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BAR 56

Kolonaki / Lykavittos
Bar, International, Pub
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Kleomenous kai Ploutarxou, Athens, Greece
21:00 - 04:00
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Sun 21:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 21:00 - 04:00
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Piraeus, Greece
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

best arty place in athens Mr. Panagiotis adorable - amelie place and woody allen like a movie... love at first sight

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Best place to be in a winter night.The decoration, the booze the music everything but everything is perfect And above all the bartender Panayotis.There is no bar like 56 in.athens !!

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The best jazz bar in Athens. We visited this great bar twice and we will definitely visit it if we are in Athens again. It wasn't easy to find it but it's the place you just have to see if you love good music, unique atmosphere of 50's, great alcohol ( the best whiskey, vodka etc.) and friendly people around.... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered the pork chops and Gouda cheese toast. Both were very good and the serving size was above average. Prices were a bit on the expensive side but the views were spectacular! Definitely come around sunset time! And don't be frightened by the pigeons.

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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

In a dark alley, adding to its image, lies this small, jazzy whiskey bar. The choice of whiskeys is extended, the music is good and the atmosphere unique. Friendly faces, good service round off a unique experience and a good trip to the land of malt whiskey.

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Serres, Greece
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

If you manage to find this bar than it will offer you one of the best bar experiences in your life! No sign at the door and located in a dark alley, that you need someone to take you there for the first time. The decoration is just ideal for a bar like this, the jazz music offers a great... More 

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Jazz music , friendly atmosphere, nice place for talking and drinking

1 Thank Elenisavvopoulou
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Reviewed 7 January 2008

who added this one? :-) best selection of malts in the city, great jazz music, run-down velvet wallpaper, all hidden in this tucked-away spot up near lycabettus hill.

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Reviewed 10 December 2007

The best jazz music in town, the best decor, the coolest owner Panagiotis, the absolute whisky list

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, International, Pub
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Open Hours
21:00 - 00:00
21:00 - 04:00
21:00 - 04:00
21:00 - 04:00
21:00 - 04:00
21:00 - 04:00
21:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kleomenous kai Ploutarxou, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Kolonaki / Lykavittos
  • Neighbourhood: Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighbourhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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