Move and Groove in Milan: A Guide to its Nightlife

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Milan is the capital of style and sophistication, but fashion here isn’t confined to clothes. Be it bars, clubs or restaurants, fashion moves fast – and with so much on offer, it can be difficult to know where to go. I’ve used my intimate knowledge of the city to pick out some of the most exciting venues to enjoy an aperitivo, dance the night away and recover the next morning. Read on for my insider tips!

Aperitivo, Please!

The hassle-free way to start your holiday is with a smooth Milan transfer from Shuttle Direct. The next step is to find yourself an after-dinner drink, or an aperitivo, which is an institution in Milan. From about 7pm onwards, you’ll find bars packed with people socialising over a local cocktail or cool glass of prosecco.
Swing by the relaxed Bar Cuore on the Via Gian Giacomo for well-made drinks in a laid-back environment. This bar is a favourite among the city’s students – and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch one of the venue’s popular live music nights.

For some inventive after-dinner drinks, the eclectic Nottingham Forest is a must. In this cosy bar, which resembles an explorer’s den, you’ll savour delicious and innovative cocktails like never before.

Three of the Best Clubs in Magical Milan

Next, move on to Milan’s most famous club: Rolling Stone, which consists of three spacious floors. This venue regularly hosts live concerts for a couple of thousand clubbers, so be sure to check the schedule for any upcoming events before you get there.

For a less polished approach to nightlife, try Magazzini Generali. This abandoned warehouse operates as a club a few nights a week. There’s no dress code, so simply grab a drink and get dancing!

Last but certainly not least is Il Gattopardo Café, an old church that was recently converted into a spectacular club – its stunning interior even has a sparkling chandelier. This amazing venue is perfect for a special occasion, as you’ll definitely be in for a truly unique and Milanese experience.

The Morning After the Night Before

Exploring a new city can be exhausting – especially if you’re exploring its bars and clubs! Believe me: I’ve eaten my way through the city to find the best brunches to soothe my aching head. If you’re craving something on the unhealthy side, head to That’s Bakery. This New York-style eatery serves up a range of naughty brunch treats, containing sausages, sweet potato fries or baked potatoes.

Bhangra Bar’s fusion of Italian, Indian and English might not sound like a hangover cure, but the restaurant’s peaceful vibe is perfect after a big night out. The simple buffet offers a tradition Mediterranean breakfast.

Cioccolati Italiani’s brunch comes with plenty of Nutella, sweet breads and melted chocolate. Add some fruit (if you must!) and start the day off properly with a serving of their famous gelato. What could be better?

Getting There

The city’s largest airport, Malpensa (MXP), is just under an hour away from the buzz of the city centre. Regardless of whether you’re with a partner or a group of friends, your whole party will be catered for with a pre-booked Milan transfer. This option will allow you to avoid stressing over public transport or local taxis. Instead, you’ll be whisked directly from the airport to the city by your experienced Shuttle Direct Milan transfer driver without any delay.
About author: Desiree Michels

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for the most affordable Milan transfer, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.

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