Clumsies Why Athens City Guide
Classy cocktails at The Clumsies. Photograph: courtesy of The Clumsies

The Clumsies

Where: Central, walking distance from Panepistimio metro
Why Go: A relaxed all day bar with exceptional interiors & atmosphere
We Loved: Delicious cocktails beautifully paired with a degustation menu

Athens nightlife offers something for everyone but if you want to mingle with the cool crowd, The Clumsies is the place to be. You’ll be impressed at the restoration work done to this 1919 building, where the owners have achieved a remarkable outcome balancing the new with the old. Voted for the third year in a row as one of the top 50 bars in the world by Drinks International Magazine, The Clumsies made the top 10 list for 2016 and 2017, alongside world renowned bars in London and New York.

Despite the fact that this bar is set over several levels with various rooms on offer to socialise, there is an intimate and warm feeling from the moment you arrive. It could have something to do with the fact that Athens is one of the few places in the world with little patience for pretence and hobnobs and it’s evident in the layout and design throughout.

Clumsies Why Athens City Guide

The Bar at The Clumsies. Photograph: courtesy of The Clumsies

You’ll get the full Athens nightlife experience with a DJ set and delicious cocktails thanks to the talented Nikos Bakoulis and Vassilis Kyritsis behind the bar and a menu curated by prominent Athenian chef Nikos Karathanos. You can order meze style or have an excuse to come back for their brunch menu.

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