Though now a powerhouse of the global bar community, fame never changed The Clumsies. This is the bar that always put the important things first – the quality on the plate and in the glass, never forgetting the warm Athenian hospitality. Set in a townhouse downtown, The Clumsies is homely, with friendly, joyous vibes freely flowing through the building, from the statement bar in what feels like the living room to the quieter room through the back, the terrace to the upper floor bar – it’s the house you wished you lived in. Even more so now – famous Greek chef Athinagoras Kostakos has now partnered in the kitchen and the bar has redoubled its focus on showcasing Greek ingredients. Take the Oh My Mama cocktail, in which co-owners and drinksmiths Vasilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis ferment a Greek variety of apple to make cider, then combine with rum and spices. Precise, skilful work, but rustic and familiar too. Much like The Clumsies – no matter how high it flies, it always feels grounded.