Patroc Rome Gay Guide 2020

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Accommodation Tips

B&B Second Floor
Bed & Breakfast. 90–180 €
Air-conditioned rooms with private baths and free Wi-Fi, mainly aimed at gay couples. Situated only a few steps away from the Colosseum, directly above Rome's renowned gay and lesbian cafe-bar Coming Out.
@ Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 10
Rome 00184
Metro: Colosseo
Hotel Colosseum
Hotel. ***, from 60 €
Rooftop terrace with stunning views over Rome and great for relaxing in the evening and even at night.
@ Via Sforza 10
Rome 00184
Metro, Bus: Cavour
Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo
Hotel. ****, from 85 €
Modern hotel, close to the Colosseum and to some of the gay venues in Rome (such as the famous cafe-bar Coming Out). During the summer season with rooftop terrace and pool.
@ Via Labicana 144
Rome 00184
Metro: Colosseo; Tram, Bus: Labicana

Bars & Pubs

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.

Coming Out
Reopened May 2020; daily 10:00 – 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

Company Roma
Reopened September 2020; Wednesday-Sunday from 22:00
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

My Bar
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

Beige
Stylish cocktail lounge bar in the Trastevere quarter of Rome.
Gay-friendly.
@ Via del Politeama 13
Rome 00153
Tram, Bus: Gioacchino Belli

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Rome.

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.

GIAM
Saturday 24:00 – 05:00 (October–May)
Next party: 3 October 2020
Big weekly gay and lesbian party on 3 dancefloors: Commercial, Remixes, R'n'B, House. (Plus one separate room for women only.)
Biggest regular gay Saturday night in Rome. Sometimes long queues to get in.
Admission: 15-17 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Planet Roma Via del Commercio 36/38
Rome 00154
Metro: Piramide

Muccassassina
Big dance palace, off the city center of Rome, with several dancefloors, bars and lounge nooks spread over 3 floors. Music mainly Pop, Commercial, remixes.
Muccassassina started as a gay party, but soon became very popular with both gay and straight young and trendy party people. Hence, often long queue at the entrance already from 23:00 (and later at the coat checks as well).

Admission: ~16-20 €, incl. 1 small drink
@ Qube Via di Portonaccio 212
Rome 00159

Frutta e Verdura After Hour
After-hours club with resident DJ Nino Scarico.
With bar, dancefloor, cruising area and outdoor terrace.
Mixed gay, transsexual and straight crowd.
Far away from the city center and difficult to get there without a car or taxi.
Admission: 15 € (+ membership card E.N.T.E.S.)
@ Via di Santa Passera 27
Rome 00146

Cruising & Fetish

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.

Censured
Reopened July 2020; daily 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
Small gay cruise bar in the center of Rome.
Minimum consumption: 5 €
@ Via dei Quattro Cantoni 5
Rome 00184
Metro: Cavour

Il Diavolo Dentro
Gay sex club in the east of Rome, with bar and play areas, cabins and slings.
Separate membership card.
@ Largo Itri 23
Rome 00177
from Termini: Tram 5, 14, Night bus N12: Prenestina/Telese

K Men Club
Gay cruise club with playrooms and cabins.
Clientele mainly in their thirties and forties.
Admission: 7 €
@ Via Amato Amati 6-8
Rome 00176
Bus 105, Night bus N18: Casilina/Filarete

Skyline Club
Reopened June 2020
Cruisy gay bar and labyrinth with cabins.
Mixed ages and mixed types of men.
On Monday naked/underwear party.
Minimum consumption: 1st drink ~ 7 €
@ Via Pontremoli 36
Rome 00182
Metro: San Giovanni

 Leather Club Roma
Gay leather club association, organizing or supporting various special events (check their website), for instance the annual leather & fetish event Fetish Pride Italy (in December).
@ Rome

Saunas

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.

Apollion Sauna
Gay sauna near the Colosseum.
With an adequately sized and arranged cruising area, while the wet area is very small and rather gloomy.
There is no bar for drinks and snacks, only a vending machine at the entrance.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 13 €
@ Via Mecenate 59/A
Rome 00184

E.M.C. – Europa Multiclub
Reopened June 2020; Monday-Thursday 13:00 – 24:00; Friday 13:00 – 03:00; Saturday 13:00 – Sunday 24:00 nonstop
Big gay sauna incl. bar, small gym room and pool.
Friday and Saturday night dance pool party BAM.

Admission: 13-15 €
@ Via Aureliana 40
Rome 00187
Metro: Repubblica, Termini

Illumined Sauna
Gay sauna, situated close to the center of Rome.
Admission: 16 €
@ Via Pontremoli 28
Rome 00182
Metro: San Giovanni

Sauna Mediterraneo
Reopened June 2020, daily 13:00 – 23:00
Gay sauna in the center of Rome.
Clientele mainly mature men and bears.
@ Via Pasquale Villari 3
Rome 00184
Metro A: Manzoni