Irish Pub / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review One of the most popular Irish bars in town, Druid’s Rock packs in sports-loving patrons attracted by the foosball and pool tables available in the upstairs game room, the frequent noisy bar games, and the dozen or so big-screen TVs where they can catch their favorite European sports. Although the long main bar on the ground ... more
Piazza dell’Esquilino, 1
Party Earth Review A homey and distinctly English bar in an unbeatable location, The Bulldog Inn is one of the most popular pubs in Rome and overflows with a young and boisterous English-speaking crowd just about every night of the week. Once past the oak entrance and amber lanterns, patrons are met with classic wooden fixtures, high arched ... more
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 107
Party Earth Review With its authentic feel, dark wood paneling, and all of the standard Irish beers on tap, this classic Irish bar near Piazza Navona is the perfect pit stop for a pint or two while catching the score. Although inspired by Dublin’s historic Abbey Theatre – and decorated with portraits of illustrious actors, writers, and directors ... more
Via del Governo Vecchio, 51/53
Party Earth Review A Scottish bar turned disco, the quirky Nag’s Head integrates medieval swords and armor with flat-screen TVs tuned to sports and pulsating dance music, and draws a loyal year-round crowd of outgoing English speakers. Decked out in typical pub fashion with lots of oak, checkered fabric, mirrors, and faded prints, the bar ... more
Via IV Novembre, 138/b
Rome isn’t known for being the biggest party town in Europe, but its denizens are certainly passionate about their sports and they definitely support a nice selection of sports bars in Rome.
Competitive sports run the gamut from soccer to tennis to basketball, but there is undoubtedly no rivalry as contentious as the one between supporters of the Associazione Sportiva Roma and the Società Sportiva Lazio football clubs. When these two teams play, you are guaranteed to find Rome sports bars brimming with soccer fanatics chanting “Forza Forza Grande Lazio” and “Forza Forza Grande Roma” back and forth.
Historically, the urban city kids support the “lupi” – as A.S. Roma players are commonly known – while suburban residents lean towards the “lazial,” but it’s best to make sure which side the locals are on when catching the game at a sports bar in Rome before you celebrate or decry the next goal.
Rugby is also a local favorite, while several expat-owned establishments support other big European teams, especially the very popular Bulldog Inn that caters to a boisterous English-speaking crowd practically every night. Druid’s Rock is also an incredibly popular sports bar, packing in sports-loving patrons attracted by the foosball and pool tables, the frequent noisy bar games, and the dozen or so big-screen TVs where they can catch their favorite European sports.