Best cocktail bars in Milan: here’s where to spend an unforgettable evening
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«There are many clubs in the fashion capital, but what are the best cocktail bars in Milan? Today I will make you a list of some of the most famous places in Milan where to have a nice aperitivo! »
Sophisticated, underground, sought after or out of the big commercial circuit. If you are looking for the best cocktail bars in Milan you will be spoiled for choice, also because the Capital of Fashion is attentive to the needs of everyone, even the most bizarre and out of the ordinary. Here, then, a list of the best cocktail bars in Milan, very special cocktail bars in which to spend an unforgettable evening, in the company of close friends, your soul mate or, why not, your colleagues, looking for some fun after a hard day at work.
Octavius – Piazza Gae Aulenti, 4 (Central Station)
Let’s start from the location: very suggestive, in lacquered wood and in perfect boat style. One of those premises in Milan that certainly will not disappoint your expectations. The cocktail list is very varied and the bartenders are all experts. To be noted the range of Spritz, all different and one better than the other. Known as the bar in Piazza Gae Aulenti, the Replay Flagship Store looks like an elegant cabin of a historic boat. The soft atmosphere, the warm tones of wood: everything makes this place suitable for a good drink. Francesco Cione, best bartender in Italy, does the honors and directs a staff of baristas all under 30 and full of innovative ideas.
One curiosity: Octavius was a phantom schooner that, according to legend, sailed through the ice with his dead crew on board.
Mag Cafè – Ripa di Porta Ticinese 43
Among the premises in Milan this is definitely one where you can enjoy excellent cocktails for a fair price compared to the quality offered. The service is very good, the professional employees and the recipes are exclusive and imaginative. It has earned a place on the list of best cocktail bars in Milan thanks to the quality that continues to be delivered and remains, for this reason, one of the most famous places in Milan.
To be noted among the cocktails is Farmily, a botanical spirit that refers to the concept of family: a skillful mix of distillates, including mountain pine, angelica and cereals. Try it mixed with the Daiquiri Farm.
Radio RoofTop Milan – Via Marco Polo 18
The view that you can enjoy from this place is absolutely breathtaking. The Radio RoofTop Milan is actually a terrace, overlooking the futuristic district of Milan. It is not difficult, seeing the photos, to understand why this place is appreciated so much by the Milanese and beyond. Some places in Milan are certainly among the most chic and those worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. Prices are more or less in line with the competition (around 15-18 €), but with a view like this everything else slips into the background: with the sunset accompanying your ” pre-evening ” it will be like observing the skyline of a metropolis like New York.
The staff is very attentive, there is also an excellent choice of wines as well as of cocktails. If you get the chance do not miss one of the best cocktail bars in Milan!
Carlo & Camilla in the Segheria – Via Giuseppe Meda 24
Good and refined aperitif, the space is fashionable and in summer you can relax in a beautiful garden. Compared to the quality of cocktails – and not only – offered prices are acceptable. It is also great for enjoying a quality dinner. The environment is refined but nonetheless informal and the staff is young and discreet.
Among all the best cocktail bars in Milan, this one ensures a warmer and less formal atmosphere, but still maintaining the standards of the most elegant premises of the Lombard capital.
The Botanical Club – Via Pastrengo 11
The Botanical Club Pastrengo is the brainchild of Davide Martelli and Alessandro Longhin. It was able to get noticed because it was the first gin microdistillery in Milan, that has made maniacal research on botanicals its very personal brand. It offers a selection of cocktails of all sorts and of high quality. Gin lovers: you can choose from 150 different gins coming from all over the world, making it un-missable for true connoisseurs! And let’s not forget the bistro side: they serve a very good creative cuisine with New York city style tapas.
The place can be remembered because it is furnished with care, the service is present and courteous. As for prices, they are in the standard range and on the same level of the quality and variety of the drinks offered. Many customers say they are enthusiastic about the cocktails they have tried. Given the size, booking is recommended. A tip for those who love sweet cocktails: try the All Over.
And after this roundup of the best cocktail bars in Milan, I felt a great desire to make a nice trip to the north. Do you not?
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