Most gayâ bars in athens are located in gazi, near kerameikos station. Afterwards you can hit the bars and clubs in the area like thirio, which has outlived most of the others or walk down ermou street until it ends and keep going until you come to the smokestacks and industrial buildings that tell you that you are in the gazi neighborhood where there are lots of bars, clubs and live music places and plenty of ouzeries and restaurants.
Bouzoukia- this is where the majority of the athenians enjoy most going, at bouzoukia athenians spend more money than anywhere else, at bouzoukia you will find customers from different social backgrounds mingling and celebrating together, to sum up, at bouzoukia one can intensively feel a fatalistic balkan sensibility: that destruction and death may well come tomorrow so it’s best to live it up to the dizzying heights of tonight.
Rock clubs like an club at 13-15 solomou street (tel 210-330-5056) are close to the polytechnic university in the area called exarchia , the wild west of youth culture where young people fill the cafes and bars and they even have rock concerts in the square which sometimes end up as battles with the police, which may deter most people my age but attract many of those of college age looking for a good time.
The balcony of the galaxy bar is one of the best things to do on a date in athens glentzes.gr (we have more tips for the ‘romantics’ here !) but whether you’re there with your significant other, your friends or fellow party-goers, you can’t go wrong with galaxy bar’s views and cocktails (although we need to warn you that prices are on the high side).
The 7-times club at 13 maiouli street right by the monastiraki metro station in psiri plays international music, a mix of live and dj. Their house band plays everything from elvis to depeche mode and you can hear anything from rock and roll, to swing, different varieties of jazz, pop, funk, bozza-nova, sixties and even irish music on st patrick’s day.