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Drinks & nightlife in Athens

Cocktail Bar
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“Here it is always Christmas! New chic vintage-style all-day bar restaurant. Famous for its food too! ”
70 locals recommend
Bar
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“Don’t be put off by the alley, venture down the stairs and emerge in the totally cool outdoor bar space (great for daytime coffee too). ”
125 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Another of the quintessentially Athenian all day bars that faces Monastiraki with expansive views of Plaka and the Acropolis. Its rooftop terrace sits above their accommodation facilities. Friday and Saturday nights are no doubt the busiest nights, attracting a younger mixed crowd of locals and tourists. Cocktails come from award winning bar tender Theodore Pyrillos. Ideal day time stop for refreshments and to capture some great city shots.”
85 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“All day bar, set over several levels with various rooms. Cosy atmosphere offering the best cocktails in town.”
76 locals recommend
Bar
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“Terrace all day bar with excellent view of the acropolis. 1” from our studios.”
51 locals recommend
Café
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“Beautiful spot, one of the best views in Athens with Acropolis just a reach away. Good cocktails, and food. ”
43 locals recommend
Bar
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“A summertime favourite in the Gazi district - beautiful ‘garden’ in a multi-purpose venue, serving a range of drinks and cocktails with a cool grown-up vibe.”
49 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“At Monastiraki, combines contemporary art with drinks in a lovely courtyard garden, with awnings creating a roof in winter. Tumbledown 19th-century outbuildings host exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography, while the central courtyard is one of the city's coolest bars, with chill-out music and subtle lighting.”
51 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Everytime I come here I feel like being a character from an old book about Athens, mysteries and secret love affairs.”
61 locals recommend
Bar
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“On the lively Thiseos street, Drunk Sinatra is always pumping; whether its the middle of the summer or the depth of winter, you will see a young, hip crowd congregated on their tables outside over cocktails. ”
29 locals recommend
Distillery
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“Athen's oldest distillery, est in 1909. Colourful & cosy atmosphere in the nice area of Plaka.”
48 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is oposite our main entrance. All think of Mama Roux when it comes to a carefree Sunday brunch with friends in the always happening center of Athens. The last few years Mama Roux has been a big hit among cool Athenians looking for some London or Berlin-like place to have brunch, lunch or dinner in a bohemian cafeteria-style restaurant with international (both French & middle-eastern) cuisine. It was even listed among the Trip Advisor’s best.”
38 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the most-known bars that sparked the rejuvenation of the area back in the late '00s. Still frequented by locals and visitors alike, can be a fun hangout spot for a casual drink and chit chat. Can get busy late in the night.”
49 locals recommend
Bar
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“Enjoy the evenings with a coffee or a glass of wine. Mple papagalos is one of the most famous gay-friendly bars in Athens”
34 locals recommend
Event Space
“Amazing terrace during the summer with view of the Acropolis. Great parties, theatre performances and exhibitions during winter. Berlin-style bar ”
52 locals recommend
Café
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“Vintage sewing patterns decorate the walls giving a nod to the area’s heritage. By day, it doubles as a ‘micro roastery’ and draws in a late afternoon crowd with their delicious coffee blends and freshly made desserts. By night, the bar is pumping out first class cocktails in gorgeous crystal glassware at very reasonable prices. This is a great place to kick off a night out in Athens.”
32 locals recommend