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.

Some gay bars, partys and clubs in Rome require a membership card. Often that is the ARCO (Anddos) card. If you don't have an ARCO card yet, you can usually acquire it (5-17 ) at the entrance of the venues that require the card. When you acquire the card you need to show your photo ID, after that you only need the membership card.

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

Monday-Thursday 23:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 23:00 – 05:00
New LGBTQ bar in the center of Rome (opened in July 2021).
Friendly, multi-lingual staff and international clientele.
ARCO/Anddos membership card required (can be acquired at the entrance).
@ Via Panisperna 101
Rome 00184
Metro: Cavour, Termini; Bus: Panisperna

Thursday 21:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 21:00 – 05:00; Sunday 21:00 – 03:00
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