Bar Hopping at Night Makes a Favorite Pastime in Athens

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.

Rock & Balls
Photo courtesy of Rock & Balls


Rock & Balls on lively Agias Irinis square is a popular hang out with industrial design, Bauhaus style, an imaginative menu and original cocktails. Open from morning for coffee and observing the world go by, for a tasty lunch break or a...  Read More

The Underdog
Photo courtesy of The Underdog


Underdog on Irakleidon pedestrian street in Thission, is one of the most successful new arrivals on the Athens day and night scene. Its opening confirmed that Irakleidon street is one of the most hip places in town. Located in a beautiful...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Noel


At Noel, on central Kolokotroni street, customers are welcomed as guests, in a warm atmosphere. A team of experts pooled their experience and created a bar/restaurant with unique style in this atmospheric arcade. The cocktail list, with twenty...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Ippopotamos


Ippopotamos is the oldest functioning rock bar in Athens and can be found in the same location since 1978 when it first opened. Situated on the ground floor of a neoclassical building from the beginning of the 20th century, the courtyard has...  Read More

Low Profile Coffee & Whiskey


The history of Low Profile started in 1996, when a small butcher shop on Lykavittou street in Kolonaki was transformed into a Whiskey Bar which immediately attracted people from all over Athens and all age groups and social classes, who enjoyed...  Read More

Jazz in Jazz
Photo courtesy of Jazz in Jazz


Jazz in Jazz on Deinokratous street, on the way up to Lycabettus hill, is unique in its kind and a reference point in the neighborhood for an eclectic public. This family business, which initially opened at Agia Galini, in Crete, moved to...  Read More

42 Bar
Photo courtesy of 42 Bar


The choice of name is certainly interesting, 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, according to Douglas Adams A Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe. Located in an atmospheric alley, with a shady plane tree and an intimate interior...  Read More

City Center
Gin Joint
Photo courtesy of Gin Joint


Centrally located in Karitsi Square, one of the most beautiful hidden corners near Syntagma Square, the Gin Joint is a small bar for "serious" drinks. Stepping inside you will come across a marble tile floor, antique wall lights and a huge...  Read More



Baba au Rum opened in 2009 and was the first bar which approached rum and the cocktail culture in a completely different way. A cocktail Mecca for locals with drinks which range from 19th century classics such as crustas and juleps to the more...  Read More



Galaxy bar and restaurant on the rooftop of the Athens Hilton is a wonderful place to pass the evening, with a breathtaking view, elegant atmosphere and high quality service. Modern and ultrachic, the décor includes wooden decking and a...  Read More


Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly