The Ultimate Bar Crawl: Athens' First-Ever Metro Bar Map

by 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).

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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:

The map of the Athens metro, including the line to the Athens airport and train connection Piraeus port to Kifissia

...and the Athens tram map: