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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.