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 10 Bars


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: 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.


Type: Bars

Location: Psiri

Cantina Social Bar is located in the district of Psiri, between the old buildings of the area. It distinguishes for the indie-music that has been popular for.


Type: Bars

Location: Petralona

One of the few appealing bars that we get to see nowadays is Spirtokouto (matchbox), a cool place located in the quarter of Kato Petralona. It is small and cozy, decorated with colors of nature.


Type: Bars

Location: Monastiraki

TAF (The Art Foundation) is a refreshing bar in Monastiraki, one of the oldest and most historical districts in Athens. It is housed in an exceptional neoclassical building of 1870 with a lovely courtyard where an outdoor bar is found.


Type: Bars

Location: Panepistimiou Ave

Tall's Toy is a small bar that has been established in the nightlife scene of Karitsi square. Having already earned the title of a classic, the bar works as a three in one establishment.


Type: Bars

Location: Hilton Area

Tapas bar is located in the famous area of Gazi Athens. The bar was named after the Spanish appetizers. In Tapas, you will mostly listen to Latin sounds.



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