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)

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 is oriented towards House – Tech House, Room02 rather Hip Hop, and Room3 is a perfect place to relax while sipping 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

Live Alcazar

Via Cardinale Merry del Val, 14 (Trastevere)

live alcazar nightlife in rome

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 Tuesday to Sunday; Fridays are dedicated to their resident band with tribute nights, while Saturdays international and Italian artists fill the stage bringing you 100% live emotions through soul, funk, R&B, Soulful House and jazz music. Thursdays are dedicated to live music jam sessions. On Sunday they await 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. Live Alcazar 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.

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La Conventicola degli Ultramoderni

Via Di Porta Labicana, 32 (San Lorenzo)

La Conventicola degli Ultramoderni Rome- Variety Shows and Italian Songs

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. As soon as you step inside this burlesque club, you’re catapulted into a whole different world with an unordinary and creative flow, which is unparalleled not only in Rome, but also all of Italy. The Conventicola is a space that allows for the strongest underground artists to take the stage and perform their art. Captained by the fantastic directors Sior Mirkaccio Dettori, and Madame De Freitas – the Italian icon of post Burlesque variety shows –  whom 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 show.

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)

Shari Vari Club in Rome

In the heart of Rome it used to known as SupperClub, today it has become the spot in Rome’s 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 Thursday to Sunday from 6 pm until late night for aperitive, dinner, mixology bar and dj set. On Fridays & Saturdays the House/Commercial/Live Club night awaits you with a variety of rooms playing different music on two floors. 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)

Lanificio 139 Club in Rome

Although it is located a ways from 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.

Goa Club (temporary closed)

Via Giuseppe Libetta, 13 (Ostiense)

Goa Club Rome

One of the greatest alternative and electronic clubs in town. An intimate venue, famous for its original vibe and brilliant soundsystem. The cutting edge programming fortified its reputation as one of the most forward-thinking venues in Italy. Giancarlino, founder of this disco club, has recently communicated the final closing of the doors of Goa in Via Libetta 13, which will take place on November 8, 2021. The club will reopen in a new location that will soon be announced.

Why go? For their amazing electronic music and cutting-edge sound system.

The Sanctuary Eco Retreat

Via delle Terme di Traiano, 4a

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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Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 31 (EUR)

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Room26 has been around for four years now, at first glance you might feel that you are entering a museum. The marble columns and architecture surrounding this club are quite amazing. Once inside you realize the real treasure about this place – the first thing that overwhelms you is the sound system, designed by Steve Dash it is one of the best in Europe. This place is beautifully loud. After 2 years of closure, due to pandemic, the Room 26 opens again its doors on 5th of November 2021.

Why go? For their top-notch sound system.


best clubs to dance in Rome

Via del Tritone, 118 (Barberini)

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 to Sunday from 7 pm.

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

Rashomon Club

Via degli Argonauti, 16/20 (Ostiense)

rashomon club rome

Having just celebrated its ten-year anniversary, 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.

Why go? For an underground experience in Rome.


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. Another amazing experience is the Muccassasina night on Fridays. This event has been going on for over 20 years. 2500sqm of pure uncensored ‘fun’, by far the most interesting night in the gay, lesbian, trans community – but this doesn’t exclude their straight friends. Avoid if easily shocked.

Why go? For a crazy night out.

Art Cafè (temporary closed)

Viale del Galoppatoio, 33 (Parioli)

best nightclubs in rome

Between Via Veneto and Villa Borghese rises one of the Eternal City’s most inn nightclubs – Art Cafè. VIP tables, a packed dance floor and international stars play at this historic club in Rome. From commercial to house music, get ready for a night to remember. Make sure to dress appropriately, you won’t enter without a shirt and nice shoes and take your ID (24 and above club). The best thing to do to guarantee your entrance is to book a VIP table or to be on a list. Nights are on Fridays and Saturdays.

Why go? For an exclusive experience with commercial and house music.


Via Maria Cristina, 2 (Popolo)

Raspoutine Rome

Tucked between idyllic Piazza del Popolo and the Tiber river, Raspoutine is bringing its famous Champs Élysées club scene to Rome. Located in the prestigious Palazzo Dama, a luxury hotel in an elegant 19th century building, Raspoutine features one of the best outdoor areas in Rome, where guests can enjoy their drinks beside the pool. With quality House music guiding the night, VIP tables have an intimate view of resident DJ Lorenzo Rumi spinning the tracks alongside French guest DJs from their Paris location. The club is open only on Fridays and Saturdays, from midnight until dawn.

Why go? To get a taste of Paris in Rome with a stylish crowd and great sounds.

Toy Room

Via degli Avignonesi, 73 (Barberini)

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 commercial music.


Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 5 (Pigneto)

Fanfulla 5/A

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.


Via di Pietralata, 149b (Pietralata)

The best clubs in Rome

Located on via di Pietralata, in what used to be an industrial warehouse, Coropuna is a trendy restaurant, cocktail bar and after-hours venue to eat, drink and dance, open from Wednesday to Sunday. Start the evening with their incredible fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine paired with Asian flavors (the first Nikkei restaurants and Tiki bar in Rome), then have an exotic drink before showing your stuff on the dancefloor. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest events!

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