Party Earth Review A San Lorenzo fixture for over twenty years, Rive Gauche 2 has been around long enough to remember the true communist days of the neighborhood that have now been replaced by a less outspoken political climate. Nonetheless... ... read full review
Via dei Sabelli, 43
06 445 6722
San Lorenzo, Rome –
A San Lorenzo fixture for over twenty years, Rive Gauche 2 has been around long enough to remember the true communist days of the neighborhood that have now been replaced by a less outspoken political climate.
Nonetheless, the patrons who frequent this popular bar still lean to the left and include creative types like actors, painters, musicians, and writers, as well as a contingent of local students and area residents.
Settled in its ways and apparently content with its loyal following, the bar has not gone out of its way to refresh its dated look or create elaborate special events, relying instead on its tried and true “what you see is what you get” vibe that puts customers at ease.
If patrons aren’t enjoying their drinks outside, they’re usually gathered around the wooden tables in the large main room or tucked away in the small elevated nook behind the bar.
The art deco prints and black-and-white photos complement the wood paneling, while the dim lighting underscores the bar’s simple purpose – to provide a mellow place to rest one’s bones, grab a beer, and hang out with friends.
Packed every night of the week with an animated, opinionated clientele, Rive Gauche 2 is clearly doing something right.
Artists, writers, and PhD types during the week, mostly 30s; outgoing and slightly rowdy younger students on the weekends, early to mid-20s.
Jazz, blues, rock, and funk.
Stuffed wraps, salads, meat and cheese platters, and homemade cakes. Free aperitivo buffet with drink, 7–9pm daily.
Wraps €3, salads €6, meat/cheese platters €7+, entrées €6–€10, desserts €3. Beer €4.50–€6, wine €3–€5, cocktails €6.
The permanent crowd of regulars makes the bar one of the area’s failsafe options. It really gets jumping on the weekends, but it’s great any weekday after 10pm.