Considering how often I have been to Rome already, it is actually really surprising how long it took me to share all my recommendations with you. But here we go, below you will find all my recommendations for night outs in Rome. Special thanks to my dear friend Andrea Caputi, a native Roman who always shares his latest insiders’ tips with me so that I am can party as the Romans do.
This bar located above Trinità De Monti is one of my favourite spots to enjoy an afternoon Campari or meet for a night out. My friend Andrea took me there for an aperitivo years ago and since then it has become a must-visit on every trip. I just love watching the crowds walking up the Spanish Steps. It is a rooftop terrace which is closed during the winter months. (Vicolo del Bottino, 8)
This is one of my favourite bars. It is a beautiful location and I really love the vibe. I had the some the best cocktails in my life there. And trust me, I have thoroughly tested bars worldwide 😀 (Palazzo Fendi, Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 48)
La.Vi, in close vicinity to Zuma, has become one of my favourite restaurants. The food is delicious and it is a perfect start into a night out because the drinks are also very nice. You need to book in advance. And make sure to book a table on the roof terrace of the first floor during the warmer months.
I highly recommend the pasta dishes and the “bistecca”. They had an amazing mozzarella dish which was basically deep fried mozzarella decorated beautifully. Unfortunately, they have taken it off the menu. If La.Vi happens to read this post – PLEASE PUT IT BACK ONTO YOUR MENU!!! (Via Tomacelli, 23)
This super stylish bar has to be on top of your list for nightlife in Rome. The interior itself – including a giraffe statue on the wall – is an experience itself. You absolutely need to book in advance. (Via degli Avignonesi, 73)
As the name suggests, the ambience of the club makes you feel a bit like Russian Tea Room meets Buddha Bar and high-end brothel. You might laugh but the red lights and decor remind me of Club Paradiso in Munich which has such a past. In any case, Raspoutine is a club you cannot miss on your Rome trip. (Via Maria Christina, 2)
I had some really crazy nights at Shari Vari. The club has multiple rooms with different dance floors, bars and music. (Via di Torre Argentina, 78)
One of the “in” clubs in Rome at the moment. They also have an option for dining at the club before moving on to party. (Via Vittorio Veneto, 81)
Circolo degli artisti
If you are not a big fan of the overly stylish clubs, or you love to mix the type of clubbing, I recommend Circolo degli artisti. It is a conglomerate of bars and clubs with an outdoor area. There are events with life gigs by local and international bands. The crowd is hip and young. (11 Via Pasteur Louis, Reggio Nell’emilia, Re 42122, Viale del Mauriziano)
Which are your favourite bars and clubs to spend a night out in Rome?