03.12.2018

The Smallest Bar in the World

Back Door 43, in Milan, has an area of barely 4 square meters and only four stools, yet its cocktails are the talk of the town

  • The Smallest Bar in the World
  • The Smallest Bar in the World
  • The Smallest Bar in the World
  • The Smallest Bar in the World
  • The Smallest Bar in the World

Milan, Ripa di Porta Ticinese. Along the banks of the Naviglio, in the heart of one of the city's most vibrant nightlife districts, there is a tiny and mysterious wooden door, always closed and surprisingly plain as compared to its surroundings.
 
To walk past it, you have to follow a very defined instruction list: first call a telephone number, then book and finally gain access to the key that opens the door to Back Door 43, possibly the world's tiniest bar. Of course, the reservation is valid for the whole bar, whose beautiful 4 square meters include a counter, four stools, plenty of bottles on the floor-to-ceiling shelves, and above all a barman wearing a Guy Fawkes mask (does V for Vendetta ring a bell?) at your complete disposal, ready to mix some of the city's best cocktails (with five house specials changing every month) and to let you taste an impressive whiskey selection.
 
The experience is undoubtedly unique and rewarding: by reserving, you will have the room all to yourself  and a maximum of three friends for two hours (there are four shifts starting from 7.30 pm), to drink, taste whiskey and chat with your bartender (who will probably have removed the mask at this point). Alternatively, you may want to drop by and order a take-away drink from the small window overlooking the street, as plenty of customers do, especially on warm spring nights.
 
One last thing: if you are not used to drinking on an empty stomach, bring something to nibble on, or give them a ring in advance and you will find whatever you prefer.
 
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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