Santorini Nightlife – The Best Bars & Clubs

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 2, 2023

Exterior with illuminated letters of Ftelos Brewery in Karterados, Santorini

The amazing Ftelos Brewery near Fira offers beer tastings, brewery tours, and cooking and homebrewing classes, plus a fine dining restaurant on the rooftop.

Santorini Bars & Nightlife

  • Santorini Wine Tours – a fun and easy way to explore the island
  • Fira has the most bars and nightlife and the only true dance clubs. Perissa has some fun beach bars and Oia has one very fun bar.
  • Many people watch the sunset and then head out for the evening. Most clubs start getting busy between 9pm and 11pm.
  • Enigma and Koo Club are the best places for dancing.
  • Santorini Boat Tours – for many people, this is the highlight of a trip to Santorini and most tours have unlimited beer and wine

Map of Fira’s Best Bars & Clubs

Map showing the best bars and clubs in Fira, Santorini.

The 16 Best Bars and Clubs in Santorini

1. PK Cocktail Bar – Fira

The entrance ot PK Cocktail Bar in Fira, Santorini
The best cocktails in Santorini with superb sunset views and 3 levels of seating on the edge of the caldera. Located in the center of Fira and an excellent meeting spot if you don’t know your way around.

2. Ftelos Brewery – Karterados

Hibiscus Beer, bottled beers, and an amuse bouche on the roof garden of Ftelos Brewery in Karterados, Santorini
Awesome new brewery offering an elevated craft beer experience with a beer-themed, Mediterranean restaurant onn their gorgeous rooftop garden. Suds selection ranges from tried and true German-style lagers and IPAs, alongside experimental flavors, like the hibiscus saison pictured here. Brewery tours are on offer all day, along with tastings, pairings, cooking classes, and homebrewing classes.

3. Tropical Bar – Fira

Busy pathway at night in front of Tropical Bar in Fira, Santorini.
My favorite hangout in Fira. Great sunset cocktails and magnificent caldera views. Basic drinks after sunset and half-price happy hour after 9:00 p.m, when the small dance floor gets packed.

4. Marinera – Fira

The view terrace before sunset at Marinera Bar in Fira, Santorini
Outstanding cocktail bar and meze restaurant with a sunset view terrace on the caldera’s edge in Fira. The bars signature cocktails feature a range of Greek spirits, like ouzo, mastiha, tsipouro, alongside well-made classic drinks, local and regional Greek wines, plus mocktails and non-alcoholic beer and wines.

5. Tango Champagne and Cocktail Bar – Fira

The terrace and bar at Tango in Fira, Santorini
Refined lounge with a romantic vibe and picture-perfect sunset views.

6. KOO Club – Fira

The patio at Koo Club in Fira, Santorini
The best dance club in Santorini. DJs, mainstream and house music, packed indoor dance floor. Relaxing outdoor patio area has 3 bars.

7. Kira Thira Jazz Bar – Fira

The narrow lane outside Kira Thira Jazz Bar in Fira, Santorini
The oldest bar in Santorini. Cozy and casual with fantastic sangria and strong mixed drinks.

8. Marykay’s Bar aka Hassapiko Bar – Oia

A small crowd in front of Marykay's Bar in Oia, Santorini
The only real bar in Oia. Regularly hosting DJs and dancing on their tiny dance floor. Open almost 24-hours a day.

9. Seaside by Notos – Agios Georgios Beach

The beachfront bar space at Seaside by Notos on Agios Georgios Beach in Santorini
Fine dining restaurant, stylish lounge bar, and a luxury beach club all in one. Excellent cocktails, champagne, amazing seafood and sushi, and a swanky private beach with impeccable service.

10. Fino Cocktail Bar Restaurant – Oia

Outside Fino cocktail lounge and restaurant in Oia, Santorini
The best cocktails in Oia. Plus, inspired Mediterranean food and an extensive wine list.

11. Tranquilo – Perissa Beach

A sunny day at Tranquilo Beach Club on Perissa Beach in Santorini
Beach club with excellent cocktails and lots of vegan and vegetarian foods. Chill vibes during the day, but by night it’s the best beach party spot with live music several nights a week during high season.

12. Two Brothers Bar – Fira

Inside Two Brothers Bar in Fira, Santorini
For late nights this is the wildest bar in Santorini: crowded, crazy, and fun.

13. Enigma Club – Fira

Entrance to Enigma club in Fira, Santorini
The oldest dance club in Santorini with celebrity DJs spinning Greek and international EDM.

14. Buddha Bar Beach – Imerovigli

The sunset view terrace at Buddha Bar Beach in Imerovigli, Santorini
Upscale cocktail bar, restaurant, and shisha lounge with spectacular sunset views over Skaros Rock, the caldera, and the Fira-Oia hiking path. Pricey but wonderful.

15 & 16. Franco’s Cafe PyrgosFranco’s Bar Fira

Almost sunset at the terrace of Franco's Bar in Pyrgos, Santorini
Two romantic bars offering stellar sunset views, classical music, great cocktails, and light bites. Franco’s Fira is the original location, featuring sweeping caldera views (pictured below). Franco’s Pyrgos (pictured above) is the newer of the two, boasting panoramic views over the whole island.
Nighttime on the terrace of Franco's Bar in Fira, Santorini

17. Volkan on the Rocks – Firostefani

The movie screen and patio of Volkan on the Rocks in Firostefani, Santorini
Great brewpub with amazing views and an outdoor cinema after sunset.

18. White Door Theatro – Fira

Guitarists on the stairs in White Door Theatro in Fira, Santorini
Not a bar, but an incredibly fun evening show about a Greek family wedding. There’s singing, dancing, and a simple storyline. Guests are made to feel part of the wedding party. There are delicious snacks (I call it dinner but some might want a bit more afterward) and lots of wine. Incredibly fun. Finishes about 10:30pm so makes a perfect starter for a night out. Do reserve tickets in advance.

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