Ok this is a Tricky one. Yeah we were treated like Royalty when Alex Organised RBESG 2010 ... but even trying to ignore that This has to be one of the Best bars i have ever been into.
They had UK Cask ales from some of the better UK brewies, they had De Molen, Nogne, De struise and Mikkeller to name just a few from there many taps. Both Downstairs and the Wonderfull roof gardens were comfortableand relaxing places to eat and drink.
The food while too fish based for my liking was superb... so while my choice wasnt great what there was was amazing ... and if you liek fish well im sure this is just the place for you...
While i like the idea of only beer, whisky and water, I cant help but thinking a few choice alternatives would make it easier to get your mates along, and offer a decent soft drink for the driver... But the place seemed busy most of the time so it seems to be working...
The staff were amazing despite being served by three different people over the course of the evening they had my bill spot on (with a hefty discount from Alex) ive no idea how they managed to keep track of what i ordered as i wasnt sitting in one place all night, and some were ordered from the table others from the bar...
Yeah its dear (well normally Huge thanks to Alex for his generousity) but thats because they serve some of the best beers available sourced from all over the world. ... and while value is about the only area this one misses out on top spot on MY WIFE WOULD HATE ME TO LIVE NEAR HERE... as i would be there most nights, scared that i would miss out on the net great beer to appear...
And should i ever win the lottery the first thing i will be doing is picking Alexs brain on how to do the same thing here in Edinburgh ... If every town had a bar like this we could convert the Macro drinkers in there droves
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.
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!
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!
This bar is by far one of the greatest beer spots in the world. Tons of fantastic and rare bottles and a fantastic fast changing line up of taps. The ambiance is fantastic and with the Biergarten at the roof top this bar is never too crowded. Alex is the best host Ive ever visited. He know all about the beer. Theu also have some very fantastic whiskies. The food is incredible. I will come back over and over again!
I might not be too objective after a RBESG arranged by Alex,
But Brasserie 4:20 is without any doubt one of the few real amazing beer spots in the world.
Beer selection is amazing, the sea-food is the best i got in Rome and Alex and the staff are some of the friendliest people i have meet. 4:20 serves beers, water and whisky only. No wines, soda, cocktails, they have true dedication for the beers and the food they serve, beyond anything we would see. I will happy spend more days and nights here, so 4:20 you can be sure that we will be coming back soon. Is it value for my money, for me yes. Thanks a lot, Alex ;O)
(please make a web.page with a updated blackboard of what is on tap)
ultor (13) , Italy | June 8, 2010| Updated June 19, 2010
Great selection of draft beers and bottles. Very kind staff. Amazing food. Just one little criticism: the service temperature of beer is often too high to be in Rome, where the room temperature is almost tropical. Aniway one of the best place to taste good beer in Rome.
A lovely stylish bar (but olde worlde) with a fantastic selection of well kept draft beers from places like Pizza Port, Mikkeller, 3 Fonteinen and of course Revelation Cat. Very nice (mostly sea food) based selection including perfectly salted calamari, the best Iíve ever had. There is another open air bar on the roof with a few extra beers on tap and some cool (well if you are my age) rock music - Deep Purple, Bon Scott era AC/DC etc.
One minor criticism is the service can (sometimes) be a little slow but certainly no worse than anywhere else in Rome!
This is a ímust doí if you are visting Rome - you wonít be dissapointed!
Nice one Alex!
This place should be the example for all bar pubs and restaurant entrepreneurs.
Very good staff, big range of beers very pleasant to stay and not only for one day.
good food paring
very well done, Alex