Revelation Cat Cantillon blends when I visited. A small but excellent bottle list and friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service - I had none of the problems described by the previous reviewer so hopefully that person is no longer there. Oh and they also make a superb burger. My favourite in Rome, donít miss it!

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