Back Door 43

Photography by Back Door 43

Words by Mattia Pastori and Marianna Piva on 28-Feb-2019

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Address: Ripa di Porta Ticinese 43, Milan, Italy
Tel: +39 3409628890
Website: view Back Door 43’s website
Facebook: view Back Door 43’s Facebook page
Hours: Mon-Sat 19:30-03:00, Sun Closed
Door: Make reservation
Style: Cocktail bar


There is just one rule in this place that has to be followed: Reservations only! For everything else there are no rules!

The name "Back door" is used because is behind another bar. Back door 43 is the smallest bar in Europe. It is so small that the toilet is bigger than the bar area.

The Bar is composed of a bar counter, 4 bar seats and the toilet that we already mentioned. The concept is Freedom, for example you can choose the music that you prefer; the attention for the guests in incredible as you have a bartender working only for you.

Back door43 in located in Navigli, one of the most eclectic and artistic areas of Milano faced on a river. During the weekend or sunny days Navigli is full of people that are walking up and down the street; the Back door43 also offers the possibility to have cocktails "take away", the bartender using the mask of Guy Fawkes takes your order and serves you the cocktail in a special designed cup from a window.

The truly great experience is when you are inside of the bar because you can see and order a very good selection of whiskeys and you can have a conversation with your private bartender. A must to try for a bar tour in Milan.

For more bars in Milan, please see our recommended Milan bars page.