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La Notte Romana

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Rome isn't necessarily a natural choice for nightlife. The night buses are notoriously slow. Many of the most obvious nightspots and piazzas are packed with inebriated sophomores (Campo dei Fiori, we're talking to you). But, a little digging goes a long way in Rome, and we've uncovered the city's best nightlife, from drinking to dancing to the obligatory cornetto caldo on the way home. 
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    1 Gilda
    Gilda is one of Rome's classic nightspots, and has kept the discoteca tradition alive with shows, its own restaurant, and nightly aperitivo. Any creature of the night... more
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    You know how New Yorkers get a slice of pizza on the way home after a big night out? Well, Romans get a hot croissant and cappuccino. Here's one place to get your late night... more
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    3 Etabli
    Etabli's excellent spirits mix with live music and tapas for a heady central Roman cocktail. Highly recommended for the drinks and crowd alike.
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    Here's the perfect place for chic after work drinks, or just stop by anytime in the evening to soak up the atmosphere created by Rome's young and fashionable.... more
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    Coming Out is one of Rome's original gay bars, and it's a great place for their straight friends to hang out as well. Beautiful views of the Colosseum at night, good... more
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    Micca Club brings innovative performance to the night scene and is one of our favorite places to dance until the mattina.
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    You would be hard pressed to find a friendlier bar in Monti. Independently owned and run by Calabrian Margherita, who never takes off her tango heels, locals and newcomers alike... more
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    An unmarked door and excellent cocktails make this a contemporary Roman favorite for night owls.
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    If pounding music at the discoteca isn't your thing, head to Circolo degli Artisti for some live music, drinks, and an altogether Roman evening.
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    Very Roman, super affordable drinks and open late. Bar San Calisto is an institution.