Top 5 Techno Clubs in Rome
Is the techno scene in Rome huge? Definitely not. Is it decent? Absolutely.
If you know where to go, Rome has a thriving little underhand techno community that comes out mostly on the weekends. As far as I know, there isn’t anywhere to experience techno every night of the week, they way you would the regular bars in the city.
Those that do offer it are widely popular amongst both the locals and tourists; they become complete cultural melting pots for people from around the world.
Room 26 in Rome
Room 26 is one of the lesser known techno spot in Rome. For one, it’s well away from the city center, so deciding to go is hardly ever spot of the moment, but rather a planned outing.
They open on Fridays and Saturdays only, with a variety of DJs whose names you can look up on their event’s page before you make the journey.
Room 26 brings through some of Europes best underground techno DJs. This is a close knit techno community, but newcomers are always welcome and everyone in Room 26 is friendly, including the staff.
I wouldn’t say drinks are cheap, but given the music quality it’s a small price to pay, especially if you really love techno.
OPENING HOURS: Friday & Saturday — 9:30pm to 4am
ADDRESS: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 31, 00144 Roma RM, Italy
TRAIN STATION: EUR Palasport
Goa Club in Rome
The Goa Club is probably the biggest name in electronic and house music in all of Rome, if not Italy. This club is renowned for brining the world’s biggest and best DJs, most of them techno in genre.
I didn’t know this until recently, but people actually travel to Rome with the sole intention of partying at the Goa Club and then moving on into other Italian cities. It’s an institution within the techno scene around the world.
It’s not cheap, but any means. Entrance alone will cost you €20, and this is with no free drinks.
The lineups can be viewed weeks in advance via the Goa Club website or social media. It’s just across the river from the Trastevere, which is where you’re likely to start your evening over a charming dinner, followed by drinks, followed by techno.
OPENING HOURS: Nightly
ADDRESS: Via Giuseppe Libetta, 13, 00154 Roma RM, Italy
TRAIN STATION: Piramide
Rashomon in Rome
Right up there in popularity with Goa Club is the Rashomon Nightclub. The two are situated close to one another, and generally whoever is not granted entrance at one will just move over to the next.
Rashomon is infamous for something other than their great techno music; their Saturday nights run through until 10am Sunday morning. Yes, you can begin your evening here at 11pm, and not leave until the sun is high in the sky the following day.
Entrance is a bit more reasonable here, coming in at €15. One thing you do need to take note of is that there are always pickpockets inside. It’s highly annoying but little the club can do to solve the issue. Do not party with anything in your pockets, and all handbags should have zips.
OPENING HOURS: Friday — 11pm to 6am // Saturday — 11pm to 10am
ADDRESS: Via degli Argonauti, 16, 00154 Roma RM, Italy
TRAIN STATION: Piramide
Akab Club in Rome
Akab is where techno and live music come together. This club spans across two giant floors, one that hosts live bands and singing performances, and the other for electric music DJs only.
You won’t find any world class internationals on the lineup, but you will enjoy local Roman techno DJs who are exploring the industry and trying to make a name for themselves.
Entrance is €15, but this includes your first drink which is a nice change of pace from the previous two clubs I mentioned. Also wonderful to know your money is contributing to both the techno and live music creators.
OPENING HOURS: Thursday to Saturday — 12am to 5am
ADDRESS: Via di Monte Testaccio, 69, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
TRAIN STATION: Circo Massimo
Toy RoOm in Rome
I have a tumultuous relationship with the Toy RoOm. I’ll include it in this roundup because on certain evening’s it really is one of the best places to experience techno in Rome, but whether it’s worth the grief you might encounter at the door remains to be decided.
Toy RoOm have this notorious “exclusive” rep that they try to live up to every night. Which is really them just turning away almost everyone that shows up at the door looking to support their business.
Most people are turned away because of inadequate dress code, so bare this in mind. They also don’t seem to enjoy large groups of friends entering at the same time. So break up into threes if you can.
Should you be deemed wealthy, influential or good looking enough to go inside, you’ll hear a range of different music genres depending on what night of the week it is.
OPENING HOURS: Friday to Sunday — 11:30pm to 4:30am
ADDRESS: 56-58 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U 2NX, United Kingdom
TRAIN STATION: Repubblica
THE MAGICK BAR in Rome
The MAGICK BAR is a really wonderful outdoor lounge right on the banks of the Tiber River. The beauty of this spot is that it opens only during the summer months, and closes up for the cold.
Your experience here starts early evening over drinks and food under the afternoon sun. As the night progresses, alcohol flows free and the music gets louder and louder until it becomes a full blown outdoor nightclub until the early hours of the morning.
There are at least two techno nights per week. Hardly any foreigners know about this spot and it’s mostly locals who enjoy it!