Athens is a city rich with history and plenty of ruins to visit. What may surprise some people is that Athens also has a few of the best bars in the world.
Whether you’re into fancy-schmancy cocktails, laid back beer bars or rooftop sundowners, you’ll find it here. Where better to sip a few bevvies than in this beautiful city?
These are the seven best bars in Athens that you must visit while you’re here.
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If you only go to one bar in Athens, make sure you come to Brettos. Brettos is Athens’ oldest bar but you wouldn’t notice that once you step inside.
When you walk in, you will notice the brightly-lit, giant wall that is filled with colourful glass bottles and wooden barrels. Truly an amazing sight, with great drinks to match.
While you’re at Brettos, you must try their ouzo, Greece’s national aperitif.
360 Cocktail Bar has one of the best panoramic views of Athens on this rooftop bar. This place is great for a coffee in the morning or afternoon to soak up the heat and then a drink or two in the evening as the sun goes down.
Try one of their signature cocktails, the Fragola Spitz and enjoy views of the Acropolis lit up at night.
The Clumsies has consistently been rated as one of the world’s best bars. People keep flocking to this bar because of the world-class service and interesting presentation of their drinks.
Order The Gatherers while you’re here. A drink that features rye whiskey and is served in a clay pot. Nice to look at, and even nicer to drink.
Drunk Sinatra is a classic gem of a bar with an obvious vintage feel to the place. It’s been a hot spot for locals and tourists alike since it opened because of its genuinely unique theme.
The drinks menu is inspired by the 60’s and cocktails can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors on their mini-patio area. Come here for the great vintage vibes.
Another vintage-themed bar in Athens, this is known as one of the world’s best rum bars is Baba Au Rum. You guessed right if you thought they probably specialise in rum-based drinks. They do them amazing here, and add their own homemade syrups to their rum cocktails.
Get the 5-Star Zombie here, a drink that includes five finely-aged rums.
Another one of Athens best bars is the rooftop bar at Couleur Locale. This place is hip and trendy and is really popular among the locals. With amazing views of the Acropolis as the sun sets, enjoy live music bands and DJs playing on the weekends.
Come here for a beer and some classic bar food and just soak up the great ambience.
Bordering between a bar and a nightclub, Six d.o.g.s is a popular spot for thumping, loud music and great drinks. The space here huge, with lots of outdoor seating where you can enjoy your drinks and meet new people.
Come to Six d.o.g.s if you’re looking for the perfect spot to hang out with great drinks and a cool vibe.