"But what is it you came here to do" is the rough translation of this bar’s name. If you’re anything like me, you Venuti’ed here to Fa’ one thing: to tick some beers. And oh my friends, tick I did. I ticked Pinot D’Aunis. Let me write that again because I just love the look of it. I, nickd717, ticked Cantillon Pinot D’Aunis. Ok, jokes aside, the selection here is great. Incredible vintage and rare beer selection that ranks with the better ones that Belgium has to offer. You’ve got lots of beers here with particular emphasis on Italy (surprised?), Belgium, northern Europe, and the USA. Great selection of American brews here, including rare and barrel aged ones and ones that are only distributed to a small area (such as Shorts and Cigar City). Not that I cared, as I wasn’t about to drink American beers in Italy, although I did buy my Italian friend one. The service is great. Nice and helpful bartenders, English-speaking as far as I encountered. Some of the advertised beers weren’t available (I asked for stuff like Kaggen and obscure lambics after seeing the list) but the bartenders are accommodating to the jaded beer geek who wants this stuff and are happy to search the cellar. The owner, Manuele, is an awesome guy. He gave my new wife and I some special stuff for our wedding and talked to us for awhile despite being busy that night. As for the ambience, well, its other name "Football Pub" sums it up. It’s basically a dive sports bar and they do show soccer. Expect that and it won’t disappoint you. There’s some interesting beer decor though. The one improvement I suggest is the bathrooms. I wouldn’t wish them on my worst enemy, and I made sure my wife stayed clear. Pretty dirty with no soap when I went. But that’s a minor gripe, and to be honest I don’t care. Overall, as an Italian-American, I love this place. It’s doing a grea job of setting the tone for the improving beer scene in the motherland. Keep up the good work, Manuele. I consider myself to be similar to the former governor of California in that I attempt to terminate ticks with the same fervor that he attempted to terminate John Conner in "The Terminator." Like that terminator, "I’ll be back" to MCSVaF.
Con il tempo ho imparato ad apprezzare il locale, prima ci andavo molto di rado, ora per altri motivi ci passo spesso e l’ho rivalutato tantissimo. Selezione sempre di qualità, per lo meno non trovi sempre e solo birre ultraluppolate come negli altri posti romani. E’ ottimo per scoprire chicche brassicole europee e per un amante delle birre tedesche come me trovare almeno 2 vie dedicate a birre della Germania (oltre alla Tipopils e alla Bibock di chiara ispirazione tedesca) è un plus che pone il locale sopra tutti gli altri locali di Roma. Pub che va aprpezzato rigorosamente seduti al bancone, altrimenti perde tutto il suo fascino
Ottimo!! Grande la scelta delle birre di ottimo spessore.complimenti!!
tdtm82 (129) , England | May 17, 2011| Updated November 25, 2011
Visited here on the weekend. Immediately gobsmacked to see Grassroots and Crooked Moon brews on tap and the much anticipated Itallian lager I’ve been searching for like a hungry dog for about a year and a half.
First impressiions are stunning. Football memorabilia on the walls with Lazio and Arsenal both represented which melts my appetite as a long time supporter of both teams, twitch my ears and the most glorious metal bands are playng on the stereo, this place is a perfect local!
I staarted ordering beer and the conditioning was first rate. Lively and oh so sessionable. The depth of the range was spot on with Italian beers and great cuts from throoughout Europe, including really limited runs..
The ambience was there and then Manuele turns up and we enjoy football; beer, good vibes and the best real pub expereince I have experienced in Italy.
This is not a new wave bar or a prentious start up, this is the real deal and ticks my boxes like no other beer place does. If you want the Kulminator with football and metal then get down.
Special praise to Manuele for searching for the Cigar City in the bassment. Pannepot in the fridge and football at the same time was bliss.
Thie value is perfect too with bottled beers at virtual off license prices. I was very keen on the backlisted beer pages. Read for yourself when you get the menu.
- Update 26th November 2011. Upon reading recent posts I’m very shocked. 5 Euros is the norm for beer prices in Rome so that’s not expensive. If you’re too lazy to stare at the chalkboard instead of the bar for what is on then that’s your fault. You ask the barman. They respond! Some people are impossible to cater for. Please don’t let a dodgy currency rate and lazyness get in the way of the best places in Rome.
Senza dubbi il migliore a Roma. Come offerta, come passione. L’unica pecca è che c’è sempre troppa gente.Se avesse qualche metro quadrato in più....Comunque rimane un posto favoloso per chi ama la birra.
One of the better beer bars I have visited. The best service I have ever experienced. A quite nice selection, that in the last two years have changed from primarily imports to mostly italian. The bar is placed in the tiny front room, in the hallway leading to the windowless back room, there are beer barrels stacked against the wall. A third seating area is in the small bunker like basement.
In questo locale mi sono innamorato delle birre artigianali, grazie alla pazienza e alla immensa competenza di chi lo gestisce (GRANDE MANUELE!). Le birre sono ottime, di tutti gli stili e da diverse nazioni. Alla spina c’è un ricambio continuo che ti permette di assaggiare spesso una nuova birra. Locale perfetto nella splendida cornice di uno dei quartieri più affascinanti della ciittà etarna.
Saeba (10) , | April 26, 2011| Updated May 12, 2011
Veramente uno dei pochi posti a Roma dove bere birra di qualità.
La cordialità e l’esperienza dei gestori è il punto forte di questo locale.
Grande scelta di birre da tutto il mondo : iTALIA ; GERMANIA;BELGIO;DANIMARCA;NORVEGIA ecc. tutte servite e spillate con cura.