Rome is full of museums for sure -but also with surprises. If you want to enjoy a night with good live music in Rome, welcome here! Fortunately, Rome is also a gathering place for artists, singers, painters. The city itself is a natural central spot for the art, it is basically everywhere even in the streets. As well as being a capital of Italy, Rome is also a capital for international music and concert city in Italy. So when you look for a venue in Rome or a jazz bar with live music in Rome: You’re on point. Here is our list of the 9 best live music bars and venues in Rome!
Music is a common language of all people. Even though you don’t speak the language, you get the sentiments, the emotion of the singer and maybe the real feelings behind the lyrics. The genre doesn’t necessarily change this fact too. Rome is a host of many different genres, singers, and bands. So whatever you are looking, you would definitely find something for you and for your own music taste.
Whether it is for a fun night, or for an accompaniment for your dinner, the music will always be on the good side of your memories here. Make sure you enjoy the melodies, have fun with your friends or maybe with your partner. Let your mind follow the guitar or the drum and grab a drink from the bar – seize the moment with the best live music in Rome.
Located right next to S. Bibiana train station, Le Mura is a longtime favorite of the locals for a live music and craft beers. The stage is rather big for a bar and here you can hear all the types of genres during gig sessions. The cocktails are top notch and the bartenders are quite professionals here. Obviously, if you are looking for a quiet and speakeasy bar, this is not it. You can come here to enjoy your cocktails along with a group of friends. The music program changes frequently, so make sure to check their schedules before visiting.
Address: Via di Porta Labicana 24, 00185 Rome, Italy
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2. BIG MAMA
If you are looking for the house of Blues in Roma, it’s Big Mama. The area has much seating available and seeing the stage, so from the seating model here you can guess that the main issue here is enjoying the performances. You can pay for a sole entrance fee or opt for a monthly card for the all performances which will be much more budget-friendly. Big Mama is also one of those places where you won’t find many tourists and mingle with mostly locals. It’s a perfect place to spend a relaxing night with some blues music and good company.
Address: Vicolo San Francesco a Ripa 18
3. IL CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI
The circle of the artists – to be translated into English. Il Circolo is very popular among the young adults in Rome and we know why. The place is like a fairytale and pretty magical too. It has a big garden inside old looking buildings. The ambiance is very relaxed and there are different activities throughout the season. To be honest, the drinks are pretty regular here: Spritz, some local beer and maybe randomized cocktails, although it has more to offer for people who are looking to have fun. Sometimes they also hold silence parties here – which include using earphones and dancing in your own music – wow! The jams and specials concerts are always part of the program but check the schedule to be sure.
Address: Via Casilina Vecchia, 42
Phone: +39 320 872 0366
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Maybe you don’t like the idea of being in a busy bar. Perhaps you want to enjoy some live music while you’re eating delicious food and sipping some wine. Why not? Etabli is one of those places. Here the atmosphere is very elegant. The setting is very sophisticated with leather armchairs, wooden interior and old style chandeliers hanging down from the ceiling. However, these don’t make the ambiance pretentious but rather it is very cozy. Every Thursday they have live jazz sessions. Order a board of cold cheese and meat cuts and get a local wine along with the music. If it isn’t life then what is?
Address: Vicolo delle Vacche 9
Phone: +39 06 9761 6694
5. OSTERIA DA MEO PATACCA
Well, you have come all the way to Rome and you want to eat some good Italian food. You can! And you can do that while enjoying some traditional Italian songs – live! If you dine in Meo Patacca, there will be a small group of four musicians wandering around the tables of the restaurants. They will perform mostly popular Italian songs – to make sure you get a bite from Italian music as well. It’s a little nice spot for the ultimate traditional night- music, food and the service. Order a pasta alla carbonara and some wine, enjoy the perfect Italian trio.
Address: Piazza dei Mercanti 30, Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 581 6198
6. IL CANTINE
Don’t think that there are no jamming places in Rome. Il Cantine is here! Maybe you would like to show your talent with a guitar or a drum. Or simply you want to help other people to complete a jam band. Here there are no limits. You can join other groups and can create your music band here to play a couple of songs. It’s another local place that many tourists have no idea. Very cozy bar with a small seating area but with good and friendly staff. If you want to see the next stars of the music game, it’s a must-place in Rome.
Address: Via della Batteria Nomentana 66
Phone: +39 366 121 7547
Alcazar is more than just a regular live bar venue. It’s a place for music, art, theatre, food, and drinks altogether. And this place offers these in possible highest quality – after all, it’s five-in-one. Alcazar is built on an old cinema hall, the owners renovated the place and turned it into a super hip space. You can enjoy live music right in front of the stage or can book a table upstairs and watch the shows behind the all-glass walls. The music changes according to the program, you can come across with international celebrities here but also local Italian bands as well.
Address: Via Cardinale Merry del Val 14
Phone: +39 339 470 7650
8. VILLA CELIMONTANA
Villa Celimontana is where nature meets with the good music. If you are lucky during the summer sessions, make sure to come here for a chill atmosphere and relaxing experience. The park is actually very close to the Colosseum on Caelian Hills. The tickets are available on the day of the concerts and sold after 7 PM. By that time, you can enjoy the beautiful garden and the serenity in the park – it’s also a great place to escape from the busy and touristic ambiance of the Rome in the middle of the city itself. You can grab some snacks and drinks while enjoying outside summer breeze along with a lovely outdoor concert.
Address: Piazza della Navicella
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9. PARCO DELLA MUSICA
If there is a worldwide known artist coming to Italy, the concert definitely would be at Parco della Musica. It’s a popular venue for crowded concerts so it wouldn’t be very relaxing and calm. Time to time this place also holds some festivals and exhibitions at indoor and outdoor areas. If you come down early before a concert you can stop for a bite at the restaurants – Bart for a casual and SparTito for a more elegant meal- or simply visit the bookstore. The bookstore is full of wonderful stuff if you are a music and architecture lover such as DVD, CD, music books and sheets, musical design books and acoustic design. The schedule of the auditorium is quite busy in all seasons, you may book a ticket or buy it there.
Address: Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30
Phone: +39 068 0241281