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Best cocktail bars in Athens

Athens ● 24 November 2017

The nightlife of Athens is one of the biggest assets of the city, with numerous bars in various districts of Athens, which is the ultimate destination for bar-crawl thanks to the low prices of the drinks, the short distance between the bars and the various styles of music and atmosphere you can find in every bar and district. Lately, Athens Center has become very fashionable, and the bar scene is booming and innovative. Inspired bartenders create unique cocktails, and thousands of visitors rediscover the Greek capital, where all nightspots are within walking distance, the cocktails cost under 10€, and local people are open and ready to make you have fun. These are the best cocktail bars in Athens.

Baba Au Rum

In an alley in the buzzing down town area, Baba Au Rum reignited the Athens cocktail scene when it opened in 2009. The hospitality of the stuff in Baba Au Rum is legendary, and you will feel like home. The bar's top recommendation is the eponymous cocktail, which is a complex but at the same time balanced umami daiquiri with vanilla, sweet sherry, oak, lime and botanicals.


In Praxitelous Street, just 5 minutes walk from Monastiraki, Clumsies is an all-day hangout, which offers a little bit of everything you like. Rich coffee, low-alcohol aperitifs and sophisticated, perfectly executed cocktails made using modern techniques, such as fermentation and centrifugal infusion. It has an elegant interior and a lovely courtyard, where you can also eat brunch from famous chefs at Sunday evening.


Galaxy is one of the most famous Greek cocktail bars in hotels in Athens. Located on the rooftop of Hilton, 5 minutes walk to Syntagma Square, Galaxy bar is an old-time-classic bar with sophisticated cocktails. Among an international crown, you will have the best view of the whole city and feel the luxury together with your friends.

Gin Joint

Gin Joint is a tiny bar, also at the heart of the action, and has at least 130 brands of gin available. If you like cocktails made with gin, Gin Joint is a perfect spot to enjoy these drinks in a cozy atmosphere, where you can easily flirt and talk to other people.

360 Cocktail Bar

In Monastiraki Athens, you will find 360 Cocktail Bar, which is an excellent choice for relaxing moments with friends or your partner. Its industrial decoration and unique cocktails make this roof garden the place to be, if you want spectacular view, especially at night.


In one of the most vivid neighbourhoods of Athens, in Gazi, Gazarte is the place to be for music lovers and cocktails fans. With an impressive view of the industrial buildings of Technopolis, Gazarte, in addition to an alternative bar, is also the house of many cultural events, theatre performances and open-air cinema.

A for Athens

In Monastiraki, you will find one of the most traditional Greek rooftop cocktail bars in Athens. With minimal design and urban feeling, you will relax in a bar with amazing view of Monastiraki Flea Market, Acropolis and Plaka drinking an exquisite cocktail in a beautiful scenery.


Island is the only recommended bar, which is not located in Athens Center, but in Athens Riviera. It is an amazing place in Varkiza, at the edge of a cliff by the sea, which makes you feel exactly like being on an island. Can you imagine a better setting to drink your cocktails during summer in Athens?

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Athens, Greece Athens Way
9.1 10
Athens Way
17, Arachovis & Ippokratous Str., 10680 Athens, Greece

Located in Athens City Center, Athens Way hotel is within a 15-minute walk from Syntagma Square and a 10-minute walk from the nearest metro station. The Acropolis and the historic part of Athens, Plaka, are at 2 km. The lively Monastiraki Square is 1.5 km away. Athens International Airport is at 33.5 km and Piraeus port can be reached within 30 minutes using the light railway.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Alma Hotel
6.8 10
Alma Hotel
5, Dorou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Alma Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 2-minute walk from Omonia Metro Station, offering easy access to Athens Railway Station and Piraeus Port. Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos is 36 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.