Rome’s Be.Re. Is Like the Pope of Kellerbier and Pizza Pockets

This no-frills pub/café near the Vatican features Italian craft, Franconian lager, and unique street food.

Joe Stange Oct 16, 2021 - 2 min read

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Trapizzino pizza pocket with lingua in salsa verde; a krug of lager in the backdrop. Photo: Joe Stange.

What it is: Be.Re. is one for the must-do lists as trans-Atlantic travel makes its post-pandemic comeback. Just north of the Vatican walls, this casual bar and eatery essentially serves two things: great beer and savory Trapizzino pizza-pocket sandwiches. The beer side of the operation is run by Manuele Colonna, the man behind legendary Rome beer bar Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà. Along the bar are 23 taps that feature better Italian craft beers, cask ales, Belgian ales and lambic, and Franconian lagers—the latter always served from half-liter steinkrugs.

Why it’s great: The location means that tourists are going to rub elbows with Roman lunchgoers and beer enthusiasts. The Trapizzino sandwiches are a culinary delight, combining a pizza-crusty triangular pocket with fillings that range from veal tongue in salsa verde to oxtail ragu via burrata and anchovies. It’s handy grub, inexpensive, and it inevitably goes down a treat with any of those traditional or not-so-traditional European beers on tap. The staff know their beer, and they’re as happy talking lager as they are suggesting local breweries worth getting to know.

Hours: 11 a.m.—2 a.m. daily
Address: Via Vespasiano 2, Rome, Italy