The 11 best rooftops for a drink in Milan

L'une des nombreuses statues de la cathédrale principale de Milan donne sur la ville

Are you visiting Milan and looking for a good place to have a drink with a view of the city? Here are the best rooftops for a drink in Milan.

Nestled in the heart of Lombardy in northern Italy, Milan is a city of unbridled charm. Known as the capital of fashion and design, it is warm, elegant and dynamic. With its rich cultural and architectural heritage, Milan is also… exciting to visit. Locals and travellers alike love to lose themselves in its narrow streets, as they discover some exceptional addresses. To discover them, all you have to do is take a step back for an aperitif or a brunch.

Follow the guide as we take you on a tour of the best rooftops for a drink in Milan.

1. Terrazza Duomo 21

Rooftop du Terrazza Duomo 21, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Terrazza Duomo21

Terraza Duomo 21 is ideally located in the heart of the city, in the famous Piazza del Duomo. This rooftop offers a breathtaking view of the famous cathedral, the Duomo of Milan, and the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II on horseback.

Perched on the third floor, the terrace is renowned for its views, and the lounge is both classy and cosy. A number of DJs sometimes perform here, and the establishment can be hired for private events. All in all, Terrazza Duomo 21 is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or Martini, overlooking the city’s most beautiful square.

2. La Rinascente

Terrasse avec vue sur le Dôme de Milan, Obica Duomo

Photo credit: Facebook / Obicà Duomo

Another choice address is located in the famous Piazza del Duomo. Here, too, you can enjoy the view of the majestic Duomo cathedral. This terrace, perfect for a drink, is on the seventh floor of the Rinascente department store, a popular shopping destination.

Visitors can choose from a wide range of bars and restaurants. Some of them, such as Maio Restaurant, Il Bar or Obica Mozzarella Bar, boast the most beautiful views! It’s the perfect address for a drink or a taste of the local cuisine, while gazing at the Duomo.

3. Ceresio 7

Rooftop et piscine du Ceserio 7, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant

Looking for a place to have a drink in Milan with a panoramic view? Go to Ceresio 7! This trendy bar-restaurant attracts travelers and locals alike. Nestled on the fourth floor of a 1930s building, it offers a magnificent 360° view of the city. What makes it special? Two beautiful swimming pools and a cosy musical atmosphere, perfect for an aperitivo or dinner.

Please note: as this is a successful establishment, we advise you to reserve your table in advance.

4. Sky Terrace

Sky Terrace, Hôtel Milano Scala, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Hotel Milano Scala

A very cosy atmosphere for this bar on the eighth floor of theHotel Milano Scala, in the heart of the elegant Brera district. It offers a 360° view of Milan, in an elegant setting. Visitors can enjoy a drink while taking in the view of the Duomo, Porta Nuova, the Alps and Castello Sforzesco. Vegetables are grown on the eighth floor, in the garden of the roof, and used in the Sky Terrace kitchen.

Please note: this rooftop is closed from mid-November to early March, but can be rented for private parties (minimum 25 people). Remember to book in advance.

5. Radio Rooftop Bar

Radio rooftop bar, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Radio Rooftop Milan

Get some height at the Radio Rooftop Bar. Perched on the tenth floor of theME Milan II Duca hotel, the view is breathtaking over Piazza della Repubblica, Porta Nuova and the Milan skyline. The atmosphere is pleasant and lounge-like, with a few DJ sets. As for drinks, there’s a wide choice of cocktails, beers, spritzes, wines and spirits.

All in all, Radio Rooftop Bar is the perfect place for a cocktail or brunch, with friends or as a romantic get-together.

6. Globe

Restaurant et bar à cocktails Le Globe, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Globe – Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Located on the eighth floor of the Pallazo Coin, the Globe offers a surprising view of the Piazza Cinque Giornate and Milan.

You can go there for an aperitivo and buffet, or a romantic dinner. The cuisine is renowned for being copious and tasty, as are the Sunday brunches. If you’re more the party type, the cocktail bar hosts DJs on Saturday evenings, so you can dance the night away. Enjoy a taste of Milan’s nightlife!

7. Terrazza Triennale

Rooftop du Terrazza Triennale, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Terrazza Triennale ‘Osteria con Vista’

Chic and romantic to the core, the Terrazza Triennale is set in the Parco Sempione, a superb green setting. This magnificent rooftop, on the third floor of the Palazzo dell’ Arte – Triennale Museum, offers a verdant view of the park and the Sforza castle, with the city and the Alps in the background. The view is sumptuous, one of the most beautiful in Milan!

Terrazza Triennale offers a wide choice of cocktails, while the restaurant is perfect for a romantic meal. It’s an ideal place to have a drink in Milan, after a visit to the famous Design Museum.

8. Terrazza 12

Rooftop au Terrazza 12, bar lounge à Milan

Photo credit: Terrazza 12

Enjoy a cozy, vintage atmosphere on the rooftop Terrazza 12, on the tenth floor of The Brian & Barry Building. It offers a spectacular view of the city at sunset and of the Piazza San Babila. The atmosphere is very pleasant, the decor cosy: so much so that you’d think you were in your own living room. We really appreciate the lounge atmosphere, trendy and sophisticated, with a 1950s vintage touch.

A really nice place for a drink in Milan or a quick lunch between two visits.

9. Terrazza Martini

Rooftop Terrazza Martini, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Terrazza Martini Milano

A popular address with Milanese locals since 1958, Terrazza Martini is located on the sixteenth floor of a high-rise building. A view of the Piazza Armando Diaz and the Duomo, an elegant setting, a panoramic view: it’s all there!

Completely renovated in 2018, the Terrazza Martini (which is also one of the famous brand’s event agencies) now boasts 235 square meters of space. Unsurprisingly, you’ll need to book in advance if you wish to visit.

10. 10 Corso Como

Rooftop roof garden 10 Corso Como, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / 10 Corso Como

Here’s a rooftop that’s a little different, atypical and unusual, with lots of style. A temple to fashion and a successful concept store, 10 Corso Como is an avant-garde venue. Nestled in an old building, Corso Como houses an art gallery, a hotel, a bookshop, a concept store, a restaurant and… a roof garden! All decked out with green plants in a warm, bold decor.

One of a kind, the Corso Como roof garden is a veritable cocoon inviting you to relax on the rooftops of Milan.

11. Terrazza dei Cavalieri

Terrazza dei Cavalieri, Milan

Photo credit: Facebook / Hotel dei Cavalieri Milano

Let’s round off our selection with a rooftop restaurant to discover in piazza Giuseppe Missori. Located on the tenth floor of the chic Hotel dei Cavalieri, the Terrazza dei Cavalieri is a must for a drink or lunch in Milan. Take advantage of your visit to sample the cocktails and amuse-bouches, drink a good Italian coffee, or enjoy lunch.

The plus? The view, of course! Popular at sunset and in the evening, the Terrazza dei Cavalieri offers a superb view of Milan. If you’re heading there at the height of the summer season, a word of advice: book in advance. We strongly recommend

Now you know the best rooftops for a drink in Milan! And what are your favourite addresses?