Best bars in Milan to drink like a local
Want to go out for drinks but don’t exactly know where? This guide will help you decide the best locations to go with your friends depending on your mood and what you want to drink.
Best Cocktail bar in Milan:
Aspass – Alzaia Naviglio Grande 46
Situated in the bustling Navigli area, you will definitely love their reinvented versions of classic cocktails. If you aren’t sure on what to get, don’t worry, just read the short description of the drink to perfectly match your mood. Pick an entree or pizza to share from the extremely tasty and thought out menu. They offer typical Italian dishes and more creative and fun seasonal specialties. You will absolutely love the care and attention to details put in every dish. They also provide vegan and vegetarian options.
Best Brewery in Milan:
Birrificio Lambrate – Via Camillo Golgi 60
This historical brewery offers a wide selection of high quality craft beers just next to Politecnico University. If you are a beer connoisseur you’ll find the beer of your dreams amidst other staples. If you instead feel overwhelmed by the large choice, ask the waiters as they will find the perfect match for you. You can also enjoy your beer outside with your friends, the perfect setting in cool summer nights. Swing by for lunch and enjoy original beer-based dishes. By dinner it gets busier, definitely make a reservation.
Best Winebar in Milan:
Il Vinaccio – Ripa di Porta Ticinese 49 and via Molino delle Armi 25
Take your time with a fine glass of wine near the busy Navigli area. With an excellent variety of wines and platters of delicious Italian cured meats you’ll just chat your night away. They also offer some snacks and finger food to go along with the drinks. Engage in conversations in English with the friendly staff. Very affordable drinks and food in a friendly atmosphere just next the famous canals of Milan.
Try also their second location in the more alternative Ticinese area, near the Colonne di San Lorenzo. Go during one of the themed evenings and enjoy local specialties paired with the perfect wine. You will not only learn everything about Italian gastronomy but you will also get to chat with locals.
Best Aperol Spritz in Milan:
Terrazza Aperol – Piazza del Duomo
Order an Aperol, the classic red-orange alcoholic drink to have before dinner, in the most stunning terrace of Milan. This is a must-visit location during your stay in Milan as you’ll get the see the breathtaking Duomo of Milan lit at night. It really is a magnificent view that will leave you speechless, especially with a well-prepared cocktail in hand. If you are tired after a day of walking around sightseeing or shopping, this will be perfect rest location to enjoy a snack and recharge while looking at the beautiful Cathedral of Milan.
After this gastronomic tour of Milan’s best places to drink, you might want to know more about Italian cuisine. If you would like to learn how to make Italy’s best dishes from scratch while enjoying some local wine and chatting with new people, join us during one of our cooking classes, available every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.