We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brettos Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Plaka
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 30 2103232110
Website
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Description: The unsuspected visitor of the historic center of Athens cannot miss the...
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. 
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 304 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Had a great time at bretto's!

Maybe a little touristy being in the touristic circuit, but a great place to enjoy a drink! Their own casked brandy is good. But their cocktails using Greek liqueurs are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Pranamita
,
Gurgaon, India
Add Photo

304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Gurgaon, India
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Maybe a little touristy being in the touristic circuit, but a great place to enjoy a drink! Their own casked brandy is good. But their cocktails using Greek liqueurs are excellent. Sea-breeze is the one that we thoroughly enjoyed plus a couple of others. The decor is super cool with multi colored liqueurs and brandy casks covering the walls. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I made sure to have a drink here each day and try a new wine. The owner was great and had excellent suggestions based on our taste. It was perfect to get an idea of what type of wines to choose since it was our first time in Greece and were not familiar with the wine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We loved this place and enjoyed the staff- knowledgeable and fun! They make 40 liqueurs, and offer take-away bottle sales. Ask the staff to recommend to your tastes. Try the Mastika!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really liked this bar - my wife and I went before dinner (around 8:00?) and it wasn't too crowded yet. They specialize in fruity liquors and ouzos, although they have a full bar for the less adventurous types. I tried two of their colorful liquors - pear and cherry cinnamon - and both were pretty good, albeit it unique and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newark, Delaware
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We finally found Brettos down one of the little streets in the Plaka area. Anna, one of the bartenders, introduced us to the place. We sampled many of their beverages from wines, to liquors, to cocktails and their brandy. Ended up leaving with a few bottles which we purchased early on and then got few tastes of anything. We had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A lovely little bar in Plaka to try out the Ouzo & whiskey. Good atmosphere with friendly owners & staff who were more than happy to tell you about their different products. Enjoyed it very much especially after walking around in Plaka for hours!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After having dinner at Kuzina my husband and I, with two other couples, went for drinks at Brettos bar. It was about a 5 minute walk. Brettos has a very lively atmosphere and cool décor (with a wall of ageing barrels). Our group ordered one of each of the traditional cocktails on the menu (all made with a liquor similar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Beautiful bar with great staff and fabulous atmosphere. Great choice of drinks and well priced. One of the prettiest bars I have seen and extensive list of drinks available.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We walked here from our hotel in Plaka. The girl working was very helpful in choosing a wine and helping my husband try Ouzo for the first time. The wine was amazing and the bar was very small and comfortable. It got busier later in the night, but the drinks were delicious and well priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ireland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a really cute bar with good drinks - 48% proof ouzo straight from the barrel. Might seem a bit gimmicky but fab knowledgeable staff, great service and good ouzo. No complaints, I wish it was my local!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Brettos Bar also viewed

 

Been to Brettos Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Brettos Bar

Address: Address: Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 30 2103232110
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 am

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Brettos Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Brettos Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.