4 Best Bars in Psirri, Athens


Over the last few years Greece has exploded with microbreweries, with even ordinary supermarkets now selling at least a handful of exceptionally fresh, sometimes unpasteurized and always interestingly flavored beers. The ideal place for choosing among hundreds of labels of Greek craft beers is this pub in Psirri, where you can relax for hours watching the world go by.

Cinque Wine Bar

With wine-obsessed and highly knowledgeable owners, Cinque is a deli/wine bar where you can get to know some of the most unknown and fascinating Greek wines from around the country. The ambience is friendly, intimate, and warm and the staff is always happy to help you find the ideal label for your palate or to suggest pairings with the cheeses and cold cuts they serve. As this is a small place, book your table in advance.



On Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday evenings, a rembetika or traditional laiko band plays sing-along favorites much appreciated by the largely Greek crowd., and the price of the old-style Greek entertainment at this century-old taverna is surprisingly reasonable. Meanwhile, the food at this all-day taverna is displayed on big trays, which allows you to choose the dish of your choice with help from owners Mario and Pericles (the latter is also a noted rembetika singer).

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The Clumsies

Located between Syntagma and Psirri, this innovative bar-restaurant is among the most popular in Athens and its barmen/owners have received several global mixology awards. The impressively decorated, multilevel venue even has a private room (for 10, which must be prebooked), where clients can order bespoke drinks. Despite its appeal to people of all ages and styles, The Clumsies is generally unpretentious, and the unique cocktails (there's a degustation menu that offers the chance of tasting four to five smaller versions) are top quality. Don't expect to find somewhere to sit on a weekend night.