Although Athens is mostly famous for its historical monuments, visitors will actually be surprised to discover an entire new world of nightlife options in the city centre. Did you think that only the Greek islands have fantastic spots to enjoy a cocktail? Think again, because Athens has dynamically entered the map of Greek nightlife. We have walked around and concluded on our top cocktail bars in Athens.
#A for Athens
A for Athens is probably the most popular cocktail bar in Athens. It is located on Monastiraki Square, the most tourist spot of the city centre, at the entrance of Psiri quarter. This bar is actually the top floor of an urban hotel, offering the most stunning view to the Acropolis, the historical quarter of Plaka and Monastiraki Square. Open all day long, you can start with a morning coffee and end your evening with a fantastic cocktail. As this is a very famous venue, just be prepared that you may not find a free table, especially in summer evenings.
Address: Miaouli st, 2-4, Monastiraki Square
Facebook Page: A for Athens
#360o Cocktail Bar
If A for Athens is very busy, then another great cocktail venue is found just few steps away: the 360o Athens Bar. The view is equally gorgeous, especially at night, as tables and stands head directly to the lighted Acropolis. The bar is actually found at the third floor, while the second floor hosts a restaurant surrounded by windows. Do not miss a look at the cocktail menu: we have tried Orange Kiss and V for Violet. Ask for more suggestions!
Address: Ifestou 2, Monastiraki Square
Website: 360o Athens Bar
Molecular mixology arrives in Athens, in this industrial space just off the city center of Athens, in the quarter of Gazi. Traditional and special flavors are transformed into bubbles of liquor that explodes in the mouth. Lila Pausa Cocktail, CheeseCake, Smoked Aperol Negroni and Blue Moon are among our favorite. You will find many more on the cocktail menu.
Address: Keleou st, 1-5, Gazi
Facebook Page: Momix Cocktail Bar
#Baba au Rum
This is among the first cocktail bars in Athens and still holds a good reputation as the pioneer in cocktail making. Here you will find a wide range of classical cocktails, like Bloody Mary and Thyme Margarita, to new arrivals, like Incognito, Jakarta Daiquiri and Blackflip. This place is located in Karitsi Square, just few steps from Syntagma and Panepistimiou Avenue.
Address: Klitiou 6, Karitsi Square
Website: Baba Au Rum
The new entrance in Athens nightlife scene is this lounge, elegant and punk style bar that has gradually became one of the most favorite cocktail bars in Athens. It is found in Makrygianni quarter, just few steps from the Acropolis and Plaka, where most Athens hotels are found.
Address: Falirou str, 15, Makrygianni
Website: Tiki Bar