Alcohol-Free Bars Caught on in the U.S. and U.K. But Can They Go Global?

In the United States, there’s the salad bar. In Italy, you take your espresso at the bar. In Japan, standing sushi bars are popular destinations. Caf?s and restaurants–institutions at the core of human interaction–take divergent shapes within different cultures. A bar provides patrons with a universally accepted environment: Walk in, sit down, and order an […]

Inside One of the Smallest Bars in the World: Milan’s BackDoor43

Nestled among eateries and drinking dens boasting sidewalk seating and overlooking Milan’s Navigli canals, those who seek it will find a tiny, seemingly anonymous window churning out classic cocktails in well-sealed paper cups. Congratulations: You’ve uncovered one part of BackDoor43, estimated to be the smallest bar in the world. Lest you be confused by the […]