Nightlife Rome: rushed by romans, students and tourists, the capital city boasts a lively nightlife, unique in many ways. When it comes to party, Romans know how to do it! There are many clubs where you can dance until the morning, pubs and wine bars to chat and get drunk or squares to walk together and enjoy an ice cream.
According to many, the city of Rome enchants everyone who visits and is unique even in its night life. The many venues, clubs, discotheques, theaters or community centers in the city offer shows and evenings for all tastes and all ages. You can walk the streets of Trastevere with an ice cream in hand, sit at one of the many bars overlooking Campo De Fiori, or in the wine bars of the university district of San Lorenzo, or dance until dawn in one of the many nightclubs in the Testaccio area.
Generally, the evening starts around 18-19, with a aperitivo in the venues of the center, but the real nightlife starts late at night: discos and shows in bars never begin before 23.00-24.00 and end at dawn.
Although there are numerous restaurants, bar, pub, clubs and discos, the real nightlife of Rome and the best way to understand the culture, the essence and the true spirit of the city's outdoor venue, in the streets and neighborhoods of the historic center. With the summer in fact, squares transform into large outdoor bar and become the meeting point of the Romans: great places to drink a beer with friends chatting with friends outside a club or in the outdoor tables. From June to September are organized many concerts, shows and outdoor events in the squares and streets of the capital.
The neighborhoods of Rome and nightlife
The main areas of nightlife in Rome are concentrated near the historic center and each has different characteristics:
The area around Piazza Navona and Via della Pace is full of bars very tourist, but walking through the alleys you can find wine bars and chic restaurants and trendy.
Campo De Fiori is a suggestive square, crowded and busy almost every night of the week. Here tourists mingle with local youth, and there are also many American college students. The square is full of bars, ideal to enjoy a beer and admire the beautiful streets of the area.
Trastevere is a neighborhood with a bohemian atmosphere, full of cafes, restaurants, wine bars, pubs and clubs for the aperitif.
San Lorenzo is a university area, located near the University La Sapienza, so full of pubs and youth. Today is one of the most trendy and lively in Rome, with a lively atmosphere, informal and juvenile. Here you can find restaurants, pub, Libraries, bar, Contemporary art galleries, cultural centers and clubs where live music and jazz.
Areas Monte Testaccio and Ostiense are dotted with trendy clubs and discos or ristobar (restaurants where you can dine and dance) that meet a wide variety of musical tastes.
Another peculiarity of Rome is the abundance of Irish pubs (literally one at each corner) that offer a good variety of beers and whiskeys, as the Trinity College (Via del Collegio Romano 6, Roma) , in which you can enjoy excellent beers have fun at parties organized.
Clubs and Clubs in Rome
Most nightclubs in Rome is concentrated in the areas of Eur and in the district of Testaccio. the most famous clubs and fashionable districts where you can listen to house music, alternative, electronic music and more.
Piper Club (Via Tagliamento 9, Roma)
The Piper, opened in 1965, is a disco and a historical establishment of the Roman night life. That, 60s, there are concerts and evenings that have hosted famous artists Italian and international. Today, Piper is both disco clubs where live music, pop, rock e indie. Friday music vintage 70s, '80 And '90, Saturday commercial music and electronics for a young audience.
Lanificio 159 (Via di Pietralata, 159/1, Roma)
Former industrial building converted into a club that hosts evenings with commercial and electronic music, as well as concerts and live music. Inside, there are courses in painting and drawing and brunch; On the terrace of the building, it's a vegetable metropolitan eco sustainable garden.
L’Alibi (Via di Monte Testaccio 44, Roma)
Open from Thursday to Sunday from 23.30 to 5.00
Open from 40 years, The Alibi is a gay friendly club, has become an institution in the Roman nights.
The club is located in a cave under the Monte dei Cocci in Testaccio, and consists of a terrace and three rooms that house various musical genres, from house to minimal, passing through electro, techno, dance-commercial, revival e black.
Akab Club (Via di Monte Testaccio 69, Roma)
Akab is one of the historic clubs of the capital: Ex carpentry, has become the 1992 a place for emerging bands. It has hosted artists like Giorgia, Alex Britti, Samuele Bersani and Max Gazzè. The club has three different music tracks that alternate according to the evening: Thursday hip hop music, r’n’b e black, Friday music Indie and Electro, while on Saturdays commercial music and free admission for women. Disco not to be missed on Friday and Saturday nights, with a spacious dance floor and equally large bar area where you can order a drink and try it with the pretty girls always flock to this club. The clientele is young (on 20 years up to 30) and there are always many tourists. Fashionably dressed. The price of admission is € 20, with a drink included. Other prices Beer € 8, Wine € 8, cocktails €12.
Circolo Degli Artisti (Via Casilina Vecchia 42, Roma)
Open daily from 20.00 to 3.00
The Circle Of Artists is a local alternative, community center and disco, where live music, indie, electro, rock, pop, techno e black. The club is great and, in the warm months, becomes a great outdoor garden, complete with a pizzeria and restaurant. Often during the week admission is free and drinks cost only 5-6 euros.
Goa Club (Via Libetta 13, Roma)
Open from Thursday to Saturday from 23:00 to 04:30
Goa is one of the historical clubs and one of the most fashionable in Rome: internationally known, This is one of those clubs where to go at least once in a lifetime. The music selection is focused on electronic music, minimal e techno, and the club hosts the best DJs Italian and world (Claudio da Sven Vath a Coccoluto): Thursday Ultrabeat, Friday Anarchy in the Club and “D'Lite”, while the Saturday dance music and funky.
La Saponeria Club (Via degli Argonauti 20, Roma)
Open on Saturdays from 23:00 to 04:30
Club located in the heart of the Village at Ostiense Libetta: open every Saturday with house music, techno, dance, black and commercial music.
Anima (Via Santa Maria dell’Anima 57, Roma)
Open daily from 18.00 to 2.00
Anima Lounge Bar, located near Piazza Navona, is a stylish cocktail bar with international flair, where to get a drink, meet new people or dance to the music of dj in console. The restaurant is on two floors: downstairs is the dance floor while, above, there are some secluded areas with sofas to chat with the girls just met and drink. The place is very popular with students, thanks to affordable prices, and fills mainly after midnight: Friday cocktails cost € 6 and € 1 shots. Try especially at weekends.
Gregory’s Jazz Club (Via Gregoriana 54, Roma)
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 19:00 to 02:00
Such. 06 6796386
Intimate. It offers live shows with music and jazz jam sessions (Wednesday).
Music lovers should not miss this place: with an intimate atmosphere and furnished as a home, The club consists of a narrow room on the ground floor with a handful of tables, walls covered with black and white photos of jazz legends, and a bar with mirrors 70's style. Upstairs, the public can sit comfortably on the velvet sofas in front of the stage, while the low ceilings and fake libraries create a cozy atmosphere, where jazz fans will feel right at home.
For whiskey lovers, Gregory's Jazz Club will offer seventy different brands: without doubt the combination of jazz and whiskey in one of the best jazz clubs in the city can give you a truly wonderful evening. Customers by 30 years and over.
Qube (Via di Portonaccio 212, Roma)
Open Friday, Saturday and Monday from 23:00 to 05:00
the Qube is one of the biggest clubs in Rome, transgressive and trendy, it has well 4 rooms spread over 3 plans and music for all tastes.
Events are: on Monday “Any Given Monday”; Friday “Muccassassina” (evening unconventional and gay friendly uncensored, going from 20 years) and, Saturday, “Black Qube” with different music in different rooms ranging from Latin to R & B / Hip Hop and the African House. Ingresso € 15 with drink even. Do not miss it.
Micca Club (Via Micca 7/A, Roma)
One time a huge cellar, now the Micca Club has transformed the galleries and halls of his underground space in a swanky club-style burlesque that difference from anywhere in the city. It is accessed via an impressive spiral staircase, which leads to the rooms with high vaulted ceilings, arches and columns giants original. Inside there are also three bars, an art gallery, an “relaxation area” and a smoking area. Of all the clubs in Rome, Qube is the one that offers one of the most various: Thursday evening is dedicated to jazz with live performance, Friday DJ of international, while on Saturday there are burlesque shows and live music. To Sunday, there's aperitif with buffet from 06.00 to 10 €. Sophisticated clientele, well-dressed. Free admission with pre-registration mandatory on the website.
La Cabala Club (Via Dei Soldati 12, Roma)
Open Thursday to Saturday from 23:00 to 04:30
One of the most exclusive and elegant clubs in Rome, The Cabala is located in a medieval palace of the '400 overlooking the Tiber River, above the restaurant “Hostaria Bear”.
The club is quite large and is spread over three floors that include, in addition to the dancefloor, a bar and a restaurant. The crowd is very elegant and typically aged between 25 and the 30 years. The music is kind of house, dance and techno, and the place is open only on weekends, Friday and Saturday. Strict door policy.
Shari Vari Playhouse (Via di Torre Argentina 78, Roma)
Open daily from 19.00 to 04.00
Ex Supper Club, Shari Vari Palyhouse it is one of the most chic and trendy clubs of central Rome. It has three rooms, each with a different kind of music including hip-hop, retro, house e dance music. It attracts an international crowd quite stylish and very well dressed and worldly Romans: the refined design of the interior, chic atmosphere and combed make the club an environment not for everyone and a perfect place to show off. The evening begins with an aperitif, with a menu that ranges from fusion dishes, Italian cuisine and finger food, ending with the evening itself to dance to the music. The club hosts regular themed events: Wednesday music Hip-Hop, Thursday Rock-Electro, Fridays and Saturdays house and commercial. To avoid disappointment, it is recommended to reserve a table.
Vicious Club (Via Achille Grandi 7/a, Roma)
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 23.00 to 4.00, on Fridays and Saturdays from 23.45 to 6.00.
Vicious Club, located near the Termini station, is a well-established and one of the places of worship hipster nightlife and trendy, that winks to underground style of Berlin. The atmosphere is dark and full of mirrors. Tuesday and Wednesday is basically a cocktail bar open from underground 22:00. Thursday's House and Techno, Friday is a mix of indie, wave, electro and rap and techno is Saturday.
Room26 (Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 31, Roma)
Open Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 4.30.
This club has one of the best sound systems in Europe. The two rooms of the local offer to Friday vintage and commercial music, Saturday electronic and house music Made in Italy.
Rebel Warehouse (Via Sambuca Pistoiese, Roma)
Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 4.30.
Club housed in a former movie studios on Salaria street. This place is unique in Rome, has 2 several dance floors and regularly hosts the best DJs from around the world and brings the best of world dance electronic scene in Rome (techno, house e dubstep). The only problem is that the club is a little’ off the beaten track and not easy to get, if not taking a taxi.
Init (Via della Stazione Tuscolana 133, Roma)
Open daily from 19.00 to 4.00.
Positioned near the Circle of Artists and located near the Aqueduct Claudio, Init is one of the most alternative clubs of the city. It is entered greeted by a small garden leading to the concert hall, with dancefloor and stage. The environment and atmosphere underground make the club a wonderful place to sit outside and have a drink while listening to an eclectic mix of music.
The club is known for spinning many different genres, like reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, punk rock and electronic music.
Animal Social Club (Via di Portonaccio 23, Roma)
Maybe closed at the time – those who can, confirm it!
Animal Social Club is a nightclub housed in a former warehouse, with two large loft, two levels, and an outdoor terrace. Live and dj-set-based electronic music, techno, house or indie alternating exhibitions or cultural events, often with aperitif. What makes it unique, however, is that it also has table football and table tennis, then you can have fun by challenging friends, or make new friends challenging unknown people! The atmosphere is casual and metropolitan chic, as it is located in an old warehouse. A great place to come and dance until dawn!
Rashomon Club (Via degli Argonauti 16, Roma)
Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 4.00.
Trendy club where to listen to electronic music, but also open to a wider audience thanks to the evenings with concerts, appetizers and various performance.
Gilda (Via Mario dei Fiori 97, Roma)
Open from Thursday to Sunday from 23.00 to 4.00.
This is one of the historical places of the capital, first opened in 1987 and has always been the pride of the nightlife “important” Romanian, Gilda is frequented by celebrities, political, actors and celebrities. La sala principale si compone di un ampia pista da ballo circondata da divanetti e da una zona privè sollevata, and a bar, all lit by artistic chandeliers, revolving lights, and disco balls. The choice of music ranges from commercial music, hip-hop and RnB, and the house draws a crowd of boys and girls who want to jump into the elegant dance and unbridled fun until dawn. Door policy rather rigid. Admission € 20 even a drink. Tables around € 30 a person. Usually students receive discounts if they come before 01.00.
360 (Via Degli Equi 57, Roma)
Open daily from 19.00 to 2.00.
Bar and cultural association that for over 10 years with live music by emerging groups. If you are looking for a relaxed and intimate where live music this is the place. The music selection ranges from Blues, Rock, Jazz, Metal, Reggae, Pop, Hip-Hop, Hard Rock e Fusion. In the basement, you can book the room for private parties with live music or DJ set, while the first floor is a cafe.
Planet Roma (Viale del Commercio 36, Roma)
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 19.00 to 05.00
Planet Rome (ex Alpheus) is the biggest club in the center of the capital. The club 7 rooms and a large courtyard suitable for hosting events, shows and festivals of great proportions. Great variety of musical atmospheres: house music in the main hall, while in the smaller rooms alternate techno music, hip hop e rhythm ‘n’ blues. Always well attended.
Art Café (Viale del Galoppatoio 33, Roma)
Open Friday, Saturdays from 21.30 to 04.30
Art Café is one of the most fashionable clubs of Rome. Door policy: you enter with shirt, jacket and accompanied with women, often list. Commercial music, house, black e revival. On Friday night the club is mostly frequented by college students.
Baja (Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia – Ponte Margherita, Roma)
Open daily from 11.00 to 02.00
This two-story club located on a barge floating on the Tiber river. The barge is used as a restaurant, lounge bar and disco, and is very active in the summer. Open for lunch and dinner, the Baja features fine Mediterranean cuisine.
Beba Do Samba (Via dei Messapi 8, Roma)
Open daily from 19.00 to 02.00
This is the perfect bar for a relaxing evening with live music: the Beba do Samba is a historic bar in San Lorenzo with live music ranging from jazz to punk, from ethnic music to Italian music. Aperitifs with a large selection of wines and beers (every Wednesday aperi-samba).
Brancaleone (Via Levanna 11, Roma)
Open from Friday to Saturday from 22.30 to 05.00, Sunday from 18.00 to 02.00, Thursday from 22.00 to 05.00
Brancaleone is both a disco than a cultural space located in a Roman villa: it hosts dj-set, live music, exhibitions, theater and literary events. Elegant, but not as expensive as some senior club as Gilda. As for the music selection of the club: Thursday evening “One Love” with reggae and hip-hop, Friday techno music, house and electro, Saturday drum'n'bass, concerts and electronic music, while on Sunday evening aperitif and reggae. Upstairs are projected film and it's also an organic coffee, and an art gallery.
Chalet nel Bosco (Piazzale dello Stadia Olimpico 5, Roma)
Open Wednesday to Saturday from 20.00 to 05:00.
Versione invernale del Bosco delle Fragole, lo Chalet nel Bosco è un grande club situato nei pressi dello Stadio Olimpico. Large selection of music, with fun events and aperitifs. The club has two halls to dance house music and business. In the summer, instead, the disco is completely outdoors in a beautiful garden.
Heaven (Via di Porta Ardeatina 119, Roma)
Open Monday to Friday from 12.30 to 15.00, Monday through Saturday from 20.00 to 23.30, from Friday to Saturday from 23.30 to 05.00
One of the historic clubs in Rome, elegant restaurant and dinner&dance at the weekend: The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner from Monday and Friday until Saturday. Ideal place where to taste Italian and Roman cuisine, and for romantic dinners. on Friday and Saturday, the Heaven is a disco until 5 in the morning, with dance music, house e revival.
Mood (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 225, Roma)
Open daily from 22.30 to 04.30
Mood is a great popular discotheque furnished with great attention to design: the club is made up of a multitude of rooms with sofas on which to entertain. The music ranges from house, dance, commercial, hip hop and black music.
ConteStaccio (Via Di Monte Testaccio 65/B, Roma)
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 19.00 to 04.00
A real live bar to eat and listen to musical performances by live bands: the Contestacio is one of the few non-mainstream club in the district of Testaccio, and his audience is made up of intellectuals, artists and punk and alternative music fans. Live music every night ranging from indie, pop, rock, acustico and new wave electro-industrial blues e reggae music.
Alexanderplatz Jazz Club (Via Ostia 9, Roma)
Open daily from 20.30 to 02.00
Known as the oldest jazz club in Italy, Alexanderplatz Jazz Club is located underground and has the feel of internationally renowned jazz club in New York, Paris and London. The space consists of three environments with low separated by arched walls, with candlelit tables surrounding the stage in the main hall, as well as a bar in the corridor that connects every living room. The warm climate and the excellent cuisine make this place a reference point for all fans of jazz. Are concerts every night with live music and international artists.
Pubs, Cocktail bars and appetizers in Rome
Porto Fluviale (Via del Porto Fluviale 22, Roma)
Open daily from 10:30 to 02.00
River Port is a bright and fresh space and with different types of restaurants: a trattoria, a pizzeria, a bar and a dining room, all rustic and modern with a relaxed atmosphere. The food is great and affordable. At lunchtime there is a large buffet and in the evening there is a lively atmosphere at the time of the aperitif, where you can order “Spuntini” or small snacks. Large menu of drinks and cocktails.
Fluid (Via del Governo Vecchio 46/47, Roma)
Open daily from 18.00 to 02.00.
For over 10 years between the clubs in Rome that are all the rage and always sold out, Fluid is a cocktail bar with design furnishings and sought bartending senior, ideal for aperitifs and after dinner. This bar is one of the best for aperitifs in Rome: in the late afternoon tourists and locals flock to this place to drink with friends and delight in the abundant buffet food: many proposals beverage, from wine to cocktails most wanted, and a buffet excellent for quality and quantity, ranging from sandwiches to couscous, from first courses to desserts and fresh fruit. We are located in the area concerned “the triangle of drinking”, between Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona and Peace: the Roman nightlife of those who like to walk on foot in the heart of the city. Alla sera il Fluid diventa disco-bar con dj set e musica lounge, deep house, nu-jazz e funky house.
Salotto 42 (Piazza di Pietra 42, Roma)
Open daily from 19:00 to 02:00, except Monday.
The place can be considered both a book-bar, that a cocktail & wine bar and a music club. Located in front of the Temple of Hadrian, the Salotto 42 is an elegant and fashionable, where people go to see and be seen: the appointment is for an aperitif or after dinner. The decor consists of elegant 50s armchairs and sofas, Murano lamps and numerous libraries supplied with intellectual books and design magazines.
Freni e Frizioni (Via Del Politeama 4/6, Roma)
Open daily from 18.30 to 2.00.
Freni e Frizioni è un punto di ritrovo cool per la vita notturna romana, where happy hour and late night cocktails are now a must: many tourists and students flock to him until late evening. The restaurant is decorated in a simple way, with found and vintage objects, but it is also very elegant and welcoming. The price of coctkails is around 7-8 euros.
Rome Tram Tracks (Via Sebastiano Grandis 1, Roma)
With Rome Tram Tracks you will see all the sights and attractions of Rome aboard a vintage tram, with live rock music concert and drink included (“apericena”). On board are played songs of the Rolling Stones, Elvis and Italian artists like Antonello Venditti and Lucio Battisti. The ride takes about an hour and 45 minutes and is a unique way to spend a night in Rome. The total price is 45 Euros and includes eating and drinking. The event is offered every Monday starting from Piazza di Porta Maggiore to 19.45. The monuments are visible along the way: Porta Maggiore, the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, the Basilica of St. John, The Colosseum, Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla and the Pyramid.
I Giganti della Notte (Piazza Campo dei Fiori 26, Roma)
In the heart of the nightlife of Campo de 'Fiori, Giants of the Night is one of the favorite destinations of tourists who flock to the capital. The place is a classic pub & music bars frequented by young, especially since so many American tourists: This place is always busy on weekends, often making it impossible to find a place inside. The offer is focused primarily on draft beers, followed by an excellent cocktail list but, above all, by shots of tequila for 1 €.
Pub-crawls tour a Roma
Colosseum pub Crawl (fermata metro Colosseo – Linea B, Roma)
The cost is 20 € to join and the meeting point is at the Metro Colosseum (Line B) from 21.00 to 22.00. The price includes a welcome shot, a t-shirt tribute, hour and a half OPEN BAR with all the beer, wine and mixed drinks that you want between the 21.00 and 22.30 (are also organized Alcohol games, Beer-pong, bodyshots and Flipper. In addition there is a free entry to a club open until late with music Hip Hop, House, RnB and Latin music. If it's your birthday you offer free tours and more receive a bottle of champagne.
Spanish Steps Pub Crawl (Ultimate Party Pub Crawl) (Vicolo di San Biagio 9, Roma)
The tour passes through 3 bar (the first one is the happy hour) and, to finish, in a club. Happy hour is from 10.00 to 11.00 and in which the participants can drink and eat at will. For those who want to join at the end of the open bar, the price is 15 euros, which includes a drink of your choice at The Highlander and the entrance to the club (in which you reach within 1.00). Il punto di ritrovo avviene in Piazza di Spagna dal 1° novembre al 31 March from hours 21.00, while in winter directly to The Highlander.
Depending on the season or calendar year organize different events ranging from simple bar hopping club, up to theme parties. In summer also host weekly boat parties and pool parties. Tickets are on sale at the headquarters in Via dei Serpenti 89 (near the Colosseum) or at The Highlander Pub (near the Spanish Steps). it's’ advised to avoid open shoes and shorts for the boys not to risk coming bounced from clubs.
Theme nights Rome Ultimate Party:
-Tuesday night – “The Ultimate Ladies Night“: women pay 20 euro and have a Cosmo complimentary cocktails. More drinks in 5 euros
-Wednesday evening – “Jagerbombs&Clubbing“: One jagerbomb tribute
-thursday evening – “Thirsty Thursday College Party“: students pay 20 euros
-friday night – “Freaky Friday Clubbing”
-saturday night – “Saturday night Exclusive”
-sunday evening “Sunday Funday“: Beer-pong tournaments
-monday evening “One Night of Insomnia”