Athens Bars

Athens bars

Even though Athens is a popular cultural centre, it is also filled with buzzing bars, ideal for a relaxing evening or a vibrant night out. The most popular Athens bars are found in the centre of the city or nearby areas and have magnificent views to the Acropolis and other significant landmarks.

Bars in Athens vary in style, from elegant avant-garde to bohemian and alternative, from trendy bars and lounge jazz to rock-metal bars and Irish karaoke pubs. The most high-class bars are located in Syntagma and Kolonaki, while more alternative venues can be found in Monastiraki. Modern Athens bars which attract mostly students are set in Gazi area and offer stunning city views.

Many bars are open all day and night long, offering coffee and snacks till the evening, when they start serving alcoholic drinks. Others are exclusively cocktail bars, serving delicious authentic cocktails, while some turn into mini clubs with loud music for partying.

Here are some lovely bars in Athens. Each bar is presented with detailed text, photos and point on Google map. If you have visited any of these bars, feel free to write your review. All request forms go directly to the bar manager so that you can make a reservation in person or ask them any question.

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List of 18 Bars


Type: Bars

Location: Psiri

Astron bar is a charming place located in Psiri, popular for the electronic sounds and intriguing atmosphere. The current interior of Astron focuses on nice paintings which decorate the walls and earthy colors in the surrounding area.


Type: Bars

Category: Cocktail Bar

Location: Syntagma

Baba au Rhum is a relaxed cocktail bar located just south of Syntagma. It is the heaven of cocktail lovers. It serves classic to creative drinks with special emphasis on Rum like the name suggests.


Type: Bars

Location: Kerameikos

Bios is much more than just a bar. It is located in the heart of Athens and its main goal is hosting regular exhibitions for the crowds, young artists, known bands and experienced DJs playing eclectic music and other kinds of music.


Type: Bars

Location: Gazi

Gazaki is one of the most popular bars of Gazi. It was the first bar to open in this developed industrial area. It has gained good reputation from the first day, perhaps due to the fantastic rooftop bar or the pop style and the amazing drinks served.


Type: Bars

Location: Monastiraki

James Joyce is a typical Irish pub located in downtown Athens. This unique place opened in October, 2007, and it was named after the Irish novelist and poet.


Type: Bars

Location: Thissio

Loop is a freestyle bar located in the lovely area of Thissio, in Athens. Since it opened its doors, it is highly valued among the busiest bars of Athens.


Type: Bars

Location: Ampelokipi

Mike's Irish Bar is situated close to the Tower of Athens, in the region of Ampelokipi. It distinguishes for the special college style and the variety of songs.


Type: Bars

Location: Gazi

Nipiagogio (meaning kindergarten in Greek) is a lovely bar located in the beautiful area of Gazi. It is housed in a charming Neoclassical mansion that used to be an actual kindergarten in the past.


Type: Bars

Location: Panormou

Potopolion is located in Panormou, a popular street with hundreds of businesses. It occupies a beautiful old house from the 1920's with a warm and personal sense.


Type: Bars

Location: Kolonaki

Rock N Roll is a bar-restaurant that remains one of the most classic spots in Kolonaki. Given its long life span, since 1987, today it is considered a diachronic value.



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