Athens Best Bars

Athens, the vibrant Greek Capital is a 24 hour city. People meet at all hours of the day, for drinks with friends, coffee in the mornings, or dancing until the first metro starts at 6am. When it comes to nightlife, the options are endless, with bars and clubs, cafeterias, open squares and tavernas. If you want to take an Athens night out just follow the tips below or trust your instinct and find the best ways to have fun in this amazing city. Start from the center of Athens, go and meet some locals, and enjoy another take on this historic city.


Drunk Sinatra, Kolokotroni & Thiseos Street, Athens

This is one of the most popular bars in the city and has become ‘talk of the town’ over the last few months. Found on the pedestrianised Thiseos Street, close to Karytsi Square, it stars the legendary Frank Sinatra! Playing the music of the Rat Pack and with carefully chosen décor, it packs them in! We suggest the aromatic passion fruit cocktail. It might just fly you to the moon! Take an Athens tour to explore some bars in Athens city and take some inside tips or info from locals.


Brettos Athens
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Brettos, 41 Kidathinaion, Plaka

Brettos is not just a favourite with visitors, locals regularly seek out an unusual flavor in here. The oldest distillery in the city, it dates back over 100 years and really hasn’t changed much. The bar is filled with hundreds of brightly coloured bottles each containing a homemade liqueur.  We highly recommend the Maraschino flavour!

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Mikro bar, 13 Kiprou Glyfada

Although in the Southern Suburbs of Athens, Mikro Bar is certainly worth the trip. A futuristic spot with industrial design, drinks come in mini bottles, while the cocktails are edgy, but delicious.  Mikro Bar is a glamorous place, so make sure you dress to impress.


Monk bar, 15-17 Kolokotroni Street, Athens

This is a brand new spot in the center of Athens that welcomes you from early morning with a cosy coffee, leisurely drink with good jazz, soul and funky music in the evening, or, of course, some of the best cocktails in town. It’s an ideal choice for the winter months with speciality cocktails like the ‘Smoking Monk’ (a steamy version of Manhattan) or the ‘Cucumber Thrill’, a spicy and aromatic mix, based on gin, with cucumber and lime! The décor is excellent, with medieval references that are a clear nod to monasteries. The style is gothic, with hidden archways and corners that give it a mysterious atmosphere.


London bar & resto, 72 Solonos, Athens

A London corner bar in Kolonaki, Athens! In the heart of the city, where the chic Kolonaki meets the bohemian Exarcheia, at the foot of Lycabettus Hill, the London bar is waiting for coffee, dinner or a drink. It’s an ideal meeting point, on the pulse of the city, a place that’s really drawing crowds and making a name for itself.

By Zoe Mouchritsa