I am not going to lie, every time I enter this place I tear up a little. This is where I had my first beer, where it all started, and the younger me couldn’t have chosen a better place.
Luppolo 12 is a simple pub right outside the lovely confusion of the center of San Lorenzo. It consists of a main room with tables and a second smaller room with some more seating and the counter with 16 taps. If those aren’t enough, they also own a bottle shop just next door with some top quality beer. In addition to beer the place offers a good selection of whiskeys and some good food at a competitive price. While you drink your IPA or stout or whatever your heart desires, they have good music playing and when there is an Italian soccer game they usually have it on, so look out for that cause the pub might get crowded or noisy. When the weather is nice I usually enjoy my beer outside, leaning on a car or the wall.
This place works because it’s simple: it has nothing that makes it unforgettable, but it always has good beer and good food and that is more than enough for me. Every Tuesday, and before 20:30 each day, they even bring the price down to 3.50€ for each pint, which is one of the best deals you will find in Rome. If you want to have a good time, Luppolo 12 is a no-brainer.