NIGHT LIFE IN ATHENS(Thanks to Dorian Kokas and Michalis Orphanides, two famous musicians and friends who helped compile this list and told me their favorite places)
TAVERNAS WITH LIVE GREEK MUSIC
3 Karagiani & Samothrakis, Kypseli. Light Greek Island music. Traditional
Greek food. 1.500 drs. per drink. Call for days and hours. Tel. 8678862.
(recommended by Michaelis)
ELAFOKINIGOS 5 Stavrou street ,Girokomeio. Specializing in all types of game
( fowl,deer, etc ) closed Monday.( tel.8252767 ).
ETHNIC LATIN and.....
PALENQUE 41 Farantatou,Goudi.Open
every night.Live bands.Latin party every Sat.Every Sunday live tango
with famous Latin bands.Every Monday Cuban Salsa party.
Tue: live flamingo.Wed: live Cuban ,Latin dancing.Lessons every Sun throughThu.early.
( highly recammended by Michaeli ) TEL:7487548. ( 4.000 drs per drink. )
AISOPOU MYTHOS Aisopou 11, Psyrri, Plaka.Wine bar, live jazz & ethnic with
alternating bands. No music on mondays.(3310884 )
KSEXASMENO PIGADI ag. Lauras 87, ANO PATISIA. Rock, Latin, Blues, Jazz, Wednesday- Sunday. Entrance with drink 2.000 drs. Friday & Saturday 2.500 drs.
( highly recommended by Michaelis ). TEL:22283063.
GREEK ROCK LIVE
13 Solomou, Exarchia. Well known Greek bands and touring bands from the
UK and USA. 4.000 drs. entrance. 10pm.to the wee morning hours. Indoors.
(recommended by Dorian and Michaeli) Matt Barrett used to play here. When
you go ask when he is playing again. Tel. 3305056
CAMEL CLUB 268 Vouliagmenis . Wed. to Sat.,the band "Anikti Thalasa". 2.500 drs. per drink. (recommended by Michaeli) Tel. 9716145
ROCKLAND 2 Frantzi & Sygrou 55. House band with guest stars every Sat.
STAVROS TOU NOTO Frantzy & Tharipou 37, Neo Kosmos. Greek & American rock, changes of bands every day. Mon. through Fri. Panos Katsimichas from the famous Katsimichas brothers sings his top 10 Greek folk rock songs. Panos and I (Dorian) started the band "Agapanthos" which brought us notoriety. Needless to say I highly recommend this club. Entrance with drink, 2.500 drs. Tel. 9226975, 9239031.
JAZZ HIP HOP
BOSSA NOSTRA 22 Aristophanous,
Psyrri. Red decor. Some Latin. Tel. 3244891
ALSOS Pedio tou Areos (Green Park) Greek laika and rock alternative. Tel. 8212271.
GRAFFITI 192 Sygrou, Kallithea. Wed. classical rock; Thu. & Sat. trip hop, drums
and bass, Fri. reggae; Sun. live jazz. Tel. 9597995.
LOOP 3 Ag. Asomatou, Thisio. Alternate bands. Tel. 3247666
60'S AND 70'S POP AND ROCK
Posiedonos Ave. 62 , P Faliro.( by the sea )
. Live sixties band, many alternating guest stars . Perhaps
the best sixties music in Greece.( highly
recomended by Dorian and Michaelis ) 3.000 drs. per drink.
Closed Sunday & Monday Tel. 9819355,
TOP STADIUM Hotel Stadio, Bas. Kostantinou 38. Alternative singers, 3.000 drs. per
drink. Closed Sun. and Mon. Tel. 7226054.
MEMORIES M. Mousourou 1, Mets. 4 singers alternate; warm, cozy, full menu 8.000 drs., 2.000 per drink. Open Wed., Fri., Sat. Tel. 9225712, 9226672. (recommended)
WILD ROSE 10 Panepistimiou, Center of Athens. Pop, sixties, rock party on tuesdays, blue gray decor. Open every day. Tel. 3642160.
FOLIE FOLIE 2 Elsin, Ambelokipi. Mon. reggae, Tue.Latin, Wed.Samba, Thu.hip hop, Fri.funk, Sat.mix, Sun. sixties. Open 'till late. (recommended) Tel. 6469852.
JAZZ BLUES FUNK
Orminou 4, Hilton Hotel. Live Greek rock, plus jazz, funk, soul. Open all
evenings. (recommended by Michaeli) Tel. 7221708.
BLUES 20 Panormou, Ambelokipi. Only blues in old neo-classical house. Open all evenings. Not live. Tel. 6433372.
EMPLEON 20 Laskaratou, Ano Patissia. Funk, soul, rock. Every Thu. Latin and Caribian fiesta
HALF NOTE 17 Tribonianou, Mets. Opens at 11 pm. 6.000 drs. per drink. (recommended by Michaeli)
KIBUBU 9 Galatsiou, Patissia. The owner is a very good friend of ours. Mexican, Latin decor. Caters to all age groups. No live. 1.500 a drink, indoors and out. (recommended by Dorian and Michaeli) .
44, Kolonaki. Glamorous dancing in one of the most chic ares in Athens.
GRANAZI 20 Lembesi, Makroyianni. Friendly and unpretentious environment. Tel. 9244185.
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS 35 Poseidonos, Kalamaki. On the seaside. Striptease. Entrance with drink 5.000 drs.
DOLLS 5 Varis Ave., Vari. Entrance with drink 5.000 drs. Tel. 9658698.
E......KAI 12 Iosif Ton Ragon, Makroyiani. Tel. 9221742.
SIROCCO 255 Sygrou Ave, Nea Smirni. Entrance with drink 3.000 drs.
TESSERA 117 Pireus, Gazi. Entrance with drink 3.000 drs. Tel. 9424986.
A MILLION DOLLARS
166 3rd September. Entrance with drink 4.000 drs.
ATHENS QUEEN'S Glyfada square (seaside) 2.500 drs. per drink. Tel. 8983000.
APHRODITE CLUB 177 Sygrou Ave. 3.000 drs. per drink. Tel. 9325534.
Questions? E-mail Dorian Kokas at email@example.com