The aperitifs map of Milan has expanded beyond the classic areas of Navigli and Corso Como, and the success of Piazza Gae Aulenti and Porta Nuova has acted like a magnet, swinging the pole of attraction northwards. These three venues trace a route from Dean and Dan Caten’s Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant, famous for its two top-floor pools on terraces with views over the Cimitero Monumentale, to the ever-popular Radetzky, and on to Sushi B in the heart of the Brera district. You’re not far from Milan’s Chinatown, and another highlight here is Otto (Via Paolo Sarpi 8). If you’re on the other side of town, head for TOM (The Oridnary Market), a new entry on the nightlife scene.
Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant
Enjoy an evening seated by the rooftop pools, overlooking the peaceful park of Porta Volta. Ceresio 7 holds a chic modern setting, with sophisticated food and aperitifs such as ‘Twilight by the pool' based on vodka, saffron, orange zest and citrus juice.
The pleasant location, good aperitifs and a stylish crowd make this a favourite. Radetzky is known to be a popular hangout place for young, Italian professionals. Try the house Radetzky Cocktail based on Campari bitters, gin, apricot brandy, sparkling wine and orange juice.
This local spot is a perfect find for the winter. With a heated vertical garden in the evenings, Sushi B serves refreshing cocktails, accompanied by high-quality-finger-food including sushi bites. We recommend trying the Caosmopolitan, a revisitation of the classic Cosmopolitan.