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The best clubs in Rome

The Italian capital, as well as having plenty of history and art, also has an interesting and lively nightlife that will not disappoint even the most avid party-goers ready for a night on the town in the eternal city.

When it comes to going out, the locals have a preference for the most fashionable clubs, where they can listen to the latest music on the dancefloor, drinks the most innovative cocktails and, above all, seeing and being seen (don´t forget the Italian obsession with fashion and image). The closing times in Rome range from 3.30am to 4am, which gives you enough time to enjoy the nightlife during your holidays in Rome.

If clubbing is your religion, here´s a small guide with the must-go-to clubs during your incursion in Rome´s nightlife.

Akab Cave (Via di Monte Testaccio, 68)

In Testaccio, one of the liveliest districts in the city when it comes to nightlife, you can find Akab, a club that´s a reference in Rome´s nightlife and has been since the 80s. Inside, you can listen from the best techno to the latest pop music, and their theme nights are legendary. With an elegant design, two private rooms and two bars, this charismatic club is a must. Cover charge is 25 euros.


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Goa Club (Via Giuseppe Libetta, 13)

This club has been at the front of Rome´s nightlife for many years. Avant-garde music, the best international DJs and beautiful people is what´s on the club´s calling card (some of the players of AS Roma, one of the city´s two football teams, are regulars here), as well as a dancefloor that can have up to 700 people dancing on it. Due to its large popularity, you have to get your name on the entry list well in advance. Cover charge costs 30 euros.


Gilda Club (Via Mario dè Fiori, 97)

Gilda Club boasts having select clientele and being the favourite of the city´s celebs. Located next to the central Piazza di Spagna, on its dancefloor you can dance hip-hop, house, techno or reggae depending on the night and the programme. One of the best bets for partying till sunrise is at this club, since its closing time is later than the usual one in most other clubs. Cover charge is 25 euros and includes cloak-room service.


Mood (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 205)

With the quiet cocktail area and its tireless dancefloor you can enjoy one of the best nights out for dancing in Rome, where dance and house music are the stars of the show. Minimalist decoration, concerts and exhibitions complete its tempting offer. They don´t charge cover and drinks are priced at around 10 euros.


L’anima (Via di Santa Maria dell’Anima, 57)

L´Anima is an excellent option if you want to go out during the week in Rome, when many other clubs are closed. Right in the heart of the city, very close ti Piazza Navona, on the first floor of this club you can enjoy a nice quiet drink on one of its sofas or beds and then move downstairs for a dance. Deep-house, chill-out and r´n´b are just some of the music genres you can enjoy here. Best of all, entry is free.