A for Athens Cocktail Bar
A for Athens Cocktail Bar
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Face to face to the Acropolis.On our top floor, we created an urban terrace, with the most stunning view to the Acropolis, Plaka and Monastiraki Square. An ideal place to have your breakfast in the morning or enjoy our house special cocktails at night. Minimal design is set to enhance your viewing experience and our menu is created with special care, with emphasis on local and healthy ingredients.
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  • Leeder47
    Duffield, United Kingdom502 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Acropolis View
    The Athens Cocktail bar as part of a budget hotel. On two levels, top one outdoor. Very busy, often with a long wait for the lift, particularly if hoping for a table to watch the sun set. Good choice of drinks, including interesting signature cocktails. All at a reasonable price considering the enviable position.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2023
  • elchaco
    Houston, Texas1,004 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular View, Great Food
    With so many rooftop restaurants in Athens, it was hard to decide on one! When I came across A for Athens though, the view just took my away. With Monastiraki Square in the foreground and the Acropolis in the background, this view is simply amazing. I reserved for our anniversary night, and they gave me the perfect table, in the corner right up to the edge where we had the most spectacular view. We arrived and were seated right away. Our waiter was awesome, as he was friendly, answered all the questions we had about the menu, and even gave us suggestions. The food was brought out and it was delicious. You can't go wrong with this place.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Ant L
    Evesham, United Kingdom51 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view was the only stand out thing here!
    The views are simply out of this world, the drinks are very over priced. We did a pre-visit as the original intention was to go towards sunset but after our first visit we decided one visit was enough. We went at a time when we could only have classic cocktails so we didn't receive a menu as the signature ones were served later. Service was ok, but the views were the only stand out thing here.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • kieron
    Tenerife, Spain2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning view - not so stunning food
    The views of Athens, specifically the Acropolis are stunning, the drink selection was also brilliant, and the clear pina colada is one of the best drinks I've tasted. The food was a different story and somewhat of a mixed bag, my friend had the pasta and tuna tartar which they said was nice, another the lamb kebab and said they'd had far better and I went for the Steak with black garlic mash. The steak was OK, again for the price I've had alot better and the garlic mash more resembled a really thick gravy. Overall we enjoyed the visit but this was due to the views and drinks. Would advise to eat elsewhere but worth going for the drinks and view. There were 5 in the party we had a few cocktails each and a main meal and spent just shy of €300.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 7, 2023
  • ymkong2014
    123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice rooftop bar experience
    An experience that turned out way better than expected! Have considered the earlier negative reviews about A for Athens, and still decided to pop by and check it out for ourselves. And we had a good experience here. The maitre d' was sharply dressed, has a severe but polished and professional manner and he led us to the bar counter and our seats. The clincher here, as opposed to Couleur Locale which we went the next day, was someone here bothered to greet and acknowledge the customer. The night we visited, tables were all occupied, but the bar counter seats were available and good enough. We had an excellent nighttime view of the Acropolis and the city square below. The music was good, the mood just right. The bartenders were friendly and engaging and the drinks very nice. Worth a revisit when I visit Athens again next time.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 23, 2023
  • steen03
    San Diego, California35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibe, great view!
    Came at night for cocktails and a view, this place has a GREAT vibe! The drinks are classy we really enjoyed them, and our waiter was so much fun, a true kindred spirit. Great music to go with that view of the Acropolis
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • maddie59
    Oak Island, North Carolina166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent meal with a great view
    My wife and i dined at A for Athens after attending a wine tasting class. It was early April, and we did not have reservations. We were going to sit at the bar but with only one seat available the young lady seating us gave us a primo table right at the edge of the restaurant. The view of the acropolis was amazing. The menu is somewhat limited, but we had a great meal. We started with the breaded cheeses, and I had an order of the oysters. Both were very good, but the oysters were delicious. For dinner my wife had the tri tip and loved it. For me it was another order of the oysters. We had some nice Greek wine as well. Excellent meal and a fantastic view.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 16, 2024
  • On The Road Again
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida3,496 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a view!
    This restaurant / bar offers an incredible view of the Acropolis. We arrived before sunset and left after dark, so got to experience different lighting - very cool! The food is very good, even though the menu is limited. This is more a happy hour bar. Good local wine list. Our server wasn’t the most friendly…
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2024
  • 1LauraL
    Walnut Creek, California14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fun bar
    What a fantastic spot for drinks! it's a simple bar, with a direct view of the Acropolis, on a roof top of a hotel. I would highly recommend a stop early evening, or whenever you just need a break from exploring. They have some really creative cocktails which we enjoyed and all the basic bar selections too. We didn't eat, but it's a great little bar, nothing fancy, but a lot of fun.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 7, 2024
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11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A is for AWFUL roof top bar.
Went to this bar on a Friday night. With so many wonderful places to eat in Athens and amazing views on offer this place is a definite miss. The staff would rather keep tables empty for people who are foolish enough to pay top prices for mediocre food and drink with very slow and rude service. We were sat at the back with no view and when we wanted to take a photo after having finished our over priced cocktails we were told not to take a photo and just look at the view one at a time. We saw so many people come and leave after seeing the seating or dealing with the rude seating staff. This may have been a great place once upon a time, but with so many better experiences available in Athens would highly recommend you give give this one a miss.
Written July 28, 2023
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Kerri G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We have heard great things about this place. We had a reservation for 7:30. Got a little lost getting there but arrived about 5 min late. We were seated immediately and the busboy asked sparkling or mineral water. He brought us the water and that was the last we saw of any service for over an hour. No one came to take our order or check on us nothing. I had to go downstairs and find the hostess to order a bottle of wine and an appetizer. Another hour passed and still no one comes to take our order. Around 9:30 we ask for the check and they tell us we have a minimum 50 per person that we are being billed for. WHAT!! No one ever came to our table to take an order. We asked for the manager and just got excuse after excuse. They eventually agreed to charge us for what we ordered. View is amazing but the appetizer was ok wine wasn’t very good. Menu was very limited and the cocktails weird. The water was the best part of our night. Do not waste your money or time. There are several other restaurants in the area with great views. Try them before wasting your money at this place. They took no responsibility for their inept service. Just absurd. Buyer beware.
Written May 21, 2024
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Leonie J
Katwijk, The Netherlands9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
What a negative place to go! I came in with an ice cream cause there is almost no trashcans in Athens.
The guy was super weird about it. Almost attacked me about it, and when I told him I just wanted to put it in the bin ( I had gastric surgery so can't eat and drink much) he told me I can eat it inside..

My friends like a cocktail and I'm not drinking because of my surgery and I asked for a Coke or a Fanta and he was almost offered I asked for a soft drink instead of an alcoholic beverage.
When I told him I don't drink alcohol he was so difficult about it. We just had dinner and my friend was full aswel and wanted to order something later he almost made us leave cause we only ordered 3 drinks, even though I wanted to order but they had no non alcoholic drinks. And the ones they did have weren't to my liking.

They never came back to our table to ask us if we wanted something else.

There is plenty of rooftop bars in Athens, so just skip A for Athens, they were the most unfriendly and unhelpful people I've ever seen in a bar that charges so much!
Written May 10, 2022
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Leah G
Owasso, OK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Went for cocktails on the rooftop, sat us in a table overlooking a dirty alley. There are many rooftop bars in Athens and rather than stay we opted to try to leave and go somewhere else. They insisted we stay and gave us a better table on the top floor. When our waitress realized we weren’t there for dinner her attitude changed immediately, we could see her discussing her displeasure with the host and they were mean-mugging us. We were uncomfortable and didn’t want to upset the waitress so we drank our cocktails quickly, put our money in the bill holder and left. They then chased us down the alley accusing of us of not paying! We would never do that and it was insulting that they did that without even checking the table. Skip this place! Every other place we went in Athens everyone was very hospitable, we went to the Attic right next door and were greeted with smiles, totally different atmosphere.
Written July 20, 2022
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kieron
Tenerife, Spain2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The views of Athens, specifically the Acropolis are stunning, the drink selection was also brilliant, and the clear pina colada is one of the best drinks I've tasted.
The food was a different story and somewhat of a mixed bag, my friend had the pasta and tuna tartar which they said was nice, another the lamb kebab and said they'd had far better and I went for the Steak with black garlic mash. The steak was OK, again for the price I've had alot better and the garlic mash more resembled a really thick gravy.
Overall we enjoyed the visit but this was due to the views and drinks. Would advise to eat elsewhere but worth going for the drinks and view.
There were 5 in the party we had a few cocktails each and a main meal and spent just shy of €300.
Written October 7, 2023
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Bradley N
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Photos of the restaurant looked amazing, with views overlooking Greece and the acropolis in the background. We made reservations ahead of time for 9pm to end our night there with a few drinks after having dinner elsewhere. Upon our arrival we confirmed our reservation with the hostess, and he stated it was a dinner reservation. At that time, we advised him we had already eaten and simply wanted drinks. We were unaware it was explicitly “dinner” reservation, which we apologized for. He could not comprehend that someone could arrive at a restaurant with a full stomach and argued that we needed to have dinner. We again told him we only wanted drinks. He asked if we wanted to cancel our reservation, which we didn’t as we were already standing in the restaurant and wanted to enjoy the scenic view. We were told we would not be given a table and would have to stand. We were directed to a large block in the middle of the balcony area, where we awkwardly leaned. We were trying to our best to not be in the way of way of the passing waiters and waitresses who had no option but to pass uncomfortably close to our position. There were multiple vacant tables, and no one waiting to be seated, yet we were still not given a table. The view, admittedly was great, but we could not enjoy it due to circumstances. We each had an overpriced cocktail and promptly left for more suitable accommodations.
Written September 8, 2023
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Combat W
Ponta Delgada, Portugal14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Not the place to go if you are traveling alone. I went to the rooftop bar and sadly it always seemed as if I was unwelcome there. First it took long to get a Menu, guests who arrived after me got them before me and then after ordering my drink I was not giving any peanuts with it like the rest of the guests. This was the first and only Bar or Restaurant in Athens where I have felt unwelcome.
To be fair it was full that evening and they would rather have couples or Families come but it was still a disappointment after hearing so many good things about it. The Location itself was great with an amazing view and the Cocktails were also great.
Written September 5, 2023
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fra_pulce90
Dublin, Ireland471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
There is a cooler place in the city! Amazing view, acropoli stands in front of you, lovely music, delicious wine and cocktail option.

The menu is quite limited, the dish were average and the prices for food too high.

In general i recommend place for drinking and having an amazing experience in front of the Acropolis, not for eating
Written July 26, 2021
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Brian
Seattle, WA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We stopped in for a couple drinks on a Thursday night. Even though we weren't by the edge we still had an amazing view of the Acropolis. The drinks were all good but I'd especially recommend Poly the Cyclops. There's a cocktail with edible sunscreen that the waiter skillfully guided my girlfriend away from.
Written July 12, 2022
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Chris2421356707655
108 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
i live in Athens, so you can take my word for it. The lamb on their current menu is inedible. Plus they tell you the cheaper wine is not available, when in hindsight I don't believe them. The view is great though, which of course they exploit.
Written February 24, 2023
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