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Club Room 22
A brand new small scale club, which loves house music and has been created by an experienced team. Every DJ of the domestic scene visits its decks playing tech house every Thursday and house every Friday and Saturday – if you go early you can warm up with milder electronic sounds. There is a small garden for chilling-out, where wine and small dishes of Greek cheese or salmon are served.(22 Iakhou Str, Gazi, tel. 6944845171 - Metro: Kerameikos)

The Athenian scene of contemporary mixology has been having its Mexican corner for the past four years. This joyful, colourful cocktail hangout, specializing in tequila based drinks, takes itself very seriously when it comes to its highly qualified bar and its appealing mixes. Inspired Margaritas, great versions of the classics and many more tantalizing suggestions offered in a place which cares about keeping the standards high and the tempo user-friendly. (12 Avramiotou Str, Monastiraki, tel. 2103313577 - Metro: Monastiraki).

Tucked away in an alley parallel to Sygrou Avenue, in a space which used to be a small industrial workshop during the interwar period, there is this cosy, tasteful meeting place for beer lovers. A variety of beers, German sausages, Leberkaese, Osso Buco and braised pork shank are surrounded by a modernly decorated setting, while the beer cocktails provide a touch of contemporary beer culture: Beer-garita, The Mexican Trap, Wunder Bier... (9 Spirou Donta Str, Makrygianni, tel. 2109200369, bock.gr - Metro: Acropoli)

Here you can drink “Les Fleurs du Mal” inspired by Baudelaire, let alone the fact that Fluxus and Conceptual Art are also present on the cocktail list. Rum is the bar’s expressive base, featuring one hundred thirty-six labels from various parts of the world. Having several important distinctions under its belt, the bar of Thanos Prunarus continues to innovate by creatively imprinting social and artistic movements of the early 20th century on its new list. Extremely balanced, the avant garde cocktails are mixology at its best. (6 Kleitou Str, tel. 2117109140, babaaurum.com - Metro: Monastiraki / Syntagma)

Housed in a wonderful neoclassical building built in 1897, it has made history in the city’s nightlife and still remains amongst the top preferences of the Athenian crowd. Charming, atmospheric, lively, cheerful, it makes for the perfect setting for the blend of a multi-referential, creative cuisine by chef Christophoros Peskias and the imaginative cocktails of the bar. (27, Tsocha Str & Vournazou Str, Ambelokipi, tel. 2106441215, balthazar.gr - Metro: Ambelokipi)



Spread along various rooms creating an open courtyard sensation, this anything but clumsy cocktail bar has managed to enter the World's 50 Best Bars list only a year after opening. Keep in mind that you will find it packed on Friday and Saturday nights and that its morning ambience is also worth discovering. Sunday brunch here is not only great but it has set up its own festival by inviting well-known chefs on the premises. (30 Praxitelous Str, tel. 2103232682, www.theclumsies.gr - Metro: Syntagma / Panepistimio)