Happy Hour in Milan: The Best Places for Aperitifs in Porta Venezia

Happy Hour in Milan: The Best Places for Aperitifs in Porta Venezia

It’s time for the happy hour in Milan. You’re walking in the shop windows lights, while the colours of the sky fade over the city, dreaming of a glass of wine or a perfect cocktail between your fingers. Follow us: Hotel Galles will take you on a tour of the best aperitif venues in and around Milan, in the Porta Venezia district.

Hotel Galles, your Terrace for Happy Hour in Milan

An aperitif with a view or a romantic tête-à-tête at sunset? Our hotel with terrace in Milan is the perfect location. The panoramic terraces of Hotel Galles offer a 360-degree view of the Milan skyline and the main monuments of the city.

While you’re at it, why not stop for dinner? Located on the sixth floor of the hotel, La Terrazza restaurant is one of the most exclusive panoramic restaurants in Milan. The cuisine of our Executive Chef Emmanuele Lo Biondo skilfully mixes Italian gastronomic tradition with innovation for surprising dishes.

Happy Hour in Milan at Porta Venezia

With its strategic location in the heart of Milan and Porta Venezia, Hotel Galles is the ideal starting point to discover the best places in the area. Here you will find some of the best aperitif bars in Milan, as well as the coolest gay-friendly bars in town.

People’s Place, Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan 2/A

Tommy Hilfiger’s new bar in Piazza Oberdan in Milan is set to become one of the most popular bars in the neighbourhood. Open from breakfast to late evening, People’s Place is a place dedicated to people, as its name suggests. It’s ideal for an outdoor aperitif in the summer.

Blanco, Via Giovanni Battista Morgagni 2

Blanco Milano is the top address in Porta Venezia for an international and fashionable LGBT clientele, but not only. With its total-white look designed by Bertero Projects, the place is frequented at all hours of the day, combining cocktails, music and events.

The Botanical Club of Milan, Via Melzo 16

If you love cocktails with a capital “C”, The Botanical Club will become your new favourite place. After the openings in Via Pastrengo and Via Tortona, this American bistro-bar has just landed in Via Melzo. Its speciality is gin, distilled “at home” and bottled in limited editions under the label Spleen et Ideal.

Barba, Via S. Gregorio 40

Not far from the Central Station, Barba is a cosy, intimate bar with great music and cocktails. Aperitifs and after-dinner drinks range from great classics to unusual combinations. Don’t forget to try its fusion cuisine and tapas.

LùBar, Via Palestro 16

Looking for an instagrammable happy hour? With LùBar you’re on the safe side: this spectacular café and bistro is located inside the Villa Reale in Milan in Via Palestro and is inspired by the Sicilian atmospheres. It looks like a winter garden, with lots of plants, light colours and natural light.

Eppol, Via Marcello Malpighi 7

The attention to mixing and natural ingredients make Eppol one of the best bistros and cocktail bars in Porta Venezia, located on one of the prettiest art nouveau streets of Milan. The refined design mixes classic and contemporary design for a unique style.

Nottingham Forest, Viale Piave 1

Speaking of unique style, we can not fail to mention the tropical-pyratesque look of Nottingham Forest. In 2019 this eccentric cocktail bar was listed among “The World’s 50 Best Bars”. Don’t miss the drinks prepared by the barman Dario Comini and served in weird glasses, such as skulls, shells, bathtubs… Let yourself be surprised!

Crazy Cat Café, Via Napo Torriani 5

Fancy a drink among adorable cats? Cat lovers will love Milan’s first cat café. The aperitif accompanied by charcuterie boards is served between 6 and 8 pm… while Elton, Bowie and their feline friends are rubbing against your legs.


Turn the aperitivo into your happy hour with the advice of Hotel Galles. We’ll be waiting for you on our terrace for a special aperitif!