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Bir & Fud
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 80
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
Via Benedetta 23
phone: +39 (0)6 5894016
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Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
A must-visit if in Rome but only open in the evenings, unfortunately.
Draft list is entirely Italian but consisted of a good variety of breweries and styles. The bottles were largely Italian as well. Biggest complaint is that it would have been nice to see a few non-Italian beers on tap given the large number of taps (20?).
Service was excellent, especially considering the general slowness of restaurant service in Italy.
The food was outstanding. 3 or 4 of the dishes that our group ordered were all raved about. I had a pizza that was excellent.
10-02-2012 23:30:34 |
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was in Rome on business and luckily had a free night to check out a few places. I was suggested Bir e Fud and its sister bar across the street by some new friends at Moeder Lambic, and I was impressed with the selection and prices (especially given the usual price of Italian micros). The highlight was a perfectly served glass of Bran from Montegioco. I did not get much of a chance to talk with the staff as they seemed quite busy, but I would certainly return in the future to try out more great beers...
09-21-2011 13:57:58 |
More by skimoore
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
First time in Rome, and Bir & Fud was #1 on my list to go to.
I wasnt disappointed! Walked in right before the busy part of the night and hung out at the front bar. Staff all spoke english well, (especially good since my italian was bad) and the place felt like my favorite pub at home. the beer selection was incredible.
Personally I didnt know much about the italian microbrew scene, but after a couple of hours and alot of great examples, it looks like Italy is experiencing what the US did in the 90's.
Lots of enthusiasm and great brews were good, but the service was excellent.
In fact, I liked the local brewers so much, I made space in the suitcase and brought home 8 bombers to share with friends and brewing contacts.
Had so much fun, we almost closed the place down, then we went over their sister place an got blown away by the bottle selection!
Make this the #1 stop when in Rome, you wont be disappointed, and make sure to sit down and enjoy all that Rome has to offer!
01-11-2011 03:50:48 |
More by mszuch
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Came here on a recommendation from the guys at Domus Birrae. Located in the Trastevere neighborhood, Bir&Fud was our last meal in Italy (after 3 weeks) and it did not disappoint. The three of us got here early, 7:30pm on Sunday and were seated immediately but the place filled up quickly. Reserve if going after 8pm. The bar is busy but they do a good job serving.
Bir: The waiter asks what you like "sweet, bitter..." and bases his recommendations on your taste preferences. Great for noobs and those unfamiliar with Italian offerings. We tried a chestnut ale, spelt ale, and American stlye IPA and a Saison. Winners all.
Fud: We started with an appetizer that consisted of three Roman offerings, amazing sauces and fried happiness. The pizza was the best I had in Italy. Thin crust, fresh and flavorful ingredients and some many choices of toppings.
Prices are very reasonable. This place is a must for beer and/or pizza lovers.
10-03-2010 23:10:35 |
More by cpone
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here after seeing there was a good selection of local beers.
Atmosphere is very nice. It's down a fairly small side street that is full of people walking through and that reaches its crescendo right around last call. There are a few tables outside and the inside holds the tap lines against the left wall and a booth with an actual bar against the right. Further back is more tables and a spacious back room. The best part about this place is how there are three distinct areas - outside, at the bar, and the back - that are all interesting in their own right.
Quality is very good - all beers are served in proper, if unmarked, glassware at the proper temperature and with large amounts of foam on top when called for.
Service is amazing. The bartenders and servers will do the best they can with the English they have, and I'm sure an even better job if you're conversant in Italian. Alex, one of the two managers and the only one absolutely fluent in English will tell you anything you want to know about the Italian beer scene and of each of the beers available, both on-tap and in the bottle.
Selection is also amazing. There are about 12 beers on tap and 2-3 on cask at any given time, with what I'd guess is 30-40 more that are available in bottles. Of all of these about 90-95% are Italian and they open your eyes to how vibrant the Italian micro scene really is.
Food is very good. We had a couple appetizers and one of their pizzas and the best part was the fresh buffalo mozzarella. Nothing was less than above average and the pizza was stellar.
Value is good. It's a good deal for what you're getting but don't expect a cheap night if you're coming for dinner.
Overall this is a phenomenal restaurant and even better bar. There's really nothing more I can say but definitely stop by if you're in Rome.
09-22-2010 01:41:56 |
More by glid02
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was only in Italy for one week and Bir & Fud was definitely top on my list of places to go. I had quite the adventure trying to find the place (its much closer to the river than I thought) and as a result we ended up making a big 2 mile circle till we made it back to where we started and found the bar. But it was totally worth it.
It was a bit crowded when we were there but that is definitely a good thing. The wait-staff were very helpful (we were personally served by the manager). The manager even went as far to help correct a mistake we made: we unwisely chose a really strong Belgian-style ale as our first beer. The manager helped us clear our palates to work our way back down with some complimentary Xyauyù paired with a delicious chocolate desert. We then had some Demon's Head on tap and he then recommended the Verdi Imperial Stout (bottle) which was a superb way to end the night.
This is a world class bar that I would definitely hit up if I was in Rome...if you appreciate beer it's a must. Note that this bar only serves Italian beers, which is nice because there are many beers on tap that you won't find any other place.
The menu's are very nice but are only in Italian so be sure to talk to the wait-staff and they'll be able to point you in the right direction.
This is a bar in Rome so things are a bit more pricey (especially if you are first coming from the States) but 5euro per beer was an excellent price for what you got. I think for me and my dad it was like 30euro for a whole night which was not bad at all.
04-06-2010 05:31:02 |
More by Soilworker
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I must echo all of the previous praises for this great establishment. We had pizzas and a couple of appetizers, and the food and service were both excellent.
As for the beer, they do now have detailed menus-but I didn't need one as the owner (Manuele) set me up with a six beer sample as soon as I walked in and gave a description of each. They serve a hand picked selection of only the best Italian beers, all were excellent. We had talked only very briefly at the Football Pub (his sister venture across the street) about the virtues of the 2006 Lou Pepe Cantillon draft I was enjoying, but our reception at Bir and Fud was as if we'd been long time friends. This was certainly a great beginning to our week in Rome.
The Football Pub opens at 5:30 or so. Go there and then get to Bir and Fud for dinner at 7:30, you'll love it.
12-01-2009 18:33:39 |
More by bdardeen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
lil dublin rabbit and i spent our tenth anniversary this week in rome-hit bir & fud twice and left happy and sated both times-
B&F is located in the happenin trastevere n'hood,piazza trilussa, its a small place but packed with just as it says quality beer and food-which is a combination thats not found too often in rome-came here 5 years ago and what seems to be the best place wasnt even on the map yet-beer scene in rome/italy is really starting to kick up-you'll find the odd touriss brit and yank but i heard alot of italian being spoken here which is the coolest thing possible-cant wait to come back in a few years-or soooner-
BIR-we had the panada, keto reporter,quatro punta, and doppio bastardi which were all, ALL delicious-wit, tobbacco porter, lambic, and strong ale respectively-all reccommended-all on TAP-all italian-server tried to warn me about "lambics" in italian."this beer doesnt taste/smell very good", talk about lost in translation- very funny. like at mahars.
FUD-excellent slow food style pizzas, bruschettas and suppli (fried appetizers) avaiable-real roman offal(organ meats) also for those off you brave enuf to eat it-we salute you!
great fun staff not multlingual but you arent either probably and it will all be cool-B&F is very popular, in high season/prime times reserve a table before ten pm after that queue up mate! open til 1/2 am/0100-200hrs.
B&F is just a true pleasure for a craft beer or slow food geek in roma-go across the street to its sister bar, ma che siete venuti a fa' for the last shout, a small but amazing beer tap list for a bar the size of cafe belgique, or the first of the evening. MCSVAF has got the bir but not the fud.
forza roma! NV in rome
11-07-2009 00:12:23 |
More by NolaViper
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I get a little nostalgic thinking about this place. My favorite establishment on planet earth. I studied in Rome for 6 months during the first half of 2008, and I came to this place probably 3 nights a week for the duration.
The staff here is unbelievably friendly, and the food and drink is incredible.
The manager, Alejandro, became a friend of mine thanks to his perfect English, and even though he himself claimed to be more of a wine guy, he was always knowledgeable about the beers on tap and how they would work with any of the food dishes available. The rest of the staff spoke no English, but were more than willing to work with my broken Italian.
The menu is mostly comprised of wonderful, Neapolitan-style chewy-crust pizza and fried rice and potato based appetizers (suppli). I highly recommend the eggplant parmesan (melanzane alla parmagiano) pizza.
I believe they had somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 or 7 beers on tap and a couple cask beers. All Italian, and all worthy. A bunch very original beers here were brewed by members of the staff at Bir e Fud under the Birra del Borgo moniker, which really made for a local, authentic experience.
What makes this place really special is its location. In Italy, a forward-thinking restaurant that serves no wine or pasta is unheard of, and that is exactly what this restaurant is successful at.
Between this place and the more bar-like sister spot across the street, Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa, I always had a good night. I love this place and wear my Bir & Fud staff shirt (a going away present from Alejandro) with pride until the day I can return.
03-08-2009 00:45:46 |
More by photomike
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Well, going to Bir & Fud then hitting Ma Che Siete across the street kills two birds with one stone.... They now have a beer board, but only lists of the draft, no explanation. Luckily our waiter, Ivan (formerly of 4:20) was awesome!
Ivan lead us through their tap selection (a wide variety of styles, all from Italian breweries). His knowledge and excitement really made this a great visit. At the end of the evening, based on our comments, he recommended two large (and reasonably priced) 750s of beers not available on tap. He hit a home run!
You want to get here early, because it fills up fast if you don't have a reservation, but the food is great and the staff are knowledgeable.
If in Rome...
09-06-2008 12:32:02 |
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