Athens Nightlife

From ancient Greek tragedies in quarried amphitheaters to the chicest dance clubs, Athens rocks at night. Several of the former industrial districts are enjoying a renaissance, and large spaces have filled up with galleries, restaurants, and theaters—providing one-stop shopping for an evening's entertainment. The Greek weekly Athinorama covers current performances, gallery openings, and

films, as does English-language Kathimerini, inserted in the International New York Times (available Monday through Saturday). The monthly English-language magazine Insider has features and listings on entertainment in Athens, with a focus on the arts. Odyssey, a glossy bimonthly magazine, also publishes an annual summer guide in late June, sold at newsstands around Athens with the season's top performances and exhibitions. You can also "tune in" to the regular English reports on municipal station Athens International Web Radio for what's happening around town; click for Athens International Radio on their website (

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360 Cocktail Bar

  • Cafes–Nightlife

With a menu of more than 70 cocktails (especially good are the Gspiced, the Baby Oak, and the Negroni) and an extensive wine list, there...


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Hidden in one of the tiny backstreets of the popular district of Gazi is this cozy treasure. The converted workers' house has a fairy-tale...


  • Music Clubs

This friendly, popular club is housed in the neighborhood's old primary school and has been proudly hosting both rembetika and dimotika...


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Athenians of all ages come to escape the summer heat at this stylish, upscale bar-restaurant in a neoclassical house with a lush garden...


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Beautiful people, breakneck music, and a VIP vibe have made this club-restaurant a perennial city favorite all year-round. The food here...


  • Dance Clubs

Cool architects and graphic designers, arty students and intellectuals, revolutionaries and experimental philosophers: they all hang...


  • Music Clubs

Usually crowded and pleasantly raucous, Boemissa attracts a young crowd, especially university students, who quickly start gyrating in...

Booze Cooperativa

  • Dance Clubs

Laptops, coffee mugs, and chess sets cover the long wooden tables in this central Athens joint by day. By night, chatty partygoers squeeze—booze...


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With walls adorned by brightly lit bottles in all colors of the spectrum, Brettos is a favorite hangout of many locals who come here...


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On hot summer nights, the fountain in Mavili Square (a five-minute walk from the Athens Hilton and next to the U.S. Embassy), spreads...


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