In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19
, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others, even outdoor. A distance of a meter or so
must be kept - and a face mask
(better if surgical) worn - in case of any personal encounters.
Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, though bars, restaurants, shops and even museums began reopening from June 3
. Schools started again on September 14. Yet, though we kept our fingers crossed, a new lockdown
has been enforced starting from November 5.
Official news at the YesMilano
.:. Bar Magenta
Established in 1907 a stone's throw from the Catholic University - to be inaugurated only a dozen years later, however - it's Milan's archetypal bistro. Period wooden furnishings, big old posters on the walls, a bit rough staff, still efficient and reliable. Have a chat, a beer, sandwiches, some food.
Via Giosue Carducci 13
open seven days
[+39] 02 8053808
.:. Birrificio Lambrate
The first micro brewery in town. Some classics, which carry Milanese names like Sant'Ambroeus (our patron saint Ambrose), Domm (dialect for Duomo: the Cathedral), or Monte Stella (Milan's one-and-only hill), are produced regularly all year round. Others - e.g. Magut (dialect for mason) or Beccamort (gravedigger) - depend on season or availability of raw materials. Happy Hour Buffet from 6 to 8pm.
.:. Another outlet of the Birrificio - more on the restaurant side - is not very far, at Via Camillo Golgi 60.
Via Adelchi 5
[+39] 02 70638678
.:. El Tombôn de San Marc
Right in the heart of the Brera district, it's a landmark for beer drinkers. The name of the venue comes from a basin along the Navigli canals, here till the early 1930s. In Milanese dialect, a wide place where water stops is called tombôn, literally "big tomb".
Via San Marco 20
[+39] 02 6599507
The excellent selection of beers on tap, unfiltered raw craft, is the strenght of this pub which organizes many evenings with live music, mostly jazz and blues. The kitchen is also open for lunch weekdays; pizza at night.
Via Ugoni 18
closed Monday evening
[+39] 02 87380668
.:. Isola della Birra
Quality beers made by Italian microbreweries to enjoy in a quiet atmosphere, sitting at a classical wooden table.
Via Medardo Rosso 18
6pm-2am, closed Sunday
[+39] 02 49661403
.:. Maga Furla
Pub with kitchen with a good selection of beer and wine, as well know the students of the surrounding Bicocca university. Open for lunch (noon-3pm) and in the evening from 6:30pm through 2am.
Via Cozzi 50
closed Saturday for lunch and Sunday
[+39] 02 89059657
.:. Nord Est Café
A nearly historical venue, and a multitasking one: cafeteria, happy hour, and chats over a glass of wine. Sunday brunch 12 noon to 5pm. Casual setting, late-2nd-millennium style, with some period furnishings, and outdoor tables on a lively but not congested road. Often live music.
Via Pietro Borsieri 35
open seven days
[+39] 02 69001910
.:. Pogue Mahone's
The most crowded pub in town is Irish, with Irish beer and Irish folk.
Via Vittorio Salmini 3
closed Sat and Mon lunchtime
[+39] 02 58309726