Monday night is always funny. It’s the night you’d - theoretically - never dream of doing anything. Either because you’re still tired from the weekend or already tired from your first day at work. And yet, practically, you often find yourself missing the fun of a Saturday night and wishing you had somewhere to go. Thanks to Pimm’s Good, a bar in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere, I may have my new “appuntamento fisso”.
Open all day, and serving everything from coffee and chocolate cake to curry and quiche, Pimm’s Good comes alive on a Monday night with live music starting from about 9pm, and going on past midnight. Last Monday was 1920’s jazz night, and last night we skipped a couple of decades into the 1940s with Red Pellini and Andrea Pagani playing, respectively, the saxophone and the piano. Towards the end of the night a gentleman joined them and did a beautiful rendition of “Georgia on My Mind”. The atmosphere was just great - it’s such a rare pleasure to experience live music in a bar in Rome like this. Next Monday we were promised Calypso music, so I plan to be there for sure.
Another very good reason to come here: the cocktails. Alejandro, the barman, mixes perfect drinks (which are about as rare to find in Rome as the aforementioned live music) and his Manhattan was the best I ever had.
Via di Santa Dorotea, 8
00153 Roma, Italy