The World’s 50 Best Bars is a list published every year that celebrates the best bars in the world.
In its 10th year, The World’s 50 Best Bars provides an annual ranking of bars that have been voted on by more than 500 drinks-experts from around the world.
2018’s list held a surprise for Athens’ night life as it featured two of its most popular bars among the world’s best-known from New York, London, and Shanghai.
The first was Clumsies that came 7th in the world, followed by Baba Au Rum that came in 22nd place.
Baba Au Rum
Decorated in a way that brings you back to the 1960’s, Baba Au Rum is Athens’ place-to-be.
Parrots, colorful wallpapers and bottles from the past transfer you to an era when many of it patrons weren’t even born; offering a taste of authentic entertainment of the Athenian 60’s.
Specializing in rum, Baba Au Rum offers a wide variety of flavors to choose from. If you are looking for a more unique experience, the bartenders are always ready to offer up a personalized cocktail so that your own preferences become an integral part of your drink.
As the bar’s slogan promises: “Inspired by the Avant Garde movement, we bring to you a radicalized intention; a tradition in transition that urges us to constantly undulate into the future!”
You can find Baba Au Rum at Klitiou 6, Athens
This bar is constantly crowded and is a place you need to check out in person.
If you’re lucky enough to find a table, the experience you’ll get is guaranteed to be unique.
The minimal wooden furniture along with its meticulously chosen music and low lights, make Clumsies a bar that many people would love to model their own bar after.
Combining brunch with club music and quiet cozy evenings with traditional Greek flavors, Clumsies is a place that offers a unique variety of completely different drink options throughout the week.
You can find Clumsies at Praxitelous 30, Athens