MILAN IS THE CAPITAL OF APERITIVO
If you had ever thought that aperitivo is the same everywhere, you’ll surely have to change your mind once in Milan. Having a drink means here, to drink something damn good: your bartender is the magician, the meticulous expert who masters the uppermost art of mixing, measuring, pouring and shaking the ingredients into a sublime fluid. Your after-work drink becomes indeed a supreme experience. Just a warning: please, drink consciously:)
The legendary bar right in the historical city centre underneath the Galleria facing the Duomo. The ritual of the aperitivo Milanese-style was conceived here more than 100 years ago. At the counter or at the table, it’s a merry-go-round of spritz and negroni.
Well known for its haute patisserie since 1824 this name has become big also for its after-work drinks and cocktails served in a timelessly charming ambiente and beloved by a cosmopolite yet very elegant clientele.
A suggestive terrace with a stunning and unmatchable panorama on Piazza del Duomo where to savour a vast selection of cocktails starting from the bright orange Aperol Spritz with its bittersweet twist while nibbling on moreish gourmet snacks.
A living room on the top of a tower in Piazza Diaz overlooking the roofs of Piazza Duomo where you can enjoy the best and most privileged view of the city while tasting Martini based cocktails, such as Negroni, in the spirit of la dolce vita.
A cultural point of reference for the city and the Brera area especially as a gathering spot for intellectuals and artists during the once-off roaring 70s. A legend that hasn’t lost the taste of the good ol’ times. A must-see.
An historical canteen mentioned in the novel the Betrothed by Manzoni where even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart used to hang out. The wine cellar offers a superior selection of enological pearls from France and Italy. Always busy.
A cocktail bar where you can savour the best of the mixology: tropical and oriental drinks, African potions, molecular creations surrounded by a fusion ambiente rich in furniture pieces gathered during far-away journeys. In the past, counted among the best 7 bars worldwide.
A tiny and beloved wine cellar with an outdoor spot right on the pedestrian area in via Paolo Sarpi. Right in the middle of Chinatown, it’s a reference to enjoy affordable and intelligent bottles within a sociable and easy atmosphere.
The younger brother of Pont de Ferr, the historical and starred Milanese bar on the Navigli, offers exclusive cocktails served with an array of 3, 5 or 7 tapas within a cosy and friendly ambience rich in wooden and iron details and brick-walls. Delicious.
It’s a reference for the creative and loyal customers who are regulars here to savour awesome cocktails at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is informal and the food coming from the little kitchen is delicious. Super nice!