Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Hollywood
With eight clubs and plenty of warm up bars the short pedestrianised Corso Como is Milan's club-ville and Hollywood its reigning kingpin. Visit to see the Milanese in all their glamorous glory...
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...
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
Armani Prive
Stylish and exclusive, this club feels like Nobu had been set in science fiction. A great place to drink and dance side by side with Milan's fashion slaves.
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...
Magazzini Generali
Housed in an unprepossessing industrial estate Magazzini Generali is one of the few clubs in Milan that takes music seriously. Go late prepared to dance the night away...
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...
Cuore
This retro-fabulous bar in Navigli is a sibling to cult bar Atomic and discorama club Rocket. A great contrast to Milan's oh-so-chic bars head here for a classic 70's cocktail served with a smile...
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.
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"
Executive Lounge
Located in the midst of Corso Como's clubs Executive Lounge is a popular option for warm-up drinks or to relax between venues and decide where to go next. Stop off after dinner at Antica Trattoria della Pesa before heading into neighbouring Hollywood
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.
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
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.
Shocking
Round off an evening of bar hopping down Corso Como in this good-time club. With a relaxed door policy and an 'up-for-it' crowd the dance-floor rocks from 1am.
Sottomarino Giallo
Formerly a lesbian club Sottomarino Gialla is now popular with a more mixed crowd. Small and intimate this underground club in the Northern district of Loreto is a great pre-or post clubbing venue.
Alchimia
Designed to feel like a living room with a capacity of 700 three seperate areas and a steak restaurant - that's a lot of living. Nonetheless this charming bar in Navigli continues to deliver.
Plastic
Plastic stands out amidst Porta Romana's fashionable bars clubs and restaurants . Glamorama is the order of the day - dress accordingly to get past the door selection...
Pulp
Cocktails dinner and dancing Pulp could be the answer to a night out in Isola. This stylish newcomer is an alternative to the slightly grungier establishments nearby...
Rocket
Simple but effective Rocket offers no-nonsense drinks and light snacks - and draws in punters by the truck-load.
Nepentha
Very much an old money club, it can be hard to get into, but if you can it is worth seeing for the spectacle inside.
Tocqueville 13
Footballers and models dance the nights away in this chic club. Book dinner in the restaurant before hand or warm up in Corso Como's plethora of bars before taking on the bouncers...
Pergola Move
Leave the Manolos at home. Located in the bohemian district of Isola this former travellers squat serves up serious drum'n'bass and reggae with Red Stripe and a side order of left-wing solidarity...
Atomic
This retro bar near Stazione Centrale has quirky decor and an equally quirky crowd of devotees. Located just north of Piazza della Repubblica it's a great alternative to the glamorous more straitlaced scene at the nearby Diana Garden and Bar...
Loolapaloosa
In a city of such quintessential stylishness Loolapaloosa is a rarity go for for the generous happy hour and stay on to dance on the night away...
Divina
A contrast to the idiosyncratic spirit of nearby Corso Porta Ticinese seeing and being seen is what clubs like Divina are all about. Perfect for a drink after dinner at laid back Cigair or Trattoria Toscana...
Old Fashion Café
The oldest club in Milan located in Parco Sempione near the fashionable Just Cavallio cafe Old Fashion is THE place to visit on Mondays...
Il Gattopardo Café
Situated near cocktail colossus Roïalto and sister restaurant Chatulle make the trek down Corso Sempione for an evening in this sophisticated club - just remember to book ahead...
Café Atlantique
With two dance floors, four bars, two restaurants and a summer terrace, lose yourself in the mainstream crowd at water themed Café Atlantique after dinner at nearby Altro Spazio Strat or Compagnia Generale.
Nordest Caffè
Political debate is served up with quality jazz classical and acoustic at this civilised cafe-bar. Located in the up-and-coming district Isola it's a great place to relax over a bottle of red wine...
Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.
Smoking Kills Club
Party-focused nightclub where music rules the day and alternative is okay.

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