Athens Hasher's Hangouts
(Places we like to go to - from time to time)
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Bars - Aegina island
Eating & Drinking
Eating - Aegina island
Discos & Nightclubs
(Smorgasm's leaving party was here)
Corner of Miaouli & Themidosi, Psiri
(Monistiraki Metro Station)
(Small intimate bar)
(A little below Athens Tower on Kifissias, on the right)
Vas. Sophias 46
Cafe - Bar
Sokratous 3 & Kyprou,
(NOTE: Sokratous is an extension of Leo. Pigis - easier to find on a map)
Directions: Drive up Odos Pendelis and through Melissia high street (passing the BP Petrol Station & Ricks cafe on your left) continue straight through the shopping area until you see an Alpha Bank on your left. Continue straight through the traffic lights (slight left, then right). After the lights the street is one way (in daylight you can see Pendeli Mountain dead ahead). Pass the Post Office on you right after about 50 m. Get in the left-hand lane and turn left at the divide in the road (the alternative is to continue straight). Just as you straighten out from the bend, the Krypt is immediately on the right hand side. Look for parking. Note: this is still a one-way street. To return to the centre of Melissia, turn left at the next junction (the alternative is to continue straight).
Note: The interior of this large bar is decorated with interesting spooky objects. Room to dance. DJ's console.
(mainly Whisky bar - old & very small - with local characters)
Likavitou 6, Central Athens (A short walk from Syntagma Sq.)
Tel: (210) - 362-0200
Directions: (map book page199: grid 2C)
*Go down Vouliagmenis Ave (away from Athens)
*Pass the old International Airport (on your right).
*Go past the Harley Davidson dealers (on your right)
*Turn RIGHT at the next traffic lights onto ZEPPOU St. then take the 7th turning on the left into Laoudikis St, follow this road until u reach Nymfon Square.
* If you miss the right turn above off Vouliagmenis ... derrr.. take the next one (St Nicholas Church)
*You are now on Foibis St., carry on down this street, follow road until u reach Nymfon Square.
*Nix Bar is on Nymfon Square...
(Live music + Disco + Some room for dancing)
6, Sinopis Street (Behind the Athens Tower) (Nearest Metro Station: AMBELOKIPI)
Web: http://www.mikesirishbar.gr for information.
(Tell doorman you are with the Athens Hash House Harriers GROUP to avoid cover charge)
(Black Label Whiskey - Euro 8.00, Cardou Whiskey - Euro 9.00)
(Mad Dog's birthday party was here)
232 Kifissias Avenue & Kassaveti, Kifissia
The bar/club features -
Great DJ & music variety - Dancing -AND- A Belly dancing show at midnight (Fri-Sat).
There is a cover charge (on entering) of Euro 10.00 - includes 1 drink (only Fri-Sat)
Beer small bottle Euro 5.00, Large Euro 6.00 / bottle (from far bar!)
Mixed drinks Euro 8.00 Cocktails 9.00
(Hint: Drink beer!)
-Kassaveti is the side-road that runs past McDonalds in Kifissia.
-Standing at McDonalds look directly across Kassaveti and you see (above &behind the Periptero) a tallish building.
-Cross Kassaveti & walk just the few metres (along Kifissias Ave.) towards the building.
-You will see on the left a short alley between the glass-enclosed Roman burial site and the building.
-Walk down the alley to the lift entrance (next to Video Blue).
-Take the small lift up to floor 2 (actually the top floor)
-Step out the lift and walk straight into the bar/club
For visitors & those new to Northern Athens:
McDonalds in Kifissia is directly across the main road (Kifissias Ave.) from the top of the park (which is also a bus station). The Kifissia metro is situated at the bottom of the park and just 5 minute's walk away.
-When you arrive, tell the hostess that you are with the Group (we may be seated in the back section).
-You can leave your coat at the entrance.
-It is quite warm inside the club later on - so you should wear something light under a removable over garment.
Vass. Sophias 20, Maroussi (opposite the new Town Hall)
Call: Angeliki Bitula (Mob: 697-202-2211 for info. & reservations)
Latin (and other) dancing.
Easy parking at night.
Private parties & functions.
Blue Parrot Bar/Cafe
(Dwarf Blower's leaving booze-up was held here - Jan. 2006) (DJ - Rock)
Opposite Hondos Centre, Maroussi
(just up the one-way street from the Latin House)
(Coming up Kifissias Ave from Athens, branch left for Maroussi - then 500m on L)
(Saint Valentine's get together - Feb. 2006) (DJ and lively music - but rather loud)
Kiriazi Street #9
(Near the fountain behind Agios Dimitrios church, Kifissia. Same street as Alpha Beta supermarket)
(Pass Syngrou Park on your right & turn right at the third set of traffic lights & you'll see the church)
committee has been working hard checking out the Island bars on your behalf...
BARS - Aegina
(On the side-street opposite the main ferry quay - go through entrance and up the steps)
(Proprietor from Manchester - smallish-bar open all year )
-John Smiths ale from the barrel
-English breakfast all day (including black pudding!)
-Pickled onions and eggs (when available)
AVLI - Bar - Restaurant
P. Irioti 17, Aegina
(Behind the Ionian Bank .. which is almost opposite the Flying Dolphins on the harbour boulevard which is called Leoforos Dimokratias)
Tel: 22970-26438 & 23360
-Good cocktails - incl. Pina Colada & nice bar food
MAKA - Bar
& Art Cafe
Mitropoleos 8, Aegina
(Walk along the harbour boulevard from the Flying Dolphins - past the Ionian Bank and the National Bank and after 5 streets, turn left up Ch. Lada street, turn right on Afeas & then left on Mitropoleos and it's up the street on the right)
Tel: 22970-22280 (or 0297-22280)
-Interesting building - very old stone-walled store - high beamed ceiling - internal gallery with seating - authentically renovated.
-Cellar used for art exhibitions, etc.
-Skilled barman-owner Sozos Bessis mixes excellent cocktails.
- DJ plays good dance music (60's, 70's etc)
Afaias 38, Aegina
(Walk along sea front past city hall, turn left up Mitropoleos, turn right on Afeas & bar is a short block down on the right)
-Attractive, romantic, quiet garden at back of bar with very nice night lighting
-DJ plays different themed music each night (including ethnic techno)
-Cocktails a bit pricy at 8 euro each (Pina Coladas)
A new Irish Pub has opened in Monastiraki (2007) called the James Joyce. Same owners as Molly Malones in Glyfada.
Directions: Turn from Ermou no.117-121
ISAP/Metro: Monastiraki, Thesion (the nearest), Syntagma (the furthest)
Click here for Map-1
Click here for Map-2
56 Gounari Street (the street parallel to Vouliagmenis Ave), Glyfada
Managed by: Johanne Knight (who some years ago ran the Black Sheep)
Directions: Go along Vouliagmenis Avenue heading South. Just before the entrance to the old airport, There is an Alpha Beta (Mega) supermarket. Turn left at the lights just before the supermarket. Go along this road (Iasonidou) and pass 12 streets
Turn right at the lights at the end of Iasonidou. Go over the lights 100m later. Pass the brown Bear on your right 100m later.
here to view map to Brown Bear
Molly Malones (Authentic-style pub. Established late 2003)
8 Gianatsapoulou, Glyfada
Tel: 210-894-4247 Fax: 210-894-7738
(It's is in the same street as the Anador cinema)
(Rock and roll dancing starts about 11.00pm)
(The pub is planning to put on a ex. pat. get together one thurday of each month)
CRAFT Micro Brewery
205 Alexandras Avenue, Ambelokipi, Athens
(A few steps from the Metro station)
(Classic rock every weekday evening. Clubbing Fri/Sat night. Fully air conditioned)
10 Konstantinoupoleos St., Glyfada
(In the centre of Glyfada, the street off Biftekoupoli, going up to your right)
Tel: (210) - 968-1775
(German style tavern)
Ag. Ioannou 82, Ag. Paraskavi, N. Athens
(On the right, about 1/2 Km up from the main square on Mesogian Ave. )
Tel: (210) - 608-2999
(Happy Hour is from 7pm to 8pm)
NOTE: For those who don't know OCTOBERFEST is a pub/restaurant serving German food, German (and English) beer, it's up the hill from the Aghia Paraskevi Sq. on Agiou Ioannou St (go past the shops and tavernas + keep going towards the top - it's on your right).
THE BLUE PARROT
Poseidonos Street, Voula
(100 m from the main square)
(Caters for parties, etc.)
Kifissias 336 & Karella N 45, Halandri
Directions: Head South on Kifissias Ave. and turn left at the traffic light at Ygeia Hospital into Karella. Find parking.
If turning left is not allowed, get into the right-hand lane and leave Kifissias by turning right into the down-ramp. Turn left under bridge & left again & up the ramp to rejoin Kifissias heading North. Turn right at first street (Karella) & find parking.
Don't worry about the silly road numbering. Kifissias 336 is opposite Kifissias 7 (and the club REINA).
215, Kifissias Ave, Maroussi Centre, 151-24 Athens
[Meet here for drinks. Darts. Opposite Syngrou Park. Close to the KAT metro station]
131 Filonos Street, Piraeus
[Large-screen TV. Murphy's beer on tap. Pub grub. Lunches]
[Owner is Pavlos (Paul) Greek-Australian and speaks excellent English & is also the DJ]
(Quiz night every Thursday)
8, Dousmani St., Glyfada
Now KITTY'S BAR LOUNGE (Pop has now retired)
89/91 Vas. Pavlou,
Bon Marche Shopping Centre
TEL: ++3 010 9659334
Web: http://www.popsbar.co.uk/ (still functioning 2008 - tel no on website OK)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (arthur brettell)
215, Kifissias Ave, Maroussi Centre, 151-24 Athens
[Meet here for drinks, snacks. Darts]
[Opposite Syngrou Park. Walking distance from the KAT metro station]
Kolokotroni 35, Kifissia 145-62 (Very near Kefalari Square).
Tel: 010-623-3947 - 8 for reservations (usually needed to eat)
[Excellent food & cocktails. ALSO good for a drink -or- coffee at the bar. Good atmostphere/ decor]
[Food and cocktails a bit pricy]
PANAGI TSALDARI 32-34,
ATHENS 151 27
[Excellent steaks & food - South African family business]
Map for Kozis
AGORA ILISION restaurant
Χατζηγιάννη Μέξη 8,
CHATZIYANNI MEKSI ST.
(Next to the Hilton & ideal meetup before Hilton Galaxy Bar)
Map for Agora Ilision
Kyriazy 24, Kifissia (Between corner of Alonion & Ag. Trefonas, across from Platia Ag. Dimitris)
(A short walk from AB Vassiloupoulos supermarket & Everest)
Tel: 210 - 808-7906
[Excellent Mexican food & super Margaritas - but a bit pricy - about Euro 30 per person]
KOUKLAKI (Sex - themed restaurant)
Papanikoli 88, Halandri
Tel: 210-681-8710 Web: http://www.kouklaki.gr
It is a sex-themed bar-restaurant (extremely funny decoration and...plates) and the waiters are also quasi actors. Tasty dishes with exotic names. Birthdays, etc. a speciality.
[Set price for set meal of Euro 25.00 per person NOT INCLUDING drinks]
[Pre-seating waiting area downstairs with bar]
[Car park with attendant - Euro 5.00 ]
From the North: go southwards along Kifissias Avenue towards Athens, pass the Olympic Stadium and immediately after the Hygeia hospital take the right hand slip road which goes downwards parallel to and under Kifissias Ave.; turn left at the traffic lights and continue on towards Halandri. You are now on Papanikoli. Carry on up here; passing a Church on your left, straight through a big main junction; soon there is a Pizza Hut on your right; and about 2 blocks after this the restaurant is on your right ON the main road (Papanikoli 88). There is a neon type sign which can easily be seen.
From the South: go northwards along Kifissias Ave. After Psychico and Filothei get into the right lane. After Habitat, Ilias Kokkonis, Price Waterhouse Coopers and SMART cars there is a slip road on your right taking you downwards to traffic lights parallel to Kifissias Ave; at the traffic lights turn right. This is Papanikoli. See further directions above.
(Chinese, Italian & Greek food, cooked to order. Clean. Modern. Super value!)
(1) Tsakalof 6, Kolonaki
(Just up from Kolonaki square, on the right, down in basement)
(2) Leoforos Syngrou 72
(Near the Syngrou - Fix Metro station)
- Aegina Island
IPPOCAMPOS (The Sea Horse)
9, Faneromenis Street, Aegina
(Opposite 1st Primary School)
(Go down to the end of the sea front & turn left into a street ....The Sea Horse is 3 short blocks down on the left. If you pass the school football pitch on your left you have just missed the turning)
- Very popular with the locals (arrive by 8.00 pm to be sure of a table - or make reservation)
- Excellent traditional food & seafood at good prices.
- White and rose house wine dry & not too good.
Greek MusicFOUR SEASONS (Tesseres Epohes)
Discos & Nightclubs
(The only authentic disco in town - 60's style disco & music)
L. Posidonos 33, Glyfada ...(Hotel Emmantina)
Entrance fee: 15 euros including 1 drink
Disco/dancing music. Fun!
(Saturday 11.00pm )
NOTE: A reserved table for 6 has 100 euro bottle of whisky required to be purchased.
(Also eat almost next to the club at TGI Fridays Bar & Cafe - Lazaraki 43 and Lambraki, Glyfada - Tel: +30 210 898 2608-9)
A new (2010) 70s, 80s 90s disco on the same block as the Caravel Hotel.
There is an entrance fee of €15 which includes a drink from the bar - if there are enough of us we can also try and reserve a 'table with a bottle' (90 Euros) which you pay for but the cost can be shared out and will be about the same as having a second drink. Otherwise you will just have to drape yourselves over the bar….
Meet at 'Palmie Bistro' a little eating place just next door to 33 STROFES.
SPIRIT club (Miaouli 13, Psyrri) is very close to Monastiraki station.
There is an Internations meet up from 20.30hrs, also it is supposedly a good dancing club too so you could then do some boogying after the meet up!
Map for the Spirit Club
Directions to some of our favorite beaches...
(Click the hyper-link to download the directions & GPS location):
La Costa Club - Zuberi (Parking & sunbeds free on weekdays, 4 euros weekends)
Public beach - Nea Makri (Extensive Grass & Palm Trees. Free)
Moraitis Beach Club - Schinias (Parking free, Sunbeds 4 euro, safe swimming, water sports)