In a world that might desperately use a drink, the World’s 50 Best Bars for 2020 have been introduced, with two of them situated in Athens.
“Although now a powerhouse of the worldwide bar neighborhood, fame by no means modified The Clumsies. That is the bar that at all times put the vital issues first – the standard on the plate and within the glass, by no means forgetting the nice and cozy Athenian hospitality. Set in a townhouse downtown, The Clumsies is homely, with pleasant, joyous vibes freely flowing by way of the constructing, from the assertion bar in what looks like the lounge to the quieter room by way of the again, the terrace to the higher ground bar – it’s the home you wished you lived in. Much more so now – well-known Greek chef Athinagoras Kostakos has now partnered within the kitchen and the bar has redoubled its concentrate on showcasing Greek substances. Take the Oh My Mama cocktail, during which co-owners and drinksmiths Vasilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis ferment a Greek number of apple to make cider, then mix with rum and spices. Exact, skilful work, however rustic and acquainted too. Very similar to The Clumsies – irrespective of how excessive it flies, it at all times feels grounded,” the announcement states.
“The daddy of the trendy Athens cocktail scene, Baba Au Rum can also be essentially the most cherished. That’s as a result of proprietor Thanos Prunarus – a cosmopolitan Athenian bon vivant – is a trailblazer, creating this contemporary rum sanctuary 11 years in the past when the cocktail scene was in its adolescence. Sparks flew, awards adopted, and never quite a bit has modified since, and that’s a very good factor. Certainly, you’ll nonetheless discover the infectious Prunarus holding court docket, orchestrating refined revelry amid this creative setting. Because the identify suggests, rum takes centre stage right here, however the cocktail menu fortunately makes diversions into different world spirits. Although the Avant Garde menu was rebooted final yr, first cease needs to be the bar’s eponymous cocktail – an umami Daiquiri with rum, vanilla, candy sherry, oak, lime, basil and plenty of extra botanical notes. After one thing extra classical? Few bars do higher renditions of well-known rum cocktails.”
Prime 10 out of the World’s 50 Finest Bars:
- Connaught Bar (London, UK)
- Dante (New York, USA)
- The Clumsies (Athens, Greece)
- Atlas (Singapore)
- Tayēr + Elementary (London, UK)
- Kwānt (London, UK)
- Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Coa (Hong Kong, China)
- Jigger & Pony (Singapore)
- The SG Membership (Tokyo, Japan)