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By The Glass wine bar & bistrot

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#248 of 2,358 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


$22 - $45
International, Greek, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, European

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By the Glass is an exquisitely designed wine bar right in the heart of Athens in one of the most beautiful old buildings. By the glass serves wine by the glass and allows you to get acquainted with every region of Greece that produces wine of great quality. Meet unique greek wine varieties and get to know the most delicate greek wine-makers. Each variety of wine finds a perfect match in food and our chef has taken care of every little tasty detail, please allow us to introduce you to the greek wines! An all day destination for lovers of both coffee and wine, since By the glass is open during the day serving delicious and artful coffee.
$22 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
International, Greek, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

I was advised to go to this wine bar by a Greek colleague. She made a great recommendation! The place has both inside and outside tables. The latter, if covered, is fine in warmer weather. Since we were there for dinner, thankfully we were inside....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank irkbylihp
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Extremely expensive ( 10 euro for half a glass of wine) bad service and the staff was not polite at all! I won't recommend it.

Date of visit: February 2018
3  Thank leniAthens
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

By the glass is one of the best wine bar in the city of Athens!Amazing and huge wine list,great plates&very good service.The place inside “belongs” to no smokers, which is good cause u can enjoy your wine&food in a nice and clean atmosphere.The arcade(smoking area)...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mzevgara
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Every year, Alpha Bank organizes with the collaboration of several upscale restaurants "The Athens Restaurant Week." We started with "By the Glass" for lunch. The price for starter, soup, main course, and dessert was 30 Euros p.p. and for the quality offered very reasonable. I...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ioannis M
Reviewed January 10, 2018

If you are wine "lover" you will love this wine bar at the center of Athens. Nice decoration, amazing patio, friendly service, impressive wine list and a small number of decent dishes to combine your wine. The only thing you need to enjoy yourself there...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed January 7, 2018

After visiting another wine-bar in the area and being a bit dissapointed we've thought of giving this place a visit. It was a good choice and experience. What we liked: (1) the atmosphere - it is a really nice place and the building as well...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Mglap
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Amazing decoration and atmosphere, especially during the xmas period. Tasty food, broad wine selection. It's a great place for a night out!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank spyrosm897
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

No champagne by the glass and very limited selection for other wines too. Slow service without any personal touch. Compared to great bar scene of Athens, pretentious place charging more than others due to money used for a design lamp. Oinoscent in the neighbourhood is...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Go eun S
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Thumbs up for being one of the few non smoking bars in Athens!Very kind service with a waiter who offered me a cup of tea because he saw I was sneezing. Nice decoration for Christmas as well. As for the food we only got a...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Eleni K
Reviewed December 24, 2017

I was referred to "By the Glass" by a good friend of mine who owns a luxury Cava (Wine Store) in Greece. He told me this was the "Place to be" to try fine wines and gourmet meals in a luxury but trendy setting. They...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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