Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

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
Pravda Vodka Bar
This American bar might be slightly ironically named but whatever your politics the truth will out after a few Vodkatinis.
Piscina Solari
A glass covered swimming pool looking onto Parco Solari - the perfect place too cool off during summer time...
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...
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...
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...
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
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"
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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;""
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...
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...
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.
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"

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