Epiros drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Ioannina

Byzantine Museum Cafe

On Its Kale, the museum cafe is popular with locals and visitors alike, with its big grassy grounds and beautiful views. It serves food too, but most come for a coffee and chat in the gorgeous setting.
Bar in Parga

Sugar Bar

Fancy starting the evening with a Champagne Pick Me Up or a Devil's Kiss? You'll find a drink to suit your mood on Sugar Bar's staggering cocktail menu. If you overdo it, return the following morning for a cappuccin…
Bar in Parga


The logo – a guitar swirling in a shot glass – gives you a fine idea of what to expect from Parga's rock bar, located on an old-town side street moments from Krioneri Beach. It's a lively, unpretentious joint, with …
Cafe in Ioannina


Beer-bottle vases and vintage styling give a quirky feel to this cafe in the laneways off Averof. Imaginative bar snacks, such as roasted feta and miniature omelettes, are a good snack between drinks or coffees.
Bar in Ioannina


This bar occupies a beautifully arching 200-year-old former agora (market). It has friendly people, twinkling lights, strange curvy stairs and an interesting musical mix.
Cafe in To Nisi

Kafeteria Ta Bakakakia

This charming cafe, run by young islander Marina Vakatsa, has juices, milkshakes and other drinks, and a lovely view across the lake to the northern hills.
Bar in Ioannina


A great place for those looking for parties and student events – talk to the local students over coffee and cocktails, and find out what's on.
Cafe in Metsovo

Cafe Metsovorama

Follow the bear sign for panoramic views over the Pindos Mountains, best enjoyed with coffee or thick Greek yoghurt drowned in honey and nuts.
Bar in Ioannina

Blue Gin Bar

An atmospheric bar on two floors, with live music, DJ parties and, well, gin. A great place to drink and talk into the wee hours.
Bar in Ioannina

Legacy Rock Club

Live acts, 1980s rock tribute nights and a gritty, guitar-loving soundtrack keep Legacy Rock Club throbbing until late. Compared to some other Ioannina bars, drinks prices are lower than the growl of a '90s death-me…