If you think that nightlife in Milan is reason enough to visit the city… you are absolutely right!!! The Milanese nightlife, with some of the most famous clubs and discos in the fashionable circles of Europe, is the protagonist in different areas of the city, from the "Isola District" to the "Garibaldi District", from "Città Studi" to "Corso Sempione". By statute, however, unwritten but indisputable, the heart of the nightlife in Milan are the "Navigli" Area, where the night has the same flavor and appeal as Trastevere in Rome, the Left Bank in Paris, Soho in London, Kreuzberg in Berlin and the Ramblas in Barcelona.
Milan by night, which begins around 7 pm with happy hour (an all-Italian invention exported in recent years to every club in Europe), offers lovers of the wee hours hundreds of bars, pubs, discos, clubs with music live. Milan is the capital of worldliness: VIPs, show business and jet set personalities, sportsmen and starlets, models and yuppies, have their exclusive places in the capital of Lombardy where they can have fun, but above all where to get noticed.
Young and old men and women of all ages, have their favorite cafes where they can spend pleasant evenings with friends. The scenario offered by the Milanese nightlife is diversified: the important thing is to choose the area that best suits your way of living the night. Here is an overview of the areas of Milan and the type of clientele who frequent them.
"ISLAND DISTRICT"_ NIGHTLIFE TO THE SOUND OF JAZZ AND SUSHI. https://www.distrettoisola.it/lisola/
Let's start from the northern area of Milan. In recent years, the Isola neighborhood, near "Piazzale Lagosta", has been having a good success. The area between "Via Valtellina" and "Via Farini" is very popular and attended by 20-30 year olds just from happy hour.
For an aperitif and a Baja California-style dinner, everyone concentrates at "the Mexicali", while for a slightly different experience there is the "Isola della Birra" in "Via Medardo Rosso", which likes to call itself the first sushi-brewery in Milan. Sushi is very popular in the area, it can also be found at the "Soho Café" cocktail bar and restaurant located in "Via Carlo Farini".
Again in "Via Carlo Farini" for a classic evening, you can head without hesitation to the "Chiringuito", which has been frequented since the days when hip-hop was the top. If you like live music, a must is the "Nord Est Café" in "Via Borsieri", also very popular in the morning for breakfast. Finally, in "Via Valtellina 25" there is a disco loved by an audience between 20 and 30 years old, the "Alcatraz", where live concerts are often held.
Not to be missed: the most famous club in the Island District is "Blue Note", a true temple of jazz, with a truly impressive program of international artists. All the most famous jazz musicians in the world have passed by the Blue Note, a few meters from the Nord Est Café in "Via Borsieri". The evenings at the Blue Note are delicious, with a meal and a cocktail of jazz and gospel.
"GARIBALDI DISTRICT and CORSO COMO"_GLAMOR AND CHIC. CLUBS https://it.latuaitalia.ru/where-to-go/milano-passeggiando-per-il-quartiere-isola-porta-garibaldi-e-porta-nuova/
Very interesting for the Milanese nightlife is the "Garibaldi District", where there are some of the most famous clubs in Milan, frequented by top models, footballers, show business and television celebrities. "Hollywood", "Tocqueville 13", "Shocking", "Smoking Kills" and "Pulp Club" are the evening and nighttime destination for a diverse audience between 25 and 50 years old.
In the Garibaldi area there is also "Corso Como", synonymous with happy hour par excellence, with clubs such as the "Pitbull" or the "Dom Cafè", but also always crowded disco bars such as "10CorsoComo". Very refined are the "Virgin Cafè", lounge bar and restaurant in "Via Toqueville", and the "Fiat Lounge Cafè" next to the Executive Hotel. In Corso Garibaldi you can find the splendid "Moscatelli Enoteca" and the very famous "Panino Giusto", now thirty years old Milanese sandwich shop. Very glamorous and chic, from happy hour onwards, is the "Caffetteria Degli Atellani" in "Via della Moscova", a bookshop-cafeteria much loved by the Milanese intelligentsia.
Not to be missed: the "Loolapaloosa" in "Corso Como" is one of those places on everyone's lips. In particular, it is famous for its Tuesday nights, when young girls in shorts, camperos and skimpy Tex-Mex shirts dance on the bar pouring alcohol directly into the mouth of the customers. It is the Coyote Ugly Saloon evening, taken from the film The Girls of Coyote Ugly, directed by David McNally.
"CITTA' STUDI" (CITY STUDIES)_ WHERE THE MOVIDA FLOWS AT FULL BEER.
Entering the eastern area of Milan, excellent breweries and clubs for an audience of 20-50 years old can be found in the area of "Città Studi", "Piazzale Piola" and "Lambrate" zones. Among the most famous clubs the "Union Club" in "Via Moretto da Brescia" immersed in a vintage atmosphere, the "Brasserie Bruxelles" pub-brewery in "Viale Abruzzi" with strictly Belgian bottled or draft beers, and the "Au Vieux Strasbourg" in "Via Strambio" famous among those who love drinking high-level beer.
A name-a guarantee for 20-30 year olds is the "Matricola Irish Pub" in "Viale Romagna", a reference point for students, classic and elegant, with an outdoor area for the summer period. For a somewhat refined dinner and after dinner, in "Via Filippino Lippi" there is "Eda", wrapped in a suffused atmosphere, while on the opposite side for those looking for an easier environment where music from electronic to funk house is spread, the right destination is the "Yellow Submarine" in "Via Donatello".
Not to be missed: the "Lambrate Brewery" in "Via Adelchi", a delightful little pub furnished in a mix between a British pub and a galleon.Here, you can enjoy craft beers, some of which only in particular seasons of the year, others, Special Beers, only when there is availability of raw materials.
"CORSO SEMPIONE" ( Sempione Course ) e "ARCO DELLA PACE" (Arch of peace)_EXCLUSIVE AND VERY FASHION LOCALS.
Continuing north you arrive in the "Sempione Area", near the "Sempione Park" and the "Arco della Pace". On summer evenings, the Arco della Pace itself becomes a meeting point for young people who love to sip a beer outdoors while improvising music. In winter, the clubs in the Sempione area are frequented mainly by yuppies, executives and professionals who like very trendy locations.
Among the most famous clubs in the Sempione area, the "Old Fashion Café" in "Viale Emilio Alemagna" where the audience and the music vary according to the evenings. The "Roïalto", always crowded from brunch until late at night, and the exclusive "Gattopardo Café", both in "Via Piero della Francesca", are very fashionable and trendy locations. For a special evening, in the name of brand , you have to go behind the Triennale in Parco Sempione, to the "Fiat Café", with the risk of running into very famous DJs. For those looking for a refined and design environment, there is the "Serendepico", where innovation goes directly from furnishings to gastronomy, and where you can enjoy dishes and cocktails in an outdoor area overlooking the "Castello Sforzesco" ( Sforzesco Castle ).
Excellent aperitifs and cocktails prepared by Iahiru, a historic barman, are sipped at the "Jazz Café", at the beginning of "Corso Sempione", while the "Out Off / Le Quinte" in "Via Mac Mahon", furnished in post-industrial style, and the "Northwest" in "Via Principe Eugenio", offer discreet environments for quiet and pleasant evenings.
Not to be missed: many of the clubs in the Sempione area are famous for their hectic and lively evenings. The "Matinèe Bistrot & Cockails", in "Via Cirillo Domenico", is quite different. Very intimate restaurant and venue, with soft lighting, but still capable of giving off fun, Matinèe is the place to go for an aperitif, dinner or after dinner. In the bistrot room it is a must to drink the homonymous aperitif, enjoying cold and hot dishes.
BRERA, WHERE MOVIDA AND VIP GO TOGETHER
Since the 1970s, but especially since the 1980s, the Brera area has become an important meeting point for VIP evenings. In Via Brera the after-dinner can be spent at O'Connell, a very welcoming and warm pub where you can drink Irish beers in peace, or even at Bar Brera, right in front of the Pinacoteca, or at the Art Café, once a place of meeting between artists, with prints and paintings on the walls. One of the most touristic places on Via Brera is the Break Time, frequented by an international clientele, with tables along the street in summer.
Not to be missed: in Via Brera 32 the shop windows of Jamaica open, a historic Milanese venue much loved by artists since the 1950s. It is a strange place, as glamorous as it is down-to-earth, where you can order a glass of wine and a sandwich and not feel out of place while sipping international cocktails at the next table. The Jamaica bistro is open until 2 am, but given the limited space it is best to book.