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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Brettos Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+30 21 0323 2110
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am

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 671 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 290
  • 87
    Very good
  • 22
  • 10
  • 6
Perfect Pub in Athens

Wines , brandys , liqueurs and ofcourse ouzos ... Colorfull and perfect place in Athens center ... Since 10 years im a fun of Brettos ... Please try every taste ...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Istanbul, Turkey
Add Photo Write a Review

671 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 415: English reviews
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wines , brandys , liqueurs and ofcourse ouzos ... Colorfull and perfect place in Athens center ... Since 10 years im a fun of Brettos ... Please try every taste ...

Thank AslihanIsitman
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb atmosphere, great music. Definitely a place to visit as they produce their own liquors and have great ouzo.

Thank Albino N
Pittsburgh, PA
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hey from The States here! You gotta find this place. Not many "bars" in Athens but found it walking around. Not very large inside but quite eclectic and unusual. People are having fun here. Music is good .... well not a club but something you may find in New York City same kind of vibe. Mixed ages from young to... More 

Hilversum, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly bar for friends & family. 1000 of mixes avaible, they have it all. it is prettt expensive for the greece standard, but normal western european prizes.

Thank Tom D
Level Contributor
156 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to this place out of touristic season just by walking around. Well decorated, unique design and rich drink choice to enjoy taste of Greece. Tasted 2 kinds of red wine and it was so good. Nice discovery.

Thank RolandNavratil
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As far as I understand, this is the oldest distillery in Athens, where both locals and travelers stop in to drink homemade ouzo, brandy, and liqueurs. It is located in the hart of Plaka and as long as you enter into this premises, you are captured by the brightly colored room, covered by the multi-colored bottles of liquors and by... More 

Thank lcap988
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really unique. The drinks are amazing and the bartenders are even more so. Brettos is the best. The drinks here are unlike anywhere else.

Thank Abraham P
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brettos is a cozy wine bar and liquors in Plaka. The ambiance is the cutest I've found in Athens, filled with old oak casks against a wall. We had a Rakomelo from Amorgos and a Tsipouro, both of excellent quality. Proces higher than average, but this was justified by the quality of the drinks and by the attention to the... More 

Thank FrancescoMu
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar concept is nice, the decoration is beautiful but it is too small even to have a drink ... we had a quick drink and left.., plus people are smoking inside which make the visit uncomfortable..

Thank Rola K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place. The decor is superb. The staff is knowledgeable about the wines and the owner is usually onsite. Reasonable prices. Great place for a pre or post dinner drink. They also have some spirits available.

Thank TeachinDubai

Travelers who viewed Brettos Bar also viewed


Been to Brettos Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

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

See all questions (3)

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
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.
Explore this neighborhood