Rome Nightlife Guide: NightClubs for Dancing

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The best clubs in Rome

Rome is filled with great clubs. But before you dance the night away, keep in mind that the real fun doesn’t start till midnight! So take your time, enjoy an aperitivo, or maybe indulge in a wine tasting experience. The options are endless. And once you’re ready to stomp your feet, head on over to one of these nightclubs in Rome! Just a heads up, most of the following nightclubs are open from September to the beginning of May. From May till September, check out our summer hangouts guide! Check out these spots to dance the night away!

Circolo degli Illuminati

Via Giuseppe Libetta (Ostiense)
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Il Circolo degli Illuminati Rome

Il Circolo degli Illuminati has become one of the reference points for Roman nightlife. With many different clubrooms, the club offers a wide variety of musical genres. The main room usually hosts House – Tech House nights, Room02, Hip Hop, and Room3 is the perfect place to relax while sipping on a cocktail with chill music. Circolo degli Illuminati also includes a new Salotto, an open-air green area where you can have an aperitivo, dinner, or cocktail with dj-sets from Thursday to Sunday. On Fridays, get ready for Game, a night dedicated to student crowds, with three clubrooms with different music genres (House music, hip hop, commercial). But Circolo degli Illuminati’s strongpoint is Minù: a weekly Techno & Electro Saturday night party held in 4 clubrooms that cannot be missed.

Why go? For their great tech house and electronic music and famous Minù Saturday night.

Read the full review of Circolo degli Illuminati


Alcazar Live

Via Cardinale Merry del Val, 14 (Trastevere)
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An all-new concept in the heart of Trastevere where live music, Dj sets and much more comes to life for a night to remember. Open from Thursday to Sunday; Thursdays are dedicated to live music jam sessions; the rest of the weekend has several other shows on deck, too. International guests, dj sets, comedy shows, and multiple other acts are also part of the long list of events happening at Alcazar Live. On Sunday they await you with a brunch and a market next to live DJ sets. The night is young and goes on till the after-hours as the place transforms itself into a dance floor. Alcazar Live is the perfect place to indulge in cocktails – from classic to mixology – and dance the night away in an atmosphere that takes you back in time.

Why Go? For their jam sessions, tribute nights and great live performances.

Read the full review of Live Alcazar


La Conventicola degli Ultramoderni

Via Di Porta Labicana, 32 (San Lorenzo)
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La Conventicola degli Ultramoderni Rome- Variety Shows and Italian Songs

This is not the kind of night club you’d expect, we’re not talking about big speakers, the sound of the bass that bounces inside us and makes us move… we’re talking about the highly refined, mind-opening and entertaining art of burlesque! With their Conventicola degli Ultramoderni, “Mirkaccio” and “Madame De Freitas” have lit a fire under Rome’s bar scene, carrying a style that can best be described as vaudeville meets variety show meets café chantant. Captained by the fantastic directors Mirkaccio Dettori, and Madame De Freitas – the Italian icon of post Burlesque variety shows – who are also regular performers at the club, the Conventicola is perfect for a special night out. Open Thursday through Saturday, shows start at 10 pm and continue until late night. Fridays and Saturdays are dedicated to burlesque shows.

Why go? For their unordinary and creative flow, burlesque and variety shows.

Read the full review of La Conventicola degli Ultramoderni

Drink Like Italians: Cocktail-Making Class in the heart of Rome

Enjoy your mixology experience in Rome’s historic centre and learn how to prepare the most famous Italian cocktails: Spritz and Negroni. Next to that, our bartender will explain how to pair these drinks with food. Want to learn more? Get your answers in a cool atmosphere at Il Marchese while sipping on your own handmade Negroni and enjoying an italian aperitivo.

Shari Vari Playhouse

Via di Torre Argentina, 78 (Navona)
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Shari Vari Club in Rome

In the heart of Rome, Shari Vari Playhouse, formerly known as SupperClub, has become a key stop in the roman nightlife. Their goal is to satisfy all of your needs, a true playhouse. The interior design is reminiscent of an American house from the 50′s.

Shari Vari opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 6 pm until late night for aperitive, dinner, and dj set. Tuesday is Hip Hop & House Music; Wednesday is Latin & Vaporwave; Thursday is Electro Pop & Edm; Friday “Nitebox” is Urban & Deep House; Saturday “Playhouse” is Hop Hop & Edm. Dress to impress and you must get yourself on the guest-list in order to enter.

Why go? For their commercial music and international crowd.

To reserve a VIP table, contact +39 3392832380 (whatsapp)


Lanificio 159

Via di Pietralata, 159/1 (Nomentana)
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Lanificio 139 Club in Rome

Although out of the city centre, this garage-style club hosts amazing parties. Their selection of DJ sets, especially L-Ektrica and GLAMDA is what brings party goers in their 20s and 30s back to this place every weekend for unique sound experiences. Lanificio also opens its doors to all varieties of live music.

Why go? For their cool garage-style club, live music and parties.


The Sanctuary Eco Retreat

Via delle Terme di Traiano, 4a
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the best nightclubs in Rome

Lovers of Voodoo Bar, this one’s for you. The Sanctuary is Voodoo Bar’s winter bar, located in between Parco del Colle Oppio and Parco di Traiano. A 1000 squared meter space that includes a spa, various restaurants, a wellness area and an area dedicated to artistic performances and shows. A wow tropical bar isn’t missing either, as well as resident Djs playing tunes till the after hours to get your feet stomping.

Why go? For its tropical style, Asian food and chillout vibe till late into the night.

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Room26

Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 31 (EUR)
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Room 26 has reopened its doors this September for its twelfth beautifully loud season! The 26 amplifiers – that already made this place unique in the Roman clubbing scene – were joined by one 186 square metres of luminous led walls, projecting images and visual games that follow the rhythm of the club’s house and commercial music. The club is also one of the few in Rome that is active in the dancehall scene, with a dedicated party every Thursday: the long-running Milkshake Party.

Why go? For their top-notch sound system.

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Aforisma

best clubs to dance in Rome

Via del Tritone, 118 (Barberini)
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Aforisma, a hip, two-floor locale in the heart of Rome is fast becoming one of the city’s hottest hangouts. Head upstairs and you’ll stumble upon a sleek space reminiscent of a New York-style apartment, with wide glass windows that look out onto Via del Tritone–an exclusive loft, overlooking the splendid Piazza Barberini. A dinner club that combines the intimacy of a cocktail bar with the sophistication of a restaurant of another era. Warm textures, intense greens, vintage woods and golden browns grant the comfort and the unique atmosphere for a chic evening, among the notes of a sax, on Chesterfield sofas and parades of gourmet courses. Restaurant, Cocktail Bar and Dinner Club are open from Tuesday/Wednesday to Sunday from 7 pm.

Why go? For a stylish night out in Piazza Barberini with chillout music and Dj set.


Naos

Via Torrita Tiberina, 6 (Ponte Milvio)
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Naos used to be an electrical equipment warehouse and it has now become a restaurant, cultural project and an elegant place of entertainment and leisure, bringing food, design, art and music together. Perfect for dinner or after dinner, Naos wins you over with dishes from the Greek cuisine with an Italian twist, a long, carefully selected wine list, signature cocktails and, most importantly, music! Naos hosts DJ sets and live music, which delight customers with sounds from various genres, multiple nights a week, making them dance until late hours!


Profumo

Via di Villa Lauchi, 1
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Profumo is a concept, before being a location, a concept based on beauty as a multisensory experience. The place is magically enveloped in 10,000 square metres of parkland, influencing the ever-present floral art installations, where visitors can enjoy the most peaceful aperitifs. Profumo is also a restaurant, serving Mediterranean cuisine with new contemporary nuances. And finally, it is a cocktail bar populated by drinks that come in all shapes and colours. It is perfect for large events and it hosts cultural, musical and artistic nights from time to time. Keep up to date through their website and social media.


Rashomon Club

Via degli Argonauti, 16/20 (Ostiense)
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Now active for more than 15 years, this club continues to be the centre of the most popular Roman nightlife. Always ahead of the latest trends in music and often also leading the fashion scene in the city, it’s one of the ultimate underground spots in Rome. Open only on Friday and Saturday from 11 pm. Music is quite consistent, mostly centred around Techno.

Why go? For an underground experience in Rome.

An Evening Walk With Aperitivo: Rome Tipsy Tour

Explore historic Rome at dusk, whilst enjoying a typical Italian aperitivo, making new friends and learning about the secret lives of emperors. You will be eased into the night by official guides telling you ‘dark and dirty’ stories and offering you a variety of Italian drinks, ranging from wine to Spritz, to limoncello. All of this, whilst walking through the narrow streets of the historical area of, Monti, and resting, like the Romans do, around outdoor small tables in the heart of the nightlife.

Qube

Via di Portonaccio, 212 (Tiburtina)

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Qube has three levels of music from house, to jazz, to disco, so there’s always something for everyone. An amazing experience is the Muccassasina night on Fridays. This event has been going on for over 30 years. 2500sqm of pure uncensored ‘fun’, by far the most interesting night in the gay, lesbian and trans community – but this doesn’t exclude their straight friends. Avoid if easily shocked.

Why go? For a crazy night out.


Toy Room

Via degli Avignonesi, 73 (Barberini)
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Toy Room Rome

London, Mykonos, Dubai, Los Angeles, Istanbul and now Rome. These are the names of the big cities that have given life to one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, Toy Room. Not your common dance club and a place where dress code has never been so important. Located in the heart of the dolce vita, Toy Room guarantees a fantastic night out. The club is filled with brights signs and walls covered in graffiti. And the unmissable Frank, the iconic beat mascot, dances with you in the middle of the dance floor all night long.

Why go? For its in-vogue crowd, contemporary design and hip-hop music.


Fanfulla

Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 5 (Pigneto)
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Fanfulla is a firm favourite for party-goers and cinema lovers. It is one of Rome’s best social clubs, always welcoming a mix of live bands and DJ’s. At Fanfulla you can experience different musical genres spacing from punk and rock, to pop and electro, or you can watch a nice arthouse movie. You will require an Arci membership card, but fear not: you can create your own on the spot. Don’t forget to check out their programming on their Facebook page.

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