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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Milan Nightlife

Bar Basso

In big cities, the daily barwalk is a cultural institution and a time for people to connect. Put on your best clothes and join the Italians for people watching at Bar Basson.

Via Plinio 39, 011-39-02-294-00580,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | trendy


Models and soccer stars frequent this well-established Milan hotspot for pop music and DJ-spun house. Check the website for events like “Stars and Heroes," a Hollywood-themed party.

Corso Como, 15, 011-39-02-659-8996,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | nightclub | disco

La Banque

Hang out with Milan’s high-flyers, and even the occasional celebrity, at this turn-of-the-century bank-cum-nightspot with a disco, two bars, and a restaurant. Try one of their expertly selected, 200-plus wines.

Via Bassano Porrone 6, 011-39-02-869-96565,
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy | dancing | bar | nightclub

Martini Bar, Dolce & Gabbana

The Milanese after-work aperitivo is a ritual not to be missed. Stylish black leather sofas, a Murano glass chandelier, and a mosaic floor set the scene for this ritual at Martini Bar.

Corso Venezia, 15, 011-39-02-7602-8485,
Tags: nightlife | expensive | smart splurge | bar | designer


Rocket reels 'em in with free entry, a friendly bar staff, great dance music, and tasty cocktails.

Via Pezzotti 52, 011-39-02-895-03509,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | nightclub


Situated in Navigli, the go-to district for jazz, Scimmie offers a slice of live Milan jazz, blues, and rock. Get there early as tables fill up quickly. The food is good and reasonably priced.

Via Ascanio Sforza 49, 011-39-02-89-40-28-74,
Tags: nightlife | jazz

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