This ex-movie theatre-turned-club in Trastevere is one of Rome’s most popular venues. Come by on Thursdays to listen to live music jam sessions, and don’t miss out on Friday tribute nights, led by the resident band. On Saturdays, strut your stuff on the dance floor while Italian and international artists play R&B, soul, funk and jazz. Alcazar also has a restaurant, so fill up on creative Italian dishes before the dancing begins.
Clubbing might not be what Rome is best known for, but trust us, it should not be underestimated. Italians have always loved a good party, even back during the Roman Empire when they indulged in lavish feasts and Bacchanalia gatherings.
La dolce vita is all about enjoying the good life, from a grappa-spiked caffè corretto in the morning to hip nightclubs where you can dance the night away. Our top tip? Don’t expect to be home by midnight - the Italians don’t even show up to the party until then. If you think you can handle it, read on for the best clubs in Rome.
This guide was recently updated by Livia Hengel, a writer based in Rome. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.