5 funky discos and clubs in Rome

1) Ex Dogana

The industrial setting and abandoned train tracks of this huge club/arts centre (23.000 square metres) combine to create a unique atmosphere. Different areas are devoted to different activities. The bar and food truck area is open to everyone. They also organise art shows and movie screenings here. Check the website for DJ sets and concerts.

exterior of Ex Dogana

Viale dello Scalo San Lorenzo 10

+39 333 865 4933


2) Circolo Degli Illuminati

This venue quickly established itself as one of the main underground clubs in town. From Thursday to Saturday, until 5 am, it hosts international DJs and live sets, with electronic, techno, and house music. Saturday is the best night, with the Minù Party. Three rooms plus a garden. Let your freak flag fly.

club interior of Circolo degli Iluminati

More hidden secrets of Rome?

Hundreds of places to go and things to do, handpicked by two Rome locals. Discover the Eternal City off the beaten track with this one-of-a-kind guide.

Buy the book

3) Jailbreak

A large, rock-heavy dance club with good acoustics that hosts original music and cover bands. Jailbreak is particularly good at organising theme nights around holidays, such as Saint Patrick’s Day and Halloween. They have a full-service bar, offering pizza and other quick eats.

4) Warehouse, Rebel Rebel

A massive outdoor rave location with two different dance floors that regularly features some of the best international DJs. It’s mostly a summer venue, but the line-up starts to populate as early as February. Check the website for ‘Rebel Rebel’ events (it also hosts private parties of up to 1500 people).

 Rebel Rebel club

Via Sambuca Pistoiese 74

+39 (0)6 881 8763


5) Goa Club

A historic venue for electronic music lovers. This club has been around since 1996, and is still very much alive and kicking, thanks to its amazing sound system and great DJs. The programme is cutting edge, and includes a three-day mini-festival every year, with the best national and international names.

DJ's at Goa Club's yearly festival

Join the community

Sign up for free to gain unlimited access to the website. Plus, you'll receive a 10% discount in our online bookshop.

Sign up