Welcome to Milan Italy Nightlife Gay Scene


Bars & pubsClubs

This kitsch, baroque disco pub is a major meeting point on via Sammartini. It runs themed evenings for the boys, like striptease contests on Friday nights. It's a nice,...

Via Sammartini 25

Atomic Bar

Bars & pubs

Betty Page-style disco decor furnished with 1970s wallpaper and chairs: this three-room bar has lot of authentic charm, and the music is a good mix of indie, electro and rock....

Via Felice Casati 24


Bars & pubsClubs

Frequented by the international crowd with hosts of foreign DJs to boot, Billy hosts wild outdoor summer parties in June near the Idroscalo leisure park.


Cruising Canyon

Adult Entertainment

Cruising at its simplest: this round-the-clock bar has an erotic cinema, labyrinth, dark rooms and cubicles, and a witty mock-up of the 'fossa' cruising area outside Parco...

Via Paisello 4


Adult EntertainmentBars & pubs

This dark, cosy cruising/fetish bar on three floors is for people looking for hard and raw encounters - from leather to sportswear fetish and naked parties. The venue attracts...

Via dei Valtorta 19


Adult EntertainmentBars & pubs

A two-floor cruising bar in the north-east suburbs, with cubicles, glory holes, a chill-out area and a labyrinth. There's a large bar area in which to meet friends and mingle,...

Via Oropa 3

G Lounge

Bars & pubs

This gay-friendly place very close to the Duomo has been a former Fascist HQ, a billiard hall and a cigarette store, and was transformed recently into a stylish lounge; it's...

Via Larga 8
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Glitter Pagliaccia


The ninth season of Glitter is now at HD until further notice; the club also runs a low-key gay night on Tuesdays. A mixed gay/lesbian/straight/arty crowd dances to 1980s...


Join the Gap


Run by CIG (Centro di Iniziativa Gay), this very popular club is a Sunday-night follow-up to Billy, with a similar, slightly younger, crowd. The club offers aperitivo (early...

Borgo del Tempo Perso

Kick-off at Black Hole


This disco in an area well served by gay venues hosts a popular lesbian disco on Friday nights. The sleek, modern space has two dancefloors, plus an outdoor garden that's open...

Via Cena 1


Bars & pubs

With its eclectic arty-crafty decor, Lelephant succeeds well in mixing cocktails for an appreciative mixed gay, straight and arty crowd. The early evening aperitivo (buffet and...

Via Melzo 22
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Metro Centrale

Sport, health & fitness

Metro Centrale occupies three floors, with jacuzzis, a steam bath, a massage room and a Finnish sauna. For your private viewing pleasure, there are videos in the chill-out...

Via Schiapparelli 1

Nuova Idea


This is a piece of gay Milan history: it has been pulling them in for over 30 years. The two dancefloors - one for ballroom dancing with a live orchestra, one for the disco -...

Via de Castillia 30

Pervert Gold


An unmissable party extravaganza. Inspired by opera, theatre and cinema, these events are a hurricane of visual stimulation, feathers, glitter and make-up. Music is spun by...

Rolling Stone



This gay-friendly club is the Studio 54 of Milan - a den for supermodels, electro music gurus and an arty-glam crowd for more than 20 years. Sunday night (Match à Paris) is the...

Viale Umbria 120



A club night that dreams are made of: strobe lights, beautiful people, bisexuals, transvestites, muscle men and lesbians all getting wild on the dancefloor, while resident DJs...

Gasoline Club


Bars & pubs

This bar/disco on the canal is decorated in minimal-Moroccan style; live music and themed nights add to the cosy atmosphere. It appeals to younger, style-conscious women; check...

Alzaia Naviglio Grande 150
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Bars & pubs

Milan's coolest gay-friendly bar: a disco joint with a large dancefloor that gets packed out every night. Good DJs man the console, the drinks are great, the crowd is...

Via Pezzotti 52



Organised by Pervert, Sodoma is the best night at Hollywood, and the only one where people are not there to see and to be seen. Resident DJs Obi Baby and Nino Lopez keep the...


Sottomarino Giallo


This disco used to be a key venue for the lesbian crowd. In the last few years it has become a more generally gay-friendly place, hosting international DJs and a lively crowd,...

Via Donatello 2

Studio Know How


Billing itself as Italy's only entirely gay shop, Studio Know How has a magnificent choice of videos and DVDs. For those who like things a bit harder, there's also large...

Via Antonio da Recanate 7


Sport, health & fitness

Honest and clean, Thermas is a two-floor sauna relatively close to the centre with friendly staff, a bar, steam bath, small weights room, cooling-off area with porn, small...

Via Bezzecca 9

Zip After Hour


It's hard to find somewhere for dancing in Milan after 5am. One of the few options is Zip, a wacky club near Bullona Station. Most of the people here are transvestites, but gay...

Zip Club