Open Baladin Roma

Open Baladin RomaOpen Baladin Roma
Open Baladin RomaOpen Baladin Roma
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Via degli Specchi, 6
Roma, 00186

+39 6 683 8989 | map

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Reviews by sublimesipping:
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sublimesipping from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Making your way in the world today not only takes everything you got but sometimes its a crapshoot. so, when I discover a week from my departure to Roma that Baladin has opened a beer bar and what appears within walking distance of my digs, I am excited....
located in Centrico Storico, close to Campo De'Fiori, still located down a small side street and the place has no obvious sign. got to know its there, which apparently means young Roman professionals in the know and the occassional beer geek tourist such as me.
I get there at 9:00 and the place is 3/4s full with reserved tables for the rest of the dining room but plenty of room at the expansive bar. the staff speak limited english but the place is a beer shrine to the italian micro scene. I mention my love for Super and Issac and my enjoynment of Birrifico d'Borgo and I am "in for the the night. what to say, small place that fancies as a restuarant to cook gastropub grub to complment the amazing beer list 30+ drafts and 100+ bottles of which 95% are Italian Birra Artiginale. All pours are 33cl for 5 euro which I found more than reasonable especially for draft super and Nora and Issac. The xfume type beers are more price 10cl for 5euro. The place has the rep by the Rome foodies as best hamburger in roma, beef ground in house from sustainably raised Lazion cattle, excellent burger though not in the class on my Philly favorites such as Standard tap. Had also the buffla mozz paired with the Issac, amazing pairing. Oveall great place best to go as a group to eat restaurant style as the romans do not view this a a place to sit at the bar it being a restaurant in their eyes. When Ileft at 11 on a Thursday night the place was packed and others were working to get in. One of 3 to 4 places in rome to experience amazing craft beer and food, whihc I should say still not quite as amazing as bir+fud in trastervere. Seek and find if you can and enjoy

Jun 02, 2011
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emincems from Turkey

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jul 13, 2019
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Apr 12, 2019
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tzno from Italy

3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Buon locale dove bere e mangiare a Roma. Location centrale e molto bella.

Nov 30, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jun 22, 2018
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Oct 21, 2017
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AlexM from California

3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Open Baladin is a BIG space Plenty of tables for seating a large party and a long bar area with seats. Although they had a pretty decent tap list, I got the impression that Open Baladin was more focused on food than craft beer ... definitely more of a restaurant than a craft beer bar (the Teku glassware they use is excellent - so I'll give them that). For example, the bartender didn't seem to know exactly what was on tap and had trouble when I asked for a recommendation ... she just didn't know her beers. Because of the big space, the atmosphere was a bit sterile and cold ... certainly nothing wrong with Open Baladin, but it just didn't give me the warm and fuzzies. Prices were a bit on the high side, even for Rome ... service was cold / robotic. With the increased craft beer bar competition in Rome, Open Baladin left me wanting more and was my least favorite of the five craft beer bars I visited. I would definitely recommend it for families and such looking to grab a burger (no Italian food here) ... but for serious beer nerds, it's not a must visit in my opinion.

Aug 08, 2017
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Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

3.44/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Jul 28, 2017
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 30, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Open Baladin Roma

35 taps, 3 casks
Open space with 4 large windows about 7 feet off the ground plus 2 doors that let light in (the building is probably very old, even medieval). Concrete floors, brown walls and ceiling. Beers chalked on the wall to the left as you enter. Bottle displayed to the ceiling behind the bar. It's somehow "ancient" feeling, yet at the same time it's kind of flashy and modern at the bar area giving it a cool mix of old and new, and it reminds me of Barcelona. You just sit at a table and get served - the whole staff works together. There's a side room and basement area, and upstairs... ? it was closed when I was there but I'd imagine the weather wasn't good enough, or it just wasn't busy enough to warrant it yet. There are communal bathrooms with no toilet seats - I kind of like that idea. The food is good, and not overpriced, and in Roma where it can be hard to find food at certain times of the day this is an option. In fact, walking back from Trastevere one day my wife decided she needed to just sit down for a while but nothing was open - except for Open Baladin!

Jan 26, 2017
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DrMindbender from South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 06, 2016
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NCCIndy from Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Good selection of continental beer, but the IPA section had no hops & was clearly brewed with Belgian yeast. It was quite hot inside but the staff was friendly, bathrooms clean, and lots of beer selections!

Apr 07, 2016
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DJ-Hophead from England

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Went one lunchtime in Feb 2016. Great selection of local beers, I only wanted to try one of their barleywines which was fantastic. Service was fine although don't really wished to be told where to sit. Stuck on a small table near the bar where there was a nice snug which I only found out by going to the toilet. Can see why this would appeal to locals and tourists but was too stylised for my liking. Prices were fair for central Rome.

Feb 13, 2016
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WheelsPSU from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Oct 01, 2015
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Ok place with big tap list of Baladin stuff, including many Xyauyu variants for small pours from bottles. Service was fine, didn't eat the food. Worth a stop in if you're there, but was hoping for a cellar bottle list of some sort.

Aug 24, 2015
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SFCraft from California

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 04, 2015
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DavidHume from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 17, 2015
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SCW from New York

4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

marvelous place, inspiring food and beer pairings in an awesome atmosphere

Jun 04, 2015
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RickyS from Germany

4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

May 03, 2015
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Johnct from New York

4.97/5  rDev +14.8%

Wow, open the front door and you're in a large room with a big bar - bottles everywhere, covering the walls. Lots of seats and tables throughout, and also an upstairs area that's very cozy, like a hookah lounge almost. To my knowledge there are several other rooms that I have yet to visit. This is a big place. As for the beer, it's a great menu - obviously lots of Baladin beers, which are amazing, but also beers from a lot of other Italian breweries. And all beers are 5 euro (of course the sizes vary). I've grown to like this brewpub better than Bir&Fud, Ma Che Siete, and 4:20. Definitely visit if you're in Rome

Nov 28, 2014
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Beervana from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Nov 06, 2014
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BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Oct 14, 2014
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macesq from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

Sep 10, 2014
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Srkolodn from New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

Jul 16, 2014
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ErnieJoynt from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Jun 30, 2014
Open Baladin Roma in Roma, Italy
Place rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 33 ratings