Two Athens bars have been named among the top 50 in the world in an international competition held annually in London by Drinks International magazine. The World’s 50 Best Bars 2016 awards are judged by an academy of more than 400 renowned names in the beverage industry.
The Clumsies – Athens
The Clumsies, located on Praxitelous Street in Athens, was ranked ninth in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2016 awards, the highest ranking yet for a Greek bar.
“It’s one thing being the talk of the town during your first year or so of opening, quite another to keep the buzz going beyond the initial furore. Hats off to Vasilis Kyritsis, Nikos Bakoulis, Lelos Georgopoulos, Thanos Tsounakas and Giorgos Kaissaris who have done the job with bells on”, the judges said.
Baba Au Rum – Athens
The second Athens bar that made the world’s best list is Baba Au Rum, located on Kleitiou Street, which came in the 40th place.
“Baba au Rum is proof that you don’t have to be big to make an impact. Every visit serves as a reminder that this bar is not much larger than your average home lounge. It has a home vibe to match though, and therein lies the secret to its success”, the judges noted.
London and New York bars dominated the World’s 50 Best Bars 2016 awards.
The Dead Rabbit in New York was named world’s best, while London’s American Bar and Dandelyan placed second and third.
The top ten was rounded up by Connaught Bar (London), Attaboy (New York), The Gibson (London), Employees Only (New York), Nomad Bar (New York), The Clumsies (Athens) and Happiness Forgets (London).
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