Abbey Theatre

NileGuide Expert Says:

Great place for a quick beer and chips.


51/53 Via del Governo Vecchio
00186 Rome, Italy


39 6 686 1341

NileGuide Expert tip:

People watchers may want to set camp at front bar or next to any window, as the Piazza Navona neighborhood is very colorful.


The Abbey theatre is one of Rome's most historic and favorite pubs, located in one of the busiest areas in Rome, just behind Piazza Navona.  Boasting itself as a watering hole named for Butler Yeats' theatre, the Abbey is a mecca for anyone looking for a favorite Irish draught, Italian beer or slice of pub life.  The two-level pub is outfitted with the latest flat screens and satellite TVs constantly showing Rugby, Football (soccer) American Football, Australian Rules Football, Cricket, Basketball, and even Baseball.  Some nights are spiced up by live bands, others-- the competitive pub quiz.

The Abbey's menu offers hot dishes (including fish and chips, hamburgers and hot-dogs) and a cold buffet, as well as draught-Guinness, and various Scottish and Irish whiskies. The pub offers a daytime version of happy hour called 'Happy Lunch', as well as tea and petit fours during the afternoon. This welcoming pub, considered one of the best in the city is laid out in typical Irish style with lots of little rooms linked by narrow corridors.


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