Photography by Octavius Bar
Words by Mattia Pastori and Marianna Piva on 22-Mar-2019
At The Stage above Replay, Piazza Gae Aulenti 4, Milano, Italy
Website: View bar's website
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar snacks
Owned by: Replay
"Close your eyes and imagine you have just arrived with your train to Garibaldi station. In front of you there is a huge escalator and at the end of it is one of the most modern areas of Milan : Piazza Gae Aulenti. You definitely can’t wait to take those stairs. Once up you decide to follow the circular shape of the Plaza. There are a lot of shops and a few cafeterias. "Internationality" is written everywhere in this area. You are going to have a look at the Replay shop. Ok...stop for a second I know that I have my eyes closed but I’m sure I’ve just seen a boat. Trust me there is a boat above that Replay shop."
The Octavius bar is an American bar created inside of an elegant boat. The materials used to retract the boat style in a perfect way are wood and copper. To keep the magic the lights are soft.
"Milano vista da un oblò" means "Milan seen from a porthole" because even the windows are rounded like the ones of the Boats.
The Octavius offers you a selection of more than 1000 spirit brands and is a must to try for classic cocktails and their signature drinks. A true experience of International and Milanese drinks as is known for the perfect serve of Campari Shakerato but for the classic martini cocktail too.
Basically this American bar gives you a journey ticket for all around the world simply staying seated in a high chair. The cocktails are designed by a team of young but very talented bartenders, captained by a true host of Milanese Bar Manager, Francesco Cione, that host you with top standards of service.
For more bars in Milan, please see our recommended Milan bars page.