Aperitif with chic city views: Milan’s 12 most glamorous terraces
Even if you prefer the economical version of the aperitif, you can sometimes make a small exception to this rule , especially if it’s worth it. I bring to your attention a selection of the most glamorous terraces of the city for the Milanese aperitif . From Brera to the Duomo, from Boscolo Hotel to Hotel Milano Scala, from the most exclusive roofs of the city to lounge bars. Here are twelve chic places for an aperitif, where at least once everyone should visit!
The view from this hotel is impossible not to capture in our memory. From here, it seems, you can touch the spiers of the Duomo itself, which majestically rises above the roofs of the city. This charming oasis over the city becomes a meeting place for various population groups: here the worlds of business, fashion and tourism intersect . Enjoy the sunset and city views, accompanied by the best cocktails, snacks and lounge music. Try the boscopolitan signature cocktail made from cranberry juice, lemon juice, vodka and cointreau liqueur. And from Wednesday to Friday you can hear live music here .
Every day from 12.30 to 01.00. Aperitif from 18.30 to 21.00.
Price: 18 euros
Sunday brunch: from 12.30 to 16.00
Address: Boscolo Milano
Corso Matteotti, 4-6 (Montenapoleone)
tel: +39 02 76394541
Offers two swimming pools, top-quality cuisine and glamorous cocktails on the old city rooftop. The aperitif begins at 18.30 . Here you will be offered finger food snacks and gourmet dishes , such as salmon and avocado tartare, vitello tonato with capers, quail eggs, etc. All this is accompanied by signature cocktails . The classic Moscow Mule cocktail is served in a copper mug; The Spritz cocktail here is called Ceresio , which instead of Aperol contains Solerno liqueur.
Opening hours: every day from 18.30 to 21.00
The cost of cocktails: from 15 euros
Address: Via Ceresio 7, Milano
Tel .: +39 02 31039221
La terrazza di via Palestro
One of Milan’s most glamorous lounge bars is on via Palestro, on the 4th floor of the Swiss Center, just a few minutes’ walk from Montanelli Park. Design interior, gorgeous panoramic view and a real Milanese aperitif from finger food appetizers and Roof Garden signature refreshing cocktail (lemon, sugar, mango, vodka, midori liqueur, sprite). From May to October 2015, the International Chef Cup 2015 takes place here , where the best chefs of Italian and international cuisine compete. Read more about the Chef Cup 2015 here .
Monday to Saturday from 18.30 to 21.30.
Aperitif price: 12 euros
Chef Cup evenings 2015 start at 19.30, while Disaronno Terrase is open from 19.
Address: Via Palestro 2, Milano 20122
tel .: +39 02 76028316
On Piazza 5 Giornate there is another restaurant with a chic terrace for a great aperitif. Dimmed lighting, candles and lounge music from RadioGloobeMilano- all this creates an elegant, cozy and modern atmosphere. This terrace is the highlight of the area. An ideal place where you can try many of the most unusual cocktails : from Italian Martini to Velvet Monkey (gin, aloe water, grapefruit juice, cucumber). Snacks are served buffet style .
Aperitif time: from 18.30 to 21.30.
Cost from 10 to 15 euros. (you can try the tartar of fresh fish, paying an additional 5 euros)
Address: Piazza Cinque Giornate 1, 20129 Milano
Tel .: +39 02 55181969
Located in the heart of the city, Terazza Apperol is the most memorable meeting place in Milan. Here, in one place, modernity of the interior and a view of the old Duomo are combined. The institution’s signature drink is Aperol , which is a classic of the Milanese aperitif. The food is presented as tapas-bar snacks .
Aperitif time: all days from 18.00 to 22.00
Cost: 12 euros.
Address: Piazza Duomo, corner Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, 2nd floor
Tel .: +39 02 86331959
Located in the heart of the new fashion and design district . A warming blanket and fresh air in the open air are the perfect combination for relaxing and tasting a soft refreshing cocktail. Try Paloma signature cocktail based on caramelized rum, ginger, Sicilian fruits. Light snack food The finger .
Opening hours: all days from 19.00 to 00.30.
Price of a cocktail: 10 euros
Address: Via Alessio di Tocqueville, 7- 20154 Milano
tel .: +39 02 89 28 16 11
Hotel the Gray
Outdoor Terrace in a luxe boutique hotel in the very center of Milan, directly opposite the Duomo Gallery . Soft lines of design, exclusive interior. Aperitif of Mediterranean cuisine in the form of finger food . I recommend trying mojito , prepared on the basis of real cane sugar .
The terrace closes at midnight.
The cost of cocktails: from 10 euros.
Address: via San Raffaele 6, 20121 Milano
tel .: +39 02 7208951
corner of true Milanese beauty located on Via Procaccini. On the ground floor you will find antique vintage furniture, ethnic furniture, comfortable seats and a large bar. On the second floor there is a terrace, ideal for an aperitif in the summer. And all this a stone’s throw from the Duomo . Try the Mississipi Mule signature cocktail , accompanied by grilled meats and various finger foods .
Aperitif time: from 18.00 to 22.00.
The cost of a cocktail: 10 euros.
Reservations are welcome.
Closed on Monday.
Address: Via Procaccini 37, 20154 Milano
tel .: 02 34930819
Hotel Milano Scala
This is a real open-air garden , with fresh products used to make cocktails. An aperitif with a green cocktail cocktail is accompanied by a large selection of bio snacks and meat on skewers. From here you can see Milan at 360 ° , from the Brera district to the skyscrapers and the Duomo.
Aperitif time: from 18.30 to 21.00.
Price of a cocktail: 15 euros.
Booking is highly recommended .
Address: Via dell’Orso 7, 20121 Milano
tel .: +39 02 870961
Excelsior Hotel Gallia
Not far from the Centrale metro station, there is a five-star hotel that offers an aperitif and chic views from its terrace, located on the seventh floor. An excellent bar and a number of delicious and original snacks are waiting for you.
Cost: 18 euros.
Address: Piazza Duca D’Aosta 9, Milano 20124
tel .: +39 02 6785
Mandarin Oriental offers not only a pleasant pastime in an elegant setting, but also an excellent and high-quality aperitif. Each cocktail, worth 18 euros , is accompanied by finger food snacks prepared by the hotel’s kitchen staff. A huge selection of classic cocktails in a modern interpretation .
Address: Via Andegari 9, Milano 20121
tel .: 02 8731 8888
Terrace La Rinascente Duomo
Aperitif with a breathtaking view on the terrace of one of the most famous shopping center La Rinascente , where the Duomo spiers are so close that it seems to be part of the interior of the bar itself.
Every evening you can try a new diverse finger food menu : chicken on skewers in avocado sauce, mini quiche and other fish and meat snacks. The cost of an aperitif is from 10 to 18 euros. Be sure to try the Fresh Mind passion fruit cocktail and the signature Piazza Duomo cocktail with lime raspberries and vodka, and those who prefer soft drinks – the 7 Floor cocktail with seasonal fruits. Of course, of all the establishments, La Rinascente is considered the most tourist destination.
Aperitif time: from 09.00 to 00.00, aperitif from 18.00
The cost of a cocktail: an average of 15 euros
Official website :
Address:Via Santa Radegonda, 10, 20121 Milano
Tel: 02 88521
Terraza 12 Brian & Barry Building
On the tenth floor of the fashionable Brian & Barry Building , in the very center of San Babila , just a stone’s throw from the Duomo, there is the Terraza 12 bar where you can enjoy gourmet cuisine and signature cocktails from the best bartenders .
The atmosphere of the fifties with authentic objects in the Vintage style, with views of the Sky Line di Milano and the Madonna of the Duomo. Classic and creative cocktails from the best mixology professionals- Ekaterina Logvinova and Maurizio Marsè. And once a month the terrace turns into a club-bar, where the best bartenders of the world perform .
Opening hours: daily from 12.00 to 01.00
Cocktail cost: on average 15 euros
Address: via Durini 28, Milano
Tel: 02 92853651