As you may know by now, I’m a sucker for craft beers. La Buttiga is a beer room situated at the far end of Via Paolo Sarpi in Milan’s Chinatown and one of my favorites. It’s a small pub with a little dehors that serves craft beers from the Buttiga brewery based in Piacenza.
La Buttiga is one of the few single-brand pubs in Milan. Before Buttiga, most of our hangouts for some reason needed to happen around a table – that was just the way it worked. But hey, the more I go there, the more I’m happy to say that Buttiga has made the casual standing hangout totally legit and brought a little change to our beer experience: this pub literally gets packed with people and good mood from 17:00 on every day, you’ll see.
There’s ten taps and more bottled beers, all from La Buttiga: on each tap there’s a brief description of the beers – my favorite being the Rye 3 IPA, which is named after the least boring of the Italian public TV channels (a pun for Rai 3).
La Buttiga will be doubly appreciated if you need to charge your phone while you rest your legs on that occasional free stool. One last thing: a customer once left a bad review (with bad spelling, incidentally) about the staff, and consequently they have a T-shirt that says they’re plain arrogant. Don’t mind him: you’ll find out soon enough that both the beers & the service at Buttiga are just spot on.