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.

club interior of Circolo degli Iluminati

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.

people dancing at Largo Venue in Rome

Via Biordo Michelotti 2

+39 06 5987 5966


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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.

entrance with dim lights at Forte Antenne Rome

Via del Forte Antenne 12

+39 333 865 4933

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.

a concert at Alcazar Live in Rome

Via Cardinale Merry del Val 14-B

+39 339 127 8354


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.

outdoor party at Rashomon Club

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