Gay Bars in Rome

Maybe you wonder why this list of gay bars in Rome is so short. One reason is that pure bars just for drinking and socializing are less common in Italy. When Italians meet their friends, for instance, eating together plays a more important role.
If they go out to the gay scene later on, it's rather to the parties or cruise clubs.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Daily 08:00 – 02:00
Gay bistro-cafe and cocktail lounge. Its street terrace from which you can see a part of the nearby Colosseum is very popular and busy in the late evenings, especially on Friday and Saturday. Rather young and middle-aged crowd.
During the day mixed clientele, mainly tourists.
Upmarket gay-friendly Bed & Breakfast on the second floor.
@ Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 8
Rome 00184
Metro: Colosseo

Daily 23:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
New LGBTQ bar in the center of Rome (opened in July 2021).
Friendly, multi-lingual staff and international clientele.
@ Via Panisperna 101
Rome 00184
Metro: Cavour, Termini; Bus: Panisperna

Reopening approx. February 2022; Friday 23:30 – 05:30
LGBT+ social pub and cocktail bar.
@ Via Pontremoli 28
Rome 00182
Metro: San Giovanni

Thursday 21:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 21:00 – 05:00
Rome's bear's den near the central station Termini.
With basement bar, music and smoking room.
ARCO/Anddos membership card required (can be acquired at the entrance).
@ Piazza Manfredo Fanti 40
Rome 00185
Metro, Bus, Tram: Termini, Vittorio Emanuele

Next to the cafe-bar Coming Out near the Colosseum.
With popular street terrace.
Cafe and restaurant with mostly tourists during the day, bar with a rather gay clientele in the evening and at night.
@ Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 12
Rome 00184
Metro: Colosseo