Bars in Greece
Amazing sunsets, striking interiors, romantic courtyards, and buzzing rooftops with spectacular views form the backdrop for a Greek evening out. The bar scene in Greece has exploded in the last decade and great attention is paid both to atmosphere and innovative cocktail menus. Connecting with people and enjoying a fabulous time together is supremely important to Greeks, and the nightlife reflects that.
The bars listed are mostly in Athens, but we have included one in Mykonos and one in Santorini as well. Most have active Facebook pages where you can see if any special events like guest DJs, live music, or wine tastings may be happening.
Oinoscent was the first serious wine bar in Athens and has won a devoted following among locals and visitors alike. Service is excellent and the staff know and care about wine. You can also order small plates to nibble on with the wine, including excellent Greek cheeses and charcuterie.
Close to Syntagma Square, The Clumsies offers great cocktails and enticing snacks all day and night through the week. Consistently rated one of the top nightspots in the city, this is a great place for a night out with friends, or a coffee and a bite during the day.
Baba Au Rhum
Thanos Prunarus, master mixologist, presides over his creation Baba au Rhum, an elegant and welcoming bar downtown. This is a bar that takes its cocktails very seriously, but always with fun and enjoyment in mind.
On the splendid roof terrace of the Hilton Hotel you will find one of the best bars in town: The Galaxy. Amazing views and excellent service make this bar a favorite with the business community. You will find a lively and upscale crowd here most evenings, and it is a perfect spot for entertaining locals and visitors alike.
Drupes & Drips
Coffee bar and wine bar in one, Drupes n Drips is located in Koukaki, the lovely neighbourhood on the southside of the Acropolis. Come for a morning coffee or a glass of wine and some delectable Greek cheeses in the evening. Within easy walking distance of the Acropolis Museum.
Peek a Bloom
As is not uncommon in Athens, Peek a Bloom, near Syntagma Square, is a coffee shop, lunch place and bar rolled into one. Located in a charming ‘stoa’ (an old-fashioned shopping arcade) in the old commercial section of the city, Peek a Bloom combines trendy and traditional perfectly.
A Japanese pub & grill in the middle of Athens, Birdman offers a unique evening out. The long narrow space invites mingling at the bar. Sample the Japanese beers available and try some of the excellent dishes that are beautifully served.
Scala Vinoteca is tucked away in a quiet corner of Kolonaki, about a 10-minute walk from Syntagma Square. The interior is sleek and modern, and there is also seating on the small terrace surrounded by greenery. Scala Vinoteca is both a wine bar with an impressive wine card and a full-service restaurant – excellent either for a romantic evening or business entertaining
180 Sunset Bar – Mykonos
Housed on the terrace of a historic castle – Panigirakis Castle – that also serves as a hotel, the 180 Sunset Bar offers absolutely stunning views of the sun setting over the sea. The bar serves delicious cocktails and boasts an extensive list of champagnes and wines.
Navagio – Santorini
Housed in a beautiful neoclassical house with a lovely terrace for enjoying breezy evenings, Navagio provides the perfect setting for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. The cocktails are prepared with care to please both the palate and the eye, and the small plates provide delicious bites for nibbling.
Michelin stars, television awards and love for high gastronomy. These have featured in Lambros’ career.
Lambros was born in Massachusetts, U.S., and raised on Samos Island, Greece. His love for cooking brought him to Athens where he sharpened his culinary skills at Alpine College. He went on to work at the Mykonos Grace Hotel and then moved to Spain where he cooked at Martín Berasategui, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in San Sebastian. He also worked at the Michelin 1-star Japanese restaurant Kabuki Wellington in Madrid and Abama Kabuki in Tenerife, amongst other places. In 2017, he took part in Greece’s cooking gameshow MasterChef. With his speed, knowledge, and extensive gastronomic experience, he won over the judges and took first prize. He now has a cooking spot on Star Channel Television, promotes good food and wellness, and has created his own brand of seasoning blends called FLAVORITS.