World's coolest bars in Milano

Discover the World's Best Bars 2020 award winning venues

The World's Best Bars 2020 is the international award given to the best bars in the world by 540 (anonymous) industry experts selected by William Reed Business Media.

 

There are many Italian names at the helm of the venues awarded, first of all the one led by Ago Perrone and Giorgio Bargiani, respectively Director of Mixology and Head Mixologist of Connaught Bar in London (winner of the review). 2 of the top 50 venues are based in Italy (1930 in Milano and Drink Kong in Rome); while 2 bars among the first 100 classified are placed in Milano (1930 and Officina Milano).

 

Among the criteria used to assess the ability in the art of international mixology stand out in particular: the fidelity to the embraced identity; the ability to clearly communicate their principles; impeccable service and a delicious and innovative drink list, as long as it is consistent with the chosen style. The team spirit is also an essential element for the success of all the venues reported.

 

Over the years Milano has distinguished itself in the creation of iconic contemporary cocktails, to be enjoyed during the aperitivo or accompanied by the tasty dishes typical of Italian cuisine.

1930 (Mysterious location)

1930 is the speakeasy cocktail bar that won 25th place in the World's 50 Best Bars 2020. The location is secret and to find it, you'll have to use investigative skills worthy of the character played by Kevin Costner in "The Untouchables"; the furniture is vintage; background music is jazz. But don't be fooled by the atmosphere of the '30s: every 6 months the menu and the decor change, being inspired by a different continent (at this time South America) and the restaurant is attentive to the latest green trends. Prohibition has an exotic touch in cocktails created by bartender Benjamin Cavagna: the list includes the drink "for carnivores" Old Fashion Asado, smoked flavor; evokes the scents of immense beaches with Coconut Fizz; reaches spicy tips with Cocoa. But there are 15 drinks to choose from and to combine with the ecological accompanying menu.

Officina Milano

New entry in the No. 90 extended World's Best Bars ranking, Officina Milano is an elegant lounge bar with a 50s look, among the 10 best bars in Europe according to the Tales 2020 Spiritated Awards. The watchword is relaxation: in this place time must be dedicated to savouring taste (drinks, but also brunch) and colours. The elegant bar counter is a real laboratory capable of modernising classic drinks and interpreting customers' desires with the products' customisation. On social profiles, the cocktail images seem to come out of Irving Penn's legendary photographs.