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Baba Au Rum

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6 Klitiou, Athens

Opened in early 2009, this sophisticated rum and cocktail bar in the historic centre of Athens was a pioneer of the city’s current vibrant scene. Baba Au Rum claims to hold the largest rum selection in Europe and it remains a global reference to post-tiki era rum bars.

Owner and rum expert Thanos Prunarus, who ensures drinks here are served with consistency and professionalism, contributes to the bar’s successful side projects, such as the Athens Rum Festival, Fine Drinking magazine and its sister summer bar, Mary Pickford. Baba Au Rum was the first in Greece to make it into The World’s 50 Best Bar list, in part due to its Avant Garde cocktail and spirit menu. Influenced by futurism, modernism and conceptual arts, it documents the unfolding of time within gastronomical Greece that introduced the concept of fine drinking.