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Bir & Fud

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

22 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
38
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
5.46%
 
 
Taps:
18
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
Bir & FudBir & Fud
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Via Benedetta 23
Roma, 00153
Italy

+39 6 5894016 | map
birandfud.it

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Added by RomanW70 on 07-12-2008

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
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4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of NCCIndy
4.04/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Excellent food, decent beer selection, good location within easy walking distance of city center, shuttle dropoffs, and many tourist attractions. Service was lacking but the Zucchini flower/lardo pizza was to die for! And they had the only truly hoppy beer I found in Rome.

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Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Redrover
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I stopped here three times during my recent trip to Roma. Every visit was great.

They have a small outside space that always seems to be filled. People just spill out into the very narrow one-way street. The atmosphere outside lets you know you are entering a special place.

As you enter the long narrow front room, the bar is on your left. They have a great tap selection of local craft beers that will entice you. There are multiple bartenders, so I never had to wait more than a minute or two to grab a refill.

The staff is excellent, friendly, and beer savvy. Everyone I encountered could take your order in English.

The back room reminds me a bit of a green house. Same shape and lots of glass.

The food is excellent. Great pizzas, salads, etc. I had my wife and all four of our kids with us and this was one of the favorite spots we ate at.

While they attract crowds, I was always able to get a seat and a beer. The crowd is friendly and for the most part willing to engage in conversation. The perfect example of how good beer can really bring folks together.

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Photo of barleywin
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Surprised by the large number and quality/variety of taps. Appears to be some serious beer nerds running this joint.

I went during the early afternoon on a Monday (stayed between 4-5:30pm) - sat at the middle of the bar. The place was pretty chill during that time of day. It's a large layout that stretches out into a larger room in the back with a good number of tables. Tables also out front on the lil side street where it's located. I could imagine it and the general area being a zoo at night and on weekends, but probably pretty fun.

I was told by another American at the bar that you really have to track down the bartenders to get served. I suppose it all depends. Probably more true when the place is jumpin'. Since this is in the university district (in which many Rome branches of American universities are located), the staff speak English quite well and conduct themselves rather calmly and professionally when serving American tourists, who probably expect the locals to immediately engage them in English - I would assume they make the bulk of their clientele. I, at least, attempted to first tell them in Italian that I couldn't speak their language well, and the one bartender told me he couldn't speak it well either. Joke appreciated. I did attempt to ask a few simple questions of them in Italian, to which they were receptive and helpful, replying in English.

I had a fish sandwich, "Big Fish", which was remarkably tasty, if unconventional, being served unbattered and packed together like lump crab meat, on a roll that tasted and crumbled a bit like a southern-style buttery biscuit. The sandwich came with a simple side salad of cabbage and carrot crudite, which may or may not have also been mildly pickled. The meal was altogether pretty delicious, if arguably not quite worth the 13 Euro price tag.

The tap list featured many Italian breweries but was also balanced by a good number of British craft varieties and some Belgians, of course. Quite a few Italian and British IPAs, several of them in an American style. The three beers I had were a Kellerbier (German), a saison brewed with chamomile (Italian?), and a lil nip of Xyauyu (from the bottle). Didn't bother checking to see if they had a bottle list. Glasses were spotlessly clean, as was pretty much everything else.

And that's about it. This joint is a touch on the pricier side, but I would without a doubt revisit it next time I'm in town. They apparently have a sister bar across the street, which I unfortunately didn't have the time or dough to check out. Always next time.

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Photo of RickyS
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Arminius757
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Absolutly loved this place.
Down toward the edge of the river, not far from Haydrian's Tomb, lies this little pub/eatery. Seems to be a rather busy place. Good atmosphere with three options for seating: at the bar, outside, or in the back.
Plenty of beers on tap that rotate out daily it seems. Lots of Italian craft with the odd German, American, or English thrown in.
Had the pizza and it was delicious. Thin crust loaded with great, flavorful topings.
A wonderful experience, so good I went twice. Highly recomened.

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Photo of DavidHume
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jzmhector
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jetlag767
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great selection and fresh food!

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Photo of tonyrocknroll
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Was on vacation with my wife and walked by this place. Saw all the beautiful brass taps, and got super stoked. I had no idea Italy had delicious craft beer. This place was wonderful. Had a delicious Birra del Borgo Re Ale and a Duchessa on draft then stumpled around Trastevere. Very rad!

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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1.72/5  rDev -62.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Johnct
4.9/5  rDev +7%

I've lived in Trastevere for a month and a half, and I've been to Bir & Fud about 8 times. Never been disappointed. Great, always-changing selection of beers (including a lot of Italian brews), and fantastic pizza and other food. Outside seating, indoor room in the back, and a long ass bar with taps all the way down the line. Bartenders know what they're talking about when it comes to the beer. Right across from Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, which has the same owners. Must stop place in Trastevere, if not all of Rome, if you are a beer fan.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Offa
4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is a great beer place in Rome serving a wide selection of beers from many countries on tap. They have many beers on tap at any given time, a great selection of Italian craft beers in a huge range, plus many Belgian beers, some German, British, and American beers of various types. Overall, the beer quality seems excellent.

They have some great beer-friendly food, including Italian fare such as arancina (fried rice croquettes) in various flavours, plus takes on Anglo-American food such as fried potatoes with their home-made ketchup, etc. The food we had was all excellent.

The place is stylish and nice inside with a long bar facing the long bank of beer taps and some nice seating outside on the pleasant and quiet little piazza which the place is on. However,the place could get easily cramped and loud inside due to the long narrow bar area and the patio outside, though pleasant, is small and cramped so can get easily overloaded.

Service is good overall, but seems a but uneven. We had great trouble getting the bartender at the bar to pay attention to us even though there were few people in at the time but once we decided that we would prefer to sit down outside service was good.

I highly recommend this as a top beer place to visit when in Rome.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Fluffheady
4.06/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Bir & Fud is a great place to visit, but I’m not going to spend my entire evening there. The pizza is really great. The beer is definitely good, and they have some very special things in the cellar if you ask. Bir & Fud is first and foremost a restaurant, and it’s packed with people who know nothing about beer and fast moving waiters who don’t want to take much time to engage with the customers. We had an ordering mishap, and the waiter delivered two of the same exact pizza when we just ordered one. I don’t think we explained that we were sharing very well, and it was more annoying than anything. You definitely should visit here because the pizza is delicious and the beer is good. You can eat dinner here and then you can walk across the street to ma che siete venuti a fà.

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Photo of mrmoustache
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

I love Bir & Fud, not as much as I love Ma Che (the bar across the street), but there's still some great love there. There's always a good number of beers on tap, along with bottled beers to buy inside. The staff are friendly about letting you sample what they have, and once you sit down with your beer, they automatically bring you a bowl of the most incredible house-made potato chips in the world (for free)! I love that they seem to switch staff with Ma Che, or they just all hang out. Basically, the best nights I've spent in Rome have been in the alleyway between these two bars. Great vibes. Do not miss this area of town if you go to Rome.

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Bir & Fud in Roma, Italy
98 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.