One of the simply good-time clubs in Milan is less of a ‘shocker’ now – the name dates back to the 1960s when Shocking first opened underneath Milan’s Smeraldo theatre. Custom-built into a theatre-sized space, it has been renovated over the years, resulting in a mixed-up look of baroque gilt, oriental bamboo and steely industrial layers.
rnBut it’s about the least affected club in Corso Como – the poseurs go elsewhere and leave the straight-up pleasure-seekers (peppered with a bit of white trash) to it. Appropriately, VIP may as well stand for Very Insignificant Person since anyone can get privé access by calling ahead.
rnSet on two floors, there’s a large horseshoe-shaped observation gallery from where said VIPs can look down at live music performances hosted every night from 10.30 till midnight (a cunning tax break), and prey on the sizeable dance-floor – which after 1am is rocking with good energy, mainstream pop-y house and crowd-motivating hollers and sirens from the DJ.