Rome is alive at night. If New York is the city that never sleeps, Rome is the party that never ends. Discos compete for extravagent themes and décor, and if they don't always keep up with the latest trends in London or L.A., they still provide a great evening for the young and foot loose. Thursdays through Sundays are club nights when the whole city seems to be out on the town.
Romans go out late and the fun only really commences after dinner. The wine bars and cafés around Piazza Navona and Via della Pace tend to be the chicest.The biggest concentration of nightclubs in Rome lies in the Testaccio and Ostiense districts. One of the main drags in Testaccio, Via di Monte Testaccio.
Traditionally, Roman nightlife focuses on the bustling bars and cafés around Campo de' Fiori or Trastevere. Although these are still popular, hip locals dance all night in Testaccio clubs, or drink in chic piano bars like Gilda. Italian opera is performed at the grand Teatro dell'Opera, and concerts take place in the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Flaminio. Clubs open from around 11pm, and don't close until 4am or later.
Bars in Rome
Antico Caffe della Pace : Rome's beautiful people gather to drink and gossip at this late 19th-century ivy-clad bar near Piazza Navona. The Antico Caffe della Pace's terrace gets busy in summer. Dress to impress to attract the harried waiters.
Freni e Frizioni : Freni e Frizioni means 'brakes and clutches'. This former garage on the riverside in Trastevere has become a vibrant bar. The eclectic interior, with chandeliers and contemporary prints, attracts a young crowd, who tuck into mojitos and abundant aperitivo snacks.
Clubs in Rome
Micca Club : Once a huge wine cellar, Micca Club is an unusual addition to central Rome's nightlife. There's a programme of DJs, radio transmissions, visual arts, and even a Sunday market. Music is jazz, funk and soul, and the crowd is arty.
Goa : Steel decor with bright colours and techno sounds combine to give a sharp industrial feel to Goa, a popular club in the Ostiense area. DJs spin jungle, hip-hop and electronic for a trendy crowd from Thursday to Saturday.
Alexanderplatz : It’s a jazz club. Alexanderplatz, out in the Prati district, claims to be the oldest jazz club in Italy. Musicians from the past 40 years have left messages and autographs on the walls of this dingy, but charming, venue.
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