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Bar della Pace
A hundred years old, this spot behind the Piazza Navona is still the place to see and be seen. Join locals for a glass of prosecco and nibbles of crostini and local cheese.
This Caribbean-music-infused dive is located in Testaccio, a mountain made of an ancient Roman garbage heap that’s become a hip area of town, especially at night.
Campo de Fiori
The spot for drunken frat boys and their fans to party it up in Rome, this piazza is packed with bars that spill over into each other. Take your pick; they’re interchangeable. The Drunken Ship is an old favorite of American tourists.
Circolo degli Artisti
A dance haven for alternative types, with an outdoor bar and garden for those who like their scene smoky.
This sleek wine bar and restaurant has a full menu, but insiders just sidle up to the marble bar for a glass of one of the 28 varieties of wine and the savory dishes including stuffed anchovies.
Freni e Frizioni
The city's young and beautiful flock here as much for the tasty, free buffet (pasta, salad, and just-made focaccia) as for the happening scene.
More old-school places-like wine bar Il Tiaso-keep up the bohemian atmosphere in Pigneto, a gritty former working-class neighborhood near Termini, Rome's main train station.
Mega dance club with three floors on the outskirts of the city; Friday nights are gay.
This underground “centro sociale” has a range of art exhibits, DJ nights, and performances. It’s a bit hidden, off an alley in the Jewish Ghetto, but it’s arguably the hippest spot in Rome.
Set on a lovely piazza facing a Roman temple, this café, owned by a Scandinavian model, is where the city's most stylish crowd mingles over Cosmos and Swedish snacks.
In addition to an excellent wine list, this hip wine bar also proffers delicious small plates of oysters, mortadella, and fritto misto.
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