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  • 1. O Kyrios

    Ilisia | Bars/Pubs

    Unlike Briki next door, where the younger generations go to flirt and down shots, O Kyrios caters to an older, more deeply glamorous crowd seeking...Read More

  • 2. Oinoscent

    Syntagma | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    If you'd like to learn about Greek wine both using your mind and your taste buds, this modern bar with bold-yellow walls and high stools is...Read More

  • 3. 360 Cocktail Bar

    Monastiraki | Bars/Pubs

    With a menu of more than 70 cocktails and an extensive wine list, there is something for everyone at this rooftop bar in the heart of lively...Read More

  • 4. Alexandrino

    Exarcheia | Bars/Pubs

    This elegant Parisian-style bar and café is frequented by fashion personalities, academics, and thespians alike, who come to unwind over a few...Read More

  • 5. Anifori

    Themed Entertainment

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

  • 6. Baba Au Rum

    Monastiraki | Bars/Pubs

    Rum is the star at this trendy, popular bar in the heart of Monastiraki. All the liqueurs, syrups, and essences to flavor highly original and...Read More

  • 7. Balthazar

    Ilisia | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 8. Baraonda

    Ilisia | Bars/Pubs

    Beautiful people, breakneck music, and a slightly gaudy VIP vibe have made this club-restaurant a perennial city favorite all year-round. The...Read More

  • 9. Beertime

    Psirri | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Over the last few years Greece has exploded with microbreweries, with even ordinary supermarkets now selling at least a handful of exceptionally...Read More

  • 10. Bios

    Gazi-Kerameikos | Cafes–Nightlife

    Cool architects and graphic designers, arty students and hipster DJs, revolutionaries and experimental philosophers: they all hang out in the...Read More

  • 11. Booze Cooperativa

    Syntagma | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 12. Brettos

    Plaka | Bars/Pubs

    With walls adorned with brightly lighted bottles in all colors of the spectrum, Brettos is a dated choice for most locals and is mainly popular...Read More

  • 13. Briki

    Ilisia | Bars/Pubs

    On hot summer nights, the fountain in Mavili Square, spreads coolness over the tables of café-bars like this one, enjoyed by the most flirtatious...Read More

  • 14. Couleir Locale

    Monastiraki | Bars/Pubs

    This youthful, scenic, and modish bar offers a different kind of local color than the usual walk-in or street-level place, as you'll have to...Read More

  • 15. Fever

    Neos Kosmos | Dance Clubs

    One of Athens's most popular bouzoukia clubs showcases the most popular singers of the day, including Yiannis Parios, Sakis Rouvas, and Stamatis...Read More

  • 16. Half Note Jazz Club

    Pangrati | Music Clubs

    The original and best jazz venue in town is this place for serious music sophisticates. It's a good idea to reserve a table ahead of time, especially...Read More

  • 17. Heteroclito

    Syntagma | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    This small and elegant wine bar focuses exclusively on Greek wines, and has knowledgeable owners who will help you navigate their extensive...Read More

  • 18. Hotel Chelsea

    Pangrati | Bars/Pubs

    Not a hotel as its name suggests but instead a bar where the crowds spill out colorfully onto the sidewalk tables every night of the week. Its...Read More

  • 19. Iera Odos

    Gazi-Kerameikos | Music Clubs

    Local pop and bouzouki stars regularly appear at this popular nightspot delivering all the joyous frenzy expected of a Greek-style night out...Read More

  • 20. Kapnikarea Cafe

    Monastiraki | Bars/Pubs

    The ideal refreshing lunchtime spot to relax at after shopping on busy Ermou Street, Kapnikarea is named after the sunken Byzantine church that...Read More

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