Guinness in Rome

Many of Rome's Irish pubs are holding "Arthur's Day" events in celebration of Guinness, the Irish dry stout, on 27 September.

The party kicks off officially at 17.59 – to be precise – in honour of the year that Arthur Guinness founded the iconic brewery at St James's Gate in Dublin. The Arthur's Day celebrations were launched globally in 2009, on the occasion of the brewery's 250th anniversary, and proved such a success that the company decided to make it an annual event.

As usual Dublin is central to the party, whose theme this year is "Paint the town black", but a growing number of simultaneous Guinness events are being held in Irish bars around the world, including in Rome.

However it would seem that the Guinness event is not universally popular with Rome's publicans. That aside, Wanted in Rome has compiled a list of some Irish pubs in Rome which are promising Arthur's Day parties, with live music, "craic" and gallons of the black stuff.

Live music at Camden Town, Via Ostilia 30.

Beef and Guinness at the newly-relaunched Antico Caffe del Moro, Via del Moro 38.

Live music at the Abbey Theatre, Via del Governo Vecchio 51.

Open Mic night at the Fiddler's Elbow, Via dell' Olmata 43.

Live music at the Druid's Rock, Piazza Esquilino 1.

Beef and Guinness, shepherd's pie and jacket potatoes at the Old Marconi, Via S. Prassede 9/c.