Sick of going to nightclups to get your groove on? In Rome, there are lots of other places where you can go to have a good time that doesn't involve standing in line at a night club. In fact, it's packed with clubs where musica dal vivo (live music) is the next best thing since sliced bread! Believe it or not, Romans are crazy about going to have a drink or dinner even, and listen to some Jazz, Blues and some good ole' fashioned American Rock'N'Roll music.
For a chilled, relaxing night out on the town and a place that's a little bit more low key, the Casa del Jazz, a villa formerly owned by an ex-gang member from Rome's former Banda della Magliana (the local organised crime group of the 70s and 80s) is your spot. This place puts on nightly Jazz and Blues concerts, lectures and special events dedicated to the history of Jazz music. For some good swing and blues music, head on over to the Parioli-Trieste district for the cool Cotton Club owned and operated by the former British singer/actress Minnie Minoprio.
Looking for something a bit livelier? At Mahalia in the San Giovanni neighborhood of Rome, not only can you find some of the best Rock'N'Roll music around Rome, but you can also treat yourself to some pretty darn good steak too. New on the block is Vinile in Ostiense with nightly (except for Mondays) sets from jazz to blues to big band orchestra! Then of course, there's the funky and famous alternative rock club called Circolo degli Artisti. Whatever your taste of music may be, there's certainly something for everyone to enjoy!