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.

Daily 07:00 – 05:30
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 B: Colosseo

Daily 09:00 – 02:00
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 B: Colosseo

Tuesday-Thursday 19:00 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday 18:00 – 03:00
Stylish cocktail lounge bar in the Trastevere quarter of Rome.
Gay-friendly.
@ Via del Politeama 13
Rome 00153
Tram, Bus: Gioacchino Belli

Monday 21:30 – 04:00; Tuesday-Thursday 22:30 – approx. 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:30 – 04:30; Sunday 22:30 – approx. 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

Daily 21:00 – 06:00
Small cosy cocktail bar in Rome Trastevere. Gay-friendly.
Best Thursday–Saturday after midnight.
@ Vicolo di Santa Margherita 1a
Rome 00133