Drinking and nightlife in Hora (Mykonos)

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    Lola Bar

    Screen divas line the walls, tasselled lampshades shimmy along to torch songs, and a dragged up mannequin stares endlessly into a mirror at Mykonos' best gay cocktail bar. The vibe is relaxed and friendly, and the staff couldn't be more charming. It's the perfect post-dinner, pre-dancefloor rehydration station. If you can find it within the Mykonos maze.

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    JackieO’

    The mainstay of Mykonos' gay party scene since Apollo was a lad, this waterside bar is wall-to-wall writhing bodies after 11.30pm, with the waitstaff shimmying around them delivering drinks with considerable panache. It's a lot of fun, with drag shows adding to the chaos in peak season.

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    Elysium Sunset Bar

    Attached to the 'straight-friendly' Hotel Elysium, this poolside bar has long been the first port of call for the gay party crowd. Handsome barstaff flirt shamelessly, perhaps to distract from the hefty drink prices. Drag queens perform nightly from mid-May to September, although the real star of the show is the sun sinking over the horizon.

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    Katerina’s Bar

    Katerina's makes no effort to be glamorous or, heaven forbid, cool – INXS is likely to be played at some point in the night – but it consequently manages to have more fun than most places in Little Venice. What is unbelievably cool is that it's owned by the first female Greek naval captain. Plus there's an ace little balcony.

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    @54

    With mirror balls cascading from the ceiling and an artsy jungle theme to the decor, this large upstairs space is a stylish spot for an early evening cocktail or a late night boogie. Smokers hog the coveted front balcony, enjoying views along the waterfront.

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    Galleraki

    Choose plum waterfront seating or the upstairs balcony at this friendly cafe-bar, and order one of its fresh-fruit cocktails (like the signature ‘katerinaki’, made with melon) or a classic champagne concoction.

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    Porta

    The black sheep of the gay herd, Porta’s cruisey ambience fills small-scale rooms bedecked in Tom of Finland imagery. Things get crowded and close towards midnight.

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    Cosi

    This, erm, cosy nook is a stylish cafe by day, with a few al fresco tables. By night it morphs into a lively little bar with occasional DJ sets.

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    Semeli

    This slick cocktail bar in the heart of Little Venice draws the bold and the beautiful with its signature cocktails and DJ sets.

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    Babylon

    When JackieO' next door looks set to burst at the seams, the overflow heads here. In summer there are regular drag shows.

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    Skandinavian Bar

    Supplies mainstream mayhem with multiple ground-floor bars and an upstairs space for close-quarters jiggling to retro dance hits. Inexpensive standard cocktails and dodgily named shots cater to those on a mission to get blitzed quickly.

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    Remezzo

    This restaurant-bar has an attractive deck overlooking Agia Anna beach and the old town. As the night progresses a clubby vibe descends, with plenty of beautiful people burning up the dance floor until the wee hours of the morning.

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    Scarpa

    With a narrow terrace squeezed up against the sea in Little Venice, this little cocktail bar's cosy cushions are prime sunset-watching perches.

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    Queen of Mykonos

    This swanky (and perilously expensive) champagne and cocktail bar is where locals and visitors glam it up in the evenings, dahling.