Athena club dating
Its easy to find if you walk up Fokionos Negri from Patission, its the street after the old market on the right. Prices for food are at normal taverna levels so you don't have to go broke eating, drinking and listening to good music. Turn right and then left and it is half way down the block across from the big hole the American School of Archaeology left. Or if you take the 2, 4 or 9 trolley and get off at Platia Kypseli you can walk down it is on the left on the corner of Zakynthou Street. Karabani Restaurant (see above too)is next to the old Kypseli Laiki market on the corner of Fokionos Negri and Zakynthos street in a basement where you can eat, drink and listen to rembetika-laika singers and bouzouki players like Giannis Lempesis on Friday-Saturday nights and all day Sunday. On Sinopis street in the Athens tower, this college style bar plays live music on most nights, serves great draft beer and has an atmosphere that will make you think you are in Austin Texas, Boston, Mass or Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 210 331-4330122 : Doukisis Plakentias 122 and Panormou. 210 323-5330 Fidelio : Ogigou 2 and Nauarachou Apostoli.
It's a 15 minute walk from Syntagma or you can take the Blue Line of the Metro towards Ethniki Amyna and get off at the stop called Evangelismos. Open Mondays through Saturdays (Sundays it is closed) Hours of Operation: PM until the last customer leaves.. Wonderful ambience and attentive and beautiful bartenders make this a place to go anytime.
But keep in mind that if you are over 21 and not into heavy metal and really don't like trying to order a beer while standing 6 people deep at the bar you might want to avoid Saturday nights and probably Friday nights too. Don't expect a typical Irish Pub full of interesting working-class Irishmen in animated conversation either. For those who are looking for a little familiarity or can't afford to visit both Greece and the UK on one holiday the Red Lion is a great place to meet people.
The name is pretty deceptive because generally it can be so loud that you can't hear anybody and know if they are Irish, Greek or from Katmandu. You can sit at the bar and order from his selection of imported and Greek beers in bottles and on tap.
Panos Katsimichas from the famous Katsimichas brothers sings his top 10 Greek folk rock songs. Now the shows change nightly with big shows on the weekends. Besides the usual touring young acts, last summer brought Vanilla Fudge and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders to Gagarin. Also keep your eyes and ears open for concerts by well-known artists in the theater on Mount Lycavettos. I have seen James Brown, Roy Harper, the Byrds, Nikos Papazoglou and a few others there. Tel.210 924-6978 Poikili Stoa at 14 Agiou Filippou Street is an ouzeri-mezedopoulion-snack bar with a spectacular view of the Acropolis and ancient Athens, and an owner and staff who love American Blues and Jazz and are eager to play it and talk about it. Allotivo is for those who like to listen to sophisticated jazz in a small classy bar while drinking fine scotch and whiskies, high-end tequila and hard to find imported beers on tap.
This is one of the first and best rock clubs in Athens starting back in the early seventies when it hosted season long shows by both Socrates and Savopoulos among others. This club is a little out of the way but may be one of the best places in the world to see your favorite bands. 210 271-8205 Blues People: Kelsou 5-7 and Bouliagmenis 63. English is spoken widely in this pub and in fact you can even forget you are in Greece. 36 Omirou Street in Kolonaki is a bistro-style restaurant (maybe the best in Athens) with a great little bar, interesting patrons and a DJ with terrific taste in music.