5 funky discos and clubs in Rome
1) 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.
2) Largo Venue
Largo epitomises the bohemian Pigneto neighbourhood. Much like the rest of the area, it was built out of industrial ruins, with a sprawling interior and outdoor garden that often doubles as an art space during the day. But the night belongs to music, ranging from industrial and experimental to electronic rock and DJ sets. If you’re wondering where Rome’s edgy avant-garde crowd hangs out, this is it.
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3) Forte Antenne
An underground fort dating back to 1877, completely made of tuffa and bricks. There’s even a dry moat. The site is located where the ancient city of Antemnae once stood. Abandoned for decades, the fort was turned into a social club in 2021, which now hosts dinners, DJ sets, concerts, and other events.
4) Alcazar Live
Live music, theatrical performances, art installations, and art-house film screenings are the bread and butter of Alcazar Live, a retro movie theatre turned mixed-use space. It also boasts a fullservice restaurant and Sunday brunch. Alcazar Live also organises free live music and outdoor performances on the terrace of Gianicolo Hill.
5) Rashõmon Club
One of the biggest dance clubs this close to the centre of Rome, where true clubbers feel at home. It offers two rooms, a cocktail bar, and an outdoor garden setup in the Garbatella neighbourhood. Rashõmon primarily hosts house and techno DJs. While the music is loud, the vibe is very laidback and casual, unlike a lot of Roman clubs where you’re expected to dress up.
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