Bars

Proving of Athens’ vigorous and dynamic nightlife is its wide array of Athens bars that do not just provide the perfect venue for a good Athenian drink, they’re also the perfect place to hang out and chat with your friends or meet and mingle with the people of Athens. There are a number of bars in the city, but just to give you an idea of what awaits you in this Greek capital, here are some of the favorite bars in Athens:

Aliarman

Sofroniou 2, Gazi,

Athens, 11851

210/342–6322

Located in one of the tiny streets in Gazi district, Aliarman is a cozy bar which used to be a workers’ house. It boasts of a fairy-tale vibe with an atmospheric lighting. Its floral frescoes and floor mosaics complete its impressive yet relaxing setting. When here, try their colorful cocktails, like the apple martini, mai tai, and strawberry daiquiri.

Booze Cooperativa

Kolokotroni 57, Syntagma Sq.

Athens

210/324–0944

This bar is centrally located in the city. Its long wooden tables are remarkable for its chess sets, coffee mugs, and laptops – like inviting you to take a seat and simply hangout. For 20 years, Booze Cooperativa has been a favorite destination among chatty party goers, too. By night, it has DJ that play dance tunes as well as rock and pop music. This high-ceiling space features wax artworks and wood details for a laid-back feel.

To Parko Eleftherias

Eleftherias Park, Ilisia,

Athens, 11521

210/722–3784

Perfect for couples, this bar is known for its romantic setting, thanks to its low-key music. Its location next the Megaron Mousikis Concert Hall adds to its being an ideal bar for those travelling with their sweethearts. During summer, To Parko Eleftherias is a favorite for food, drinks, and snacks.

Balthazar

Tsoha 27, Ambelokipi,

Athens, 11521

210/644–1215; 210/641—2300

This is another favorite bar in Athens, especially on summer. As it caters to Athenians and tourists alike, this stylish upscale bar features a subdued music and lush garden courtyard that offers an easy escape from the hot summer night. Because it’s a crowd favorite, early bookings are strongly recommended to assure yourself of a good seat, or any seat for that matter.

Briki

Dorilaiou 6, Ilisia,

Athens, 11521

210/645-2380

The place to go listen for funk and jazz music, many tourists love the cool and soothing atmosphere in Briki – thanks to the fountain in Mavili Square that spreads its coolness to the tables in this cafe-bar.

These are just a few of the bars in Athens. If you prefer to party though, you can check out our list of Athens Clubs.