It's All About the Cocktails in Milan
Collected by Erica Firpo , AFAR Local Expert
Milan's cocktail scene is on fire. Some of Italy's best bartenders have set up shop at bars, speakeasies, and seasonal pop-ups to show off their amazing techniques and concoctions. If you like a bit of style and showmanship (whether traditional, laid-back, formal, or eclectic) with your Negroni, Sazerac, or Sidecar, these are the spots for you.
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 43, 20143 Milano MI, Italy
Yes, Mag is a great place for a morning, Saturday brunch, and light lunch, but it is also an excellent spot for those who love a great cocktail. Head to Navigli in the late afternoon to watch Flavio, Marco, and Francesco mix creative concoctions...
Viale Piave, 1, 20129 Milano MI, Italy
Italy's No.1 chef Massimo Bottura described Nottingham Forest as a blend of "Hemingway and the TV show C.S.I." for its eclectic vibe. But for its cocktails, Bottura and many others feel Nottingham Forest is Milan's main innovator. Mixologist Dario...
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Here's the skinny: I'm not going to tell you the address, or the phone number. All I can tell you is, there's a gin mill somewhere in Milan that's the bees knees. You just need to know who to ask, once you know your onions then everything'll be...
Viale Monte Nero, 51, 20135 Milano MI, Italy
Besides offering one of the best Bloody Marys in Milan, Mom Café is distinguished by its incredible range of aperitivo snacks and its slightly more mature but still energetic crowd, stretching from the bar onto the pavement. The live jazz is a...
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
The Triennale is dedicated to the extremely rich history of design in Italy since the end of World War II. The museum is large, with many concurrent exhibitions, and the bookstore has a great selection, but the park outside offers a chance for...
Via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7b, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
What was once a 16th-century monastery garden is now a beautiful outdoor oasis in the heart of bustling Milan. Il Giardino is a 4000-square-meter manicured getaway accessible only to guests at the Bulgari Hotel. More than a garden, it’s a true...
Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Distinct in style and concept, 10 Corso Como curates artistic boutique experiences. Part gallery, museum, retail and dining, the complex balances contemporary art and functional shopping. While a modern space, it's far from stark. The classic...
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 31, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
A 1930s building by architect Enrico Griffini is now the Armani Hotel, the second urban inn for the Milan-based brand. The city’s fashion set can be found at the Armani Lounge and Bamboo Bar, a lofty hangout with backlit onyx detailing and...
Via Genova Thaon di Revel, 3, 20159 Milano MI, Italy
Deus ex Machina is a brand born in Australia specializing in motorcycles, bicycles and surfboards. Within the exhibition space is joined Deus Café, a restaurant and bar, perfect to spend a bit of time in a beautiful location. Everything looks very...
Via Felice Casati, 27, 20133 Milano MI, Italy
Part living room, part laboratory, Pavè is a pastry lovers' mecca. Delicious sweet and savory snacks ~ hot chocolate, puddings, pies, aperitivi~ made on the spot. What ever you do, if you spot something you like, order it immediately or it quickly...
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