Celebrating 15 years since opening its doors in central Athens, Baba au Rum is rightly considered the godfather of this ever-maturing bar scene. Legendary status is one thing, but its enduring appeal is down to its owner, Thanos Prunarus, a true master of hospitality and student of art and design. The warm, welcoming atmosphere and effortlessly chic surroundings of Baba au Rum are an extension of the man.
Baba wears its influences proudly, with aesthetic nods to Modernist art movements that spill over from the décor on to the drinks list – The Glass Tears, inspired by Dadaist photographer Man Ray, is a beautiful, vetiver root-twisted take on a Gimlet. But if rum is your thing, the bar stocks 400 labels and its Rum Society list is where you’ll find modernist takes on tropical classics. A trip to Athens is never complete without a trip to Baba au Rum.