The best pubs and beer bars in Milan, the ten addresses to know about

The best pubs and beer bars in Milan, the ten addresses to know about

The best pubs in Milan. It’s currently a great time for hops. In the last few years beer lovers have seen the number of beer-related events greatly increase. The number of pubs and breweries has also grown, serving both English and Belgian beers, beers made solely in Italy, Irish brews and even interesting Norwegian bottles. Read on to find out the 10 addresses in Milan where you can enjoy a delicious beer with friends.


Birrificio Lambrate

Birrificio Lambrate

This is definitely the best known drinking spot in the city, with its rather spartan atmosphere, long wooden benches and tables. We recommend choosing one of the cask ales on tap which have Milanese names. A medium sized glass is 5.50 euros, a small is 4.50. You can also order hamburgers, paninos and bruschetta.

Birrificio Lambrate, via Adelchi 5, Milan. Tel. 02 70638678, Website




The vibe inside Spiller is quite intimate, while the huge terrace outdoors is the perfect space for any type of event. The dishes on the menu are inspired by a contemporary interpretation of Alto Adige cuisine (from the region of Trentino-Alto Adige in Northern Italy), which are paired perfectly with the 7 different types of Forst beer (Forst Luxus Light, Heller Bock, Sixtus, V.I.P. Pils, Kronen, Red Menabrea, Weihenstephan).

Spiller, via Fogazzaro 23, Milan, Tel. 02 5514532, Website




A great place for a drink and for socialising in a laid-back atmosphere. The beer is Baladin, one of the best loved and awarded labels in Italy. Essentially, it’s guaranteed to be good. You can also tuck into chips (4.50-5 euros), fried food (6-9 euros), tartare (10 -12 euros), hot plates (12-22 euros), and hamburgers (9-16 euros).

Baladin, via Solferino 56, Milano, Tel. 02 6597758,Website


Il malto e l’uvaIl malto e l'uva

The name of this bar, The Malt and the Grape, says it all. Propped up at the huge bar you can enjoy one of the many excellent wines and whiskeys. But, fear not, there’s also a selection of around 30-40 beers from all over the world. Don’t miss out on the aperitivo which includes very fine and carefully selected ingredients, there are veggie options, cured meats and fish (the Cantabrian anchovies are our favourite).

Il malto e l’uva, via Alberto da Giussano 1, Milan, Tel. 02 36537698, Website


Bere Buona Birra

The recipe for a great evening: a selection of beers from all over the world, delicious snacks, three beer taps and creative cuisine. Here you’ll find locals from around the district enjoying themselves during the aperitivo hour (and for a few hours after!). A beer will set you back around 4 euros.

Bere Buona Birra, via Adige 13, Milano, Tel. 02 87394371, Website


Impronta Birraia

Impronta Birraia

Outside the centre you’ll find this ‘brew pub’ serving 14 artisan beers in a huge space that dates back to the early 1900s. The building’s original distressed iron structures are still in tact. On Tuesdays a medium sized beers costs 3.50 euros, and brunch on Sundays costs 15 euros.

Impronta Birraia, via Tucidide 56, Milano, Tel. 02 37072071, Website


La Birreria Italiana

La birreria Italiana

Here you’ll find a great selection of high quality beers that have been brewed throughout Italy. You can pair your beer with some tasty food, such as a hamburger (5-6 euros), a slice of pizza (4-5 euros) and meat dishes (8-14 euros). You can find La Birreria Italiana‘s other bars in Desio, Oggiono and Pavia.

La Birreria Italiana, piazzale Cantore 4, Milano, Tel. 02 58102209, Website


Sloan Square

Sloan Square

At this English pub you can choose from a selection of the best craft beers made in the UK and other international brews. There are 24 taps on the ground floor and 14 on the upper floor. There are another 400 beers sold in the bottle which are also available to be bought from the shop to take away. The restaurant serves chips (4.50 euros), salads (7 euros), and many meat dishes (a mixed grill costs 18.50 euros).

Sloan Square, piazzale Cadorna 2, Milan, Tel. 349 1328350, Website




This elegant Swedish restaurant has a few trendy chairs pulled up next to the central bar. It’s true that this isn’t exactly a typical drinking spot, but it’s the place to go if you fancy trying good Norwegian and Swedish beers. We recommend accompanying your drink with the legendary smørrebrød. There’s also the Bjork beer, produced in Aosta in Italy (clear 5 euros, red 6 euros, amber 7 euros).

Bjork, via Panfilo Castaldi 20, Milan, Tel. 02 49457424, Website


Mulligans Irish Pub


Here you’ll not only find beer but whiskey too! In this Irish pub you’ll find a carefree and welcoming crowd, it’s a great informal place for meeting up with friends.

Mulligans Irish Pub, via Govone 28, Milan, Tel. 02 3451694, Website

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