Exarcheia's Bars: Favorites for Entertainment, Good Drinks and Music

All day cafe bars, bars open only in the evening, bars with various styles of music and clientele, Exarcheia is always a favorite for nightlife entertainment in Athens.  Visitors can choose a classic style of bar, or something with more entertainment, such as parties, live music or artistic events. Summer or winter, inside or at the tables on the pavement or a cool patio, these bars are for all tastes, from hipsters and students to veteran bar hoppers, artists and intellectuals. At Ginger Ale, music is soul, jazz, funky and latin, and the overall feeling is intelligent nostalgia, Alexandrino is characterized by its Parisian atmosphere and remains a classical favorite,  at Floral cafe and books, the atmosphere can be festive or studious, depending on where you select to sit, Hartes is an all day cafe bar with mainly indie music and reasonable prices which make it extremely popular, Zachari and Alati, is situated in an attractive courtyard with flowers and serves not only good cocktails but also interesting homemade cuisine, Beatniks RoadBar is ideal for those who prefer the counterculture atmosphere, Tziz bar is famous for its excellent musical selections, Circus bar is very popular with the young crowd, Blue Fox has a wonderful atmosphere with dance music from the forties and fifties, The Drugstore serves the most reasonably priced drinks in town, 


The Drugstore
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The Drugstore operates in two spaces, one in Exarchia and another in Psyrri, with the same concept of "cheaper than staying home". At these bars and function rooms, which are also ideal spaces for events, the more you consume the less you pay....  Read More

Beatniks RoadBar


Two old friends with a passion for music made their dream come true and opened Beatniks RoadBar in the neighborhood of Exarcheia. The sound of blues by Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, Boogie, Canned Heat and Lighting Hopkins were...  Read More

Blue Fox
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Blue Fox since 2007, aims to host and also to revive the dance music of the forties and the fifties. In this lively space you can listen to rock n roll, swing, boogie woogie, jive and all the music which was popular in those times. Blue Fox was...  Read More



Hartes, which means maps in Greek, is situated on the pedestrian street of Valtetsiou, where bars are one next to the other, and the young crowd prefers to relax and enjoy themselves in an entertaining environment. Hartes is an all day cafe bar...  Read More



Zachari and Alati (which means Sugar and Salt) is a bistrot bar in a quiet pedestrian street in Exarcheia, situated in a neoclassical building painted deep red. The ambience is tasteful and welcoming, with a cool courtyard full of flowers and a...  Read More



Floral café & books, located at the edge of Exarchia Square in the heart pf a bohemian, neighborhood that is becoming bobo, this large literary café occupies a 1930s building built by a student of Le Corbusier. This magnificent...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Tziz


Tziz on Navarinou street, where Exarcheia and Kolonaki overlap, is very popular with the young crowd, who enjoy the lively, vintage design atmosphere. Unique homemade tastes, selected music for day and night, quality drinks are the focal points...  Read More



Circus bar is situated on the border between Kolonaki and Exarcheia, on Navarinou street and is ideal to enjoy a coffee, a drink or a cocktail in an attractive, casual environment. Delicious meals are also served, with pasta, bruschette, salads...  Read More

Ginger Ale
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Ginger Ale in Exarchia is a neighborhood favorite and is often chosen for after theatre drinks by spectators and actors. This original place is not just another place for coffee, but has its own retro chic character, with flowered wallpaper,...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Alexandrino


Situated in the student-bohemian area of Athens, a classy bistro with retro atmosphere and artistic clientele, favorite hangout for writers, actors, socialites. Interesting details and special attention to high class service, tea and coffee is...  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