Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Couleur Locale

Look for the entrance to this rooftop bar down a narrow pedestrian lane, then inside the arcade. From there, an elevator goes to the 3rd floor and its lively all-day bar-restaurant. It's a go-to spot for Athenians w…
Top Choice Bar in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Tailor Made

Arguably the best third-wave coffee operation in Athens, with its own microroastery and hand-pressed teas, this place has outdoor tables alongside the flower market. At night it turns into a happening cocktail and w…
Top Choice Bar in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Six d.o.g.s.

The core of this supercreative events space is a rustic, multilevel back garden, a great place for quiet daytime chats over coffee or a relaxed drink. From there, you can head in to one of several adjoining building…
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Orea Hellas

This lovely old-style coffee house is a perfect place to take a break from shopping on the Monastiraki strip. Head upstairs for a seat on an open balcony overlooking Mitropoleos, or, in cooler weather, an indoor spo…
Cafe in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Little Kook

Nominally, this place sells coffee and cake. But it's really about its dazzling decor, which conjures an odd childhood fantasy. Precisely which one depends on the season, as the theme changes regularly. Everywhere a…
Bar in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Noel

The beautiful bar's slogan is 'where it's always Christmas' – meaning the candlelit cocktail-party kind of Christmas, no Santa suits required. Under softly glimmering chandeliers, smartly suited bartenders serve som…
Bar in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Dude

Exceptionally good music – obscure funk and soul that makes you feel like you're living a Quentin Tarantino movie – plays at this little bar on a pedestrian street. Moreover, the Dude abides till practically dawn.
Cafe in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Veneti

Branch of the very good bakery and pastry shop. The larger, grander one with outdoor seating is on Omonia.
Cafe in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Poems & Crimes Art Bar

Set in a 19th-century neoclassical building, Poems & Crimes is the local writers' and book lovers' haunt. The quiet bookshop is also the office for a Greek publishing house and a coffee shop. Various book and po…
Bar in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Booze Cooperativa

By day, this art mansion is full of young Athenians playing chess and backgammon and working on their laptops. Later it transforms into a happening bar that rocks till late. The basement hosts art exhibitions and th…