RAB Milan

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RAB – Ceci n’est pas un bar

Walking into a cafè and feeling that you are in a living room, among friends: that’s what happens when you visit Milan’s RAB.

RAB is a very easy-going social space not far from the well known Navigli area; it’s a cozy cafè and aperitivo place, as well as a much-loved co-working space with free wifi and workstations. Even though we celebrated its third birthday on December 1st 2019, RAB was one of the best spots in Corso San Gottardo since day 1. In the typical Magritte fashion, RAB’s sign says “this is not a bar”, and I would agree: this is more of a common room to inspire and get inspired. This place is chill and there’s tons of board games to play, too; they also promote culture through art shows and events, and there’s a box where you can post a letter to your future self – they’ll make sure you get it. Come here on Wednesday nights for wine and beer for just € 1.50.

And the list goes on. Behind the counter you’ll see a small blackboard that reads “caffè sospesi“: a caffè sospeso (pending coffee) is a cup of coffee that you pay for in advance as an act of charity, so that if somebody walks in and can’t afford the coffee they will benefit from your good deed. Leave your own caffè sospeso, if you feel like: it’s gonna be an excuse for somebody who’s less lucky to feel doubly welcome at such a fantastic social space as RAB.

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Corso San Gottardo 41, Milan

Opening Times

Mon 18:30 - 00:00, Tue - Thu & Sun 10:30 - 00:00; Fri - Sat 10:30 - 02:00


Desk + breakf.: € 10


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