happy hour tour

Milan Gay Tours delivers this tour only as an extension to a tour taken in the afternoon, for those who want to relax after a busy day of tourism or who want to enjoy the city as an authentic milanese.

Milan is particularly well known for its around 6 PM predinner drinking ritual, the so called “happy hour”. This is when bars and venues are crowded with people getting a nice “aperitivo” (aperitif), which is a mix of drinking a cocktail or a glass of wine and eat plentiful delicious food from an all-you-can-eat buffet, while enjoying good company and petty conversations. When you are in town it is mandatory to take part in it at least once.

Among the standard cocktails sipped, you should definitely treat yourself to a Spritz (made with Aperol, prosecco and soda), or to a Negroni (composed of gin, vermouth and Campari), or its lighter version Negroni sbagliato (wrong Negroni, where gin is replaced by prosecco sparkling wine) and whose recipe was created in Milano in the ‘60s at the mythical and still operating Bar Basso cocktail bar.

Since there are just too many places, we selected special locations for you to choose from and where it will be a pleasure to say “salute” (cheers) together after a short walk to whet your appetite.

    • Departure from your hotel/accomodation or another fixed point

    Tour 1 – Queer cheers!

    Let us introduce you to the multi-ethnical and multi-cultural “Porta Venezia district”, where the most hip gay owned or gay friendly bars in town are located.

    Tour 2 – Duomo square area

    Terrazza Aperol or Terrazza Martini that is the question…

    Terrazza Aperol sits between past and future, tradition and modernity on the original site of Caffè Motta dating 1928 and it offers the pleasure of a unique view of piazza Duomo.

    High above the ground overlooking the spires of the Duomo and the roofs of the old city, since 1958 the Martini Terrace of Milan has been a symbol of the Lombard capital.

    Tour 3 – Ceresio 7

    Situated on the rooftop of fashion house Dsquared2’s headquarters, the aperitivo is among the pricier options in town but the 360 degree view is worth the price.

    Tour 4 – Bar Basso

    For the true cocktail connoisseur, who will not frown because the only food served are olives and chips. Bar Basso is a cult bar for sophisticated drinking devotees, who can recognize and appreciate when a drink is prepared and presented properly.

    Tour 5 – Fondazione Prada

    Out of the beaten tracks, the Fondazione Prada is the result of the transformation of a distillery dating back to the 1910’s. Its Bar Luce, designed by film director Wes Anderson, recreates the atmosphere of a typical Milanese café and its interior design is reminiscent of Italian popular culture and aesthetics from the 1950s and 1960s.

    Tour 6 – Triennale design museum

    Have a drink on the terrace at the top of Triennale design museum with a spectacular view of Sempione park, or if you prefer to sit in the middle of a collection of famous designer’s chairs, the DesignCafé inside is the right choice for you.


    • 1,5 hours approximately
    • Professional licensed guide
    • Tranfers from/to accomodation
    • Spending money
    • Drinks or Food
    • Gratuity – optional
    • Any additional service
    • Comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Camera
    • Spending Money
    • English
    • Italian
  • Cancellations

    For cancellation you may write an email indicating the reference of your booking and your wish to cancel it to hello@milangaytours.com

    All cancellations may have a charge according to when you tell us your wish to cancel your booking.

    This service has these Cancellation Fees,

    • Cancellations up to 7 days before the services: No Cancellation Fee.
    • Cancellations between 7 and 2 days before the services: Cancellation Fee of 20% of cost of your booking.
    • Cancellations within 2 days before the service or No Show: Cancellation Fee of 100% of cost of your booking.

    Any banking fees because of returns will be paid by customers.


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    We can not guarantee any change until we have provider’s confirmation. Some changes may have an additional cost.

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1 Adult –  20€

2 Adults – 30€

3 or more Adults – Please ask

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Pictures of the Tour

  • Negroni cocktail

    Negroni cocktail

  • Bar Basso

    Bar Basso

  • Bar Luce

    Bar Luce


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