In Rome, the Baroque Piazza Navona is a thriving square at all hours of the day or night and offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and eating. Venture away from the piazza to try the 10 best restaurants near Piazza Navona and round off your evening by stopping by one of these bars. Whether you prefer local mainstays or more of a trendy atmosphere, one of these is sure to pique your interest and satisfy your palate.
This cool bar might just be the most legendary watering hole in the city. Nestled in intimate Piazza del Fico, both the square and the bar take their name from the fig tree that grows within the piazza. During the day, the tree provides shade for the Italian men who play chess beneath it, while in the evening the bar is swarmed by young and old alike, both locals and expats. Bar del Fico is a real punto di riferimento, point of reference, in the city and has a tendency to attract a see-and-be-seen crowd. No visit to Rome is complete without a stop at this beloved bar and piazza.
Just around the corner from Bar del Fico is Etablì, a restaurant/wine and cocktail bar that is open from early until late to suit any and all needs. With its rustic shabby-chic décor, hanging chandeliers and leather armchairs, it transmits the feel of a relaxed (albeit hip) living room, inviting you to step inside and stay a while. Its great for after-dinner drinks or an intimate evening.