Right in the Bermuda Triangle of Corso Como’s Milan night clubs, the Tocq sits in the middle of the club spectrum – not too hard, not too cheesy and pleasingly decked out in cubic lines with wenge wood, neon-lit Perspex columns and cream ostrich-skin sofas.
rnThe Tocq is one of many disco-restaurants, so clubbers must walk through the sleek, privé restaurant (with its own DJ) to the downstairs club that also has its own VIP area, bar and, strangely, padded leather ceilings – possibly for when the club blows off. And it does, to commercial house, R&B, hip-hop and Italian revival (different genres on different nights).
rnResident DJ Joe can often be found discreetly doing karaoke to Motown – done so well that most don’t notice. Understandable considering the volume of famous footballers and TV girls here – numbers are most concentrated on Sunday nights.