Patroc Milan Gay Guide 2021

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Accommodation Tips

Too Cute 2b Str8
Guesthouse, gay-friendly. 50-160 €
Stylish loft with 7 rooms and a big communal living room, located in the Città Studi quarter. A 'straight-friendly gaysthouse' where everybody can feel welcome and comfortable.
@ Via Edoardo Bassini 50/A
Milan 20123
Tram: Valvassori Peroni, Metro: Lambrate
Hotel Napoleon
Hotel. ****, from 70 €
Modern and stylish hotel, centrally located close to the Corso Buenos Aires and only a few minutes to the gay bars between Porta Venezia and central station.
@ Via Federico Antonio Ozanam 12
Milan 20129
Metro, Bus: Lima

Cafes

Blanco
Reopened 2021; Monday 08:00 – 24:00; Tuesday 08:00 – 01:00; Wednesday-Friday 08:00 – 02:00; Saturday 17:00 – 02:00
Stylish, trendy cafe and cocktail bar with big street terrace.
They also offer breakfast and a small menu for lunch and dinner.
Mixed clientele during the day, gay hotspot at night.
@ Piazzale Lavater / Via Morgagni 2
Milan 20129
Metro, Tram: Porta Venezia

Restaurants

Little Italy
Popular gay-friendly pizzeria and trattoria. Good value for money, especially the set menu for lunch with two courses for 9-12 €.
@ Via Alessandro Tadino (across from No. 41)
Milan 20124
Metro: Lima

Bars & Pubs

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Blanco
Reopened 2021; Monday 08:00 – 24:00; Tuesday 08:00 – 01:00; Wednesday-Friday 08:00 – 02:00; Saturday 17:00 – 02:00
Stylish, trendy cafe and cocktail bar with big street terrace.
They also offer breakfast and a small menu for lunch and dinner.
Mixed clientele during the day, gay hotspot at night.
@ Piazzale Lavater / Via Morgagni 2
Milan 20129
Metro, Tram: Porta Venezia

Company Club
Reopened May 2021; Thursday 21:00 – 03:00; Friday 19:00 – 05:00; Saturday 18:00 – 05:00; Sunday 17:00 – 02:00
Cruisy bar in the northeast of Milan, for bears, cubs, chubbies, hairy guys and friends. With 2 bars, a dancefloor and a small cruising area.
Very popular on weekends.
@ Via Benadir 14
Milan 20132
Metro: Cimiano

LeccoMilano
Reopened 2021
Small bars for gays, lesbians and friends, close to the Mono bar.
At the weekend with DJ.
@ Via Lecco 5
Milan 20031
Metro: Porta Venezia

Mono
Reopened April 2021; Tuesday 17:00 – 01:00; Wednesday, Thursday 17:00 – 01:30; Friday, Saturday 17:00 – 02:00; Sunday 17:00 – 01:30
LGBT-friendly bar in retro style and with an arty-alternative touch.
Daily 18:30 – 21:30 Aperitivo: drinks and cocktails 8 €, incl. buffet with mouth-watering pasta, salads and snacks.
@ Via Lecco 6
Milan 20124
Metro: Porta Venezia

Noloso
Reopened 2021; daily 17:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday till 02:00
LGBT-friendly cafe-bar in the north of Milan in the NoLo neighbourhood.
Aperitivos, drinks, cocktails and exhibitions.
@ Via Luigi Varanini 5
Milan 20127

Red Cafè
LGBT-friendly cocktail bar. Mixed clientele.
@ Via Lecco/Via Panfilo Castaldi
Milan 20032
Metro: Porta Venezia

 Afterline
Reopened June 2021; daily from 21:00
Gay bar close to the central station.
Visited, among others, by hustlers.
Friday night with gogo strip shows.
Admission: 5-10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini 25
Milan 20125
Metro: Centrale F.S., Sondrio

Clubs & Parties

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

La Boum
Pop and Commercial. Drag shows. Mixed clientele.
Admission: 15-17 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Milan

One Way Club
Reopened August 2021; Saturday night
Gay discotheque (since 1980) in the north of Milan (Sesto San Giovanni).
The atmosphere of the party is friendly and lively, with a nice mix of guys, mainly middle-aged. Probably the least fashionable gay party in Milan. Music: Pop and Commercial.
Best between 24:00 and 02:00.
ARCO/Anddos card required.
@ Via Felice Cavallotti 204
Milan 20099 Sesto San Giovanni MI
Metro: Sesto Rondò, Sesto Marelli

Vergine Camilla
Small gay and lesbian party at the Patchouli Café in the south of Milan.
Drinks, drag shows (at approx. 22:00) and DJs.
Admission: free
@ Patchouli Café Corso Lodi 51
Milan 20139
Metro: Lodi TIBB F.S.

Cruising & Fetish

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Bangalov
Modern cruising club, imaginatively done up and with an open atmosphere.
Some nights with (un)dresscodes – check the Bangalov website for the weekly program. Best on Friday and Saturday night. Mixed ages.
Admission: ~10 €, incl. first drink
@ Via Calabria 5
Milan 20158

Depot Milano
Reopened June 2021; Tuesday, Wednesday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday 22:00 – 04:00; Saturday 22:00 – 05:00; Sunday 15:00 – 21:00
Fetish and naked cruising club with bar on the ground floor and cruising labyrinth in the basement. (The stairs to the basement are a bit hidden on the left side of the bar.)
Check the Depot website for their theme nights and (un)dresscodes.
Note: The ARCO/Anddos cards are not accepted here, you must bring your ID to acquire the extra membership card of the Depot club.
@ Via dei Valtorta 19
Milan 20127
Metro: Turro

Hot Dog
Reopened June 2021; Thursday-Saturday 21:00 – 04:00; Sunday 15:00 – 20:00
Cruising club in the northeast of Milan, in the same building as the Fenix Sauna.
Admission: 12 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Via Oropa 3
Milan 20132
Metro: Cimiano

Illumined
Gay cruising club close to the central railway station.
With bar on the ground floor, cruising labyrinth in the basement and dresscode area on the upper floor.
Mixed ages.
Note: This club requires that you always bring your ID, in addition to the membership card.
Admission: 10 € (without drink)
@ Via Napo Torriani 12
Milan 20124
Metro: Centrale F.S.

Saunas

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Metrò Sauna Centrale
Reopened June 2021; daily 12:00 – 01:00/01:30
Gay sauna on three floors, near the central railway station.
(Entrance at the end of the courtyard.)
Clientele mainly 30-60 years.
Admission: 18 €
@ Via Giovanni Schiaparelli 1
Milan 20125
Metro: Centrale F.S., Sondrio

Fenix Sauna
Reopened June 2021; Monday-Friday 13:00 – 21:00; Saturday, Sunday 12:00 – 21:00
Gay sauna in the northeast of Milan, in the same building as the gay cruising club Hot Dog.
With wet area (a bit dated) and a bar on the ground floor and a cruising labyrinth with cabins on the upper floor.
Rather mature clientele and bears.
@ Via Oropa 3
Milan 20132
Metro: Cimiano

Royal Hammam
Reopened 2021; daily ~ 12:00 – 23:00
Gay sauna with pool and lounge bar.
Busiest on Sunday afternoon.
Admission: approx. 20 €
@ Via Plezzo 16
Milan 20132
Metro: Lambrate, Udine

Tblue Sauna
Reopened June 2021; daily 13:00 – 21:00
Bears-friendly gay sauna in the very north of Milan.
Admission: 15 €
@ Via Ernesto Breda 158
Milan 20126
Metro: Villa San Giovanni

Shops

Addicted / ES Collection
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 18:00/19:00
Underwear, beachwear, sportswear and T-shirts for men.
@ Via Lecco 6
Milan 20124
Metro: Porta Venezia

Libreria Antigone
Monday 10:30 – 19:30, Tuesday 15:00 – 19:30, Wednesday-Friday 10:30 – 19:30, Saturday 10:30 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 19:30
Bookstore, specialized in LGBT+ topics, feminism, gender studies and queer art and theory.
@ Via Antonio Kramer 20
Milan 20129
Metro: Porta Venezia, Palestro

SKH
Gay sex shop, close to the central railway station.
Magazines, toys and a bit of fetish gear and accessories.
Friendly service.
@ Via Antonio da Recanate 7
Milan 20124
Metro: Centrale F.S.

Z4MEN
Tuesday-Friday 10:30 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 19:00, Saturday 10:30 – 13:00
Underwear, beachwear and sportswear for men.
@ Via Nino Bixio 21
Milan 20129
Metro, Tram: Porta Venezia

Services

Milano Check Point
Community center for sexual health consulting and free and anonymous rapid tests for HIV and STIs.
By appointment only.
@ Via Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 15
Milan 20124