The Top 5 Bars in Athens
Dec 29 , 2011
People have been visiting Athens not simply to enjoy the rich history and culture, but to revel in the city’s lively social scene. The nightlife in Athens rivals that of New York, London and Paris, and maybe surpasses those cities. Psirri, Planka and Thission are the key nightlife districts.
This sea-front Athens spot provides a fun beach party in a gorgeously designed resort. The dance floor is by the main swimming pool area, where the party starts around mid-day and gets hotter as the sun goes down. The 20-something crowd sips on beers and cocktails by the water while big-name DJs spin the latest dance tunes. By midnight the pool is foaming, the songs are bumping, and you’re all set for a long night.
2. Villa Mercedes
An epic in Athens nightlife established by club-pioneer and DJ Vassili Tsilichristos, the Villa Mercedes is a villa within the city. Swanky, glamorous and aggressively upscale, this is the place to head to dine in the open air or under a retractable roof, and then head to the dance floor later on. The ceiling drips with chandeliers and the walls are draped in fabric, creating a luxe, grand atmosphere. The sound system is top of the line, and the raised VIP area in the middle of the club really ups the glamorous vibe.
Stavlos is part café, part bar, and part art gallery. It is located in the upcoming Thisson district, an area known for converted loft apartments inhabited by young artists. With frequent live music, this spot is a local favorite, where there is a lively vibe and an irresistible atmosphere. The drinks and food are basic, but the fun, laid-back crowd and the unique feel of the place all make Stavlos a spot that you really can’t miss out on.
4. Baba au Rhum
This welcome new addition to Athens nightlife is a place where rum dominates the menu and where all cocktails are taken very seriously; they serve all the staples and tested favorites, as well as a few concoctions of their own. The bartenders are known to be very friendly and if it’s not too busy, they’ll happily mix you a cocktail tailored to your tastes. The vibe of the place is pleasantly laid-back – not where you want to go for an all out party, but rather to sit and linger and savor good drinks, made with care. The atmosphere gets elevated with Europop music, as well as cool jazz and blues.
5. Athens Bar Crawl
Can’t decide on a place to go for a fun night out? Then the Athens Bar Crawl could be a perfect solution! This new service provides partygoers with up to date entertainment and fun opportunities in the city – it acts as a sampler of bars and clubs and is a great way to visit the best bars of Athens. The party goes on a daily basis, all year round, and visits more than 20 bars and clubs in the city, covering a different itinerary every night. You can visit unique bars, authentic pubs, cozy cocktail lounges and end the night in some of Athens most happening clubs. Your guides will tell you about Athens nightlife, tell you interesting stories about the history of each place, and much more! You can visit www.athensbarcrawl.com for more information on this fun option for a memorable night in Athens.
After a few drinks, discover the best clubs in Athens for a night of fun and dancing.