LGBT friendly Aperitivo: the best locations in Milan
By Giulia MineroA Piedmontese city reporter keen on travels and culture, in love with Milan’s vitality. She collaborates with Where Milan to share her passions with international visitors and to promote the most suggestive experiences, to make each trip in the capital of fashion unique.
Now that you know about Milan’s LGBT friendly attitude and the most fashionable clubs, are you looking for interesting venues for a relaxing aperitivo or an enjoyable after dinner?
Here you can find some tips..
Located in Porta Venezia District, this typical bar is one of the most famous venues for aperitivo; here you can sip a cocktail made of fresh fruit accompanied by hot dishes in a enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Its spaces, with their small dimensions and minimal 70s-style furniture, are some of LGBT community’s (but not only) favourite attractions, especially on Sunday night when the music played by a resident Dj or by small bands allow the perfect chance to make new acquaitances.
Open Tue and Sun 6.30pm-1am; Wed-Thurs 6.30pm-1.30am; Fri-Sat 6.30pm-2am. Closed on Monday.
Via Lecco, 6
M1 (red line) Lima
T: +39 02 29409330
Facebook: MONO Bar
Built following the Formentera’s homonym bar’s example, that also inspired its elegant and sober style, this well-known venue close to Porta Venezia is renowed for its long-lasting opening times that start from breakfast up to the after dinner time. In its interior, rigorously all-white, and in its outer spaces, people can enjoy an aperitivo made of finger food liven up by sought-after music played by a ever-different and eclectic Dj set. Thanks to its central position, Blanco is perfect to sip a drink before a fun night at the disco or simply to enjoy a nice evening in good company in a heterogeneous environment.
Open Mon-Thurs 9am-12.30 Midnight; Fri-Sat 9am-2am. Closed on Sunday.
Via Giovanni Battista Morgagni, 2
M1 (red line) Porta Venezia
T: +39 02 29405284
For those who are not looking for a location to dance, this is the right destination! Set in Porta Venezia District, next to the Indro Montanelli Garden, Lelephant is the perfect venue for a relaxing evening to chat or to socialize with new acquaintances, also thanks to its many entertainment activities. Its interiors are way wider than than the other bars’ located in the same area, featuring alternative furnishing and photographs of some of the most well-known Italian personalities from the 70s. Each Thursday is a save-the-date night in which its clientele, generally made of youngsters, enjoys to try its luck taking part to the characteristic bingay. It truly is a must-do experience…
Open Tue-Sat 6.30pm-3am; Sun 6.30-2am. Closed on Monday.
Via Melzo, 22
M1 (red line) Porta Venezia
T: 02 29518768
[Photo Credits: Rainbow Glass by Rises-From-Ashes on DeviantArt]