There are a few small gay bars in Rome along Via di S Gionvanni in Laterano (next to the Colosseum).
If you are looking for larger venues, then it’s more often the case that you will find a gay club night hosted at a club (rather than that club being an official gay club).
Coming Out Bar
We visited Coming Out bar during Roma Pride and found that it was a great option to hang out during the day for drinks and food.
The food menu stood out with Paninis categorised into ‘Jock’, ‘Wolf’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Twink’ and so on. This put a smile on our face. Of course, there are plenty of pasta and pizza options on offer as well.
For drinks, this place is incredibly reasonable for Rome (Rome is expensive!).
Drinks range from €5 for an Aperol Spritz, a must have, to €6 for standard cocktails and €8 for something a bit more fancy.
In comparison, head into the posh tourist bars and you are looking at €10-20 for an Aperol Spritz.
When it gets later on in the evening Coming Out bar occasionally puts on events such as drag shows and nights dedicated to the 60’s/70’s/80’s/90’s.
Address: Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
My Bar is next door to Coming Out bar on Via si S. Giovanni in Laterano.
This bar also offers food throughout the day before focusing on drinks later on in the evening.
When it’s busier at the weekend the bar has a small dancefloor and often holds karaoke nights.
Address: Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 12, 00183 Roma RM, Italy
Moving away from the ‘Gay Street’ and towards Trastevere you will find Garbo Bar.
Garbo Bar advertises itself as for gay, straight and quite simply for all.
Again you can come here for food or just for drinks. Probably one for a more relaxing evening.
Address: Vicolo di Santa Margherita, 1, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Gay Clubs in Rome
As we mentioned, you are not going to find gay clubs per se, instead gay club nights. Here are some of the most popular gay club nights in Rome:
Men2Men is a gay club night that tours all over Europe (not just Italy).
When it comes to Rome, the venue sometimes changes and can be a little bit out of the city.
The parties are normally held on a Saturday night and run through until the early hours of Sunday morning.
To see the next gay club night in Rome head over to their Facebook page and search upcoming events.
Muccassassina is a gay club night that dates back to the early nineties.
29 years later the club night is going strong and is hosted weekly at Qube which has multiple floors playing different music genres on each.
Expect huge productions, live performances, dancers and guest DJ’s every week. If you are looking for a big gay night out, this might be the one for you.
Head over to their Facebook page to see what is coming up.
GIAM (Prison in English) is another long standing LGBTQ+ night and is held at Planet Roma.
GIAM runs every Saturday night at Planet Roma and during all Summer weekends at Love Park.
It brands itself as one of the most inclusive nights in Rome.
See what up coming up for this gay club night here.
For more on gay Rome, head over to our Full Gay Guide to Rome.
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