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Brettos Bar

Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0323 2110
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My fav bar!

Amazing bar with a great selection of drinks! We really enjoyed spending time here. Makes for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Donna G
Favourite bar with Liquers

With it's hipster and fresh looks bar and it stands out in a cosy little street. The drinks are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eva C
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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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Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
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+30 21 0323 2110
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing bar with a great selection of drinks! We really enjoyed spending time here. Makes for a great pic & the cocktails are amazing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With it's hipster and fresh looks bar and it stands out in a cosy little street. The drinks are very affordable and the bar staff are very welcoming and helpful!

Thank Eva C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar was one of my go to bars while I visited Athens in 2018. It is a funky and quirky place with a great vibe. The staff were very friendly and welcome and the menu had a large selection of drinks. I particularly enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool bar in a very beautoful busy street and we each had different coctails and were very happy . We will be back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique drinking den that specialises in their own Ouzo and Liquer, with too many to choose from. It is eye catching with all of the glowing bottles on the wall which makes for a spectacular setting. Seating is limited as it is small. Located...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this bar earlier this week as I had seen the picture of the coloured bottles before. Loved it there, good staff, nice alcohol and central location. Will always look to go over here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we saw this bar we couldn’t resist to go in. The drinkmenu is very comprehensive. You must visit this bar when you’re in Athens!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t know anything about Brettos Bar until having lunch opposite. Pop in and had a lovely cocktail and ended up buying some gifts for home. Well Worth stopping.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hasn't read anything about it but my attention was caught when I saw wine tasting available inside. Super lucky to have seen this place. Brettos has been producing their favored liquors for many many years and you will only be able to buy their liquors...More

Thank Andrea G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little find on a hot summer’s evening. Excellent cocktails and excellent service. A must see when in Athens.

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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 Fotaris | Reviewed this property |
It was a liquor store not a bar. Selling OUZO and liquers. The new owner made it into a bar keeping the original decor. Nothing is made there. Just a bar with the old decor.
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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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