Kypseli Nightlife

Greece, Athens Guide (B): Kypseli Nightlife

Being the type of person that can go out to dinner at 10pm and still be there eating, drinking and talking at 2am I am probably not the best person to write about nightlife in Kypseli. For me a night on the town is mezedes, tsipuro, dinner and wine and a nightcap of more tsipuro, usually at Bakalogatos. By the time I leave there and walk past all the cafes and bars the last thing I need to do is keep drinking. Nightlife in Kypseli revolves around the same places that are the day life of Kypseli. The cafe bars, or what they call cafeterias in Greece go from being places to hang out and drink coffee and talk about your problems all day, to bars where you can drink and talk about your problems all night. Each cafeteria has music which caters to the clientele of the moment so for example The Happening, where all the old men and women from the neighborhood go for coffee and to read the paper in the morning, plays pop music at night for the younger people.

Foibos at #19 Fokionos Negri is a small bar with a very faithful clientele and they play jazz, blues, some rock and pop too. They also have live rembetika music (Greek blues) some nights, folk singers and even the occasional rock or jazz band. The owner is Julia and her two sons are Greek/Australian and speak fluent English. They also own the new cafeteria/restaurant/bar called Orfeas which also has live music on weekends and is large enough to host bigger bands and larger crowds with room for dancing too. It is a full service restaurant with a large international menu too for those people who want to eat and party in the same place. Usually you will see signs posted on the windows of closed down businesses for whatever shows a bar has coming up. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Kypseli Nightlife
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Happening   Orfeas   Beer Tales   Platia Agio Giorgiou   Eptanisou 16   National Archaeology museum   Tinou Street   Avissynia Cafe   Spetson Street   Patission Street   Omonia Square   Agia Melitiou Street   To Pontiki   Topou Allou Theater   Aello Cinemax 5+1   Trianon Film Center   Filip  
Author: Matt Barrett
Read it on author's website: http://www.athensguide.com/kypseli/nightlife.htm

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