Bir & Fud
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by glid02:
4.8/5 rDev +3.7%
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
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4.06/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
12-15-2013 16:45:01 | More by Fluffheady
4.5/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
11-09-2013 13:06:07 | More by mrmoustache
4.06/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
A good beer store that manages to present interesting Italian food and beer in an enjoyable way. It's Trastavere, so they're busy, but still a long list of beers and a short menu of good food to soak it up with. I enjoyed the home-made chips (crisps) and tried several beers while there. If you're a beer geek looking for an Italian experience, I recommend it highly.
07-30-2013 12:24:27 | More by ItinOcean
4.55/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
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.
10-02-2012 23:30:34 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was in Rome on business and luckily had a free night to check out a few places. I was suggested Bir e Fud and its sister bar across the street by some new friends at Moeder Lambic, and I was impressed with the selection and prices (especially given the usual price of Italian micros). The highlight was a perfectly served glass of Bran from Montegioco. I did not get much of a chance to talk with the staff as they seemed quite busy, but I would certainly return in the future to try out more great beers...
09-21-2011 13:57:58 | More by skimoore
4.9/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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
Bir & Fud in Roma, Italy
98 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.