Why locals love it
Rec 23 boasts a popular blues aperitivo with live music every Thursday from October to May, so as of about 10 PM they offer one of the few lively options for a Thursday evening. The aperitivo buffet starts earlier, but if you're hungry, order from the menu, as the food is better that way - but there are lots of cocktail options!
Why you should visit it
Larger than most bars in Rome's center, Rec 23 offers something for everyone and gets quite crowded. If you're looking for food, you can order anything from Roman classics to abundant salads, and they have a great weekend brunch. This is a popular spot even during the week, and they pride themselves on their mixed drinks, so pop by after dinner.
If you're eating, the veggie choices are plentiful - try the strawberry salad!