Athens bars come in various styles and categories. Swanky, trendy locales in Kolonaki, alternative, bohemian around Monastiraki, elegant avantgarde around Syntagma and Karytsi square, all time classics like Galaxy Bar and Restaurant at Athens Hilton, with a spectacular view, favorite location with the Athenian jet set, or recent favorites like 42 bar close to Syntagma, awarded Baba au Rum attracting a fashionable crowd who are looking for excellent quality, prize winning Gin Joint is the hang out for nostalgics and trendsetters, which are reference points in the city. Low Profile is an all time classic favorite, Jazz in Jazz is the hangout for jazz lovers, Ippopotamos has a faithful clientele of students and intellectuals, at The Underdog in Thissio you can also taste freshly roasted coffee, Noel on Kolokotroni street has a festive atmosphere all year round, at Rock & Balls the atmosphere is vibrant day and night. Many bars are all day venues, with coffee and snacks in the morning and drinks later on, while others are exclusively cocktail bars, serving drinks after 19.00 p.m. Bars go in and out of fashion, attracting different kinds of crowds and becoming popular by word of mouth. Most pay great attention to quality and originality, always looking out for something new to suggest to customers and bartenders are stars in themselves. When deciding where to pass the evening, choose according to your individual taste and your mood for the evening.
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