Athens has a very vivid nightlife; even the most demanding traveler would be satisfied by the numerous bar and club choices! Here, we present you five of our favorite bars around Athens' center to enjoy your drink after a long day of fun activities and city exploration!
Our favorite bars in Athens
#1 Brettos bar
Brettos bar in Plaka - credits: Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com
Brettos bar in Plaka is the most colorful bar in Athens! It is a very popular hangout spot for those who want to taste different varieties of wine, with its wine list consisting of more than 150 labels! There are also many cocktails and local liquors to choose from. The decoration of the bar is very original, with many colors, and pleasant upbeat music in the background. What more could you possibly want?
Couleur Locale - credits: www.couleurlocaleathens.com
Despite Couleur Locale's French name, the bar located in the heart of Athens center, in Monastiraki Area. It has a 'secret' entrance through a gallery, very close to the square. The terrace is open in the summer months so, in case you are in Athens during that period, you are going to enjoy your cocktail with an extraordinary view of the Acropolis. In Couleur Locale, you can drink your favorite coffee in the morning and drink at night, in a relaxed environment filled with good music and happy faces. The reasonable prices make it a must during your visit to Monastiraki.
Gazarte is one of the most famous bars in Gazi. It's actually a multi-use facility, as besides the bar it houses a bookstore, a cinema, and a rooftop garden, where some of the best of the city's live music events often take place. If you stroll around Gazi, we strongly suggest you visit Gazarte for a drink or even a morning coffee. Make sure to check the live music events program beforehand, and while you're at it, don't hesitate to catch a gig!
360 bar in Athens - credits: http://www.360hotelathens.com
The first time we visited 360 Athens, we felt like discovering a hidden gem. Its entrance is inside the Monastiraki flea market and you have to take a lift to reach it. 360 Athens is an industrial space with a restaurant serving creative dishes of the Greek cuisine on the 2nd floor and a bar on the 3d, where you can enjoy more than 50 different cocktails. The view to the Acropolis from both floors is breathtaking and a prior reservation is mandatory, as it would be difficult to find a table, especially during the weekend.
#5 Six d.o.g.s
Six d.o.g.s - credits: sixdogs.gr
Maybe the most famous courtyard in the town. Located in Athens center, close to Monastiraki Metro station, Six d.o.g.s attracts a diverse, mainly young, crowd. It is popular for its cocktails but you can also taste their menu, which is based on seasonal products. You can also visit Six d.o.g.s for a coffee after your shopping in Athens center, as it opens early in the day.
This is our top-5 of Athens' nightlife. If you want to enjoy an amazing night walking tour in Athens, and learn the best spots of Athens from a local expert, then join us and become a night crawler!