Vibrant and Lively, Glyfada Boasts Many Nightlife Hot Spots

Glyfada in the south suburbs of Athens, situated along the coast, is famous for the lively nightlife, entertainment and holiday atmosphere. Full of life night and day, this prestigious neighborhood has a large population of young people, many of whom follow athletic activities, especially watersports, surfing, sailing, as the sea is practically on their doorstep. This sporty, sophisticated  crowd also have high expectations from entertainment and will spend their evenings and nights at bars, clubs, pubs, in groups of friends. People from other neighborhoods of Athens also flock to Glyfada to enjoy the high quality of nightlife offered. House Project Balux Cafe is an ideal destination in Glyfada day and night, Opus Inner Pleasure is an all round experience cafe- bar-restaurant, and hot spot for nightlife, vibrant atmosphere and unique cocktails make Holy Spirit a favorite, Vinarte is a wine bar and restaurant with an artistic approach and interesting events, at Vein wine bar & bistro wine tastings are often held and also musical evenings with live music, at MoMix you can taste cocktails in various forms and enjoy a unique experience, Molly Maline's is a typical Irish pub with draught beer and delicious specialties, Bourbon Bar is one of the most hot nightlife spots in the neighborhood with a faithful clientele, Mosaiki is an an alternative meeting point  for socializing in Glyfada, from morning until evening, enjoy your favorite beer accompanied with excellent dishes, listening to rock music at Beerock.

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Enjoy your favorite beer accompanied with excellent dishes, listening to rock music at popular Beerock, a contemporary beer house with Djs, or better Vjs, as the music is played on video clips which you can watch on the screens in the locale. If you prefer you can also watch passages from concerts of well known groups. There are two bars, where except for the eight varieties of draught and the fifty brands of bottled beers, you can also enjoy the excellent rocktails or beertails which will put you in the mood for fun. For larger groups there are the beer dispensers of 3 and 5 litres, platters with sausages, cold cuts and the new giant Beerock pizza. The burgers are extremely popular and you can taste them in extra large portions. Every September the three day Music Beer Festival is held, with beer and hot dog contests and interesting prizes.

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Mosaiko is an alternative meeting point for socializing in Glyfada, from morning until evening, with it's own unique style which is totally different from the mainstream clubs in the area. At Mosaiko you can listen to all kinds of pop and rock music, with well known guest Djs and music producers from the local and international scene. Colors and music from previous decades revisited with contemporary sounds. The same approach inspires the cocktails. Every summer the favorite project Big in Small (Big name in a small venue) takes place with famous artists and free entrance. The majority of the public is a young crowd, but more mature age groups also prefer the unique atmosphere of this cocktail espresso bar.



Bourbon in Glyfada is one of the most hot nightlife spots in the neighborhood with a faithful clientele. The great atmosphere, the large bar, the glamour rock style and the cellar with rare spirits are a guarantee for fun and entertainment. The retro chic elements in the decor allow you to imagine that you might meet a Hollywood star from the past. The music at Bourbon is taken seriously and is the main reason it has become a must destination in the southern suburbs. Well known groups create a party atmosphere with their live performances, attracting many people and on Saturdays DJs select dance music until the small hours. You can also enjoy freshly prepared tapas, to accompany your drink at the bar or table, whether you prefer a variety of whiskey, an original cocktail or a bottle of wine .



Molly Malones Irish Pub opened in 2003, with the idea of offering something different on the entertainment scene in Glyfada. This typical Irish pub mainly decorated in wood, which creates a warm atmosphere, is owned run by Michael and Deirdre Jennings from Ireland. Specialties on the menu include fish n chips, steak and Guinness pie, and of course Irish beers on draught. Live music on weekends and sporting events are very popular with the clientele. Must taste are the Traditional Irish fish pie, with homemade mash potato, smoked cheese & puff pastry, the Scotch egg with Paneed boiled egg wrapped in herbed pork sausage, the Annie Moore's chicken wings made with the traditional American recipe, ranch dressing, carrot & celery sticks, and the delicious Joyce's Homemade Burgers.

MoMix Bar Glyfada
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MoMix (molecular mixology) is the first molecular bar in Greece, which opened in 2012 in the neighborhood of Kerameikos and in 2013 in Glyfada, with the aim to redefine bartending and offer an alternative and progressive experience to customers. At MoMix you can taste cocktails in various forms and enjoy a unique experience. The environment is warm and friendly, with cool courtyards and the decor is mainly wood, glass and metal. Innovation is the focal point for MoMix and the originality of introducing molecular science to bartending recipes is accompanied by handmade 3D menus and applications. Dont miss the A-Bubbles and the MoMix shots.

Vein Wine Bar & Bistro
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Vein Wine Bar & Bistro opens at 10 a.m. with two specialty coffee blends from Taf, organic juices, energy smoothies with fruit and vegetables, herbal teas from all over the world. Later in the day you can enjoy a brunch with light omelets, eggs benedict, pancakes with oatmeal and gluten free flour, French toast in various savory and sweet tastes, Australian savory pies, carrot cake and kale chips. For lunch the menu includes delicious dishes, ideal for a light meal. Experts on wine, Vein offers an interesting selection of labels from all over the world, also by the glass and vintage labels. From the beer list you can choose many varieties, or if you prefer, premium drinks such as malt whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, distilled spirits and many more. Accompany your drink with a tasty tapas dish, based on recipes from international local cuisine, cheese and cold cuts platters, cheese fondue which is a great favorite. Wine tasting evenings are often held and also seminars for those who desire to learn more about wine. Musical evenings with live Greek music and jazz, swing, blues are held once a week.

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Vinarte reopened in September 2015 with many new renewed features: wine, gastronomy, music and art. New dishes with Mediterranean aromas, unique recipes from Greece, Italy and Spain, which change every week, delicious tapas which you can enjoy with a glass of wine at the bar or accompany your meal. The interesting wine list includes 130 labels from Greece and abroad and also unique, exclusive varieties, and 31 labels by the glass. You can also experience a guided tour of the Walk in Cava by the sommelier. Every Thursday live events with jazz, swing and latin are held, on Wine Wednesdays you can have an early aperitif and learn more about wine following the presentations of new producers, in a space with artistic decoration. Tuesday is bring your own bottle evening and Sundays are bring your own family, with kids menu free.

Holy Spirit Cocktail Bar
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Holy Spirit cocktail bar is a fresh concept that has boosted the meaning of entertainment, not only in Glyfada, but all over Athens. The previously tiny cocktail bar that was full of people, has been expanded now, doubling the impressively decorated space, which maintains its vibrant atmosphere and its popularity. In the summer most people prefer the cozy benches in the external area, where they can people watch, whilst enjoying one of the unique cocktails on the menu. One of the best bartenders of Athens, the constantly cheerful Javier Misailidis, is responsible for these liquid masterpieces and knows exactly what clients want.

Opus Inner Pleasure
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Opus Inner Pleasure in Glyfada is an all round experience cafe- bar-restaurant, starting with coffee in the mornings, snacks for lunch, unique cuisine and original cocktails and drinks in the evening until the small hours. The parties are extremely popular, attracting all the young and trendy crowd and many celebrities. Thursday is sushi night, when you can enjoy the delicious Japanese specialty and later on "Unplugged Thursdays" party is held, with well known artists and groups entertaining live. On weekends visit Opus for lunch, and meet the cosmopolitan public. Later in the evening Opus becomes the top hot spot for nightlife.

Balux Cafe  House Project
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House Project Balux Cafe is an ideal destination in Glyfada day and night. Designed as a spacious house on the beach, without walls, so as to enjoy the view. Each room has a different decor, making it perfect for each moment of the day or night. Visitors can relax on the comfortable couches in the lounge or browse through the books in the library, work or play at the computers with free wifi. If you prefer table games, there is a large variety, or you can also play billiards or enjoy your favorite series in the playroom. For lunch or dinner you can choose from Mediterranean cuisine, freshly baked pizza or sushi. Kids can entertain themselves at the playground with games and fun. In the evening enjoy your cocktail or drink listening to your favorite music in this enchanting environment.


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