Party Earth Review One of the premier clubs in the historic center since the mid-80s, Gilda is still a forerunner in Rome’s nightlife scene, serving as the place to party for the city’s chic, famous, and well-to-do crowd. VIP Sundays see the poshest crowd, with jet-setters, football players, TV celebs, and aspiring socialites beginning to ... more
Via Mario de' Fiori, 97
Party Earth Review Once an enormous wine cellar, Micca Club has turned the winding passages and tunnels of its underground space into a swanky burlesque and swing dancing club unlike any venue in the city. An impressive spiral staircase leads impeccably dressed guests down to the maze of brick rooms, which feature the original high vaulted ... more
Via Pietro Micca, 7a
Party Earth Review A narrow, cosmopolitan lounge featuring a wide range of music and various theme nights, Anima attracts a diverse international crowd that keeps the place jumping late into the night. Gold gilt walls and huge chandeliers give way to a dance floor, bar, and lounge, while an upstairs seating area with comfy couches and day ... more
Via di Santa Maria dell'Anima, 57
Party Earth Review Although it’s a bit off the beaten path, Circolo degli Artisti offers one of the most stunning club environments in the city. Two indoor dance floors set against ancient Roman walls are surrounded by six lush gardens and private gazebos – not to mention the swimming pool – that make up the majority of the club’s space and ... more
Via Casilina Vecchia, 42
Club / Italian Restaurant
Party Earth Review One of the only non-mainstream clubs in the nightlife district of Testaccio, Conte Staccio caters to intellectual, artistic, hippie, and punk music lovers looking for an artsy underground scene. Located at the top of a hill, patrons enter at the bottom and ascend eight flights of stairs, each flanked by cascading covered ... more
Via di Monte Testaccio, 65/b
Party Earth Review Popular with a young clubbing crowd, Mood is a loud, dynamic club with a simple décor and a focus on hip-hop music, style, and dancing. Once past the burly bouncers, energetic patrons enter a chic white foyer and descend the stairs into a long open room that features glass chandeliers, strobe lights, white walls, and a ... more
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 205
Party Earth Review As one of the oldest clubs on the block, Akab has become the cornerstone of the Testaccio nightlife district and attracts a sleek and sexy clientele ready to dance the night away. The cavernous club contains an incredibly long bar and an impressive dance floor that spans five hundred square meters and ends at a raised ... more
Via di Monte Testaccio, 69
Party Earth Review Located on a tiny back street in the maze of the historic center, La Maison may be tricky to find but is well worth the effort. Packed with a wall-to-wall crowd just about every weekend, this popular dance club attracts an international clientele of jet-setters, models, and the young and wealthy who all share a common ... more
Vicolo dei Granari, 3
No, it’s not a 24-hour party, but there are still plenty of clubs in Rome to fill the night, and areas of the city have been set up almost explicitly for clubbing.
Of course, no one can venture onto the dance floor without stopping in for a slow-paced dinner or a few finger foods and glasses of wine during apertivo, but once this classic Italian Happy Hour passes, Romans are ready to lay siege to Gaul!....wait, no they’re ready to go out late and have fun!
Rome’s highest concentration of nightclubs is in the Testaccio and Ostiense districts, and Testaccio alone is home to more than a dozen nightspots heavily frequented by a hip local clientele, from bedecked dance clubs to smokey jazz and blues clubs. And even though Testaccio is known to attract a dressier mainstream crowd, venues like Conte Staccio and Villaggio Globale are far more alternative and punk.
Rome clubs have it all, from exclusive velvet-roped scenes to historic swingers clubs, as well as a small but vibrant collection of gay clubs. The nightlife scene during summer is especially cool, when many nightclubs temporarily set up on the banks of the Tiber River to give partygoers a reprieve from the inner-city heat and yet another reason to dance the night away under the stars.