Pubs and Bars
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Click to enlargeThis is definitely Rome's Premier jazz venue, thick with atmospheric cigarette smoke. The management regularly books first rate international talent as well as local musicians and serves excellent food, too. Reservations are highly recomanded. Address: Via Ostia 9, Rome.

Drunken Ship
Click to enlargeOne of the liveliest hubs of Campo de'Fiori's renowned nightlife, pumping out loud rock music. Very popular with young Romans and foreigners alike. Happy hour is from 7 to 9 pm; brunch is served at weekends. Address: Campo de'Fiori 20-21, Rome.

Jonathan's Angels
Click to enlargeA must-see for its outlandish decor, which was the brainchild of the proprietor Jonathan, a former circus performer and also the artist. Taking a cue from his Baroque forbears, he's covered practically every square inch of the place with squirming colour. There's piano bar and floor shows. Address: Via della Fossa 16, Rome.

Big Mama
Click to enlargeTrastevere's historic jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and world music standby, with differents acts performing every night. Membershp is by the month or year, but unfortunately Friday and saturday noght concerts are open only to those with annual membership. Address: Vicolo S Francesco a Ripa 18, Rome.

Fiddler's Elbow
Click to enlargeOne of the oldest Irish pubs in Rome and still going strong, frequented by both locals and out-of-towners. Italian seem to love everything Irish and the place really reels when some impromptu fiddlers get going. Address: Via dell'Olmata 43, Rome.

Trinity College
Click to enlargeRather like entering a time-warp that lands you up in ireland. A warm, inviting two floor place that can get very noisy and packed, but always stays cheerfull. A very electic menu of simple, tempting fare available until 1 am, and brunch on sunday. Address: Via del collegio Romano 6, Rome.

La vineria
Click to enlargeThis historic wine bar is an established favourite with the locals. Smoky and definitly cosy during the winter, but spilling out onto the Campo de' fiori in the summer. Prices for wine and beer are low, specially if you stand at the bar, and there are a few well-chosen snacks. Address: Campo de' Fiori 15, Roma

Bar della Pace
Click to enlargeFor those who crave most of all to see and be seen, this is the place todrape your designer-clad self, especially on warm summer evenings when you can pose unshamed at an outdoor table. In the winter, it's cosier, less self conscious local favourite, although it's alwayspretty pricey, as are most places in the Piazza Navona area. Address: Via della pace 5, Roma

Rock Castle Café
Click to enlargeThis grovy hangout has a dungeon-themed, cavernous decor and is mostly frequented by foreign students. A fun atmosphere, with good rock music and a bit of dancing late at night, right in the heart of the Ghetto. Address: Via Beatrice Cenci 8, Roma

Click to enlargeVoted Trastevere's most decadent venue by it's loyal, discerning clientele. Whoever's on duty any given night sets the idiosyncretic musical tone, so there's always somthing unexpected happening here, including live jam sessions. The wildness doesn't really begin until after midnight, and then goes on until dawn. An excellent brunche is served at weekends. Address: Vicolo de Renzi 4, Roma