The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018

When you visit Athens do not miss to raise your glass at 2 of the World’s 50 Best Bars for the year 2018!


In position number 7 of the 2018 list we have The Clumsies.

It is the brainchild of two bartenders – Nikos Bakoulis and Vasilis Kyritsis – who, in the midst of the Greek recession, took over a dilapidated building in the centre of town. Backed by three local businessmen, the site was transformed and The Clumsies now has a global standing. After debuting at number 22 in 2015’s The World’s 50 Best Bars, the bar has since featured three times in the top 10.

In position number 22 we have Baba Au Rum.

Step inside Baba Au Rum’s small frame and you can’t help but notice cultural influences from around the drinking world – this is the cosmopolitan drinker’s bar. These trappings are born out of the experiences and curiosities of its urbane owner Thanos Prunarus, who, when not travelling, can be found holding court at his small Athens downtown bar.


The World’s 50 Best Bars is an annual list that celebrates the best of the international drinks industry. Now in its 10th year, The World’s 50 Best Bars provides an annual ranking of bars as voted for by more than 500 drinks experts from across the globe. The list represents the ultimate international guide to the world’s top bars and drinking destinations.

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