Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Micca Club
Micca Club is testament to the cultural expansion of the former no man's land flanking Termini around Piazza Vittorio.
Jackie O’
Once upon a time the covered walkway at Jackie O's entrance saw a catwalk of international celluloid stars from the 1960s and '70s shimmy through the gates and
Babel
Glitzy and chic, Babel is the latest addition to a rather incongruous music scene that snubbed the crowded streets of the city centre to party in the isolated depths of a car park and shopping mall in the heart of Villa Borghese.
Akab
Akab is a sort of everyman nightspot which manages to tick most boxes for an entertaining night out.
La Cabala
This former 1970s boogie nights beat-box has reopened to Centro Storico revellers with rather startling success.
Circolo degli Artisti
The life and soul of the up-and-coming district of Pigneto, Circolo is arguably Rome's best underground destination.
La Maison
Probably the best nightclub to be found in Centro Storico - if you can find it, that is.
Big Mama
Known as 'home of the blues' in Rome, this jazz club is squeezed in between tiny winding streets and churches, so maybe that's why the atmosphere is so concentr
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Although the Via Veneto has certainly outlived its former 1960s heyday, the lounge bar H Club Doney, next door to the Westin Excelsior, still manages to retain
Rhome
Although it takes itself a tad too seriously, the atmosphere here is generally lively and fun.
L’Oppio
On a terrace overlooking the Forum and Colosseum, Oppio caffè offers revellers a rare opportunity to enjoy the panorama of Ancient Rome while refuelling on booze.
Brancaleone
Now the leading centro sociale in Rome, 'Branca', as it is known, has been providing alternative musical entertainment and social happenings since 1990.
Gilda
Gloriously out of date, this is one of Rome's historic nightclubs, with all the trimmings.
Town House
The words to define this small and pleasant club in Monti are pop, Victorian, dark, underground and maybe a bit surreal.
Alexanderplatz
This intimate jazz club has brought big-name international musicians to the stage for twenty years.
Goa Club
Lost nights in some trance-music bubble on the beaches of the Asian subcontinent? The name of this club says it all.
Shari Vari
Brand new Shari Vari is replacing Rome's rather successful Supperclub (so popular that the club is still referred to as the ex-Supperclub) from which it inherit
Modo
This little venue off Piazza del Fico is very conveniently located for a spot of live music and partying every night of the week, with DJs at weekends.
Rashomon Club
In the buzzy Ostiense club scene, the Rashomon club offers good electro-rock, new wave, techno and indie music, as well as live gigs with performers such as Dix
Classico Village
This former factory is one of Ostiense's most popular nightspots, which, with its restaurant, stage for live bands, club area and courtyard bar (that becomes particularly delectable in the summer), really does resemble a nocturnal village.
Joia
Located near the Giardini Pubblici and Piazza delle Repubblica stylish Joia is a popular choice for lunch and dinner.
Art Cafè
This spot sums up Italian nightclubs; ever so slightly off the mark but with pretensions of unrivalled urban cool.
Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.
Animal Social Club
One of the more chilled-out clubs in Rome, it's worth becoming a member of Animal.

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