Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Dry Milano
A cocktail bar and pizzeria in Milan's Porta Garibaldi neighbourhood, Dry Milano is a laid-back, industrial-chic spot to while away the nighttime hours.
Ada e Augusto
A gourmet farm-to-table restaurant found south of Milan in the historic Cascina Guzzafame, Ada e Augusto serves dinner several nights a week.
U Barba
U Barba is a warm, welcoming Genoese restaurant with its own boules court and quirky style, found in the Calvairate area of Milan.
Corsia del Giardino
Found a short stroll from La Scala, Corsia del Giardino is a classic Italian restaurant with garden-inspired interiors and a peaceful ambience.
TownHouse Street Milano Duomo
Comprised of seven one- and two-bed studios, a stay at the TownHouse Street Milano Duomo is like having the run of your own stylish Milanese pied-à-terre.
San Vittore
Prison are not normally associated with fun let alone slick interiors cocktails and chilled lounge music. But this is Milan so head to San Vittore for some relaxed drinks with an interesting crowd and gaze on the prison in front...yEventWat
Chatulle
Those that make the trek down Corso Sempione to Chatulle are rewarded with a whole evening of fun. Start with aperitivo at the classy and hugely popular Roïalto dine at Chatulle and move onto chic sister club Gattopardo to dance the night away..
Scimmie
The relaxed spirit of this grass-roots jazz club is perfectly in keeping with the alternative Navigli spirit. A perfect stopping off point during an evening of bar-crawling along the canals...
Soul to Soul
This charming little club is in the pretty Brera district just off the quirky shopping street Via Solferino. Within striking distance of Corso Como's bars and restaurants it's a pleasingly different experience...
Karma/Borgo del Tempo Perso
From privé club Karma an oriental inspired space accessible by reservation only to the more eclectic Borgo 'get lost' with 10000 fellow partiers...
Via Brera / Solferino
Running almost from La Scala in the Centro due north to Corso Como the character here is much more individual with unique boutiques selling younger more affordable fashion...
DesignLibrary
A cafe paired with a library! With wifi throughout this is a very cool place to be seen checking your email.
Ex Mauri
This venue perfectly encapsulates the alternative laid-back vibe of Isola. Mediterranean-influenced food is served to a crowd of regulars at Ex-Mauri. =display:"
Boccondivino
Set aside a whole evening to really linger over a decadent dinner at Boccondivino. The constant stream of food is matched with appropriate wine so the odds are that a trip to clubbing mecca Corso Como won't be top of your agenda afterwards...
Juiss
Blinging leopard print walls and a banging soundtract of R&B hip hop rap and nu-soul come as standard at this newly reborn club.
Mediateca Caffetteria
Located in the charming historic area of Brera just off the quirky Via Solferino this elegant modern greenhouse café /bookshop serves up affordable contemporary cuisine...
Le Jardin Au Bord Du Lac
Milan's clubs often move to summer venues taking the beautiful people out-of-town to party under the stars. Part restaurant part club Les Jardins is the summer home of Jetlag Magazzini Generali's best night... =displ"
Piscina Solari
Don Juan
Liberally decorated with cowhides cowskin drums cow lassoes and serving pretty much nothing but beef this popular South American ranch-style restaurant pays homage to the steak.
Taveggia
Located near Via Durini a specialist interiors street serried with the cream of Milanese design the grandly traditional Taveggia comes as a welcome break from modern minimalism.
Chandelier
One of the few restaurants that Hg2 recommends around high-streety Corso Buenos Aires Chandelier sits between two of Milan's best aperitivo bars - the Diana Garden and Bar and Bar Basso - and is the perfect place to line your stomach at.
Spazio Oberdan
A classic movie theatre with a dash of comfortable modern style. All movies are in their original languages with subtitles.
Teatro Franco Parenti
Works from the likes of Beckett and Alfred Jarry take place almost nightly here...
Teatro Litta
Located on Corso Magenta just south of the Castello Sforzesco, round off an evening of theatre with cocktails and dinner in Parco Sempione's hip bars and restaurants...
Compagnia Generale
One of a clutch of fashionable bars and restaurants near Porta Romana the stylish Compangnia Generale is popular with a trend-friendly crowd.d
Townhouse 31
Part of a nascent chain of family-run hotels a stay at Townhouse 31 is something akin to a house party...
Scooter Hire
Practical and stylish there's something rather idyllic about pottering around an Italian city on a scooter. Just remember to look out for trams...
Osteria del Pallone
A mini football hall of fame this Navigli bar is a must for lovers of the beautiful game. Matches are screened to a rapt crowd of fans surrounded by memorabilia from their favourite teams...
Livet
This indoor/outdoor space caters to both summer and winter wardrobes but dress-up is not the only reason Milan's fashion set flock to Livet.di
La Triennale di Milano
A visit to the Parco Sempione could happily occupy you for at least a day. Alongside La Triennale visit the Torre Branca the Castello Sforzesco and the numerous hips bars and restaurants in between...
Rangoli
Situated amidst the buzz of Via Solferino in the pretty Brera district Rangoli is a great option for diners unable to face yet another plate of pasta. =display:"
Trattoria Toscana
Despite a romantic setting love-birds should go elsewhere as this new Navigli institution is firmly aimed at party-loving crowds.
Tunnel
After 6 years of salsa Tunnel is now dancing to a different beat - from hard rock to electronica and trance / techno. A small loft space by Stazione Centrale Tunnel is a welcome alternative to Corso Como's more stylized clubs join an energetic relaxe
Innvilla
Another fabulous venue from the team behind some of Milan's favourite cocktail bars. With a garden bar and laid-back lounge chic colonial-style Innvilla is the perfect place to while away those long summer nights...=",Innvilla is a wonderful villa in front of the San Siro Stadium (where AC Milan and FC Inter Milan play) and is tipped to be the place for drinking in Milan
Luminal
Stylishly decorated this monochRome be-chandeliered club just off Corso Como is another option for a night out.
Sant Ambroeus
An old fashioned pasticcerie specialising in intricately decorated cakes. Sant Ambroeus maintains canopied outside seating areas all year round.
San Siro Football
Deafening canons hysterical crowds footie songs flares and giant sparklers are just some of the ways that the Milanese demonstate their passion for their favourite teams...
Cimitero Monumentale
To stroll through the Cimitero Monumentale is to take a crash course in the social history of Milan.
Gardaland Waterpark
With kamikaze chutes, foam slides, an artificial river and contained white water rafting, if you like messing about in  the water then this is for you!
Glitter @ Hd
Glitter, the Saturday night event formerly held at Cafe Dali has now moved to Hd, a club in the North of Milan. It remains as wild and as popular as ever.

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