Oozing with retro charm, the newly-opened Giulia Bar offers a break from traditional aperitivo and cocktails in the city centre. Located next to the Duomo and fully decked out in fluorescent lights, lounge chairs and a retro colour scheme, the bar brings a glow to rainy winter evenings. The drinks menu offers a wide selection of gin and Martini cocktails, all eclectically mixed to incorporate a design element.
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Born from the idea of recreating prohibition era interiors, Dry’s minimalist design and warm décor make for an inviting space on a cold winter’s day. The cocktail menu changes with the seasons, many created by expert mixologists using only home-distilled spirits. The best seats are opposite the video art installations on the wall by the bar.
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The Doping Club
The meet-cute between a movie set and gentleman’s club, The Doping Club aches of antique elegance and vintage-inspired cocktails. The interior is peppered with old-English furniture, often frequented by Milan’s modern dandies. The ‘alchemists’ behind the bar whip up eccentric concoctions, best supped cigar in hand, whilst reclining on the plush sofas.
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The owners of this Navigli cycling cafe are as passionate about their art as they are about the bikes, proudly promoting pieces by up-and-coming artists for guests to peruse as they nurse a cocktail. The Sunday brunch is legendary, notable for its evolving Italian cuisine.
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