Top 10 Clubs in Rome
Description: No big signs in front, no bouncers standing around, if you came without knowing where it was, it would simply be missed. The inside is unforgettable, a forest of extravagant drapes lead to Bar Rouge holding area, beyond which are two sultry salons - Salle Neige and Baroque. Lavish white beds are places instead of sofas, violinists and DJs provide the music of the house, and even more out of the ordinary is the fact that waitresses massage you whilst you relax!
Location: Via de’Nari 14, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 6880 7207
Description: Don’t be put off by the name, and no you are not an alien for entering! A phenomenon club where the young elite of the Roman society, or those from the catwalk and film industry gather for drinks. Music mainly focuses on hard house during weekends and more of a mix during the week. If you want to be labeled as ‘cool’, this is the club to be seen.
Location: 13/19 Via Velletri Nuovo Salario, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 8412212
Description: This is one of the hippest and most up-to-date food/club/bar hotspots of the Italian capital. The decoration is very postmodern, done up with sofa seats, beds and even tyres, for young Romans in club accessories to lounge on. DJs provide the music with non-stop funk, soul, jungle and house, the type of music that would anyone move. What makes it even more special is the fact that, unlike most of the big clubs in Rome, the entrance is free of charge!
Location: 57 Via Santa Maria dell’Anima Centro Storico, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 6864021
4. The Gallery
Description: A wonderful club/bar decorated with vibrant tones, a mixture of red and yellow complimenting the happy drinkers. The drink of the club tends to be vodka cocktails as in the past until now they seem to be the must order drink. The crowd here are mainly music freaks and the arty type who like to come here to listen to resident DJs spin hot records. For those who are interested and a warning to those that did not know, every Thursday night is a Gay Night.
Location: 12 Via della Maddalena Centro Storico, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 4818795
5. Jackie O’
Description: A world renowned club in a typical La Dolce Vita tradition, very popular amongst those who categorize themselves as ‘in trend’, full of young designer clothes clad crowd who come here to have fun. The music, compared to other clubs, could be better but does not mean it is not good, though the restaurant area and the piano bar on the first floor make up for that. Drinks are a little pricey, but a place like this such price is expected anyway.
Location: Via Boncompagni 11 Centro Storico, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 42885457
Description: A diverse club with a varied crowd depending on the music of the night which can range from mainstream R&B, rock, Latin music, world music, etc. There are four big halls for live acts, music festivals, theatre and even cabaret and rounding off the night with disco music, making sure clubbers can end their night with a bang. The mood is always lively with people wanting to mainly listen to music but drinking is always an option for those who wish to wind down after a hard day dealing with city life.
Location: Via del Commercio 36, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 5747826
Description: A very busy spot in the Rome clubbing scene, and there are reasons why it is always so busy, because people come here and are rarely disappointed with their Akab experience. This hotspot has an underground cellar which ultimately produces an underground club atmosphere for those who favour a more discreet club scene, there is also a street level room and a garden in the back for warmer months. There are occasional gigs playing there, although they are most famous for their Tuesday night electronic sessions which have proven to be rather popular amongst Roman clubbers.
Location: Via di Monte Testaccio 68-69, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 57250585
Description: This is a new arrival in the Rome nightlife experience, inside is a mixture of white, 60’s space age design, with some pop art decorations that blend in very well with the ancient bricks that were laid to give a rather hybrid decoration. The music of the house has to be electronica but as the night goes by, it would not be unusual for hip hop and R&B tracks to be blasted out for those party animals to enjoy mainstream music. For warmer days, a garden is available for those to like a more relaxed atmosphere.
Location: via di Monte Testaccio 64, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 392 0693367
Description: Considered as a chic club as the most of the crowd going in are evident fashion victims, the type who are elegantly dressed to impress. Inside, the walls are painted dark red with huge chandeliers hanging on the ceiling to give this place a more lavish environment. For its reputation and nightly crowd, most expect this to be a snobbish place but that is not the case at all. The music ranges from anything with a hard, lively beat, that is why the atmosphere inside is always electrifying.
Location: Vicolo dei Granari 3, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 6833312
Description: This is by far Rome’s biggest and most popular gay night club which offers different types of music on a nightly basis. Thursdays and Saturdays are usually the days for live rock acts to rock the place with their music, although for many loyal fans of this club look forward to Fridays when the so-called “Muccassassina” (killer crow) drag queens put on their cheerful show as the main source of entertainment for the night.
Location: Via di Portonaccio 212, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 438 5445