The Jerry Thomas Project
While the clandestine cocktail bar concept is nothing new stateside, going to one in Rome feels entirely unique. Named after the original hipster bartender (he also authored a first-of-its-kind mixology book in the 1800’s), this speakeasy requires reservations, plus a secret password and membership card to get in (both can be arranged online). he ambiance is dark and moody with an elaborate drink menu to match: all manner of gin and whiskey cocktails, and a really good Negroni with house-made bitters, to name a few. Note: they don’t serve vodka or accept credit cards.