Athens in detail

Best drinking & nightlife in Athens

Drinking & Nightlife

  • Six d.o.g.s. The epitome of Athens' bar scene: indoor-outdoor, rooms upon rooms.
  • Baba Au Rum This excellent cocktail bar takes umbrella drinks seriously.
  • The Clumsies Repeatedly cited for world's best bartenders.
  • Bios In winter, a ground-floor cafe-bar; in summer, add a fantastic rooftop.
  • Alphaville The Keramikos (night)lifestyle in a nutshell.
  • Romantso Swing your hips at hula hoop classes at this fab creative hub.

Local Bars

  • Ippo In the Syntagma bar zone, but with a loyal crew of regulars.
  • Chelsea Hotel Pangrati cafe-bar packed with cool kids.
  • Galaxy Bar Stylish old vintage space in a downtown arcade.
  • Nabokov Low-key literati spot on the edge of Exarhia.
  • Blue Parrot Soak up trendy Metaxourgio's vibe at this greenery filled cafe-bar.
  • Bel Rey Former corner garage transformed into Koukaki hipster hang-out.

Coffee & Tea

  • Taf Coffee Consistently some of the city's best coffee roasters.
  • Kaya The busy coffee connoisseur's choice, hidden in an arcade.
  • The Underdog Championship-winning baristas at a roomy spot with a shaded courtyard.
  • To Tsai Zen-calm heaven for tea lovers in Kolonaki.

Photo Ops

  • Couleur Locale The Acropolis looks close enough to touch at this rooftop bar.
  • Little Kook The view in this case is not the Acropolis, but the wild decor.
  • Yiasemi Look at you, sipping a drink on the most scenic steps in Plaka!
  • Noel Everyone looks photogenic in this beautifully designed cafe-bar.

Cafe Life

  • Veneti A newer name on a classic two-storey grand cafe in Omonia.
  • Little Tree Book Cafe Coffee, drinks and snacks with local literati.
  • Spiti Mas Sip your coffee in a mock-up apartment.
  • Upopa Epops Rooms filled with vintage furniture, plus a pretty courtyard in Petralona.

Wine Bars

  • Materia Prima Cool contemporary bar dedicated to artisan winemaking.
  • Drupes & Drips Tiny cafe-bar specialising in Italian wines.
  • Cinque Assorted Greek wines are the gems in this jewel box of a bar.
  • L'Audrion Sophisticated spot in Plaka for French wines and food.

LGBT Friendly

  • Beaver Collective Women-run coop cafe that's lesbian-friendly and great for cocktails.
  • Rooster Relaxed gay hang-out in the centre of the city.
  • Shamone Start your exploration of Gazi's gay-bar scene here.
  • BeQueer All shades in the rainbow nation are welcome at this relaxed club.