Rome has many options for nightlife and music of all kinds. These five music venues are recommended as the best places to hear live music in Rome by Party Earth.
Gregory's Jazz Club
Gregory's is an intimate venue located in Piazza di Spagna that attracts some of the top jazz players around. Gregory's also one of the few whiskey bars in town. Start the night by hanging with the regulars in the downstairs lounge adorned with black-and-white portraits of jazz legends and then head upstairs to the cozy performance space awash in rich mahogany and open your ears to the stage.
Gregory's Jazz Club: Via Gregoriana, 54a
Circolo Degli Artisti
Circolo Degli Aristi promises an experience that is alternative both in its atmosphere and location, with ancient Roman walls enclosing the club's two dance floors and a sprawling series of green gardens, gazebos, and even a swimming pool. Artsy patrons flock to this veritable oasis to see bands from all over Europe play on the main stage, while house/electronica fans can find DJs spinning sets on the nearby smaller performance level
Circolo Degli Artisti: Via Casilina Vecchia, 42
Those who like to rock out up close to the stage should head to Conte Staccio in the Testaccio neighborhood. Surrounded by mainstream clubs, the venue attracts indie music lovers with a huge diversity of live acts - all without a cover charge. You can find music on its stage ranging from reggae to indie to electro punk depending on the night, so it's best to check the web site before heading down. The décor is simplistic; there's nothing ornate, just one room for rocking to the bands and another for lounging and drinking, with up to three bands per evening.
Conte Staccio: Via di Monte Testaccio, 65/b
The Nags Head
The Nags Head is an energetic Scottish pub in central Rome that has live music several times a week. The interior is decorated in traditional pub style, with paneled oak walls and even a life-sized armored knight to greet you at the door. The pub attracts a raucous crowd of young English speakers year-round with live rock and DJs who get the makeshift dance floor pumping. And if you're really lucky, you could step into The Nags Head during one of its Ancient Roman-themed Toga parties.
The Nags Head: Via IV Novembre, 138/b
Charity CaféCharity Café is a comfy little jazz joint in the Monti neighborhood that brings in a dedicated crowd of seasoned musicians and casual fans alike. Blues and jazz jam sessions play to a warm and friendly audience that will leave you feeling nostalgic for the roaring twenties. The café has two large seating areas, one right in front of the stage and another off towards the bar, so you can tuck into a corner with a whiskey or perch close enough to see beads of sweat vibrate off the musicians' strings. There's never a cover charge at Charity Café, though you are required to buy at least one drink to see a show.
Charity Cafe': Viminal Hill, 68
The above information was provided by Party Earth.