At this point, very little is missing for the most awaited holiday of the year. Christmas wraps us in the typical lights and decorations that adorn many corners of the city. Among the crazy gift runs, which inevitably boil down to last minute purchases, and ever-growing list of commitments before the holidays, it is always difficult to find time for a toast with friends and colleagues.
Before starting the family celebrations and Christmas binges, you wouldn’t like to toast with friends and colleagues to the end of the year and the beginning of what comes next? Milan, as always an inexhaustible source of places suitable for any occasion, offers a wide choice of bars and cocktail bars where elegant and welcoming atmospheres make an evening with friends magical.
Via Andegari, 9
In the heart of the hotel of the same name, the Mandarin Bar & Bistrot faces the winter season with its warm atmosphere, in the suggestive internal lounge and the courtyard. The environment undergoes a real change from a quiet urban oasis by day to a place of great charm by night. The soft lights and background music are the perfect setting for an elegant Christmas toast with colleagues or loved one.
Piazza Duca D’Aosta, 9
As every year, Christmastime makes the Excelsior Hotel Gallia shine. The magnificent and imposing façade with its twinkling lights and characteristic Christmas tree in the interior contribute to spreading the spirit of the most joyful holiday of the year. If you want to spend an aperitif or an after dinner drink surrounded by a refined atmosphere in an exclusive location, Terrazza Gallia is the ideal place. On the seventh floor of the building you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of Piazza Duca d’Aosta and the intimate and enveloping atmosphere will be the backdrop for the perfect toast, with signature cocktails created in a workmanlike manner by the team of expert mixologists.
Viale Piave, 42
As the beating heart of the majestic Sheraton Diana Majestic, the bar and restaurant welcomes its guests in a location with a unique atmosphere, which during the harsh winter climate offers itself as an elegant refuge for a toast before the holidays. Original drinks with high quality ingredients will be the stars of your Christmas aperitif. The outdoor garden, which in honor of Christmas turns into a triumph of lights and sparkling decorations, will surround you with its beauty. Finally, the music in the background will make the environment relaxing and give you an evening to remember.
Piazza XXIV Maggio, 8
Soft lights, comfortable sofas and countless period details distinguish the wonderful location of this British- style cocktail bar located inside the Yard hotel from the rest. In this place of the past, you will be greeted by a special Christmas touch that will accompany your evenings throughout the holidays. Illuminated trees hanging from the ceiling make the atmosphere even warmer and more welcoming and turn it into the perfect place to spend an evening toasting in honor of a great year and the one to come.
Via San Fermo, 1
In the heart of the Brera district, here’s a cocktail bar with a Provencal spirit that proposes itself as the perfect place to escape from the last commitments of the year and enjoy an evening of good drinking. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, Tibi has created a new drink list that you can enjoy for a Christmas toast. If, on the other hand, you prefer to stay on the more traditional side, you can rely on the 100 gin labels, their specialty, or the wide selection of rum and vodka. This is the ideal place for a toast with your better half or close friends.
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 43
A cocktail bar in perfect bohemian style on the Navigli, with soft lights and countless objects to be observed on the walls, also presents itself as the ideal place to exchange greetings before Christmas and enjoy an evening immersed in the world of mixed drinking. The Mag Café is a safe destination for a short escape from the intense working days and gives its customers a Christmas touch with the sparkling sapling hanging from the ceiling and the light arrangement. It gives an even more welcoming atmosphere to one of the most famous city cocktail bars.
Via Mario Fusetti, 1
Cocktail bar, fusion lover and world traveler- Iter prepares suitcases every six months and leaves for a new destination, in search of new flavors and combinations. Then it presents a drink menu in the name of the country’s cultures and traditions just visited. This year will surprise you with a unique and special Christmas thanks to the drink list dedicated to Estonia. The discovery of its chromatic and cultural contrasts combined with the eclectic and welcoming environment that has always characterized the place will give a twist to your Christmas toast and make it unforgettable.
Via Malpighi, 7
Porta Venezia has always been an inexhaustible source of opportunities for recreation and Eppol is the right place to dedicate a few hours to the celebrations, thanks to the welcoming atmosphere and legendary cocktails. The retro-style furnishings with a few underground touches form the backdrop to a seasonal and refined drink list. Entering the restaurant, you will be greeted by the delicate music in the background that will lull you into an environment that combines both the classic and contemporary, giving you a magical evening in the name of quality.
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Via Pietro Colletta, 17
Hidden in the Porta Romana district, you’ll find the perfect meeting place for adventurous drinkers. As soon as you enter the room, your gaze will be captured by the warm colors and soft lights of an environment similar to a 1960s New York loft. But the real star is the counter, a large light wooden table around which patrons can take a seat enjoying the convivial atmosphere of the place. The secret of success lies in the creativity of the mixologists. Choose the alcoholic base and trust them. They will make your Christmas toast special.
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 69
Who has never wanted, at least once in their life, to spend the holidays someplace warm? Possibly on a beautiful white beach, sipping delicious cocktails with the sound of the waves lulling you in the background. Without catching a plane, it is possible to escape for a few hours from the harsh winter climate by taking refuge in Rita’s Tiki Room. For a moment the environment gives the illusion of being in a tropical location with Hawaiian atmospheres and overseas flavors. The spicy drinks will give you an exotic Christmas toast while still remaining close to the banks of the Naviglio.