So many great cocktail bars, so little time. We cut to the chase to help you find the perfect bars in Athens to suit your style and spirits.

By Denny Kallivoka

Baba au Rum

A world of rum

  1. 6 Klitiou, Athens, 105 60
  2. +30 211 710 9140
  3. Website

A carefully created cocktail at Baba au Rum.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

You won't find a better gin and tonic anywhere.

Courtesy: The Gin Joint

The Gin Joint

The king of gin

  1. 1 Christou Lada, Karitsi Square, Historic Centre, 105 61
  2. +30 210 321 8646
  3. Instagram

The Clumsies

The star bar

  1. 30 Praxitelous, Historic Centre, 105 61
  2. +30 210 323 2682
  3. Website

This bar is a stunner.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Don't miss Upopa Epops' bohemian-beautiful interior.

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Upupa Epops

A bohemian rhapsody

  1. 7 Alkiminis, Petralona, 118 54
  2. +30 212 105 5214
  3. Instagram

A for Athens

Cocktails with Acropolis views

  1. 2-4 Miaouli A for Athens Hotel 6th Floor, Monastiraki,105 54
  2. +30 210 324 4244
  3. Website

With views this good and cocktails this delicious, you might never want to leave A for Athens.

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A rare not-crowded moment at 7 Jokers.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

7 Jokers

The bartender’s bar

  1. 7 Voulis, Historic Centre, 105 62
  2. +30 210 321 9225
  3. Instagram

CV Distiller

Whisky lover’s heaven

  1. 7 Hatzigianni Mexi, Ilissia, 115 28
  2. +30 210 723 1767
  3. Instagram

A tray full of liquor at CV Distiller.

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For the full Greek cocktail experience, head straight for Senios.

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Senios

Greek spirits with fresh dash

  1. 15 Kalamiotou, Historic Centre, 105 60
  2. +30 210 331 8778
  3. Instagram

Noel

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

  1. 59B Kolokotroni, Kourtaki Arcade, Historic Centre, 105 60
  2. +30 211 215 9534
  3. Website

Nobody does Christmas year-round like Noel.

Courtesy: Noel

Barrel-aged cocktails at Barreldier.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Barreldier

The perfect bar for drinking solo

  1. 7 Voulis, Historic Centre, 105 62
  2. +30 210 325 4711
  3. Instagram

Meerkat

A Koukaki cocktail bar with Parisian flair

  1. 7 Vizantinou, Koukaki, 117 41
  2. +30 213 045 3390
  3. Website

A cool crowd at Meerkat.

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Relive the 80s at Tiki Bar.

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Tiki Bar Athens

Rock dive meets Hawaii Five-O

  1. 15 Falirou, Koukaki, 117 42
  2. +30 210 923 6908
  3. Website

Holy Spirit

Your cocktail go-to on the Riviera

  1. 41 Laodikis, Glyfada, 166 74
  2. +30 210 898 2650
  3. Website

When in Glyfada, Holy Spirit is the place to go.

Courtesy: Holy Spirit

We couldn't agree more with this sentiment.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Odori Vermuteria di Atene

Cocktails and pizzas

  1. 2 Skouleniou, Historic Centre, 105 61
  2. +30 210 331 4674
  3. Instagram

Mr Peacock

The stylish suburban cocktail destination

  1. 7 Katsoulieri, Chalandri, 152 32
  2. +30 210 680 0390
  3. Instagram

Mr Peacock is a stylish place to go for a cocktail.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou