Petralona

Kyrios Chou

BAR

This cafe bar is housed in a 1930's building and has the nostalgic feel of an old Athenian coffee shop. Sit at the old marble bar or, during the sunny days, enjoy its filled with flowers courtyard.

Upupa Epops

BAR

Now that everyone knows the meaning of this all-day bar's name (it's the scientific term for the "hoopoe"), all they wonder is whether they will find a seat on the imposing bar, at the courtyard or the living room. The space, consisting of three buildings integrated around the courtyard, is full of vintage furniture and eccentric decorative details (what do all these numbers mean?), the bar team prepares signature and seasonal cocktails for every taste, and the bar food (pizzette, tagliata, and sandwiches) is well-made. During the summer, there's an open-air extension across the street, complete with colorful plants.

Epi tis Deksamenis

BAR

We always rejoice when we find an empty table on the balcony that surrounds the ground floor of this post-war detached house. The old-fashioned interior space, complete with John Lennon and Mick Jagger posing as saints and a British red telephone box, is also very alluring. The environment is ideal for reading your book and gossiping with your friends. From the afternoon onwards order a fruity cocktail and listen to funk, soul, reggae and melodic hip-hop.

Volta

RESTAURANTS

Meze tavern with warm, cozy atmosphere, that makes you feel right at home. Menu with a small list of delicious dishes, such as cube-shaped fried potatoes, sprinkled with thick salt and sage, eggplant salad with tahini, and pickled anchovies.

Xrysa Xrysa

RESTAURANTS

Home cooked Mediterranean dishes in a cozy bistro-like restaurant, in Petralona. You can't miss their bestseller shrimps with ouzo and anise or, if you prefer to experiment with more traditional tastes, order the juicy spit-roasted chicken, served with oven baked potatoes.

Theio Tragi

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You will find this casual punk bistro, named after a novel by the Greek author, G.Skaribas, published in the 30s, in the hip neighborhood of Petralona. Unconventional combinations of ingredients result in modern dishes: caramelized pork belly with licorice, risotto with sygklino (salt-cured pork), juicy mushrooms and poached eggs, and for dessert chocolate cake with cream made of avocado, white chocolate, and lime.

Blue Bamboo

RESTAURANTS

Minimal Thai restaurant with wooden benches, large glass windows, and an open kitchen, so you can watch every single step of your food's preparation process. Choose among classic dishes of the Thai cuisine, such as pad thai, crispy spring rolls, beef, chicken or shrimps with yellow, red or green curry, and spicy Tom Kha Gai soup.

Forget Domani

RESTAURANTS

While listening to Frank Sinatra's song that named this restaurant and eating a pizza with fine dough and mushroom ragout or a classic carbonara with a twist, you'll probably forget tomorrow. The menu of this Italian gastropub is created by chef Nikos Soufleris, the decoration takes you to New York's Little Italy and the cocktail list has interesting suggestions like a Bloody Mary with parmesan and baby corns. Check the secret dinner painting on the wall with Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, and Amy Winehouse.

Rudu

BAR

A seven-metre bar, a neon sign with the title of Smith's song "There is a light that never goes out", vintage furniture and the city's vibrant image from the floor-to-ceiling windows create the backdrop of this urban-hip bar. The large bar encourages socialization and communication with bartenders who prepare mainly classic cocktails, while the roster of DJs guarantees that funky music will keep you dancing until late at night. In the morning, specialty coffee and some homemade snacks are served.

Spirtokouto

BAR

The menu is printed on a Gameboy and there is a custom-made arcade game machine in the entrance of this fun bar. Fans of pop culture will feel at great ease surrounded by Star Wars and Tetris tapestries or while noticing a Pac-man ghost hidden between the spirit bottles. The music ranges from grunge and synth pop to indie and post punk.
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