Nobody would expect that industrial Milan offers such a dynamic nightlife. It’s a busy chaotic city with people coming and going in a continuous, but it doesn’t ever stop.
Fortunately, Milan is a great place to relax or party and the long-awaited after-work moment of the day starts early in Milan.
All begins with Happy hours or aperitivo (aperitif) moment usually starting at six and seven in the evening. This isn’t just a quick pre-dinner drink but probably the single most important social event of the evening. It’s a kind of overture to spend a night in one of the many nightlife clubs.
Milan has plenty of places to party with an overabundance of bars and discos located around the various city districts. With a variety of venues, Milan city guarantees the perfect evening to fulfill all tastes and budgets.
There is something for everyone, young and not so young, students and all new trend hipsters, VIPs or business managers.
Milan nightlife is divided by different city districts where each of them stands out for its unique personality and atmosphere.
Hundreds of bars, pubs, restaurants and night clubs are scattered all over the Milan city from Navigli area to Isola, Brera, and Columns of San Lorenzo.
10 Best Milan Nightclubs
If you are looking for the best nightclubs in Milan, for a fun night out here is my recommended list. Milan nightclubs can be just dance clubs but many usually are also a concert venue or event space.
Music Club, Live Music Venue
This is absolutely the best club in Milan. The performances are always entertaining. The music is split into 3 different rooms so you can choose your favorite genre.
Music Club, Live Music Venue
Converted from Milano Centrale railway station in 1995, this underground club has always been a landmark of Milanese culture. Maybe now the best live music club in Milan
Dance Club, Cocktail Bar
One of the best and renowned clubs in Milan, with an enchanting location in Sempione Park. One of the coolest clubs in Milan, especially during summer and the Milano Fashion Week. But, a little bit expansive.
Nightclub frequented by VIPs that is a former bank transformed into a trendy bar and restaurant: the vault now houses a dance floor and dark wood-paneled walls, marble floors, and colorful curtains create a fun but sophisticated atmosphere in which to dance or dine.
Old Fashion Club
The most famous club in the district. A changing roster of deejays and live bands every night.
Blue Note Milano
Live Music Venue
Blue Note Milano has live music every day: great jazz but also the biggest names in blues, Latin, soul, etc. With shows at 9 pm and 11/11:30 pm, you can come early for a cocktail at the bar or dinner in the restaurant; the kitchen is open from 7:30 pm.
The most popular disco club in Milan. The best place to enjoy the glamorous Milan nightlife.
Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) a disco-bar is often used to film commercials, fashion shoots or TV shows. Come for Happy Hour or to dance the night away under the massive crystal chandelier.
La Salumeria della Musica
A dance club placed in the huge industrial spaces of a former factory for the processing of ham and salami. The music ranges from rock, funk, jazz, pop, and soul.
After Hollywood, this disco club is making its way to be the first place with astonishing parties on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.