Top things to do in Milan at night
Global Blue guides you to the best places in Milan after dark, from the coolest bars to the top clubs and most stylish late-night restaurants
Enjoy dinner under the stars at rooftop Terrazza Triennale of Triennale di Milano design museum in Parco Sempione. Devised by Milanese architectural firm OBR, the restaurant is set in a magnificent greenhouse-like space and offers wonderful cuisine. It has a removable canopy and presents spectacular views of Castello Sforzesco.
Terrazza Triennale, Viale Alemagna Emilio 6, 20121 Milan +39 02 3664 4340
H Club Diana
H Club Diana at the Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel in Milan is one of the most popular hotspots in the city and has a team of DJs who set the tone in the evenings. A regular after-hours haunt for Milan’s in-crowd, it is revered for its buzzy atmosphere, chic décor and extensive drinks menu. Whether you are looking to relax in the private garden or enjoy some top cocktails, H Club Diana is sure to impress.
H Club Diana, Sheraton Diana Majestic, Viale Piave 42, 20129 Milan, +39 02 2058 2004
Often listed as one of the world’s best bars, Nottingham Forest in Milan is a local institution. Do not be fooled by the bar’s rustic interior, the innovative cocktails are second to none ‒ a vast collection of spirits is used to create some of the most impressive drinks in the city. This is molecular mixology at its best, and the drinks are served in laboratory glassware, which is a nod to the experimental nature of the concoctions they hold.
Nottingham Forest, Viale Piave 1, 20129 Milan, +39 02 798311
Luxe restaurant by day, club by night, Just Cavalli is a vibrant and exciting place to spend an evening. Located at the foot of the landmark tower, Torre Branca, in Parco Sempione, it is furnished in the spectacular style of designer Roberto Cavalli, with plenty of leopard print throws and with a vibrantly neon-lit outdoor area. The combination of style, food and music create one of the fashion set’s favourite hotspots.
Just Cavalli, Via Luigi Camoens, 20121 Milan +39 02 311817
Milan is not short of amazing pizzerias but for those getting a late-night craving Dry is one of the best nocturnal spots in the city. A noteworthy addition to the pizza scene, Dry serves a winning combination of cocktails and excellent pizzas. Its neo-industrial setting, low lighting and cosmopolitan atmosphere make it a favourite haunt for those looking for a late reservation ‒ and for those not wanting to end the night early.
Dry, Via Solferino 33, 20121 Milan, +39 02 6379 3414
The Armani Privé club in Milan is a legendary spot for those wanting to dance the night away. You’ll join the Milanese fashion crowd here, soaking up the gorgeous surroundings and enjoying top cocktails and great DJs. With golden leather chairs, a central dance floor and a backlit bar, this is one of the most stylish after-hours spots in the city. The bar also features a discreet entrance for those on the VIP list.
Armani Privé, Via Gastone Pisoni 1, 20121 Milan, +39 02 6231 2655
Teatro alla Scala
Explore Milan’s museums by day but be sure to save Teatro alla Scala for the night. With its gilt and crimson tiers and spectacular shows performed to audiences of around 2,800, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a more traditional side of the city’s nightlife. The world-famous opera house was inaugurated in 1778 and is where the works of many of the most acclaimed 19-century composers were first performed.
Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, +39 02 88791