Greece is a destination known across the world for its vivacious and diverse nightlife; it’s the perfect choice for those who want to have great fun, leaving their cares and problems behind. The top spot of the night life in Athens has been since 1991 the night club Posidonio which offers unforgettable moments of fun until the morning hours. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, movies, art, trivia. The pub is situated very close to the Kerameikos metro, and it is one of the coziest bars in Athens. The Lazy Rock stage bar has been keeping the nightlife of Athens bubbling for over a decade and visitors troop into the bar every night to watch different rock bands in action.

With the help of your local guide you can explore the nightlife in downtown Athens. Greek NGOs, often backed by EU money, have done their best to cope with the humanitarian crisis, setting up food banks and youth clubs and connecting refugees with lawyers who offer their services pro bono to handle complicated residency and work permits.

If you are a night owl, a night fever μαζωνακης in Psiri, beginning at a quiet ouzerie like Cafe Evi or Mavros Gatos or a less quiet place on Miaouli like Arodou, great for people watching, or any of the other former ouzeries, now cafe-bars, on Maiouli. You can still get traditional snacks with your ouzo and tsipuro as well as Greek craft beer at Iliosporo and serious beer fanatics can cross the street to Beer-Time and get your Fix of most of the Greek craft brews as well as the best Belgians, German, British, Irish, and other international brews, including American.

As Athens moved out of the 1950s and 60s and into the 1970s and 80s, the music scene that the Classic City is known for exploded, and with it, the bar and club scene did the same. File Under: BBQ, Bars. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating, delivery. Typically, these are music venues were popular, mainstream Greek singers perform live, however some of them can get very bad and trashy, but hey, that is also part of the experience.

The live music clubs with famous Greek singers usually change their program every season, during the summer most of them are in the Athens Riviera at Poseidonos Avenue. Features: Counter service, take-out, full bar, outside seating. Toy Room is a playful, provocative, unpretentious and sexy place with a special focus on intimate hospitality and service setting us apart from any other nightclub in Athens.

Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Rodeo is right off Platia Victoria at Heydon #34 (tel 210-881-4702) and is another rock club which also has live Greek and foreign bands. Features: Full bar, live music. Drinks: The company has been making craft beer in Athens for over 15 years. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Spending the evening (and wee hours of the morning) at one of these live music venues should be on the top of your list if you want to ‘do as the locals do’.

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