by theTravelPorters Charis Taktikou and Katia Mavrikou

Athens nightlife is legendary, well-known since the days of Jackie O!

What you might not know is that -despite the Greek crisis- the Athens bar scene is still going strong, with two (yes, 2!) Athens’ bars included in the World’s 50 Best Bars. A stroll around downtown bars -most of which are all-day hangouts- will surprise you not only with their jaw-dropping interiors but with their inventive mixes and ingredients. But, as we have highlighted previously, Athens is not just the city centre; there are awesome neighborhoods worth exploring (which we have revealed here) and -surprise surprise!- cool local bars in almost every one of them. A tour with your friends around the best cocktail bars near you is one of the best things to do on your night out in Athens and to save you time  -whatever the weather in Athens- we have created for you the first-ever Athens map of best bars near every metro stop, so you can go from Martini to Mojito and from Heineken to Estrella, in no time!

So, get in (metro) line: Here are the best drinking spots in Athens within a 5-10 minute walk of every one of the most popular stops on the train, tram and metro map (leaving out the less-intriguing town edges and those with no decent bars nearby, at least that we know of).

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◊ Line 1  – The happy train | From Piraeus to Kifissia →

Piraeus: Lolas’s bar

Faliro: —

Moschato: Apothiki

Kallithea: Momo

Tavros: —

Petralona: Kyriosxou

Thissio: The Underdog

Monastiraki: Baba au Rum

Omonia: Kokkinos Lotos

Victoria: St’ Astra Blue Roof Garden

Attiki: Gagarin 205

Aghios Nikolaos: —

Kato Patissia: —

Aghios Eleftherios: Magiko Filtro

Ano Patissia: Tithora

Perissos: B-Kouti

Pefkakia: —

Nea Ionia: —

Iraklio: H.O.S.T. Cocktail Bar

Irini: —

Neratziotissa: —

Maroussi: Jolie Mome

KAT: —

Kifissia: Moustaki

◊Line 2 – The ‘southern’ comfort | Akropoli to Glyfada, a glass at a time →

Anthoupoli: Arch Beer House

Peristeri: Kika

Aghios Antonios: —

Sepolia: Kayak Art Cafe Bar

Attiki: Gagarin 205

Larissa Station: —

Metaxourghio: Ble Papagalos

Omonia: Kokkinos Lotos

Panepistimio: Cinco

Syntagma: The Clumsies

Akropoli: Vrettos (Brettos)

Sygrou – Fix: BelRay Bar

Neos Kosmos: Pastore

Aghios Ioannis: —

Dafni: Spoiled

Aghios Dimitrios: 8 Le Bistro

Ilioupoli: Indigo Drinks and more

Alimos: —

Argyroupoli: Barallou

Elliniko: Kapu

◊Line 3 – The ‘old fashioned’ | Kerameikos, Monastiraki, Syntagma and beyond →

Aghia Marina: —

Egaleo: Qahwa

Eleonas: —

Kerameikos: Upupa Epops

Monastiraki: Baba au Rum

Syntagma: The Clumsies

Evangelismos: Minnie the Moocher

Megaro Moussikis: CV distiller

Ambelokipi: Balthazar

Panormou: Sensimilia

Katehaki: —

Ethniki Amyna: Piu Verde

Holargos: Bootleg

Nomismatokopio: —

Aghia Paraskevi: Big Spoon

Halandri: El Rey Alobar

Doukisis Plakentias: —

Pallini: —

Paiania / Kantza: Brokies

Koropi: —

Airport: Kir Yianni Wine Bar

BUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN ATHENS IS NOT JUST THE ATHENS METRO!

HAVE YOU SEEN THE VIEWS FROM THE ATHENS TRAM?

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◊Line A2 – The ‘cosmopolitan’ | From Faliro to Voula by the Athens Riviera →

Sef: —

Neo Faliro: Don Kihotis

Moschato: —

Kallithea: Point 105 Bistro and Cocktail bar

Tzitzifies: Boom Boom

Delta Falirou: Grab a beer from the food truck inside SNFCC

Aghia Skepi: —

Trocadero: Cruiser Bar

Parko Flisvou: Sin Burger Bar

Flisvos: —

Batis: —

Edem: Skipper’s

Pikrodafni: Kitchenbar

Marina Alimou: —

Kalamaki: Peñarrubia

Zefyros: Nalu

Loutra Alimou: Rubirosa

Elliniko: —

1st Aghiou Kosma: —

2nd Aghiou Kosma: Akrotiri (summer)

Aghios Alexandros: Fantasia Live

Ellinon Olymbionikon: Cabaret @ Romeo (summer)

Kentro Istioploias: —

Platia Vergoti: T Square, Glyfada Golf Gardens

Paralia Glyfadas: —

Palaio Dimarhio: Vinarte

Platia Katraki: Spiti Neat Eat + Drinks

Aggelou Metaxa: Pere

Platia Esperidon: Holy Spirit

Kolymvitirio: Balux House Project

Asklipiio Voulas: Notos

DID WE FORGET YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BAR? SHARING IS CARING…!

P.S.: As always, everything you just read are purely personal opinions, and not meant for promotion in any way.

And in case we’ve confused you, here is the ‘original’ Athens metro map:

Athens First Ever Metro Bar Map
Athens First Ever Metro Bar Map

…and the Athens tram map:

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