ROME Gay Bars & Clubs 2019

Sexy, timeless and always bustling, romantic Gay Rome still serves up “la dolce vita.” Gay Bar life in Rome is a social affair. Whether you want to laze around in the open terraces or get down and dirty with hot roman guys, there is a bar for you.

Rome Gay Street

Rome’s “Gay Street” located just steps from the Colosseum is the heart of Gay life in the city.

Coming Out

The bars on the gay street of Rome have large terraces that serve food during the day and drinks late at night.

Our guide to gay bars in Rome.

Just to the south of the Colosseum there are two convenient gay refreshment spots, to relax after all the walking you’ll be doing, both open in the afternoons.

Coming Out (Via di SanGiovanni in Laterano 8) is a Gay bar and restaurant for gay men and women, open daily from 11am to 2am, is the big meeting places for Rome’s gay community; busiest on weekend evenings. All the local gay mags are distributed here and they have cocktail specials every evening if you need another excuse to come early.

My Bar (Via di SanGiovanni in Laterano 12) is the gay bar next door to Coming Out, and together they sponsor the Gay Street Roma events. All summer this street closes to traffic for events that include free movies, music performances, and art displays.

Beige (via del Politeama 13) is a gay-friendly bar in the Trastevere district with a famous Mediterranean buffet evening.

Meanwhile, Company Roma (piazza Manfredo Fanti 40) is a basement music bar for bears and friends; smoking and dark rooms; Shirtless and other theme nights.

Hangar (Via in Selci 69) which started as a casual get-together for gay friends 20-some years ago, has proved to be one of Rome’s most enduring gay institutions. John and partner Gianni open the place from 10:30pm until 2am, hosting Rome’s most international gathering place for gay men. Tip: conversation flows easily here, as does the inside scoop on what to see in Rome.

Skyline Club (Via Pontremoli 36), near San Giovanni metro, has two darkrooms, porn videos, and pulls a generally younger crowd that likes the high-energy music they play. Third Saturdays here are devoted to bears. Co-owner Gian Carlo offers friendly tourist advice.

Other gay sex clubs include Diavolo Dentro (Largo Itri 23) with darkrooms and cabins, labyrinth and sling, food, drinks, shows and hardcore movies — open weekends only; and K-Men’s Gay Club (Via Amato Amati 8), a gay men’s cruising and sex bar with shows, open daily except Mondays. Finally, Bunker (via Placido Zurla 68), is open from Thursday through Sunday and is a popular men’s cruise and dance club from 11:30pm with special parties, naked nights, smoking room.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

J.K. Place Roma,    Hotel Artemide,    UNA Hotel,    Yes Hotel.

  • Where to Stay

    Stay close to the Colosseum area and you will be right next to all of the busy gay bars and clubs. Hotels in the historic district tend to fill up fast, so book early to get the best rates.

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Rome’s gay bars are dotted across the city, but most are located with the historic centre. Rome’s main gay area is close to the Colosseum known locally as the “Gay Street”.


Recommended Hotels in Rome

The street in front of the two cafe-bars Coming Out and My Bar, Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, which is sometimes called Rome’s Gay Street is where all of the action takes place in the city!

J.K. Place, 5 Star
Great Breakfast!

J.K. Place Roma

Offering stylish rooms with free WiFi, J.K. Place Roma is located in the heart of Rome with the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon each a 10-minute walkaway.

Hotel Artemide, 4 Star
Warm Welcome

Hotel Artemide

The Artemide is in a 19th-century building on the vibrant Via Nazionale. A free minibar and free Wi-Fi access are available in each of the elegant rooms.

Una Roma Hotel, 4 Star
Close to gay district.

UNA Hotel

UNA Hotel offers contemporary design and bright interiors, plus a private parking garage and air-conditioned rooms with hardwood floors.

Yes Hotel, 3 Star
Great Value

Yes Hotel

Set on a quiet street just 183 m from Rome’s Termini Station, the boutique Yes Hotel has contemporary rooms with satellite TV and air conditioning.

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