4 best winter open rooftop bars in Milan open all year round

Even during the colder months, Milano looks best from above. We will take you to the top venues for elevated food and drinks in a winter-dressed Milano.

September 4, 2023
Winter rooftop bars in Milano

Milan have some superb rooftop bars for the warmer months. But what many don’t know is that some of these rooftops also are open during winter.

While the winters can be quite rough and cold, you can still find some great winter open Milano rooftop bars, where you can enjoy great food and drinks (no surprise there) in a cosy setting. Perfect hangout for a sunny lunch or afternoon cocktails.

Here’s our list of the best rooftop bars open year round in Milan.

1. La Rinascente Rooftop

Winter rooftop bars Milan - La Rinascente
La Rinascente Rooftop | Photo: www.ilbarmilano.it

Located on top of the luxurious shopping mall La Rinascente (which will make your jaw drop just by looking at it), you find a rooftop venue that offers numerous food and drink options for you to enjoy.

The rooftop bars and restaurants offer both indoor and outdoor seating, along with some of the best views of Milan's Cathedral, as well as the Doume.

Not only that, but the spacious construction allows for seating plenty while letting everyone enjoy the view.

Though La Rinascente operates more as a food-court than as a bar, it's still a high-end destination with delicious drinks and high-quality food. Enjoy fine meals at Maio Restaurants, a pizza at Obicà Mozzarella Bar, or an apertivo in Il Bar.

Whether you're looking for a low-key place to enjoy the views or you're in dire need of some rest after a busy day shopping, rest assured La Rinascente has something for you.


  • Via Santa Radegonda 1, 20121 Milan
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2. The Roof Milano

Winter rooftop bars Milan - The Roof Milano
The Roof Milano | Photo: www.theroofmilano.com/

Found at piazza Giuseppe Missori, in the very heart of the city, The Roof Milano is a fine dining rooftop restaurant & rooftop cocktail bar, with panoramic views over Milan.

The long, balcony-like terrace is sleek and elegant, decorated with a mix of dining tables, lounge sofas and front-row bar stools.

From here, you can see the basilica of Sant’Alessandro and the liberty buildings in the center of Milan, up to the distant snow-capped Alps.

Open daily for lunch, sunset aperitif and dinner, The Roof Milano is always a great destination if you want to experience the city from another perspective.

The rooftop menu features a fine selection of Italian cuisine, as well as excellent cocktails, served in an elegant atmosphere.


  • Hotel Dei Cavalieri Milano, Piazza Missori 3, 20123 Milano
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3. Radio Rooftop Bar

Winter rooftop bars Milan - Radio Rooftop Bar
Radio Rooftop Bar | Photo: http://radiorooftop.com

With sleek and modern furniture, amazing views of Milan's more contemporary side, and large and comfortable lounge areas, the Radio Rooftop brings a slice of the Big Apple to The Fashion Capital of the World.

Open day and night, the Radio Rooftop Bar is a stylish, multicultural, and high-energy cocktail lounge that aims to provide a fun experience to everyone involved.

With both indoor and outdoor seating areas, as well as a large roof, this is also an ideal place for cold and rainy days alike.

While beers and wines are readily available at the Radio Rooftop, the show-stealers are the signature cocktails, crafted with modern mixology techniques and unique ingredients.

If you're hungry, the bar offers a small but delicious menu of tapas that go great with the drinks.

This vibrant and energetic bar is a cornerstone of Milan's nightlife scene, so reservations are encouraged if you'd like to have a private table.

Due to the high-end and vibrant atmosphere of the Radio, you'll want to dress your best if you're aiming to impress.


  • Piazza della Republica, 13, 20124 Milan
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4. A Riccione Terrazza 12

Winter rooftop bars Milan - A Riccione Terrazza 12
A Riccione Terrazza 12 | Photo: www.ariccionemilano.it/

A colorful and welcoming ambiance embraces you the moment you set foot on A Riccione Terrazza 12, located smack in the middle of the city.

Part rooftop bar, part rooftop restaurant, this cool getaway offers what they call "high mixology" and delicious Italian cuisine.

As can only be expected from a mixology bar, their expertly crafted cocktails are a must-try, particularly when it comes to their signature creations; however, beer, wine, and other drinks are readily available for those who ask.

From the comfort of the lounge chairs, you can enjoy fantastic views of Milan's skyline and front-row seats to the Madonnina, all while listening to relaxing music and basking in the afternoon sun.

Retractable roof and glass walls, along with a spacious interior, makes this a great rooftop for all seasons.

The A Riccione Terrazza 12 is the ideal place for those looking for a low-key evening, rather than a wild night full of partying.


Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.