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Brettos Bar

Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
30 2103232110
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Ranked #1 of 35 Nightlife in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: The unsuspected visitor of the historic center of Athens cannot miss the hundreds of colorful bottles and lights that decorate the walls of "Brettos".... more » Owner description: The unsuspected visitor of the historic center of Athens cannot miss the hundreds of colorful bottles and lights that decorate the walls of "Brettos". “BRETTOS” is the oldest distillery in Athens. It started operating for the first time back in 1909 at the ground level of an Athenian old mansion in the heart of Plaka. At those premises, his founder Mr Michael Brettos, started producing ouzo, brandy and few liqueur flavors, from the old time classics like cherry and pepermint to the most distinct ones like citrus and masticha, using old family recipes from Smyrni (Izmir, Turkey). When demand started rising more that expected he had to relocate the distillery to Kallithea and operate the small shop on Kydathineon street only as a liquor shop and at the same time as a bar where tourists as well as local could taste and buy any liqueur they wished for. After all these decades “Brettos” distillery and bar is still the best place to have a few drinks after work, after a good meal, or just before you go to sleep. Without any lifestyle codes, with soft music coming from a small radio forgotten on one of the wooden shelves, “Brettos” is the perfect place is you wish to get away form everyday life and have a chat with your friends. The only thing that could surprise you are the flashes coming from the cameras of all shorts of tourist that visit the store daily. The only thing you should be certain of is the fact that you can easily fall in love with “Brettos” for its special atmosphere, both low-key and attractive, the authenticity and the friendliness of its owners.  « less
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We found this place on our way to a restaurant in Plaka one night and made it a priority to go back the next night. This is such a great bar with amazing drinks, atmosphere and service. We sat there for a few rounds, met great people and had a couple of there meze platter that we didn't even bother... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We read that ‘’Brettos’’ is the oldest distillery in Athens and we thought that we wouldn’t miss having a drink there. We easily found it in Plaka area. The bar is beautifully decorated with colorful bottles and has a cozy atmosphere. We were surprised by the big win list and the different flavors of liqueur. We finally come back to... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The place not to miss on each visit for a short drink or a happy hour time . as the story tells, one of the oldest distillery in Athens . hundred of coloured bottles ...their famous Ouzou and Masticha . cosy wooden seating around the bar . their famous not to miss drink is Masticha based with champagne on peppermint... More

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San Jose, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Loved Bretto's Bar - the menu is endless and the bar itself is gorgeous and vibrant! Our server was wonderful. The entire staff seemed quite patient of the several tourists pouring in just to take pictures - which is a pity because the drinks are excellent. We ended up buying a couple of bottles to take home as well. Great... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Lots of options to drink and very appealing to the eye due to hundreds of colorful bottles. Every kind of liquor you could imagine. Bartender was friendly and they had a great wine selection as well. Check out the pics its better than any review i could write.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Its just perfect place to pop in during a walk or shopping in Plaka. Good location, surrounded by food places, not far from touristic attractions. We just adore that place-did quick break -chat&shot during our shopping. Highly recommended.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We decide entering there to taste "ouzo", before leaving Athens. When we entered, asked to the waitress about which one could we taste, and she answered "just the 42º ones" She served the drink and leave us. We tryied many times to speak to her, to have a chat about liquors she had, because in our country, alcohol with more... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This i a rather small place. We tried a few liquors and a few cocktails. They have a very large card to choose from. Try a hot Rakomelo, it is very good! Nice atmosphere with all the bottles on the wall.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Vrettos is one of the greatest wine and coctail bars in Plaka, Athens! Allthough it can get really croudy on Saturday night, you will be amazed from the thousants of different liquer bottles on the walls and the centuries-old wine and brandy barrels. The wine list is very extended and it includes the finest greek wines and "meze" (i.e. :... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Has a wonderful afternoon at Brettos with very generous and hospital people. Felt very welcome and well looked after. It's very picturesque with it's colored bottles of liqueur and it's 46% proof ouzo. Highly recommended for a few drinks in the Plaka

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