18 Best Bars in Athens for Terrific Nightlife

When one thinks of Athens, the first thing that comes to mind is the city's historical, architectural, artistic and cultural grandeur. However, there is more to the city than meets the eye! Athens is also famous for its lively nightlife and is home to countless bars, restaurants and clubs. Neighbourhoods like Gazi, Koukaki, Exarchia and Monastiraki are the most popular choices for a fun night out. 

Here are 18 bars in Athens that guarantee you a night of fun and frolic:

1. Athens Sports Bar

Live sports at the Athens Sports Bar
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One of the most popular sports bars in the city, the Athens Sports Bar attracts large crowds of people wanting to watch live sports while enjoying some drinks. It has simple decor, including exposed brick walls, bright ceiling tube lights, and wooden tables. The televisions are mounted on the wall behind the drinks bar; you can watch live football, tennis, cricket etc., here. You can also choose to sit outside. Besides their beverages, they also serve burgers, fries, calamari, chicken wings, salads and more. They also host karaoke and quiz nights twice a week.
Address: Veikou 3a, Athina 117 42, Greece
Timings: 7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Happy Hour: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Popular drinks: Craft and draft beer, wine, cocktails, martinis, vodka, mojitos, cappuccinos, Americanos
Average cost: Approximately EUR 30 for drinks for two

2. The Clumsies

The Clumsies in Athens
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The Clumsies on Praxitelous street is one of the most popular bars in Athens, known for its signature cocktails. It boasts modern interiors with a massive wooden bar stocked with bottles of alcohol, wood panelling on the walls, wooden and leather seats, and plants everywhere. Outdoor seating is also available. It is also an excellent place for a dance party in the middle of the night! An interesting feature of the establishment is The Room which is a small space with a fireplace, a billiard table, books and more that offers personalised service. Their food menu features a variety of delicious dishes including pancakes, salads, dumplings, mac & cheese, bao, etc. 
Address: Praxitelous 30, Athina 105 61, Greece
Timings: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Monday to Thursday, Sunday), 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM (Friday to Saturday)
Popular drinks: Forbidden Fruit, Nostalgia, Aegean Negroni, beer, cappuccinos, Americanos
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 for drinks for two

3. The 7 Jokers

The 7 Jokers Coffee & Cocktail Bar in Athens
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The 7 Jokers Coffee & Cocktail Bar is one of the oldest bars in Athens and is a small but happening place. It boasts hip decor and cosy vibes owing to its red lights, neon signs, a jukebox, bamboo ceiling, plants, wooden tables and chairs, and posters. You must try out their specialty cocktails and tasty food like pizzas, chips, fries, pies and more. There is an outdoor seating area as well. 
Address: Voulis 7, Athina 105 62, Greece
Timings: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM (Monday to Thursday), 9:00 AM - 4:30 AM (Friday to Saturday), Sunday closed 
Popular drinks: Sloth, Greed, He Was Worthy, Kentucky Medicine, Gluttony, Pina Calvada, Guinness
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25- EUR 30 for drinks for two

4. 360 Cocktail Bar

The rooftop area of the 360 Cocktail Bar
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Located within walking distance of the Ancient Agora, the 360 Cocktail Bar is a renowned restaurant and bar in Athens. It is known for its spectacular views of the Acropolis and the rest of the city, especially at sunset. The rooftop garden area is one of its most appealing aspects. The establishment has industrial-style decor, including wooden chairs and tables, cool lights on their ceiling, candles on every table and lots of plants. Their food, such as cold fish, black pork chops, beef short ribs, sandwiches, bitter chocolate tarts etc, is absolutely mouth-watering.
Address: Ifestou 2, Athina 105 55, Greece
Timings: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Sunday to Thursday), 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Friday to Saturday)
Popular drinks: Savory Paloma, Negroni Bianco, Clean Cut Mojito, Strawberry Cosmo
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 - EUR 30 for drinks for two

5. Couleur Locale

The  Couleur Locale bar at night
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Another bar close to the Ancient Agora, Couleur Locale is situated in the back streets near Monastiraki Square. It is famous for its rooftop area that offers marvellous views of the Acropolis, especially at nighttime. The decor is rustic and features wooden chairs and tables, grey walls, neon lights and a bunch of plants. Given that it is open from morning till late at night, it is not only a great place for a night out but also for a quiet breakfast or lunch. Alongside their many drinks, they serve delicious food like pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, salads, loukoumades, chocolate soufflé etc. 
Address: Normanou 3, Athina 105 55, Greece
Timings: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Monday to Friday, Sunday), 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Saturday) 
Popular drinks: La Cubanita, Banana mama, Golden Spritz, Kinky Virgin, wine, beer, espressos, fruit juices etc. 
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 - EUR 30 for drinks for two

6. A For Athens

Stunning view at night from A For Athens bar
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The Cocktail Bar at the A For Athens hotel overlooking the Acropolis and Monastiraki Square is a famous establishment that serves authentic Greek food. This bar and restaurant is known for its modern and simplistic decor, including marble-top tables, leather and woven chairs, hanging lights, wooden barrels and candles on every table. The bar itself has a bunch of inverted glasses hanging overhead. You can also sit in their rooftop area if you want to enjoy views of the city all lit up at night. They serve a variety of scrumptious dishes made using local ingredients like salads, meatballs, steamed mussels and clams, lamb giros, pies and more. 
Address: Miaouli 2, Athina 105 54, Greece
Timings: Open 24 hours
Popular drinks: Calypso, Spicy Margarita, Chardonnay, Ithaca, Rosé, lemonades, beer
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 - EUR 30 for drinks for two

7. City Zen

Views of the Acropolis from City Zen
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A terrace bar in Athens, the City Zen, is located in the heart of the city and overlooks the gorgeous Acropolis. It is not only a bar and restaurant but also an all-day cafe spread out across two floors. The decor is quite trendy and includes marble-top tables with metal chairs, neon sign boards and lots of gold accents. City Zen is known to frequently organise live music performances which add more cheer to the night. Their extensive menu of mouth-watering food consists of pizzas, burgers, waffles, cheese platters, salads, risottos and more. 
Address: Aiolou 11, Athina 105 55, Greece
Timings: 9:00 AM - 12:30 AM (Monday to Saturday), 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM (Sunday)
Popular drinks: Hortensia, Casa Bonita, Red Snapper, Smirnoff Red, Gordon’s, Pinot Grigio, smoothies, coffee etc. 
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 for drinks for two

8. Drunk Sinatra

A party at Drunk Sinatra Bar in Athens
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Drunk Sinatra, a bar near Kolokotroni street, is one of Athens's most popular party spots. It is predominantly known for its tasty craft cocktails made using home made ingredients. The establishment is relatively small in size and boasts of cosy and chic vibes owing to its vintage-style interiors. It is decorated with neon lights, bright sign boards, pictures of Frank Sinatra, and slot machines, and the bar has glass shelves. There is an outdoor seating area as well. Besides their beverages, you must also taste their delicious food, including pizzas, fries, poke bowls, nachos, fish fingers and more. Soothing jazz and swing bossa music adds to the ambiance.
Address: Thiseos 16, Athina 105 62, Greece
Timings: 6:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Popular drinks: By the Way, Gimlet de Vie, Luck be a Punch, See You Again, Back to Black
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 for drinks for two

9. MONK Grapes and Spirits

The bar at MONK Grapes and Spirits
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A chic wine bar in Athens with industrial-style decor, the MONK Grapes and Spirits bar is known for its wine collection of over 150 labels from across the globe. The interiors feature wood panelling, stools and wooden tables, hanging bulbs and green walls. MONK offers you the chance to taste any wine on their menu and their Monk Coravin system letting you draw a wine bottle without actually taking off the cork! In fact, they even host wine tastings once a week. They serve a bunch of mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes along with eggs benedict, omelette with four kinds of cheese, scrambled eggs with bacon, pancakes and more. It is, therefore, also an excellent choice for breakfast. The jazz, funky, bossa nova and soul music that plays in the background adds to the dining experience. You can also sit outside. 
Address: Karori 4, Athina 105 51, Greece
Timings: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Monday to Thursday), 9:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Friday to Saturday), 6:00 PM - 3:00 AM (Sunday)
Popular drinks: Prosecco, Mosaic, Chardonnay, Côtes du Rhône, Pinotage, Pinot Noir, La Vie en Rose
Average cost: Approximately EUR 60 for drinks for two

10. Baba au Rum

The bar at Baba au Rum
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Baba au Rum is one of the most popular bars in Athens that attracts large crowds owing to its extensive collection of drinks and its eclectic interiors. It has red, blue and patterned walls, wooden furniture, hanging lights, flowers and floor-to-wall shelves filled with alcohol bottles behind the bar. There is also an outdoor seating area. In addition to their signature drinks that are served in uniquely shaped glasses, you can also get some snacks. 
Address: Klitiou 6, Athina 105 60, Greece
Timings: 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM (Monday to Friday, Sunday), 1:00 PM - 4:00 AM (Saturday)
Popular drinks: Bloody Baba, Delicious Sour, Guinness Black, Chardonnay, Star-5-Zombie, The Modernist, Captain Morgan 
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 - EUR 30 for drinks for two

11. Six D.o.g.s

The famous Six D.o.g.s
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Six D.o.g.s is one of the most popular party spots in athens that is known for its restaurant and bar and for hosting music performances, exhibitions, and parties in the summers. It is situated in the centre of the city's business district and boasts of casual vibes with wooden chairs and stools, lots of trees and bright lights. Six D.o.g.s is especially wonderful once the sun sets since candles are lit up in mason jars all around the venue. Make sure to grab a bagel, pizza, fries, salads or more while you sit and enjoy the live shows. 
Address: Avramiotou 6-8, Athina 105 51, Greece
Timings: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Popular drinks: Cocktails, draft beer, blended vodkas, gin and tonic, wine, iced tea, coffee
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 for drinks for two

12. Tiki Bar Athens

Tiki Bar Athens
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The first and authentic tiki bar in the city, Tiki Bar Athens is a well-known hangout spot located just a few minutes away from the Acropolis. Famous for its unique blend of cocktails, many of which are made using seasonal fruits, the bar has eclectic interiors which include lots of plants, patterned chairs, a bar that resembles a beach shack and bright red lights that are turned on at night. It is also a good place to grab a morning coffee or breakfast. There is a DJ who plays a bunch of fun songs throughout the day. Their menu consists of a variety of dishes including pizzas, burgers, tapas, salads, spring rolls, tacos and more. 
Address: Falirou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
Timings: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Monday to Thursday, Sunday), 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Friday to Saturday)
Popular drinks: Original Zombie, Mai-Tai, Ginger Smash, Chardonnay, Heineken, Gin and Basil, Pina Colada 
Average cost: Approximately EUR 20 for drinks for two

13. Juan Rodriguez Bar

The renowned Juan Rodriguez Bar
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The Juan Rodriguez Bar is one of the trendiest upscale bars in Athens, known for its rustic decor. The interiors feature wooden chairs and tables, a chequered floor, walls with paintings, yellow lights, lamps, funky photo frames and many plants. The bar itself is massive, with fake peacocks hanging above the glass bottle displays. They also have an outdoor seating area. You can dance the night away at one of their happening parties or enjoy some soothing music while eating. They serve a plethora of mouth-watering dishes such as burgers with fries, cheese platters, salads, tacos, pastries, tarts and more. 
Address: Pallados 3, Athina 105 54, Greece
Timings: 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM 
Popular drinks: Guinness, Allan Poe, Bayou Spiced, Beluga, Lenon 80, Perfect Gin Tonic, coffee
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25- EUR 30 for drinks for two

14. Thesis 7

The Thesis 7 bar in Athens
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Thesis 7 in Athens is a popular bar close to the Ancient Agora known for its casual vibes. The bar has simple interiors which feature white walls, wooden furniture, hanging red lights and a small chandelier, paintings, a piano and a floor to ceiling shelf stacked with books. Outdoor seating is also available. Thesis 7 frequently hosts live music performances that add to the evening's fun and frolic. Make sure to try out their delicious food like pizzas, cheese platters, grilled chicken, tortillas, sandwiches, pancakes and more. 
Address: Agiou Filippou 7, Athina 105 55, Greece
Timings: Open 24 hours (Monday), 9:00 AM - 2:30 AM (Tuesday to Saturday), 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Sunday)
Popular drinks: Negroni, Espresso Martini, Mojitos, Bacardi, Gordon’s, Jack Daniel’s, Sangria
Average cost: Approximately EUR 20 for drinks for two

15. Loser Bar

The trendy Loser Bar
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Located in downtown Athens, Loser Bar is a cosy establishment famous for its unique cocktails. The bar is relatively smaller in size and has simple interiors, including coloured walls, patterned floor tiles, colourful chairs, fairy lights hanging off plants and suspended lights. At night, the vibes are especially exquisite since the lights are dimmed and all that remains on are a few bulbs and neon lights. There is soft music that constantly plays in the background. You can also choose to sit outside. They also serve snacks along with the drinks like cheese platters, nuts, cookies, salads etc. 
Address: Voulis 45-47, Athina 105 57, Greece
Timings: 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM (Monday to Saturday), Sunday closed
Popular drinks: Cocktails, Mojitos, Gin and tonic, Absolut vodka, Stella Artois beer, coffee
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25- EUR 30 for drinks for two

16. ZIGGY Cocktail Bar

The quaint ZIGGY Cocktail Bar
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Open from morning till late at night, the ZIGGY Cocktail Bar is located near the Panathenaic Stadium and is one of Athens' most popular bars. It is a quaint establishment ideal for grabbing drinks in the evening and breakfast. Its minimalistic decor consists of grey walls, wooden shelves stacked with alcohol bottles, hanging lights, numerous plants and wooden chairs and tables. There is often a DJ on site who plays a variety of happening songs to keep you entertained. Along with their wide selection of beverages, you can also try their food; bagels, sandwiches, pizzas, pies, pastries, brownies are a few items on the menu. 
Address: Ivikou 10, Athina 116 35, Greece
Timings: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM 
Popular drinks: Downhill Mary, Heineken, Omikron, Cucumber Divorce, Scotch Pina, Mojitos, coffee, fruit juices
Average cost: Approximately EUR 20 for drinks for two

17. Revolt Street Bar

Graffiti around the Revolt Street Bar
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Situated in Exarchia, Revolt Street Bar in Athens is a great place for a fun night out with friends. Given its location within Athens' artistic district, the bar is surrounded by graffiti and has minimalistic decor, including wooden chairs and tables, plants and bright lights. There is an outdoor seating area as well. The bar frequently hosts music performances, parties and other live events. Don't forget to try out their snacks along with the drinks. 
Address: Koletti 25-27, Athina 106 77, Greece
Timings: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Monday to Thursday, Sunday), 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Friday to Saturday)
Popular drinks: Prosecco, Tequila, Brandy, Sangria, Mojitos, Greek Peach, White Russian, coffee, smoothies, fruit juices
Average cost: Approximately EUR 25 for drinks for two

18. Gazaki

The Gazaki bar in Athens
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If you're a party animal and are looking for an exciting night out in Athens, make sure to visit Gazaki. Open till late into the night, it is the perfect place to dance and party since they always have a DJ on site. It is a relatively smaller but open space and doesn't have much decor besides white chairs, a fully stocked bar and a stage for live music performances. 
Address: Triptolemou 31, Gazi 11854 Athens, Greece
Timings: 7:30 PM - 4:00 AM (Tuesday to Thursday), 8:00 PM - 6:00 AM (Saturday to Sunday), Monday closed
Popular drinks: Beer, cocktails, mojitos, margaritas, Gordon’s gin, Smirnoff, Bacardi
Average cost: Approximately EUR 50 for drinks for two
A largely historic city with a heritage like no other, Athens has plenty to offer to you, including an exciting night out. Its many bars and clubs are perfect for when you want to take a break from sightseeing and have an unforgettable night of partying. What's more, many of the bars are located quite close to each other, so you can go bar hopping to make the night even more exciting!

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