Where to have an aperitivo in Milan

Milan is famous all over the world as a fashion capital. But this city has another, less known, passion: that for Aperitivo…a fashionable cocktail of happy hours and good deals served with food and lots of fun. Aperitivo time is one of the best times of day; snack-size food and drinks you can enjoy with friends before dinner or just on your own are always a great way to spend an evening. Of course, picking a bar isn’t easy — there are thousands to choose from in Milan alone. Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork and found the best bars for Aperitivo in Milan that are not only great places to meet up with friends, they are also good fun!

mag la pusterla

Whilst enjoying the company of friends, or perhaps having a long lunch with colleagues, are both celebrated traditions in Italy. Aperitivo time is considered sacrosanct, and in Milan it’s something to be savored.


Visit MAG la Pusterla and enjoy a sbagliato cocktail paired with a Bruschetta with goat cheese, black cabbage and walnuts in this historic café in Via Edmondo de Amicis in the heart of Milan. Find their full details here.

mag cafe'

MAG CAFÉ is the perfect place to unwind after a long week at the office with a stiff drink and some finger food in this bohemian-style venue open every day from 7:30 to 2:00.


We recommend their  Negroni Del Marinaio from their movie icon-inspired cocktail menu together with a prosciutto sandwich delicacy.

Find their full details here.


There are so many days when you have no idea what to do or where to go in Milan. Luckily, an Aperitivo at Officina is the perfect antidote. This is a place where time stands still and the magical atmosphere you experience inside induces you to relax, and enjoy your Aperitivo in peace. We recommend their octopus amuse-bouche paired with a negroni.


Find their full details here.

doping bar

Try out the Doping Bar at the Aethos Hotel is a great place to enjoy an Aperitivo (or even an aperitif) with a friend or colleague after work and further your experience of the city, blending in with the locals. Check out their ANALPHABET ARTIST cocktail inspired by JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT together with their soused mackerel, apple tarte tatin for a taste sensation. Find their full details here.

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