Barnum Café

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EVERY DAY: 9:30 A.M. - 1:30 A.M.
+39 06 6476 0483 | WEBSITE

This bar and cafe near Campo de’ Fiori is open from morning until late at night, but the magic really happens when barmen Patrick Pistolesi and Federico Tomaselli are in, from 6 p.m. until closing. This team trained all over Europe before settling down in Rome, where they pour fantastic drinks in a neighborhood known for its nightlife—but not necessarily the quality of its bars.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • lots of rum
  • lots of whiskey
  • lots of mezcal / tequila
  • bar food
What to drink
Patrick and Federico’s riffs on classic cocktails.
Centro Storico
The bartenders are in Tuesday through Saturday.


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