Celebrating a decade in existence this year, The Clumsies has double cause for cheer as it is revealed as the winner of the Rémy Martin Legend of the List Award 2023. This title is bestowed on the bar that has performed most consistently in the 50 Best list since its inception – and can only be won once.
Established by Greek cocktail pioneers Vasilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis, The Clumsies was an instant hit, first finding its way on to the 50 Best list back in 2015 and maintaining its presence ever since. The bar has been at the forefront of promoting the Athenian cocktail scene globally, with Kyritsis and Bakoulis also spearheads of the Athens Bar Show, widely regarded as one of the finest on the planet.
In terms of its cocktail craft, The Clumsies centres its ideology in originality. Its signature serve, the blue-hued Aegean Negroni, inspired by the azure waters of the namesake sea, is now one of the most renowned cocktails in the world. It has featured on numerous TV shows and been exported and served by Kyritsis and Bakoulis at bar takeovers across the globe. Another crowd-pleaser is its Mediterranean Gimlet, a Greek-salad-in-a-glass that has proven the inspiration for many savoury-inspired serves based on indigenous dishes from London to Lima.
The bar’s famous hospitality has contributed to its longevity, with a welcome as warm as the climate: each guest is greeted personally as they enter the fabled venue. An independent bar with a big personality and plenty more to give, The Clumsies is truly a Rémy Martin Legend of the List Award 2023.
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