Patroc Milan Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

Too Cute 2b Str8
Guesthouse, gay-friendly. 50-150 €
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 Charly
Hotel, gay-friendly. **, from 70 €
Small gay-friendly hotel with terrace and garden, located in a quiet side street only 7 minutes from the Milan central station.
@ Via Lodovico Settala 76
Milan 20124
Metro: Centrale F.S., Lima, Caiazzo
Hotel Berna
Hotel. ****, from 90 €
Conveniently located between central station, historical town center and the LGBT-friendly bars in the Porta Venezia area.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
@ Via Napo Torriani 18
Milan 20124
Metro: Centrale F.S.
Hotel Napoleon
Hotel. ****, from 130 €
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
Monday 08:00 – 23:00; Tuesday 08:00 – 24:00; Wednesday 08:00 – 01:00; Thursday, Friday 08:00 – 02:00; Saturday 18:00 – 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
Daily 12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 23:00
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

Blanco
Monday 08:00 – 23:00; Tuesday 08:00 – 24:00; Wednesday 08:00 – 01:00; Thursday, Friday 08:00 – 02:00; Saturday 18:00 – 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
Tuesday, Wednesday 21:30 – 02:00; Thursday 21:30 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 21:30 – 05:00; Sunday 21:30 – 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
Wednesday-Sunday 18:00 – 02:00
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
Tuesday-Sunday 18:30 – 01:00/02:00
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
Daily 18:00 – 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.
Approx. October–June on Sunday 12:00 – 16:00 brunch (22 €).
@ Via Luigi Varanini 5
Milan 20127

Red Cafè
LGBT-friendly cocktail bar. Mixed clientele.
@ Via Lecco/Via Panfilo Castaldi
Milan 20031
Metro: Porta Venezia

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Milan.

Botox Matinèe
(Usually) Sunday 05:00 – 10:00
Mixed after-hours party, amongst others with DJ Bianca Lamessa.
Check the Facebook page of Botox Matinèe for the next date and venue.
ARCO/Anddos card required.
Admission: 15-20 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Milan

La Boum @ Arizona 2000
Friday 23:30 – 04:30 (mid-September – early June)
Pop and Commercial. Drag shows. Mixed clientele.
Admission: 15-17 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Via Natale Battaglia 14
Milan 20127
Metro:  Loreto, Pasteur

One Way Club
Saturday 23:00 – 05:00
Gay discotheque (since 1980) in the north of Milan (Sesto San Giovanni).
The venue has a rather old-fashioned style, but 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.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Via Felice Cavallotti 204
Milan 20099 Sesto San Giovanni MI
Metro: Sesto Rondò, Sesto Marelli

Toilet Club @ Black Hole
Saturday 23:30 – 04:30
Eccentric gay-friendly and hetero-friendly party.
Two dancefloors: Pop, Disco, Electro, Wave, Indie.
Admission: 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Viale Umbria 118
Milan 20135

Vergine Camilla @ Patchouli Café
Wednesday 21:00 – 03:00
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
@ Corso Lodi 51
Milan 20139
Metro: Lodi TIBB F.S.

Cruising & Fetish

Bangalov
Tuesday-Thursday 22:00 – 02:00; Friday 22:00 – 03:00; Saturday 22:00 – 04:00
Modern cruising club, imaginatively done up and with an open atmosphere.
Some nights with (un)dresscodes – check the Bangalov website for their current weekly agenda. Best on Friday and Saturday night. Mixed ages.
Admission: ~10 €, incl. first drink
@ Via Calabria 5
Milan 20158

Depot Milano
Tuesday-Thursday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday 22:00 – 04:00; Saturday 22:00 – 03:00/05:00; 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)dresscode agenda.
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 Milano
Thursday-Saturday 21:00 – approx. 04:00
Cruising club in the northeast of Milan, in the same building as the Fenix Sauna.
@ Via Oropa 3
Milan 20132
Metro: Cimiano

Illumined
Daily 24h nonstop
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.

Inferus Club
Daily 20:00 – 06:00
Hustler bar. AYOR.
Admission: ~10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Via Giovanni Paisiello 4 (housephone #54)
Milan 20131
Metro: Loreto, Lima

Saunas

Metrò Sauna Centrale
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
Monday-Saturday 13:00 – 21:00; 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.
Admission: approx. 16 €
@ Via Oropa 3
Milan 20132
Metro: Cimiano

Royal Hammam
Monday-Friday 11:00 – 24:00; Saturday 11:00 – Sunday 24:00 nonstop
Busiest on Sunday afternoon.

Admission: approx. 20 €
@ Via Plezzo 16
Milan 20132
Metro: Lambrate, Udine

Tblue Sauna
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 – 19:00
Underwear, beachwear, sportswear and shirts for men.
@ Via Lodovico Settala
Milan 20124
Metro: Porta Romana

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
Monday-Saturday 09:30 – 19:30
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 09:30 – 12:30 and 15:00-19:00; Saturday 10:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 19:00
Underwear, beachwear and sportswear for men.
@ Via Nino Bixio 21
Milan 20129
Metro, Tram: Porta Venezia