Party Earth Review Whether patrons are well versed in the intricacies of wine appreciation or just simply love il vino Italiano, Ferrara is the place in which to indulge – or discover – a passion for fine wine. Easy to miss among all the other wine bars and restaurants in the area, Ferrara is distinguished by the signature decals from nearly ... read full review of Enoteca Ferrara
Party Earth Review With its authentic feel, dark wood paneling, and all of the standard Irish beers on tap, this classic Irish bar near Piazza Navona is the perfect pit stop for a pint or two while catching the score. Although inspired by Dublin’s historic Abbey Theatre – and decorated with portraits of illustrious actors, writers, and directors ... more
Party Earth Review A staple of Rome’s bar scene for over twenty-five years, Miscellanea is a casual and comfortable neighborhood hangout with a loyal following of both local regulars and international students. In fact, Miscellanea prides itself on taking particular care of study-abroad students, not only by providing a home away from home ... more
Party Earth Review A Scottish bar turned disco, the quirky Nag’s Head integrates medieval swords and armor with flat-screen TVs tuned to sports and pulsating dance music, and draws a loyal year-round crowd of outgoing English speakers. Decked out in typical pub fashion with lots of oak, checkered fabric, mirrors, and faded prints, the bar ... more
Party Earth Review A much-loved haunt of its residential neighbors and popular with an eclectic health-conscious crowd of both hippies and hipsters, Lo Yeti is a cute café and bookshop that turns into a bar by night. Trees wrapped in twinkling coral lights lead patrons to the café’s outdoor tables, usually filled with groups engrossed in ... read full review of Lo Yeti
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 The aptly named Fluid is a trendy wine and cocktail bar where, as the name suggests, it’s all about going with the flow. The experience starts outside as a water-bubble light show, played on miniature TVs embedded in the bar’s façade, draws a small crowd of curious passersby. Once inside, patrons find themselves hopscotching ... more
Party Earth Review The first of a proposed international chain, Ducati Caffè opened in 2008 as the official bar for motorcycling enthusiasts – though a regular dive biker bar this is not. Instead, the themed bar and restaurant has set itself up to reflect the exclusive, high-end Ducati motorcycles for which it is named, and features a chic ... 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.