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Brettos Bar

Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0323 2110
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A little gem of a distillery in the Plaka area. Beautiful deco, delectable self distilled spirits... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mannzer
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Great find in the Plaka

Tucked between tchotchke stores and gelato shops, was not expecting to find this amazing little... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cathy H
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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. 
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  • Average4%
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“beautiful bar” (8 reviews)
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Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
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+30 21 0323 2110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A little gem of a distillery in the Plaka area. Beautiful deco, delectable self distilled spirits and friendly service make for a delightful cocktail. A must see on a trip to Athens !

Thank Mannzer
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tucked between tchotchke stores and gelato shops, was not expecting to find this amazing little distillery. The menu of liqueurs, cocktails, and wines is nothing short of amazing. Will definitely stop here again.

Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Greek cocktails were great and service amazing! Cristos was super helpful and gave us great advice. A must visit when you are in Athens

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar in the Plaka area of Athens is such fun. It looks amazing, the staff are so friendly and the cocktails are delicious. The Acropolis Martini and the Bramble were particularly good.

Thank 247Poppy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They serve a whole lot of ouza, but they also have other kinds of alcohol!! Ordered dirty martini, served chilled with side of olives. Perfect. The alcohol in Greece has a tint of sweetness to it, but it's ok. Wasn't a fan of their ouza...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 5 day stay in Athens and visited this place everyday. The drinks are amazing and very reasonably priced and the decor is very quirky. However what truly makes this place what it is is the amazing staff.They are warm and friendly and up...More

Thank chellephant82
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That was a hidden gem place:) Looks inviting and we had to try their cocktails! Really lovely service! Would recommend to anybody ! Will be back!

Thank joo31
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real quirky little find. Cosy and offering a wide variety of alcohol distilled here and amazing cocktails. If you like vodka....then try the one with limoncello or the one with fresh ginger juice. Both delightful! Gorgeous spot that photographs really well. The colours of...More

Thank Loz154
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit Brettos Bar to learn more about excellent Greek wines in an authentic atmosphere - crowded but very friendly crowd!

Thank Johanna O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place everyone MUST visit in the heart of Athens. Very friendly staff and lovely atmosphere ! The Greek wines we tried were exceptional !!

Thank sarah e
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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
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593Mike
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Renata Z | Reviewed this property |
yes!it is open since 1909!
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shellyblack123
April 9, 2015|
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Response from yiannhs23 | Property representative |
Hi, is you look over 18 years old you can drink any drink you like. Alcoholic or not.
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