A drink after working hours is a pleasant distraction everywhere, but in Milano it has the mark of distinction, it tends to be a perfect experience, even in the abstract. This is because aperitivo in Milano is an art and Milanese bartenders mix Negronis and Martinis like no one else and keep inventing new cocktail ways to make people giddy and talkative. The young Milanese like to congregate in atmospheric districts of the city that are crowded with bars and cafés: Darsena and Navigli, Porta Venezia, Isola, NoLo, Corso Sempione, Corso Como. When the night falls, these areas fill up with people drinking spritz or chupito next to a happy hour platter of pasta salad, chips, meatballs, sandwiches, and much else. A cocktail in Milano falls in the 5-10 € price range, depending on the area of the city and the sophistication of the bar.
Milano also features many night venues for live music and where to go dancing and prancing (discos have now re-opened with 50% capacity). Jazz, rock, house and trap are probably the most beloved music genres in the city. Stadiums, arenas, cinemas and theatres complete the night leisure offer in Milano. Here are 10 cool things to do in the city after dusk, a spectrum of options from the stylish to the mundane, from the mainstream to the underground.