Athens' secret bar that's perfect for balmy Summer nights

Ipitou the Bar

Ipitou the bar

Ipitou is a cool street bar perfect for balmy summer nights as you sit outside enjoying luscious cocktails made by experienced bartenders, including ones prepared by award-winning bartender Dionysis Polatos!


This little oasis off the busy centre of Syntagma, is home to a few great bars including  Kiki de Grece and Blue Bird but Ipitou the Bar, is a stand out as this quaint bistro and bar is open all day, where you can enjoy a great coffee or delicious drinks after sunset.

Ipitou the Bar

Only locals and those who are regular visitors to Athens know about this wonderful pedestrian street in the city centre that offers exotic cocktails and funky music till all hours of the morning. The tunes have an uplifting vibe, as does the crowd but be sure to go early as possible to secure a seat as it is a tiny spot.

This quiet alley by day turns into a busy night spot, however it maintains a cool and elegant vibe. Buzzing on summer nights it's one of the cosiest and trendiest bars of Athens.

Ipitou Bar

Ipitou the bar

A definite favourite with locals, it echoes the cobbled streets of an Aegean island giving it a warm, welcoming feel. The cocktail menu is delightful and their most popular beverage is the Cumulus Nimbus, with the flavour base of the fruit changing, depending on the time of year. Also make a point of trying the Bandidos de Maracujas, while listening to soul, jazz and funky DJ sets.

What's amazing is seeing the large crowds spilling onto the street, taking in the atmosphere and some of the 24 signature cocktails that are on the menu. You can also bite on some bar food that compliments the beverages, with great varieties of cheese, sausages and marmalades.

A: 4-6 Ipitou, Athens, 105 57, Greece

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.