After the success of the Turin and Milan Guide to LGBT Clubs, Bars, and Events, let’s talk about Rome. Rome, the Eternal City, is famous all over the world for its majestic beauty and rich history. But it is also a shining example of diversity and inclusivity, thanks to its vibrant LGBTQIA+ scene. The city is dotted with LGBT bars, clubs, and venues. It offers a safe and welcoming space to be yourself and socialize. In this guide, I’m listing the most captivating places, ranging from bars to clubs to the places most frequented by the Roman queer community. As for the previous posts, I do not know these places personally. All I have done is a massive research on the web and translated as much info as possible into English. So, here we go.
is open continuously, from dawn to dusk, enlivening the evenings of the famous gay street. My Bar is perfect for enjoying a quick snack or sipping a few drinks in the company of friends.
1. My Bar
Location: Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 12, Rome
My Bar is open continuously, from dawn to dusk, enlivening the evenings of the famous gay street. Tghis bar is perfect for enjoying a quick snack or sipping a few drinks with friends.
2. Il Diavolo Dentro
Location: Largo Itri 23, Rome
Il Diavolo Dentro, the Devil Within in Italian, is a historic cruising bar. It is located near a beautiful villa with a garden and swimming pool. This venue offers a unique and intriguing experience, with weekly parties dedicated to the world of fetish, uniform-themed events, a nudist area, and a labyrinth.
3. Magnoebevo e sto ar Pigneto
Location: Via Macerata 3, Rome
Magnoebevo is in the heart of the lively Pigneto district. It is considered a small gem of a gay-friendly bar in Rome that is definitely worth a visit. With its cocktails and a menu of foods suitable for both dinner and aperitif, this place stands out for its quality and attention to detail, friendly staff, and cozy atmosphere.
4. 101 Roma Club
Location: Via Panisperna 101, Rome
Strategically located near the Colosseum, 101 Roma Club is a modern gay club in Rome that recalls the atmosphere of European gay bars. The bar offers a space to meet new people and chat as soon as you enter, while a secondary area is equipped with dressing rooms for those who want some privacy.
5. Coming Out
Location: Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 8, Rome
Located in the historic center, near the Colosseum, Coming Out is known as one of the best gay clubs in the Italian capital. It offers a friendly and lively atmosphere, ideal for socializing and making new friends. This place works as a bed and breakfast, a bar, and a restaurant during the day, while in the evening it comes alive with themed events, drag shows, and live music. Here you can find a small shop.
6. Libreria Tuba
Location: Via del Pigneto 39a, Rome
As they explain on their website: “Tuba is a women’s bookshop, a coffee shop and a bar, it’s a women-run business open from early morning until late night, since 2007 in the main square of the Pigneto district in Rome. We are group of feminists and lesbians who believe in a free, joyful and conscious sociability. We work together to create a safe space free from any form of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, class condition, race, colour or origin.” Tuba includes a bookshop, bar and bazars, organizes events, presentations and exhibitions.
7. Skyline Club
Location: Via Pontremoli 36, Rome
The Skyline Club is part of the Cultural Association Black Hole and offers a unique and immersive experience thanks to its two bars, a video room, a smoking area, and an intriguing maze with a private area. This lively venue is always crowded and hosts regular theme nights, attracting a diverse clientele in search of adventure and fun.
Giam is an itinerant party that generally takes place at Planet Discoteque located in Via del Commercio 36. Giam celebrates diversity with internationally renowned DJs and spectacular performances. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram.
9. Frutta e Verdura
Location: Via di Santa passera 27 Roma.
Frutta e Verdura, fruit and vegetables in English, is an afterparty every Sunday that gathers people from 4 to 10 am.
Probably the most popular and iconic event in Italy, Muccassassina, that in English sounds like the Killiercow, electrifies the nightlife of Rome, offering a unique blend of entertainment and cultural diversity. In the winter months, the party finds its home at Qube, situated on Via Portonaccio 212. Here, amid the chilly Roman nights, Qube transforms into a haven of pulsating beats and vibrant performances, attracting a diverse crowd eager to dance the night away. As summer emerges, Muccassassina relocates to the open-air splendor of Snodo Mandrione, nestled on Via del Mandrione 63. The warm season brings a new dimension to the event, with a spacious outdoor setting that perfectly complements the electrifying music, dazzling visuals, and the eclectic mix of partygoers. Muccassassina’s ability to adapt to the changing seasons and venues makes it a symbol of Rome’s ever-evolving nightlife, promising unforgettable experiences year-round.
Muccassassina (but this applies to all the other places listed on this blog) is the place to be to have fun in Rome, whether you are part of the LGBT community or not. You have to belong to the human race community: be nice, be friendly, and be willing to get to know new people.