Mag Cafe

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Neighborhood: Navigli
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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  • Porta Genova • 4 min walk
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  • La Ele in Viaggio
    Milan, Italy268 contributions
    Cocktails favolosi
    Nel cuore della Movida Milanese, I Navigli potete gustare i migliori cocktails della città! In una location veramente unica, locale bellissimo, atmosfera unica. I cocktails sono sempre diversi e molto particolari e sono veramente buonissimi. Perfetto per l’aperitivo o per un drink dopo cena.
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 16, 2019
  • AdrenAlina
    Florence, Italy34 contributions
    Buonissimi i cocktail ed accoglienza da 10!
    Siamo stati qui due volte in due sere di seguito, personale cordiale, ambiente amichevole, professionale il barman e tutti capaci di farti sentire al posto giusto nel momento giusto! Consigliatissimo per la qualità dei cocktail proposti e per la gestione del locale! Grazie da Firenze!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 12, 2020
  • MoceM
    Italy57 contributions
    Top!
    Amo le particolarità di questo locale, dalla drink list all'arredamento. I cocktails sono ottimi e particolari. Il personale cordiale e veloce nonostante l'alta qualità del servizio. Una "chicca" sui Navigli. Da provare!
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 23, 2019
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Aparna m
7 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
This is an amazing place to hangout solo or with friends any time of the day. I come here all the time and it's one of my favorite spot in Milan. The morning brioche are really fresh, unlike the frozen ones in most bars of Milan. They have an amazing collection of tea and it's a big deal in Italy ( the coffee country 😜).
It's quite small so evenings could be a bit crowded. The deco of the place is really unique and comfy. The bar staff are amazing too. Not pricy at all though it's right on Naviglio. Their Moscow Mule is great.
Written March 2, 2016
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Kelly P
10 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Pls check uit the picture. Left one is a gin cocktail (Uluwatu punch). That one is fine. The other one, right one, calls the Mexican Trip. BUT me and my friend call it the Heinz Ketchup Cocktail. Do not take that one! At least, the bar is nice. Dogs are welkome.
Written February 12, 2019
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HonoraryPraguer
Rome, Italy397 contributions
May 2018
Drinks are perfect here. I think that an important slice of life of the Milanese mixology passes here. Just a problem. It is better to serve nothing than the really poor dish you bring to every table. One point less for this reason. Anyway recommended place.
Written May 28, 2018
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EdGG2013
Bogota, Colombia44 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
In 4 days in Milan I went twice to MAG. The ambience is super cozy, cool music, amazing Negronis. On Thursday we where able to find seats at the bar and then a table. On Saturday the place was totally packed and there was actually a long line to get a drink. So, as a place during the week for aperitivo and further, I totally recommend. For weekends you might want to get there early.
Written October 21, 2017
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Geoff2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam189 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We agree with most reviews in that this little venue would be most popular in the evenings with a young lively crowd. That said, we 'oldies' enjoyed an excellent cappuccino and a friendly vibe as a respite from our wandering around the highlights of Milan.
Written September 26, 2017
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travelwithme247
Greater London, UK313 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
I reckon most people will come here for the bar at night. I came for the breakfast in the morning. It was quiet but I got to try a legit Italian breakfast and was quite surprised. I liked my cold tea drink, biscuit, and doughnut. This is a very very cool place to chill.
Written August 15, 2017
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Patricia
Milan, Italy96 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
If you are lucky to get a table or a small space at the bar, please do visit MAG.
They have a cool menu presented where each drink is communicated as a story or a mith. You can directly feel the type of each cocktail you are reading about without having to go through the ingredients, but if you do then you will also discover a different and unusual mix.
The Atmosphere is very nice, romantic and dark, i wish they can find a way of implementing that spirit to the outer part of the pub.
I went there on a date and the mood is perfect for these kind of meetings, i also went there with friends ans it has the same feeling, just a lovely place to visit.
Cheers!
Written May 17, 2017
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Izgnougoud
Paris, France89 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Great place , with a real atmosphere,to stay and have (creative)coktails. But come early if you want to find s place
Written December 5, 2016
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M D
Germany49 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
We visited Mag's last Friday evening. The place has a cool, relaxed vibe and great, well-mixed cocktails.

You may wish to arrive early, as it is very popular (and crowded, for obvious reasons), but the manager kept an eye out for an open table for us and we were seated on a nice sofa after a few minutes' wait.

- a great place to hang out for a few hours.
Written April 25, 2016
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Angela B
17 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Cool atmosphere and lovely people. The staff was simply amazing. You can choose among several kinda of cocktails and if you want to try something different, just go to DarkRoom 43 right next door.

Loved it! I highly recommend it!
Written February 11, 2016
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