Avra Welcomes Iconic Bar Talents for One Unforgettable Mixology Night

Six Four Seasons Bars, Three Continents

They’re the bartenders taking the world by storm, one cocktail at a time, and Tuesday, November 7, brings them together under the same roof for one unmissable night. Hosted by Avra – the destination bar at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens – The Great Tuesday Club global event will take place in vibrant Psyri in downtown Athens, as part of the Athens Bar Show.

Within buzzing local venue, To Lokali, a full Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens takeover is set to include plenty of fun and interactive surprises. For one night only, between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm, in-the-know Athenians, city visitors and hotel guests can discover six different cocktail ‘stations’ representing global Four Seasons bars, each with three distinctive and unique cocktails.

Over three different areas, talented bartenders from Bangkok, Tokyo, Florida, Mexico City, Milan and Athens bars will showcase a dazzling array of skills, flavours and creative flair. From Asian metropolis nightlife in the bar’s courtyard area and laidback American vibes on the rooftop terrace to polished European glamour inside the venue, expect artful creations buzzing with the tales and tastes of three different continents.

The success of The Great Sunday Club, our takeover of global talent at Avra, has given us a thrilling taste of what’s possible when mixology talent comes together to create,” comments Avra Bar Manager, Manon Kapfer. “This exclusive event is a big celebration of friendship across continents and we’re feeling very privileged to welcome some of the world’s finest bar talent to our iconic city for a night to remember.”

Meet the bartenders and discover the bars:


  • Philip Bischoff at BKK Social Club, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River

“My driving force? Making people happy makes me happy.”

Channeling the legendary glamour of Buenos Aires and led by a passion for life, good times and great drinks, BKK Social Club brings a stylish, social ambience and bespoke cocktails including CASA ROSADA made with Calle 23 Reposado tequila, sweet vermouth blend, citrus, Amaretto, raspberry shrub, pickle juice, and soda water. The elegant hotspot was named number 13 in 50 Best Bars Worldwide and the hotel is listed at number 3 in The World’s 50 Best Hotels. 

  • Keith Motsi at VIRTÙ, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

“Cocktails are central, but people really come for the experience.”

Awarded number 20 in 50 Best Bars Asia, VIRTÙ is a homage to early 20th century Paris and Tokyo. Head Bartender Keith Motsi employs modern Japanese techniques to reinterpret classic French flavours using a world-leading collection of vintage French spirits and rare cognacs. Why not try the playfully punchy TROPICAL GIMLET made with Chopin Vodka, lime blossom cordial and coconut?


  • Jonathan Gabbay and Ashish Sharma at Champagne Bar, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, Florida

“Creativity, collaboration and cocktails – we can’t think of a better combination than that.”

Capturing a ‘golden moment in time’, Miami’s palm-fringed Champagne Bar is the winner of Best US Hotel Bar 2023 as well as featuring in the Top 10 Tales of Cocktails and Top 100 Best Bars 2020. Crafting imaginative cocktails, Jonathan Gabbay and Ashish Sharma are excited to wow with drinks like SURF CLUB SLING with its blend of Mataroa gin, DOM Benedictine, Luxardo Maraschino, pineapple juice, house grenadine, coconut milk, passionfruit and lemon.

  • Nicolas Castro at Fifty Mils, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

 “We’re not just crafting cocktails, our job is create a real sense of magic for every guest.”

From the eclectic, innovative and unpretentious backdrop of Fifty Mils, Nicolas brings cool, quirky one-of-a-kind cocktails such as AGÜITA DEL CHAVO – Chopin Organic Rye Vodka, hibiscus infusion, chili syrup, tonic water and tomato. Winner of Top 4 Best International Bar Team and Top 4 Best International Hotel Bar in the 2022 Spirited Awards, Fifty Mils is loved by local and international visitors alike.


  • Nikos Tachmazis at Stilla bar, Four Seasons Hotel Milan

“I love the buzz and creativity when passionate mixologists come together with a vision.” 

Right in the heart of Milan’s fashion district, Stilla bar buzzes from morning until night with straight-up espressos shifting to pre-dinner aperitivo and ending with unique, polished cocktails crafted by Nikos Tachmazis. Refresh with YUZU COOLER, a blend of Axia, orris root, soya milk, Thai basil, yuzu juice, and dry white wine.

  • Manon Kapfer at Avra, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

“At Avra we’re thrilled to be industry leaders, offering an unparalleled sensory and emotional experience for the flourishing bar scene here in Athens.”

At Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens – number 35 in The World’s 50 Best Hotels – discover the latest emergence on the inspiring local bar scene: the striking sea-view Avra welcomes those-in-the-know for ‘Fine Drinking’, elevated bar snacks, live DJs, and an evocative sense of being in the right place at the right time. In an exclusive reveal of ‘Autumn’ in their four-part seasonal cocktail menu, Seasonal-Original-Sustainable, their fresh-from-the-garden offerings include CHERRY – a blend of Mataroa gin, cherry cordial, apricot liqueur and orange blossom, and DANDELION, featuring Axia, cold brew, rosemary, lemon and soda.

The Finest Ingredients

The Great Tuesday Club global event is supported by Beverage World, distributor of top international spirit brands including Chopin Vodka, Axia Spirit, Angostura®, Mataroa Mediterranean Gin, Tequila CALLE 23, as well as the Italian coffee brand, Lavazza.

One of the most respected rum producers in the world, Angostura® has been producing rum for more than 75 years with an attention to detail echoed by Poland’s last family-owned vodka maker, Chopin, which produces small-batch, hand-crafted, single ingredient vodka from a countryside distillery using either potatoes, rye or wheat.

Distilled from the resin of the Mastic tree on the Greek island of Chios, Axia is a clear spirit with notes of bergamot, cypress and rose, while the rare blue agave flavours of premium tequila brand, Calle 23 are a result of French biochemist founder, Sophie Decobecq’s fascination with fermentation. Distilled and bottled in Greece, Mataroa Gin uses twelve unique Mediterranean botanicals, herbs and spices in its secret recipe while Lavazza, founded in Italy in 1895, has become a worldwide leader in the global coffee scene combining the best of Italian knowhow with the world’s finest coffee beans in every cup.

To discover six bars over three continents at Avra’s exclusive Great Tuesday Club event. Follow @avra_athens on Instagram.
Doors open at 20:00 – 7th November, Sarri 44, Athens

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