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Places to go in Milan after a day in Milan Design Week 2016, what fun and relaxing options do you have in mind? Milan Design Agenda suggests you the best and chicest Milan bars to drink a cocktail while you reviewing yours best isaloni 2016 pictures. The art of the aperitivo like one Martini, that quintessential Italian experience of an early-evening after a work day, is a centuries-old tradition—and it’s one that the Milanese have perfected…
Designed by director Wes Anderson, the new café at Fondazione Prada is the perfect place to unwind with a drink after an art-filled day at the museum. Patterned wallpaper prints, Formica chairs in bright pastels, terrazzo floors, and pinball machines create an atmosphere with a quirky, retro feel.
Designed by Milanese architect Vincenzo de Cotiis, this bright concept boîte—it’s a cocktail bar, chocolate shop, and bistro all in one—in the historic Palazzo Clerici mixes retro Gio Ponti–esque flair with modern-day accents, such as Kvadrat velvet banquettes, translucent neon shelves, and oxidized brass pendant lamps. Cocktail menu musts include the whiskey-based Alemagna’s Favorite and the Oro di Milano, with Dutch gin and saffron.
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On the rooftop of fashion label Dsquared2’s headquarters, you’ll find what’s possibly the best view of Milan. Within walking distance of the Brera and Corso Como neighborhoods, Ceresio 7 has a polished, clean-lined design that almost feels like being transported to midcentury Palm Springs (but with a decidedly Italian twist). It’s best experienced on a warm evening, sitting alfresco next to one of the bar’s two reflecting pools among a supremely well-dressed crowd.
There isn’t a more picturesque cocktail hour in town than the one at Il Bar—the hidden garden lined with boxwood topiaries at the Bulgari Hotel. Don’t miss out on house classics like the Bulgari, a signature mix of gin, Aperol, fresh orange juice, pineapple, and lime juice, which comes with an assortment of piattini.
Envisioned by design firm Studio Peregalli, this Art Deco jewel box on the top floor of the Museo del Novecento overlooks the resplendent Piazza del Duomo. A gleaming cocktail bar is surrounded with 1930s decorative touches, such as vintage lacquered furniture, Beaux Arts brasswork, and paneled walls covered with geometric patterns from Erte paintings. Sip a drink on the iron-and-glass loggia and take in the views. Things to do in Milan at Fuorisalone 2016? Here’s your answer…
Named for a Northern Italian aperitif, Ugo serves craft cocktails in a dimly lit warren of rooms just off the Naviglio Grande. Though the menu includes a creative range, the emphasis here is on gin, with over 40 labels and counting. Opt for the Gin Negroni or try the Monkey 47, with juniper berries and 1724 tonic water.
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Written by Igor Myronov