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Milan

10 Corso Como
When you've thoroughly explored Carla Sozzani's infamous boutique take a stroll down pedestrianised Corso Como for more high end fashion. By night this small strip is home to some of chicest clubs in Milan...
35
One of Milan's few dedicated cocktail bars the small trendy 35 is perfect for a drink or two before (or after) dining at nearby Joia. Perfect for aperitivo if you are staying at the Westin Grand or Sanpi hotels... =d"
Alchimia
Designed to feel like a living room with a capacity of 700 three seperate areas and a steak restaurant - that's a lot of living. Nonetheless this charming bar in Navigli continues to deliver.
Atomic
This retro bar near Stazione Centrale has quirky decor and an equally quirky crowd of devotees. Located just north of Piazza della Repubblica it's a great alternative to the glamorous more straitlaced scene at the nearby Diana Garden and Bar...
B4
This relaxed pre-clubbing venue in Porta Romana has a lot to recommend it a fact that has not escaped a young laid-back crowd. Located near Argentinian steak house Don Juan it's a great option pre-dinner drink pre-party drinks or just drinks...
Bar Basso
A pre-dinner negroni in the unassuming Bar Basso is a quintessentially Milanese experience. Watch the passing parade of fashionistas and design-types whilst you grapple with the lethal concoction served in now-iconic glasses...yEventWatcher
Bhangrabar
Located in Parco Sempione this relaxed Indian-themed bar is stylishly alternative. Stop by for some fragrant cocktails en route to dinner at the Just Cavalli Cafe or more drinks at the nearby Living...=display:none;""
Bicerin Milano
Bicerin Milano is a wine bar and shop found in the Lazzaretto area of Milan, offering hundreds of bottles to drink, buy, and enjoy.
Connie Douglas
The quirky, alternative streets of Navigli has a new favourite, the 1950's Hollywood Hills themed Connie Douglas. Smart and stylish, recline on the yellow chaise longues for American-style aperitivo and killer cocktails...
Cuore
This retro-fabulous bar in Navigli is a sibling to cult bar Atomic and discorama club Rocket. A great contrast to Milan's oh-so-chic bars head here for a classic 70's cocktail served with a smile...
Da Claudio
Unaffected and popular stop by this fish-shop cum sushi bar for a quick prosecco at the end of a hard days shopping on the nearby Via Manzoni and Via Brera.
Deseo
This new bar provides yet another reason to visit Corso Sempione. Located near well-established favourites Living and Bhangrabar the elegant and warm Deseo is great for pre-clubbing drinks...
Diana Garden
An essential component of any trip to Milan join up to 800 fellow revellers in the beautiful private gardens for chichi champagne cocktails. Equally popular for Sunday brunch booking ahead is essential to join the crowd at this see-and-be-seem hango
Executive Lounge
Located in the midst of Corso Como's clubs Executive Lounge is a popular option for warm-up drinks or to relax between venues and decide where to go next. Stop off after dinner at Antica Trattoria della Pesa before heading into neighbouring Hollywood
Exploit
Quality cocktails and tasty aperitivo come as standard at this Milanese institution. Owned by the same duo as Living Bar Fabio and Sebastian it's the best place in Navigli for summertime aperitivo...
Fresco Art
Stylish warm and popular Fresco Art is a great pre-clubbing venue. Head here after dinner at nearby Giulio Pane e Ojo or Dar el Yacout before heading to Plastic and Cafe Atlantique...
Frida Café
Quirky and warm this liberal 70's-style bar is located in Isola - an up and coming area north of Corso Como home to some left-field bars and squat-cum-club Pergola Move...
Il Cavallante
Wine machines may conjour up images of pub dodgy cab-sauv but think again. This ingenious little wine bar in Porta Romana serves up reasonably priced Italian wines to a young friendly crowd...
Innvilla
Another fabulous venue from the team behind some of Milan's favourite cocktail bars. With a garden bar and laid-back lounge chic colonial-style Innvilla is the perfect place to while away those long summer nights...=",Innvilla is a wonderful villa in front of the San Siro Stadium (where AC Milan and FC Inter Milan play) and is tipped to be the place for drinking in Milan
Le Biciclette
With quirky design features monthly art exhibitions and a contemporary Mediterranean menu there's a lot to like about this bar/restaurant in Navigli.
Le Cantina Isola
Le Cantine Isola is a wine bar and shop, offering a nightly aperitivo and a curated collection of bottles from Italy and abroad.
Le Trottoir
A Navigli institution this infamous bar is popular with free spirits and unorthodox thinkers. Quite a departure from Milan's sleeker than sleek style bars Le Trottoir is home to wild parties and a wilder crowd...=dis"
Living
Living is one of Parco Sempione's most popular bars both summer and winter. Popular with a glamorous stylish crowd come her for aperitivo before heading to the equally fashion-conscious Just Cavalli Cafe...=display:n"
Mag Cafè
A popular bar in the Navigli district, Mag Cafè serves drinks and light bites day-round, but it shines in the evenings thanks to expertly mixed cocktails.
Milano
Large and chic Milano is a destination cocktail bar owned by the same team as Roïalto. Located near Parco Sempione it's a short walk from the Icebar and hotel Townhouse 12 and within easy reach of Corso Como's high octane clubs...yEven
Morgante Cocktail & Soul
Morgante Cocktail & Soul is a cocktail bar and kitchen found near the canals in Milan, which serves up drinks and food until the early hours.
N’Ombra de Vin
A wine bar and shop with an illustrious history, N’Ombra de Vin offers extraordinary wine, food, and live music in the Brera district of Milan.
Noon (DOC)
The Harvester-style decor and red-gingham seating of DOC a cheery wine-bar-cum-off-licence formerly on this site has been swept away in a wave of modern minimalist styling at new lounge bar and restaurant Noon. Located near the Last Supper and the pl
Nordest Caffè
Political debate is served up with quality jazz classical and acoustic at this civilised cafe-bar. Located in the up-and-coming district Isola it's a great place to relax over a bottle of red wine...
Osteria del Pallone
A mini football hall of fame this Navigli bar is a must for lovers of the beautiful game. Matches are screened to a rapt crowd of fans surrounded by memorabilia from their favourite teams...
Palco
Fabulous cocktails served with a smile what more could anyone ask for from a cocktail bar? Handily located near Joia restaurant and the Westin Grand and Sanpi hotels...
Piscina Solari
A glass covered swimming pool looking onto Parco Solari - the perfect place too cool off during summer time...
Pravda Vodka Bar
This American bar might be slightly ironically named but whatever your politics the truth will out after a few Vodkatinis.
Refeel
Just south of the busy Porta Romana Refeel is perfectly located for some pre-dinner aperitivo. Kick off your evening here then stoll up to Giulio Pane e Ojo Altro Spazio Strato or Compagnie Generale dei Viaggiatori for dinner. yEventWatcher
Roïalto
Located down the far end of Corso Sempione this 1940s Cuban themed cocktail colossus is hugely popular. Combine drinks at Roïalto with dinner at Chatulle and partying at Il Gattopardo...
San Vittore
Prison are not normally associated with fun let alone slick interiors cocktails and chilled lounge music. But this is Milan so head to San Vittore for some relaxed drinks with an interesting crowd and gaze on the prison in front...yEventWat

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