Dry combines two wonderful things – cocktails and pizza – and does so extremely well. To drink, try the Blood and Sand, a mix of scotch, Cherry Heering, sweet vermouth and orange juice, or perhaps The Monk, a pear and cinnamon tequila drink with lime juice and agave nectar. Oh, and the pizzas rival the drinks in tastiness – notable toppings include pancetta, smoked salmon and roasted date tomatoes.
Via Solferino 33, Milan, Italy,+39 02 637 93414
Birrificio Lambrate is a pioneer of the craft beer movement in Italy. Since 1996 this brewpub has been producing non-pasteurized and non-filtered beer for all of Milan to enjoy. The classics crafted all year long include the Ortiga, a golden style ale, and a smokey stout called the Ghisa. Other beers are only available seasonally or on a special basis.
Via Adelchi 5, Milan, Italy, +39 02 7063 8678
Located in the middle of Chinatown, La Chiesetta is truly one-of-a-kind – after all, where else can you drink in an old gothic church? The house speciality is the chupito, or shooter. There are plenty of chupito options, from the simple SuorLime (vodka and lime) to the Acqua Santa (white rum, gin, vodka and tequila). Celebrating with friends? Order the PadreNostro – that’s seven chupitos served in the form of a cross.
Via Paolo Lomazzo, Milan, Italy, +39 339 796 9095
One of the hippest spots in town, the H Club Diana is the place to see and be seen. It is a part of the Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel and features a beautiful private garden in the back. Everyday between 7 and 10pm the H Club offers one of the best aperitivo experiences in all of Milan. Simply order one of the exquisite cocktails and then head to the extravagant buffet.
Sheraton Diana Majestic, Viale Piave 42, Milan, Italy, +39 02 2058 2004