Are you a rock n’ roller looking for a good time in Rome?
Or simply someone sick of the usual yuppie hangouts and the eurotrash clubbing experience? In that case here is a list of alternative clubs in Rome that may catch your fancy.
1. SUBBACULTCHA- Alien Club/Saponeria
The reigning king of the Roman alternative scene is Subbacultcha, held at the Alien Club on Friday nights (Via Velletri 13, Salario district) during the year, with three separate rooms for three separate alternative tastes (rock, metal, and goth) and at the Saponeria Club on Saturdays (Via degli Argonauti, 20, Ostiense district) in the summer season. It is beyond doubt the biggest, most popular and most worthwhile alternative clubbing experience in Rome, combining live music with DJ sets for all tastes: rock, indie, metal, new wave, 80s, electro, alternative, industrial, and much more. Entrance is 5€.
Top rated hotel in Rome Ostiense district: Hotel Abitart
2. SCREAMADELICA- Circolo degli Artisti
If you’re more of an indie art-rocker a fitting alternative experience is Screamadelica, held in collaboration with Radio Città Futura. It is hosted by Circolo degli Artisti, one of Rome’s most popular live music joints on Via Casilina Vecchia, 42. It also combines live music with DJ sets and while it is geared towards the skinny-jeans/big glasses crowd it plays a variety of genres including new wave and punk. Entrance is 5€.
Accommodation near Via Casilina Vecchia, Rome: Bed and Breakfast Abitazione Pigneto
3. RADIOROCK- Qube
The Qube (Via di Portonaccio, 212) is one of the largest and most important clubs in Rome, and usually hosts a different genre or even club on each of its three floors. On Thursday nights it is dominated by Radiorock, Rome’s premier alternative radio station, creating a fitting ambiance with the ex-factory look of the Qube. In the summer Radiorock moves to the fresher shores of La Spiaggetta, Ostia beach (Lungomare Caio Duilio 34), spinning beats and playing live music 6 days of the week. The DJs of Radiorock also take over after the concerts held for the Rock in Roma festival, at the Capannelle hippodrome, with the likes of Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers taking the stage. Entrance to Radiorock’s summer outpost is free.
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Top rated hotel in Ostia: Aran Blu Hotel
Photo of ‘Stick My Car’ exhibition at Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy, by OMINO71 -STICK MY WORLD-