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“Over 100 craft beers - great bar”
Review of Open Baladin

Open Baladin
Ranked #1,062 of 13,121 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$25
Cuisines: Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Description: This is a great restaurant/birreria with a really good selection of microbrews and imported beers as well as a really great selection of food to go along with it. This place came highly recommended by the host at our B&B, and she doesn't live anywhere near this place. It's kind of a trek for her to come here, and it's totally worth it.
Reviewed 27 July 2014

You can’t reserve a table here and when we turned up at about 7pm, all of the tables were taken. With some effort we managed to squeeze in to the row of tightly-packed high stools snuggling the bar, and climb on to the last two that were free. Some unavoidable leg entangling with strangers quickly led to beer related chit-chat with a neighbouring couple from California. It’s an intimate, friendly place!

Bar staff were quite clearly overstretched but were still friendly and helpful.

Priced at 5 or 6 euros for a glass of beer, it’s not exactly cheap but the choice is vast. We tried a couple of light, hoppy craft beers and dark stouts along with a couple of traditional Italian pub snacks – deep fried mashed potato balls in breadcrumbs and rolled in cheese and black pepper, apparently a local speciality, and a mozzarella and buffalo tomato snack.

As we didn’t want to eat a main course perched at the packed bar, and there was a queue for tables, we decided to explore elsewhere for dinner.

It's a great place but as they don't take reservations, you should be prepared to queue for quite a while to get a table, particularly if you want to eat here.

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Thank LardButty
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

... the service is less than average ad the prices are way too high.
The environment is original and potentially it could be a great place.
However the waitress seem to wish to be elsewhere and 14€ for a burger is really too much. Also draft beers are sold in 33cl glasses, which ends up in salty bill at the end of the meal.

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Thank Secor0770
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

A must for every beer enthousiaste in Rome. Lots of great italian craft beers. Really good hamburgers and homemade chips. Good beer prices (5€ each). Nice people and a warm and welcoming enviroment. Can't wait for the next visit!

Thank Fatmajk
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This bar has a great vibe. Good variety in beers but also in food and snacks. A visit is definitley recommeded if you like beer!

Thank anteman_cool
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Went on a Saturday lunchtime. It was early and already most tables were taken or reserved for later so we were luck to get one. By the time we left it was packed. Burgers great, if you ask for medium it will be raw in the middle so if you don't want that order up to well done. The accompanying potatoes were delivered way before the burgers which meant we'd pretty much finished them by the time our main courses came. A word about the potatoes for the English, they're described as "chips" on the menu but this is the American definition, in other words what you'll get is potato "crisps". If you want actual potatoes order the country potatoes which come with barbecue sauce and are delicious. Burgers come in at 10-12€, "chips" 5€ and potatoes 7€. They don't serve coca cola, if you ask for cola you get the brewery's own version which is nice, more like cherryade though.
Service was given without a smile. Shame.

Thank MatthewManchester
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