Have you been to one of Rome's 13 best nightclub?

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    By Max Roi

In the great city of Rome, many of the city's bars and clubs are located in ancient buildings, giving relentless partygoers a unique and electric atmosphere. The city is home to a wide variety of bars and clubs that offer delicious cocktails and locally-produced wines. On a different note, Romans are known for their warmth and friendliness, but also their late-night culture, It is not uncommon for rooftop bars, underground nightclubs, and historic wine cellars in the city stay open until the wee hours of the morning

Akab Club

 

Party and club at the Akab Club

 

Akab Club is positioned on Via di MonteTestaccio street which runs on the side of a hill made of old and broken clay pot, or oil jars, which were dismissed by ancient Romans long time ago. You will also find that a few other clubs dotted along this street. Mainly playing house, rock, dance and funk and soul nights, among others, Akab has been entertaining partygoers in Rome since its opening in 1992.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, R&B, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 15€

 

Shari Vari - Play House

 

Party and club at the Shari Vari - Play House

 

Shari Vari Playhouse has been attracting the crowds since its inception in 2009. A restaurant that turns into a club in the after-hours. Inside, the theme of the décor is distressed-vintage, with the occasional kitsch ornament laying around for fun. Throw some shapes to hip-hop, house, dance and end some of Top 40 hits.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, R&B, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 154

 

Goa Club

 

Party and club at the Goa Club

 

Goa set up its premises in an ex-motorbike repair shop located in a former industrial zone that has now evolved in the up and coming district of Ostiense. Named after the Indian state of Goa, popularised by its full moon parties, the club’s interior reflects the same theme. Known for electronic house and techno music the venue has earned its reputation among many local supporters who come to hear resident DJs such as Giancarlino, Adiel and Fabrizio Sala.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 10€ - 20€

 

Art Cafè

 

Party and club at the Art Cafè

 

Hidden away between two little streets Via Veneto and Villa Borghese is the Art Cafè; the nightclub of choice for Rome’s rich and glamorous crowd. Amid the ladies dressed with the latest design clothes from Milan or Paris and handsome and extremely well shaven men, it’s sometimes possible to spot a local celebrity or two (like Matt Damon or Cameron Diaz).

If you intend to visit this club, it is highly recommended to dress to impress and get in a group of guys and girls to increase you chance. It is also worth noting that Art Cafè also organises the odd events like fashion shows or film screenings.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, R&B, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 25€+

 

Qube disco

 

Party and club at the Qube disco

 

Qube has three levels of music all accessible via an industrial steel stair case and leads you to different rooms playing 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. 2500m2 of pure madness and decadence sought after by college students. For some the most interesting is the LGBT+ night, open to everybody even heteros, give it a try, otherwise avoid if easily shocked.

Put your name on the guest list (see facebook page) and save 5€

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 10€ - 15€

 

Piper Club

 

Party and club at the Piper Club

 

Piper, officially Piper Club, is still today a place of reference for lovers of disco, good music and fun. Merit of an impeccable organization,and behind the passion it supports a wealth of competences matured through decades of experience. A unique disco that was born in the Trieste district, located in Rome in Via Tagliamento, opposite the Coppedè district; an icon of a whole generation and a true phenomenon of custom.

Piper mainly specialises in retro music from the ’70s, through to the ’90s. Wehn you head down the stairs to the basement, you will travel back in time, one generation back in the past.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 10€ - 20€

 

Room 26

 

Party and club at the Room 26

 

Room26 has been up and running for four years now, the venue is architecturally refined, as you walk up the massive stone step, you can spot enormous marble columns. As you step inside you will be greeted large displays on both side of the corridor, and as soon as you step in the global room you will adore the lighting and powerful sound system that can be quite overwhelming at times.

It is not rare to spot Dj’s such as Louie Vega, DJ Spinna, Tony Humphries, Timmy Regisford mixing in the booth. The main room also features an fancy circular bar in addition to multiple VIP areas. There another room tucked away, called the purple room which is more intimate. Don't miss out on this true Roman clubbing experience.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House, Retro, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 20€

 

Rashomon

 

Party and club at the Rashomon

 

Located in Ostiense, is one of the friendliest and social areas of Rome where crowd from different background blend together in single location. The venue recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary, and still nowadays the venue is still at the epicenter of the Roman nightscene. Always ahead of the game in terms of music trend, and recognised by many as being the one of best underground spots in Rome.

The venue is made of 2 rooms interconnected with each other one dedicated to dancing and to good music and the other to chill and drink. The feel is post-industrial and the wall made of rough concrete.

Get on the guest list or buy your ticket in advance to save.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 10€ - 15€

 

Circolo Degli Illuminati

 

Party and club at the Circolo Degli Illuminati

 

Il Circolo degli Illuminati has become one of the reference points for Roman nightlife. The club offers a large variety of musical genres split across 3 different rooms. The main room focuses on EDM and pure techno sounds, Room02 is more oriented towards Hip Hop and Room3, a perfect place to relax while you wet your lips on a tasty cocktail with chill music to keep relaxed. Make sure not to miss out on Circolo degli Illuminati’s Minù: a weekly Saturday night party with great electronic music that would appeal to all afficionados of the genre.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House and R&B
Expected entrance fee: Free - 10€

 

Lanificio 159

 

Party and club at the Lanificio 159

 

Although it is positioned outside the main city centre, this warehouse-style club hosts amazing parties that attracts a crowds in their 20s and 30s. Their resident DJ sets, especially L-Ektrica and GLAMDA got the skills and the experience to renew their set and keep their audience coming back over and over every weekend as they promise an unique sound experiences. If you are a fan of live music, Lanificio also opens its doors every Monday with Sliding Bob, a live radio program; Come down every Sunday to experience live band karaoke.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 15€+

 

SHEKET

 

Party and club at the SHEKET

 

Only a few minutes from Piazza Venezia, in Palazzo Caetani, you’ll come across Sheket. When you walk into the hall, the pale rose tapestry runs through the three salons and you will find the DJ mixing right behind the entrance door. But don't even sit down and stop at the main bar–a wide shelf lined with wines and drinks, professionally waited by glamorous waiters and nice bows–to drink. Sit and relax in the first lounge with cozy rococo-style seats or go into the other lounges to find the right place. Sheket is certainly a prime location to enjoy a snack, a dinner or a drink in the center of Rome for a lovely night.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 15€

 

Raspoutine

 

Party and club at the Raspoutine

 

Raspoutine takes the popular Champs-Élysées club scene back to Rome situated between the idyllic Piazza del Popolo and the Tiber River. In a luxurious 19th century house in Raspoutine's famous Palazzo Dama, guests can consume there beverage by the pool-side. Raspoutine has one of the best open-air areas in Rome.

With quality house music, the VIP tables offer an intimate view of Lorenzo Rumi, resident DJ who spins the tracks just like its French homologue at their Paris' location

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 15€ - 20€

 

Toy RoOm

 

Party and club at the Toy RoOm

 

Toy Room Club logo looks very childish at first but as soon as you step inside, the venue is contemporary with padded simili leather on the booths and the bar exterior and caters to adults seeking for a different clubbing experience. The club is tiny and intimate and can only hold up approximately 400 guests. It mainly targets a weathly, sophisticated and older crowd. On this basis, you rather dress well to get a chance to get in.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 20€

 

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