Looking for an aperitivo in Milan? Milan has plenty of chic watering holes located throughout the city, but did you know that many of the coolest bars are actually in luxury hotels? Here, we guide you through some of the coolest hotel bars in Milan, perfect for sipping great cocktails and watching Milan’s stylish crowd
Bar Mezzanotte, Château Monfort
Whether you wish to have a romantic aperitif, drinks with friends or after-work cocktails, the Bar Mezzanotte lounge bar at Château Monfort is sure to impress. Designed in the style of a neo-romantic castle, the hotel is inspired by fairy tales, opera and ballet, and offers a unique stay. Bar Mezzanotte itself is equally as charming, located under a huge crystal dome with views of the adjacent Chiesa Sacro Cuore di Gesù e Convento dei Frati Minori Cappuccini church. Open from 7am to 1am, the bar offers a top selection of drinks and cocktails in the evening including the Château Monfort signature cocktail, Il Viaggio di Milano.
Bar Mezzanotte, Château Monfort, Corso Concordia 1, 20129 Milan, +39 02 776761
H Club Diana, Sheraton Diana Majestic
The H Club Diana is one of Milan’s most stylish hotspots for the city’s discerning fashion crowd. Located in the elegant Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel, it has become a favourite on the city’s bar scene, known for its cool lounge and secluded private garden. The H Club Diana offers a famous, special Milanese aperitif happy hour every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 7pm-10pm, with drinks, a light buffet, and a background of live music from resident DJs. The hotel bar offers expertly mixed cocktails while the beautiful garden is extremely popular for drinks in the summer.
H Club Diana, Sheraton Diana Majestic, Viale Piave 42, 20129 Milan, +39 02 2058 2034
Armani Bamboo Bar, Armani Hotel Milano
With stunning views across Milan’s Quadrilatero della Moda – the city’s famous fashion quarter – the Armani Bamboo Bar is one of the most chic places to enjoy an aperitivo. Located at the top of the five-star Armani Hotel Milano, the bar exudes the style and sophistication that is synonymous with the Italian brand. The refined bar offers a stylish place to relax in the heart of the city, with sleek onyx features and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can enjoy an impressive selection of classic and contemporary cocktails alongside a wide selection of leading Italian and international wines. Those looking for something to eat will enjoy the menu designed by executive chef Francesco Mascheroni. The bar is open from 11am to 1am.
Armani Bamboo Bar, Armani Hotel Milano, Via Alessandro Manzoni 31, 20121 Milan, +39 02 8883 8888
Franciacorta Bar, Senato Hotel Milano
The elegant Senato Hotel Milano has a reputation as one of the most stylish places to stay in the city. Its ultra-luxurious décor was designed by architect Alessandro Bianchi, who also employed some of the city’s best interior designers. The result is a stunning fusion of muted tones and textures, with wood, velvet, marble and brass accents creating a soothing atmosphere to unwind in. The hotel’s Franciacorta Bar is a great place for discerning wine lovers. Serving Italy’s leading méthode classique sparkling wines, the bar offers a list of wines from the Franciacorta region, located just an hour’s drive from Milan. As well as a regularly changing wine list, the bar also offers food and wine pairings for the perfect start to the evening.
Franciacorta Bar, Senato Hotel Milano, Via Senato 22, 20121 Milan, +39 02 781236
Mandarin Bar & Bistrot, Mandarin Oriental Milan
The Mandarin Oriental Milan is one of the city’s landmark hotels. Encompassing four 18th- century buildings and located just a stone’s throw away from the Duomo di Milano cathedral, it is undoubtedly one of the most fashionable hotels in Milan. The hotel’s Mandarin Bar & Bistrot is the ideal place to enjoy an informal lunch or pre-dinner cocktails. With its stunning black and white mosaic floor, this is a fittingly chic place to watch Milan’s fashion set come and go, while the large central bar offers a top list of food and drinks. At 6pm the bar welcomes the evening crowd, featuring dimmed lighting and top music alongside gourmet finger food and superb cocktails from the mixologists.
Mandarin Bar & Bistrot, Mandarin Oriental Milan, Via Andegari 9, 20121 Milan, +39 02 8731 8888