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Famous for its vibrant and diverse nightlife, Athens is a city that knows how to deliver delicious cocktails. Athens add more fizz to its buzzing nightlife with a host of cocktail bars, some ranked amongst the top 10 in the world. Aghia Eirini Square and Praxitelous Street in the regenerated historic center are home to Athens’ trendiest bars that know no closing hours. Here are the best 5 cocktail bars you should try when you are in Athens this summer.

Baba au Rum

Baba au Rum, placed among the 50 best bars in the world. If you like rum-based cocktails, Baba au Rum is a perfect place. Baba Au Rum stocks more than 150 varieties of its namesake spirit, and for Prunarus, the reason he chose it as a focus over, say, tequila is because of its appealing versatility and power to resonate with everyone from the breezy Mohito fan to the aficionado who fancies the complexities of cognac.

Gin Joint

A very small and cosy bar in the city center. If you are a gin lover, The Gin Joint is totally a place to come. And if you are not, you can still come to enjoy the music and give it a shoot. Has indoor and outdoor sitting and well trained stuff that is willing to give you tips and suggestions for the different cocktails in the menu. The Gin Joint is voted as one of the Best Cocktail Bars in Europe for 2012 in the European contest Cocktails & Spirits.

Beauty Killed the Beast

One of the most interesting, atmospherical and impressive bars of Athens downtown located in Metaxourgio neighborhood, serving great cocktails, playing very cool music. Here you can find coffee, smoothies, food menu, bar food menu and at Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00 their famous Brunch menu. They love drinks but they are obsessed with making cocktails! 

The Clumsies

The Clumsies all day bar is at the center of Athens and offers unique cocktails by distinguished bartenders. The bartender duo Nikos and Vassilis have gained almost rockstar status among the cocktail –crawling circuit. The cocktails were superb, especially the presentation.


Noel is a holiday themed bar. So yes, technically it is Christmas everyday inside its walls. The cosy atmosphere of Noel makes customers feel relaxed and have a nice time. The mixology team behind the menu is of the highest caliber, often receiving international accolades, and they line their list of offerings with sensational seasonal flavors.

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