Galaxy Bar Hosts World-Class Guest for Paloma Day


The exclusive venue invites Barro Negro to celebrate Mexican favorite

Dubai UAE: Award-winning cocktail lounge, Galaxy Bar, celebrates World Paloma Day on Sunday, 22nd May, with no less than Athens’ institution and Paloma authority, Barro Negro. To mark the celebration, Galaxy Bar’s world-class guest will showcase three exclusive takes on the Mexican signature cocktail in a venue specially dressed for the occasion.

Cousin of the Greyhound, the Paloma is a perfect blend of tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda, served on the rocks. The 80-year-old Mexican classic was given its own celebration in 2019 with the first World Paloma Day, as a way to shine a light on the discrete yet beloved cocktail.

Undoubtedly the Paloma authority on the global scene, Barro Negro’s Stelios Papadopoulos will bring his art and secret touch to Dubai for the first time, at Galaxy Bar’s invitation. The Athens-based institution is renowned for its unparalleled agave spirits collection and desirable cocktails. Famed for creating the ‘Paloma Embassy’, Barro Negro was officially ranked 74th by World’s 50 Best Bars in 2021.

Krystian Hordejuk, Galaxy Bar’s Executive Bar Director, remembers, ‘​​‘I discovered Barro Negro last year during the Athens Bar Show. What impressed me at first glance was their variety of multiple agave spirits expressions – perhaps the largest selection in Greece – not to mention the best Paloma cocktail in town. I am very excited to host Stelios and his team so our guests can experience their irresistible cocktails firsthand.”

To enhance the experience and mark this chic occasion, regulars and first-timers will discover a one-day-only interior set-up, conceived as a poetic tribute to the meaning of the word Paloma (Spanish for ‘Dove’). Galaxy Bar’s starry night sky will be adorned with white origami Doves draped from the ceiling, among other yet-to-be-revealed surprises.

Paloma lovers, cocktail enthusiasts, as well as curious minds, are resolutely set for a memorable evening, curated by Galaxy Bar maestros.


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