January 19, 2005
The decor is utterly Irish-pub, with dark woods, a parquet that looks like it has seen it all, high stools at the bar, dark corners... During the afternoon, it's pretty quiet, but at night and during the weekend (when there is a football or rugby game in the British Isles), it's PACKED! The bar has many TVs where expats (and locals, during international competitions) can watch the game.
The bar staff is friendly and efficient, and the prices are on the expensive side, but if you need to have a Kilkenny or a Guinness,it's a nice place to have one!
I have a very nice memory of going to a chock-full Abbey just to watch a game Italy had to win during the European Football Championship... Italy's victory was just the cherry on top. It was awesome, but then again, there's nothing like watching a football game in Italy when the "Azzuri" are playing.
From journal La dolce vita a Roma.