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Brettos Bar

Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
30 2103232110
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Ranked #1 of 24 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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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

We wandered by this bar an thought we must call in before we leave Athens. The next night we did and as soon as we entered the staff were great an helped us through the different wines an ouzo available an explained the history of this bar. We enjoyed it so much that after dinner we went back for a... More

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Naxos, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Cool bar and engaging owners when you are buying but 180 degree attitude when you say you'll pass.? Owner just walked away and ignored us as we finished our rather expensive glass of wine. We did buy 2 bottles of oyzo but not the wine. Guess he was mad about that.

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yiannhs23, Ιδιοκτήτης at Brettos Bar, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for visiting our bar and for buying our famous ouzo. I am sure the incident you described was just a mere missunderstanding, we always offer our clients our advise on what to try but we never "force" them to buy anything. On the contrary we offer free tastes of almost all our drinks without the obligation... More

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great place to drink, and the main reason to stay near the otherwise touristy Plaka district. Wide selection of wine and of course house ouzo and tsipouro. I met my wife here in 2011!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Best bar I've been to in my life. Better than acropolis. You will love it. Amazing choices of wine, spirits, and wine. Anything you want they have in great quantity and price. If you're in Athens you must visit Brettos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We went here after finding it on trip advisor and it certainly lives up to its reviews! The staff are so friendly and welcoming. The decor of this distillery is absolutely fab and it was difficult to chose one drink from their extensive drinks menu!! Prices are good too. Highly enjoyed our evening :)

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Westwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Looking for a unique experience? This would be it! Fun, inviting and delicious! We stumbled upon it one night when it was raining and ducked in for a drink! Thank you rain!!! We went back the next night and picked up some ouzo and liquor to bring home! Huge variety! Great atmosphere!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stumbled across this charming atmospheric wine bar in the Plaka area during our wanderings through Athens - and what a find! We came back 3 times to continue to work our way through their fabulous wine list under the passionate guidance of the owner! This is a great way to find out more about the Greek wine regions and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I make this a "must do" every time I go to Greece. The staff are friendly and very knowledgable about the many excellent adult beverages they sell (they make most of what they sell). If you have never tried Rakomelo (honey flavored beverage) this is the place to order one. Prices are good and almost everything is available to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

In one word 'perfect'. The best ouzo ever in a tiny bar in the center of the plaka. The colorfull bottles simply pull you inside. Try an ouzo or homemade brandy (metaxa).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Classic, beautifully designed bar to visit in the center of Athens. Somewhat on the pricey side, but that is to be expected. Many drink options available.

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