A local’s guide to the best of athens nightlife scene

Greece is among the countries with the most intense nightlife. Finding the spots for nightlife in athens is a quite different thing. The gb corner is one of the most renown restaurants in athens and the rooftop restaurant and bar may be even better. Live music in those places and in athens generally you will find mostly fridays and saturdays. It is said that a night out at a place with live bouzouki music is an unforgettable experience.

Check out who is playing at gargarin 205 live music space by keeping your eyes open for posters which are placed all over athens and especially in psiri. Yes it is in greek but you can find someone to help you read it. But really if you wander around psiri or go to adrianou street in monastiraki, right next to the ancient agora and them metro tracks, you will find restaurants and ouzeries with a couple guys playing what you would call ‘greek music’.

You have probably heard of the famous greek βοτανικος σφακιανακης γονιδης, the greek bouzoukia, nightclubs with laika music where greeks are partying all night long. It’s a very cheap bar and you can have a good time listening to music and drinking different kinds of alcohol. A: in athens there are 50-60 bouzoukia – to this we do not include taverns & bars with live music.

From greek restaurants with white table-linen and waiters in costume to humble taverns with simple greek dishes and paper placements, the unique location in between historic and ancient monuments under the acropolis makes it the best place for trying the greek cuisine. Entertainment in athens never stops, and you can choose among many nightclubs, bars, cafes in every corner.

Gay travelers in particular also flock here for the wild (if slightly hidden) nightlife, gay stories about the ancient greeks, cruisy beaches and friendly locals. Athens’s nightlife is rapidly growing thanks to numerous places that are literally popping out overnight. His rendition of the old song pino kai metho(I drink and get drunk) is the national anthem of psiri or anyone who lives life for the enjoyment of it. If you are looking for authentic, quality greek music this is the guy.

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