Seven of the World's Best Bars Hosted by REM Trastevere in Rome

REM, a unique cocktail bar that brings an immersive experience to Rome's nightlife located behind Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, hosted an extraordinary series of events. After a successful introduction of seven of the world's best bars at Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel on the 11th of May 2024, four consecutive nights were dedicated in hosting them at the heart of the capital in REM cocktail bar at Vicolo di Santa Margherita 1 in Trastevere.

Spearheaded by the talented Co.So team of Riccardo Bucci, Giulia Castellucci, Benedetto Guarino, Lorenzo Falasca and Simone Lanuti, REM stands as a testament to innovative mixology and the vibrant spirit of the Trastevere neighborhood. Operating between 10 PM to 5 AM, REM serves as a sanctuary for those looking to unwind and enjoy a really late-night drink embodying the essence of the phrase "burning the midnight oil". The venue's name, an acronym for Rapid Eye Movement, hints at the bar's conceptual focus on the phases of sleep and the sensory experiences associated with them.

The true magic of REM lies in its ability to transform an ordinary night out into an extraordinary sensory experience. In fact, after a spectacular showmanship of presenting their guest bars at the lobby bar of Anantara Palazzo Naiadi, the bartenders'original cocktails were prepared by the staff of REM and Anantara Palazzo Naiadi. Guests had the opportunity to sample unique cocktails, each reflecting the distinct style and signature flavors of the visiting bars. The gathering highlighted the creativity and expertise of these top-tier bartenders, offering REM’s patrons an unparalleled tasting experience. This collaboration not only celebrated the art of mixology but also fostered a sense of community among cocktail enthusiasts and industry professionals. 

Present where:

  • Kai Ng and Billy Choi of Quinary in Hongkong who prepared their Oolong Tea Collins (gin, oolong tea, cordial and soda water)

  • Takuma Watanabe of Martiny's in New York who prepared his Grand Martiny's (gin, manzanilla sherry, port, brandy, elderflower and grapes)

  • Aron Diaz of Carnaval in Lima, Peru who prepared his Rob Roy (Japanese whisky, Pedro Ximenez, Punt e Mes, Cocchi Storico vermouth and lavender bitter)

Fabio La Pietra of Subastor in Sau Paolo, Brazil

Aron Diaz of Carnaval in Lima, Peru

  • Fabio La Pietra of Subastor in Sau Paolo, Brazil who prepared his White Mastruz (Tiquira Guaaja, vodka, lillet, Mastruz, Cravo, star anise and cinnamon)
  • Agostina Gerling and Sofia Miro of Tres Monos of Buenas Aires, Argentina who prepared their Milkcilin (bourbon whisky, ginger, spices, lemon and peated malt)

Federico Balzarini of Argo in Hongkong
  • Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn of Mahaniyom in Bangkok, Thailand who prepared his Squid (vodka, mezcal, mirin, sake, dried squid tomato dashi, pickled ginger brine cordial and squid ink sake)
  • Federico Balzarini of Argo in Hongkong who prepared his N.O.G. Highball (gin, Amontillado sherry, ginger lily, vanilla, bitters and CO2)

Agostina Gerling and Sofia Miro of Tres Monos of Buenas Aires, Argentina

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn of Mahaniyom in Bangkok, Thailand

REM Trastevere had the honor of hosting seven of the world's best bars, bringing an international flair to its already vibrant setting. The series of events showcased a diverse array of cocktails, each crafted by these renowned mixologists from across the globe. With its innovative concept and commitment to excellence, REM continues to push the boundaries of what a cocktail bar can be, making it a must-visit destination in Rome’s vibrant nightlife scene.

REM Trastevere

Address: Vicolo di Santa Margherita 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 393 6583230
Website: https://www.remtrastevere.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rem.trastevere