Bar Basso
9:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:15 AM

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The area
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Neighborhood: Città Studi
Città Studi is the University District of Milan, where students and professionals come and go. Its heart is Piazza Leonardo, where the College of Engineering and the School of Architecture reside. In the square, you can enjoy the works of the street artist PAO. Come to Città Studi with a thirsty belly and you’ll be satisfied, it’s well known for the production of artisan beer.
How to get there
  • Lima • 9 min walk
  • Piola • 10 min walk
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2.5
2.5 of 5 bubbles109 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
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Average
9
Poor
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Terrible
42

RyTheTravelGuy
Miami Beach, FL413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I think I found this place on a trip building website. It’s cute for happy hour and a quick appertivo. Was sat straight away, and with a decent table. The appertivo spread was nice. Server was nice, but very transactional. Drinks are paid for in advance, regardless of the number you have. I would recommend carrying cash if you have multiple, to keep the cc company from thinking something crazy.. we opted for one. I think the drink prices were reasonable considering the drinks come in these giant glasses with large ice cubes. They say this is where the appertivo was created. Nice to say you went. I would recommend
Written September 9, 2021
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michel a
New York City, NY283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Definitely, this is the perfect historical spot for anyone looking to enjoy a classic Negroni Sbagliato. In fact, as everybody knows, this iconic cocktail was invented right here (!) in the 70's, making it a must-visit for cocktail enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
One of the most captivating aspects of Bar Basso is its enchanting vintage ambiance. SO COOL! Stepping through the doors felt like a journey through time. This place truly captures the essence of mixology and cocktail culture. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable ( they take their time to describe every single cocktail)
It's not just a bar, it's a living, breathing piece of cocktail history that left an indelible mark on my Milan adventure. LOVED IT!!

Written September 13, 2023
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Mariam C
Tbilisi, Georgia122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A “mistaken Negroni,” the Negroni Sbagliato - the bittersweet aperitivo was invented at Milan, Italy’s famed Bar Basso, by its late bartender and proprietor Mirko Stochetto. They serve some drinks in huge glasses. They also serve delicious olives. Sometimes, during the weekend, the place is packed and the service is not excellent but definitely worth visiting.
Written March 29, 2023
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Rona I
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
DO NOT go to this bar!!! I have never witnessed such a horrible service before!!! Staff are unpleasant and rude. Overpriced drinks served in the wrong glasses!! I am never visiting it again and I will make sure others do not waste their time and money there. Plus, it is run down!
Written May 30, 2016
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yulinms
Taipei, Taiwan43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
I know it’s not a cheap price for a drink but they maintain their inresistable old era charm to the modern life. Come to experience this yourself and enjoy the last century decor atmosphere with a smile.
Written September 27, 2019
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sjaz
New York City, NY86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Many of our Italian friends told us about this bar to go and see top designers during Salone del Mobile, coming for drinks at midnight! We got there at 10:30 pm and was surprised that it looked like any local bar with nothing special about its look or vibe, however, there were 100 people outside waiting to get in. The sandwiches looked dry and nothing cool about drinks that they were serving. Went for dinner across the street. 2 hours later went back and there were at least 1000-1500 people outside the bar, on the side walk and the street, just like a huge party. Ages from 18 to 80! There were people next to us drinking their own beer taking them from their bags, because there was no way you could get to inside and order anything. It was a fun and unique experience watching the locals enjoying and iving life at any age.
Written April 23, 2016
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Kim852741
Edinburgh, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Gratzianno is a top bloke. Great negronis and service. Highly recommend - from the Scottish gals :) x
Written October 9, 2020
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Leo T
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Stuck in the 80's they now serve terrible overpriced drinks in dirty glasses, old snaks from the past in a sad atmosphere…

Change now or fail.
Written August 30, 2018
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raffaele_simonetta
London, UK18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Historical and traditional Italian bar. The legend said that the drink Negroni it has been invented here - not sure about this - but the Negroni at Bar Basso it is absolutely a tradition for the Italians!
Written May 5, 2018
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arq151
Shenzhen, China25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Business
Apparently the place to be —- !

If your an underage drinker - or a teenager then this the place for you...

however if you don’t want to queue for 20 minutes to pay for a drink then queue another 10 to get your drink with your receipt -with most of the locals pushing in front then I’d avoid ! —

Rammed packed hot and sweaty inside —
Rammed packed into the roads outside !

Written April 19, 2018
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