Aperitivo in some of the best bars in Milan

Once you’ve settled into the Milanese lifestyle, you’ll start to realize that one of the most important aspects of life in the city is that of Aperitivo. So how are you going to know where to have an Aperitivo – always remember that usually they start at 7 pm and end for 10 pm – when you don’t know where to go yet. So that’s where we at StudentsVille come in, we’re going to give you quick bars in Milan list to go through so you can know what places to bring up in conversation when deciding where to grab a drink.

There is a great selection of rooftop bars Milan, sports bar Milan, Irish bar Milan, and gay bars in Milan. Do keep in mind that Milan is a very open city to the LGTBQ community so unless you’re looking to go to an LGTBQ night, most bars in Milan are perfect for a quick drink.

So always keep in mind this list to find the best bars in Milan and if you like any of the bar Milan we suggest let us know

bars in Milan


  • Mag
    Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 43, 20143 Milano MI07.30 – 01.30 EverydayConsidered to be one of the best places to grab a drink in the Navigli Area, Mag has a selection of cocktails that’ll make you want to grab one of every kind. Every month their signature cocktails change based on the season, and if you don’t feel like risking too much their classic cocktails are amazing. If you go there for Aperitivo they’ll bring you a plate based on what was selected for the day, this is if you’re sitting at the table or standing outside on the Ripa del Naviglio. 
  • Santeria Social Club
    Viale Toscana, 31, 20136 Milano MI18.00 – 01:00 Monday
    18.00 – 02.00 Tuesday & Wednesday
    11.00 – 02.00 Thursday
    11.00 – 03.00 Friday & Saturday
    11.00 – 01.00 Sunday
    The Santeria Social Club is a great venue to see gigs in, I’ve been there to see Kamasi Washington and it was a hoot (love to say a hoot). But we’re here to talk about their cocktails and I can tell you that all of the drinks served are amazing. So maybe you won’t find yourself going for aperitivo here, but more of a night out. Enjoy it cause you’ll want to go every time you get a chance. 
  • Cantine Isola
    Via Paolo Sarpi, 30 angolo, Via Arnolfo di Cambio, 1A, 20154 Milano MI10.00 – 10.00 Everyday
    Closed on MondayRight in the heart of the Milanese Chinatown is one of the best Enoteche in Milan, here you can find a huge selection of wines from whites to reds all one better than the other. You’ll also find a great Aperitivo served and as you could see from it’s opening hours the place closes once aperitivo is finished. The staff is really helpful when it comes to picking a wine, so if you’re uncertain don’t be afraid to ask. 
  • Nottingham Forest
    Viale Piave, 1, 20129 Milano MI18.30 – 02.00 Tuesday to Saturday
    18.30 – 01.00 Sunday
    Closed on MondayWalking into the Nottingham Forest is one of the best experiences ever, you feel like your in a classic NY bar. Maybe that’s because the bar you’re drinking at is from the historical Knickerbocker Hotel. So if you’re into mixology and the centennial tradition of bartending this is a place you must visit, and you must order yourself a Classic Martini. 
  • Terrazza Aperol
    Via Ugo Foscolo, 1, 20121 Milano MI11.00 – 23.00 Sunday to Friday
    11.00 – 01.00 SaturdayThis is one of those places that everyone has seen in any IG account, and hey why not join the crowd and enjoy an Aperol Spritz with a Duomo view. Here you’ll have the best view of the Piazza and all while enjoying the glamour of being on a rooftop bar. Don’t forget to snap those pics and post them, at that point tag us too. 
  • The Old Fox
    Piazza Sant’Agostino, 1, 20123 Milano MI16.00 – 02.00 Monday to Friday
    18.00 – 02.00 Saturday
    14.30 – 02.00 SundayThe Old Fox is a classic style Irish pub, here you’ll enjoy some great pints if you’ve had enough of all of those fancy cocktails in Milan. It’s got those pub vibes, and all the crowd is super easy. During the weekend you’ll find a huge number of students hanging out in the parking lot in front of the pub, and you’ll get a chance to see what Italian students do on their days off. Enjoy one for me as well!