- Mykonos is insanely fun – get ready to have a blast wandering the packed, charming alleyways of Mykonos Town.
- The big club parties and live DJ events run from late June until mid-September.
- Best Cocktails: Galleraki, Alley Bar
- Best Sunset View: Scarpa, Katerina’s Bar, and 180° Sunset Bar
- Best Dance Club: Jackie O’, Astra, Skandinavian
The 18 Best Bars and Nightclubs in Mykonos
1. Galleraki – Mykonos Town • $$
One of the most atmospheric cocktail bars in Little Venice, Galleraki perches right above the sea. Go for candlelit seating on the balcony, overlooking the water, and choose one of the excellent signature cocktails – anything with fresh fruit is good, particularly the ‘katerinaki’, made with melon. The champagne cocktails are pricier but worth the splurge. Popular with couples.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 27188
2. Scarpa – Mykonos Town • $$
A fixture in Little Venice for over 40 years, Scarpa offers great views, spectacular drinks, and a fun vibe day or night. Known for their fresh fruit cocktails, especially their signature Roger Rabbit (vodka, carrot, lime, peach, passionfruit) and their self-titled, extra-Greek Scarpa cocktail (mastiha, vanilla, beet, lemon, yogurt). Popular for sunset drinks and all-night dancing until sunrise.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 23294
3. Jackie O’ Town Bar – Mykonos Town • $$
4. Katerina’s Bar – Mykonos Town • $$
In one of the picturesque houses hanging above the water in Little Venice, this bar is owned by the first female Greek naval captain and her family. There’s a lively seafood restaurant here as well, run by her son Konstantinos, but many customers come to sip cocktails while enjoying the sunset views from the waterfront balcony.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 23084
5. Astra – Mykonos Town • $$$
Astra is a curious blend of lounge bar and hip club, popular in Mykonos Town for over 30 years. Early in the evenings, it’s a mellow spot for a drink, but as the night progresses, things heat up under the enchanted fibreoptic ceiling that mimics the night sky of the northern hemisphere and pulses in time to the music. Astra attracts the likes of Monaco’s royalty, supermodels and designers; to get in, dress nicely or be Keith Richards.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 24767
6. Alley Cocktail Bar – Mykonos Town • $$
Chilled out cocktail bar with a friendly vibe, great people-watching, and superb drinks. The ever-changing cocktail menu features the freshest, locally sourced fruits, garden herbs, and Greek spirits. The bartender is happy to go off-menu to create personally tailored drinks anytime. Great lounge-style atmosphere with a predominantly soul and jazz soundtrack.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 24288
7. 180° Sunset Bar – Mykonos Town • $$$
Amazing cocktails and fine wine with panoramic views of the sunset over the Old Port and the Aegean Sea. Set on the grounds of a stone castle, this chic open-air bar boasts a multi-tiered terrace with pillows serving as boho seating on the lower patio and tables and chairs on the upper levels. Signature and classic cocktails are expertly prepared, while the wine and champagne offerings are well-curated. Reservations recommended for the best view seats.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 69936 01424
8. Skandinavian Bar & Club – Mykonos Town • $$
A fixture on the Mykonos nightlife circuit for almost 40 years, this popular bar attracts predominantly a younger crowd. There’s an open-air patio for downing some of the most reasonably priced standard cocktails in town, or shots of ‘slippery nipple’ and ‘sperm’ before kicking things up a notch on the thumping dancefloor.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 22669
9. Queen of Mykonos – Mykonos Town • $$$
Swanky but not overly pretentious, in the evenings this glam cocktail bar attracts the young and the beautiful, who cluster around the tall tables outside. The handcrafted signature cocktails are worth the splurge, particularly the ones involving champagne. There’s some DJ action later on at night, but for many this is an evening warmup spot before hitting one of the megaclubs out of town.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 69466 18539
10. Old Customs Café – Mykonos Town • $
This is the only rock n roll bar in Mykonos, with a friendly staff blasting an awesome mix of punk, indie, classic rock, and old-school metal through the night. Cocktails are strong, the beer selection is great, and prices are reasonable.
Map • Phone: +30 22890 22460
11. Bao’s Cocktail Bar – Mykonos Town • $$$
Stylish bar/club in Little Venice offering fantastic cocktails, divine sunset views, and all-night dancing. The vibe is low-key around sunset, though it gets crowded, so make a reservation for a table. After midnight, the tempo picks up with wild dancing and partying until the sun comes up.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 26505
12. Babylon – Mykonos Town • $$
Gay and straight clubbers alike flock to this renowned gay club, known for its fun themed nights, a good mix of oldies, latest chart toppers and techno, and regular drag shows. The breezy sitting area overlooking the water is a peaceful spot to catch your breath and sip a cocktail after a bout of frenetic dancing.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 25152
13. Semeli the Bar – Mykonos Town • $$$
Late into the night, revelers bump shoulders to classic R’n’B and mainstream tunes played by the resident DJ on the tiny dancefloor next to the bar. While some of the staff won’t win any prizes for congeniality, there’s a long list of decent, reasonably-priced cocktails, and there’s a fun vibe once the party gets started.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 26505
14. Remezzo – Mykonos Town • $$$$
Remezzo has worn many hats during its 50-year existence. An international jet-setter magnet for many years, the place is renowned for partying till dawn, with guest DJ sets and partygoers from Athens and elsewhere. Now revamped to include a high-end seafood restaurant, a cocktail bar, and a waterfront lounge with comfy seating, Remezzo has broadened its appeal.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 25700
15. Cine Manto – Mykonos Town • $$
If you’re looking for a break from incessant clubbing and bar hopping, Cine Manto, in the heart of Mykonos Town, might be just the ticket. This appealing open-air cinema in a tranquil garden setting screens movies in their original language (usually Hollywood flicks in English), and there’s a good restaurant on-site. Also plenty of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 26165
16. @54 Club & Lounge – Mykonos Town • $$
Relatively new on the night scene, @54 is a gym by day and lounge bar and dance club by night. Predominantly gay, but not exclusively so, it’s a fun, friendly place with cutting-edge décor and plenty of mirror balls. The music is old-school disco with some house mixed in, and there’s an appealing outdoor terrace for sunset-watching.
Map • Phone: +30 22890 28543
17. Cosi – Mykonos Town • $$
On a tiny street in the heart of Mykonos Town, this is a chilled-out café by day, with a cluster of tables under the trees outside. Come night, the place livens up with regular DJ sets, and remains fun and unpretentious, unlike some of the town’s other bars that look down on casual attire.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 22890 27727
18. Void – Mykonos Town • $$
Debuting in the summer of 2017 in Mykonos Town, this sleek and stylish new kid on the block has been attracting a lot of attention. It’s a place on three levels, with two bars, curvy furnishings, ample dancefloor space, and atmospheric lighting installation, “the void”, that makes the ceiling look like the night sky. DJ talent includes Damian Lazarus, Jackmaster, and Seth Troxler; expect plenty of deep house and techno.
Map • Website • Phone: +30 69448 11360
Map of Mykonos Nightlife
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