Party Earth Review Housed in a beautiful historic palazzo right off Via del Corso, Trinity College is a popular Irish pub where locals, expats, and international travelers mingle in front of the book-lined walls or relax in the upstairs reading room. Visitors shouldn’t expect a crowd of bespectacled bookworms, though – the theme is just a ... read full review of Trinity College
Party Earth Review Mad Jacks is the quintessential neighborhood bar with a loyal following of local regulars, English speakers, and travelers. Located on a busy street at the edge of the historic center, this bustling tavern offers a vivacious and friendly vibe, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and the requisite flat-screen TVs tuned ... more
Party Earth Review Situated on a charming corner near Piazza Navona, and with Donato Bramante’s famous 16th-century temple tucked off to one side, the ivy-covered Caffè della Pace definitely stands out as a particularly romantic spot in a city full of picturesque nooks and crannies. The cozy two-room café features a simple décor that recalls ... more
Party Earth Review Opened in 1924, Necci has enjoyed a several decades-long reputation as a chic retro bar and has recently transformed part of its space into a highly acclaimed restaurant serving homemade Roman cuisine. Although there is a homey 60s-style barroom inside, most of the venue’s seating is outside on two levels under a canopy ... more
Party Earth Review A San Lorenzo fixture for over twenty years, Rive Gauche 2 has been around long enough to remember the true communist days of the neighborhood that have now been replaced by a less outspoken political climate. Nonetheless, the patrons who frequent this popular bar still lean to the left and include creative types like actors ... read full review of Rive Gauche 2
Party Earth Review The first “bookbar” to open in Rome, the ivy-covered Salotto 42 is a trendy, upscale lounge where politicians and jet-setters alike gather to talk literature, break out a book, listen to readings, or peruse the collection of arty international magazines. While the vibe may be on the intellectual side during the day, by ... more
Party Earth Review A Middle Eastern hookah bar just off Campo de’ Fiori, Sciam is a peaceful haven in the midst of chaos. Sensual Syrian music, the sweet smells of flavored hookah tobacco, and an exotic décor intermingle to create the perfect environment for both relaxed and lively conversation. Divided into various levels and nooks, the ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked away in an ivy-covered building off one of Monti’s most beautiful sloping streets is Ai Tre Scalini, a wildly popular wine bar and restaurant that attracts a stylish clientele of young professionals all year round. By day, the venue appears to be a quaint but unremarkable neighborhood bar full of the usual wood paneling ... more
Nightlife in Rome is invariably a slow bleed. Once denizens finish indulging in aperitivo and those who haven’t filled up on finger-foods have relaxed over a slow-paced dinner, the scene shifts outside to the streets and piazzas as the ever-fashionable partiers wander from bar to bar to indulge in their favorite pastime – animated conversation with friends against a picturesque backdrop of ancient walls and fountains.
And while the piazza hanging culture satisfies the party appetite for much of the population, those looking for a bit more action can take refuge in the small but energetic expanse of bars and clubs in Rome, which is centered on a few venues scattered around the city, as well as in a section of Testaccio that is fully dedicated to late-night clubs. On one winding street, Testaccio features lounges, live music venues, and bars that provide differing styles and sounds, from mainstream to edgy and from posh to rowdy.
Although some of the clubs close their doors during the summer, many others move operations to the banks of the Tiber River, where makeshift bars and clubs pop up to give partygoers a reprieve from the inner-city heat and yet another reason to dance the night away under the stars.