One of the world’s top ten bars comes to London’s Blind Spot for summer send-off


This September, St Martins Lane hotel will be waving a final goodbye to the summer heatwave with a 4-day residency from multi-award winning bar from Athens, The Clumsies. Ranked 6th place in ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2017’ and recent winner of ‘Best International High-Volume Cocktail Bar’ at the Tales of the Cocktail awards, The Clumsies will be popping up at Blind Spot, St Martins Lane’s elusive speakeasy, from Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 September.

The highest bar featured on the 50 best list not to be located in London or New York, The Clumsies has gained an international reputation for its innovative cocktails and charming hospitality. The brainchild of award-winning bartenders

This September The Clumsies will be bringing their expertise to the heart of Covent Garden, mixing away behind Blind Spot’s boutique tea counter façade and secret golden hand. Guests will be able to sample a selection of their award-winning serves, including the Popeye and Olive, a sweet and sour mix of Star Of Bombay gin, mint, spinach, green apple, and green olive. For a nostalgic taste of holiday, the Hippocampus Summer Edition is a medley of Bacardi Heritage, kiwi, mango, and sunscreen aroma. For those who prefer a bitter edge, the Clumsy Negroski is made from Grey Goose La Poire vodka, house-blended sweet vermouth, Campari, beeswax, and pepper. Bespoke to Blind Spot will be the Clumsy Martini, an exclusive take on the classic consisting of Grey Goose vodka, pickled rhubarb, manzanilla sherry, and Otto’s Athens vermouth.

The Blind Spot team, with their own ‘Spin the Globe’ menu already an innovative celebration of the global cocktail scene, are delighted to be welcoming a taste of Athens through their hidden door this September.


For further press enquiries on Blind Spot or St Martins Lane’s food and beverage, please contact Sauce Communications: natasha@saucecommunications.com

Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis (the eponymous ‘clumsies’),

The Clumsies’ ethos is based on the belief that bartenders are not only judged by the impeccable execution of a recipe, but also by the way they connect with the customer.

Notes to editors

Address: 45 St. Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4HX Contact number: 44 (0) 20 7300 5500

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 5.00pm until 1.30am (3am for hotel residents) Sunday: 5.00pm until 10.30pm (12am for hotel residents)

‘The Clumsies at Blind Spot’ will run from Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 September 2018.

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About sbe
Established in 2002 by Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately-held, leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates awardwinning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands with a commitment to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation.

Following the acquisition of Morgans Hotel Group, the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, in partnership with The Yucaipa Companies and Cain International (formerly Cain Hoy), sbe has an unparalleled global portfolio which will see 25 hotels and over 170 global world-renowned culinary, nightlife and entertainment venues by the end of 2018. The company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience – from nightlife, food & beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, and through its innovative customer loyalty and rewards program, The Code, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development – all of which solidify sbe as the preeminent leader across hospitality.

The company’s established and upcoming hotel brands include SLS Hotel & Residences, Delano, Mondrian, The Redbury, Hyde Hotel & Residences, and The Originals. In addition, sbe has the following internationally acclaimed restaurants and lounges under subsidiary Disruptive Restaurant Group: Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi, Umami Burger, Cleo by Chef Danny Elmaleh, Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz, Leynia and Diez & Seiz by Chef José Icardi, Hyde Lounge, S Bar, Doheny Room Skybar, Bond, and Privilege.

About The Clumsies
The Clumsies is an award-winning all-day bar situated in central Athens, Greece. Founded in 2012, the eponymous bar is the brainchild of Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis, both Greek World Class Winners. Bathed in natural light during the day and transformed into a sophisticated destination bar by night, the innovative cocktail menu and warm hospitality has earned The Clumsies world wide recognition, with accolades including 6th place in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2017, and Tales of the Cocktail 2018 ‘Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar’.

About Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands
Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) is a trading name used by Bacardi-Martini Limited, Bacardi’s UK distributor. BBFB supplies a premium portfolio of brands including BACARDÍ rum, JACK DANIEL’S OLD NO. 7 Tennessee whiskey, GREY GOOSE vodka, MARTINI Vermouth, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, PATRON Tequila, WOODFORD RESERVE, and ST GERMAIN liqueur.

The BACARDÍ, GREY GOOSE and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE brands are part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.