The best bars in Navigli

Milan is home to many unique and urban bars. Finding the best bars is by no means an easy task so, I’ve taken it upon myself to put together a compilation of a few of the coolest place in the glorious zones – Navigli and Tortona.

Il Secco

Situated a few steps from the Naviglio Grande, tucked away on a side road, lies this unique Enoteca. Specialising in wine and prosecco, this intimate bar is the ideal aperitivo or after dinner spot. If you’re unsure of what to order just ask at the bar; the staff of this cosy bar are well prepared in offering excellent wine advice tailored to your preferences. They serve some light food which is all sourced from local suppliers.

Recommendation: try Passerina


The Botanical Club

Gin fanatics, this one is for you. In the bustling zone Tortona, is one of the two gin-distilleries. Contemporary building with the exterior resembling a greenhouse whereas, the interior mirrors bars in London and New York. Although they specialise in gin, the bar also offers a selection of non-gin based cocktails and food. The drinks go down smooth and paired with the delicious finger food menu,

Recommendation: to drink try the classic gin & tonic and the sailor’s tonic and to eat the hummus goes down a treat


Pinch – Spirits and Kitchen

If you step into this bar, you feel like you’ve gone back in time to the 1940s. Everything from the decor to the staff’s uniform echoes this era. This cosy bar on the busy strip of Navigli is famous for its wines and cocktails.

Recommendation: for a cocktail, try the Bella Stronza



Warm ambience, good drinks, tasty food and nice music. The perfect environment for a chilled evening as the atmosphere gives you the sense of being at home. Super inviting prices so there’s no excuse not to check out this venue.

Recommendation: try ratatouille di quinoa


Which bars do you recommend in the Navigli and Tortona area?


Published by Bee

Expat | Content Creator | LDN - MI

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