ARMANI BAMBOO BAR MILAN
Milan is not only the world's fashion capital, but also home to some of the best bars in Europe. The Armani Hotel offers a unique mix of the two with the incredibly stylish Bamboo Bar.
Located on the seventh floor of the Armani building (inside the hotel), it overlooks the magnificent skyline and terraces, offering guests an exclusive yet elegant ambience surrounded by relaxing atmosphere and good music until 2am everyday.
With its double volume ceiling, louvred window wall and backlit onyx features, the Armani Bamboo Bar is the perfect place to meet friends, discuss business or simply watch the world go by while enjoying an elegant afternoon tea or a pre-dinner Aperitivo
"Milan is a city full of designer bars that literally take your breath away with expensive features and stylish staff, however none more so than the Armani Bamboo Bar on the seventh floor of the impressive Armani building's hotel, which not many people realise is actually shaped like a huge 'A'. Whilst it's by far the most expensive bar we visited in the city (cocktails €18 - €22 and beers €12 - €15), it would be top of our "must-visit" list when planning any night out in Milan.
The views through the louvre blinds over the Duomo and local landmarks are amazing when lit up at night and the actual bar itself is a design masterpiece too. Huge ceilings, back lighting and chic lounge music or live jazz provide a backdrop for one of the most fashionable bars in the world.
Unlike other bars in Milan, when you visit during the Aperitivo Happy Hour (6:30pm - 9pm everyday), there's no nasty surprises. You pay the normal drinks prices, as advertised in the menu, and the fantastic waiters bring you plates of amazing food throughout your visit. Pre-booking is highly recommended as this is one of the busiest bars in Milan.
The cocktails are incredible (and incredibly expensive) with the signature Mary Caprese (€22) being the best Bloody Mary we've ever tasted. A play on the famous Insalata Caprese, it features Square One organic vodka, fresh tomato juice and a mozzarella mousse, topped with basil. Created by the friendly Carlo Mereu, who heads up the best service team we have encountered in Milan, this is one of many signature cocktails that are just as much a talking point as the surroundings.
The Armani Bamboo Bar is certainly the highlight of Milan's catwalk of bars and easily one of our favourite bars in Europe."
~ Best Bars Europe 3rd February 2014