To Top
Cocktail Bars Drink


The smallest bar in the world that has brought to Milan the concept of "Drink-Away"

The boys of MAG came up with another idea: the Take Away. Ripa di Porta Ticinese 43: small, tiny, the smallest in the world. But, at the same time, great. With its concept of DrinkAway the BackDoor43 (same owners of Mag Cafè1930 Speakeasy and Barba) made the Naviglio a huge open-air lounge. Escaping the constraints of a chair, taking possession of the city, drinking quality cocktails. This is the revolution that these 4sqm of intuition lead to Milan.

Backdoor 43

Flawless Milano spent a night behind the scenes with Mr. V., the creator of the cocktails. It was great seeing, from behind the peephole, the fascinating expressions of the customers who are discovering this new MAG Drive concept. Amazed, intrigued and fascinated by the technique of preparing of the mixologist behind the mask. A night spent laughing at the interactions between the masked and goers waiting for their drinks. Improbable dialogues, funny exchanges, humor, teasing, sarcasm.

Backdoor 43

Mr. V. was really nice, but if you don’t carefully read the rules posted on the wall, you make him angry. Yes, he has a mask, but he doesn’t have filters: he tells you straight away everything he thinks. Some acute clients tease him, but he always has a ready answer. The vocation to astound does not end up with this ingenious and funny idea, that above all it makes our life easier when we are thirsty: behind the window a gift for its customers. The sensitivity of the audience will have the opportunity to perceive the interior. One of those pedal cars of the 30’s: a two-seater that looks like a slow-motion braking time.

Backdoor 43

While I’m writing – sitting on the bank – I’m ordering more than a few drinks. I can resist many temptations, but the provocation of a 6€ #WiskeySour800 forces me to surrender. I think back to my experience in the dimension behind that door. I try to explore the reasons for the success of a Drink-Away in Milan. I sense some of the ingredients: a dash of unpredictability, a few drops of creative genius, ability to predict the future at will and, a sprinkling of the past which has preserved authenticity. It was famous before being born. Announced in an unusual way. Thousands of books scattered around the city revealed its opening through the clues. The lucky finders of the texts that were hiding the traces to find the place, for months have been trying to solve the riddle (read the interview released for the opening).

Backdoor 43

Now that we’ve discovered the location, from 7:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., we can live the luxury of contemplation of every detail of this room, where the bathroom is bigger than the room itself. Its menu is renewed every month. You can take it home with you in memory of the evening. At year-end dialing the puzzle you will have your personal canvas signed Backdoor43. Flawless advice: be sure to find out the dark chocolate into the lounge. Go in two, ask Mr.V and share every cocktail tasting them in small quantities. Savour more masterpieces, it will be the delirium of your senses.

Backdoor 43

If you are not already in Ticinese – and you’re still reading – last Flawless tip: equip yourself to take a good picture of the lounge and post it on the socials with the hashtag #Backdoor43, the best wins a prize very envied. Now you have to guess the #BackDoor43 song. Need a clue? Hans Zimmer, the author of the soundtrack of Sherlock Holmes.

We can't. That's why every week we share the best experiences milan has to offer.

You may be also interested in...

The secrets of communication revealed by Benedetta Gambino

In a cosmopolitan city like Milan, where opportunities, challenges, and ambitions intertwine like threads to weave an urban fabric, communication is a fundamental aspect to promote successful ideas. Terms such as digital marketing, guerrilla marketing, social networking, and sharing are the backbone of the modern era. Yet, doubts and curiosities often arise, especially for those [...]

Tailor-Made Catering by MAG Cafè Fa(r)mily

Per leggere l'articolo in italiano, clicca qui. The MAG Cafè is truly an extended family with many brothers: Il 1930, a 1930s-style speakeasy only accessible by a special card; Backdoor 43, the smallest bar in the world; Iter, the exotic gastronomic destination in Via Fusetti; and Barba, the youngest son dedicated to a love of music [...]

The Backdoor43 Magazine

Per leggere l'articolo in italiano, clicca qui. When you're in front of a big cooking pot, intent on reading and measuring out the right ingredients to pour into it, something eccentric and unusual always seems to appear during the mixing. We imagine this more or less so every time Flavio Angiolillo and his crew decide to [...]

Fratelli Ravioli

Via Casale 3, 20144 Milano

A showcase overlooking Porta Genova, the small blackboard outside indicates its daily selection. Inside, a long narrow counter separates the hypnotic open kitchen where the chefs continuously smooth out the dough and measure out the filling with total efficiency and absolute dedication. Once you cross the threshold you are enveloped by an exotic atmosphere that [...]

In the South of France with Iter

Per leggere l'articolo in italiano, cliccare qui. Alchemists and magicians of the kitchen with a strong inventiveness, an incurable Wanderlust syndrome and a passion for meticulous research, gathered under one roof. At number 1 of Via Fusetti, in that crossroads sheltered from the chaos of the Naviglio Grande, they seem to have precisely all the [...]

Bombarded daily by information of all kinds, transmitted by an ever-increasing number of communication tools, we sometimes look for a simplification, a reliable source, a guide. Flawless Milano was born from this need, and tells the best experiences to have in Milan with style, precision and personality.

Flawless® is a reality born in 2014 from the dream of three professionals in communication, fashion and the digital world. Every day our editorial staff lives the beauties of the city and allows them to give you ideas and always new indications.

Copyright © 2020 Flawless Living s.r.l. - Via Copernico 8 - 20125 Milano - PI 08675550969