Music, drinks, and a few laughs: The perfect recipe for repatriation
The passion for the motherland was very noticeable in both Raffi & Harout from a young age, that is why when they met in the autumn of 1999 in school their common interests brought them closer together.
Their friendship continued after school and their love for Armenia grew stronger and stronger. Together with other friends, they would regularly meet up and plan their repatriation.
Years went by, and both men, after letting many chances pass by, finally decided to “go all-in” and try to move to Yerevan. Their love of Armenia, music, and drinking, drove them to come up with the idea to open up a hangout place in downtown Yerevan. A place where people alike would come to enjoy good music and good drinks in a cozy atmosphere. By accomplishing this idea, they wished and hoped to have a positive impact on the social and cultural scene of Yerevan thus making repatriation contemporary.
Come late 2017, they quit their jobs, moved to Armenia, and opened up Bak75, the hangout bar.
And the rest, as they say, will be history.