If you happen to be in Milan and you find yourself in search of informal dining options, where you can enjoy a quick snack, a salad or a hamburger before hitting the dance floor, the urban scene abounds in numerous unmissable destinations.
A map of these venues follows
Apollo Club Milano
Located in the Navigli district, the facilities at the Apollo Club Milano include a cocktail bar, a cozy restaurant decorated with designer and 20th century furniture and a disco space where you can dance on weekends or listen to concerts during the week.
At Chatulle, in the Corso Sempione neighbourhood, you can opt for a dinner featuring Mediterranean cuisine, followed by live concerts or a lively DJ set, that animate the locale until late at night on weekends.
Located in the same neighbourhood, Bullona, a Liberty-style restaurant hosted in an old railway station, offers a similar format, combined however with a gastronomic offering consisting of oysters, royal crab, tartare and raw fish.
On the other hand, if you have a weakness for Dub, Disco, Funky and Alternative Rock Music, Santeria is the place for you. A part of an important urban redevelopment project, in addition to serving tapas, salads, hamburgers and cocktails, this bar with a kitchen hosts concerts and DJ sets that are particularly popular with a younger crowd.
Totally different, though equally inspiring, SalaVenezia is an old-world locale based on the concept of a modern day balera, an old dance hall typical of those found on the outskirts of large cities, where you can enjoy an authentic, vintage atmosphere. In addition to dining here – take note: the venue offers a fixed menu and you’ll need to make a reservation – you can indulge in ballroom dancing on Saturday evenings, Boogie on Sundays, participate in group dance classes during the week or listen to live rock’n’roll concerts.