Decadent and Decayed: Dry Cocktail Bar in Milan

January 19, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Located on Via Solferino in Milan, Dry cocktail bar serves just the essentials, pizza and cocktails, in a stripped-down, neo-industrial setting. A venture of John Florins, Andrea Berton, Diego Rigatti, and Titian Vudafieri of food.different, Dry was designed by Vudafieri Saverino Partners and specializes in screening art videos (see Extra Dry). It’s become a favorite with the fashion set, who arrive late and stay late. 

Above: The black-painted bay oak Drifted Bar Stools were designed by Lars Beller Fjetland and feature cork seats; €275 ($317.90) from Discipline.

Above: The dimly lit interior. 

Above: A mixologist at work; cocktails include offerings such as Blood and Sand, made with Grouse Scotch whisky. 

Above: The pizzeria is bright and airy–and the walls are ideal for projecting videos.

Above: A shorthand bar menu is incorporated into the frescoed walls.

Above: For spontaneous meetups: interconnected Living Forum seating by Dutch designer Niek van der Heijden.

Above: The tools of the trade. 

Above: Dry is located at 33 Via Solferino. For more information, go to Dry.

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