Mag Cafè

Located right in the middle of the action on the busy Naviglio Grande, Mag Cafè serves some of the best cocktails in town in an utterly charming 1920s Parisian-style café. This old pharmacy-turned-cocktail bar’s aperitivo has very little in common with the Navigli’s ubiquitous disappointing buffets: What you get, instead, is a small plate of good quality salumi (cold cuts) and formaggi (cheeses). The same crew also operates a 4-square-meter mini-cocktail bar called Backdoor43, which serves take-away cocktails in paper mugs.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • outdoors / patio
  • lots of rum
What to drink
“Midnight in Paris”: 7-year-old cane juice rum, red vermouth, mint cream, Peychaud's Bitters and Angostura, served in a quirky lid-covered glass.
Porta Genova
Call ahead to book a table, as the place fills up quickly.