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Review of Astra Cocktail Bar

Astra Cocktail Bar
Ranked #2 of 28 Nightlife in Ios
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located just up the stairs left of the pharmacy, Astra Cocktail Bar is a fabulously funky cocktail bar! Tantalise your tastebuds with fantastic fresh fruit cocktails !!!!Try the renowned Green Destiny or ASTRA favourite RAZZMATAZZ! Delicious!!!!Fell the Funky Vibes with Dj Branca from Norway on the decks!Take advantage of the fantastic Happy Hour and meet people from all over the world!Astra Cocktail Bar is a must on a visit to Ios! Enjoy!
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I absolutly loved Astra from the the first time I visited! It is a a bar with a great music from the DJ and the drinks(!) wow, were do i start..they are fresh and funky and the taste is amazing! I loved that you can either be inside dancing and listen to the music or sit outside on the balcony chatting to old and new friends!
Cant wait to visit Ios and Astra bar again this year!

Thank frekkebrekke
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I think of myself as an avid traveller and an even more avid drinker and Astra Bar has managed to blend two of my favourite passions into a small, cosy room a short walk up a yellow staircase. From the moment you walk into the bar you are greeted by a friendly, international array of staff (although there is a strong emphasis on Scandinavians, but im not complaining) who are forever willing to help you start of the night with some of the most delicious, and definitely freshest, cocktails on the island. I'd strongly recommend the Razzamatazz or the Green Destiny, probably the most popular drink on Ios, all whilst lounging around in the comfortable surroundings whilst Dj Branca plays funky/deep house. Definitely take the time to get there earlier in the night as they have great drinks specials from 11ish and you can find a comfortable seat on the balcony to speak with the owners Jani and Sinead and poke fun at their wanna-be Swede bar manager Nash. All in all this place is a must!

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Astra brings the passion!

Going out is all about meeting happy people, and enjoying yourself in other peoples company. Ios is the place to be if you share my view on this matter :) But Astra is definetly the place to go for your FIRST night! Me, my girlfriend and a couple of other friends did just that, and it made our Ios experience.

The Staff at this wonderful little cocktailbar will welcome you like nowhere else in the world. They make you feel like your among friends in an instant!! The absolutely lovely married couple that owns the place take such good care of you, and it feels like they really want to do all in their power so that you can have a great visit on the island. For this I am truly greatful!

That beeing said. It is a place made for party :)
It is the best place in Ios to start the night. The cocktails are made with fresh fruit, makes it easy to get going :)
DJ Branca plays the grooviest music, and stays away from that euro top 10 bulls*it that they play everywhere else! Thank god... However, if the song is really, really cool U might be able to bribe the DJ with a fernet :) And as the drinks go down, the DJ builds up the party

All in all. Go there once and u have made your Ios stay! As most, we went back every single night. Just needed our Astra-fix :D

Thank Rugstar
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed in Ios for one week with a friend, and we started off every single night at Astra (and stayed there all night some days.). Everything is just great - the music, the atmosphere, the staff, the drinks! Such a great place to meet new people or just chill in the bar...I am hopefully going back this summer and i will not miss one single night at Astra. Try Razzmatazz, awesome drink!! Dj Branca definitely plays the best music on the island, even made me dance and that does not happen that often:).

Thank SaraEmilia
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Astra is a amazing spot in IOS. Everyone that comes to IOS Must go to Astra if you don't you will miss the greatest place, people and drinks on the island. When you walk in to astra you'll always feel welcome, good music is played by Dj Branca and the amazing bartenders make you the best drink you can imagine! Its a place where you know that you will always meet awesome people and some of my best friends today a actually met there. So you never know what happens in Astra, but you'll know that it will always be something awesome:) I will always go back to Astra bar when ever i visit IOS. The owners Sinead and Jani are also amazing and the always take care of their costumers really good! So if you go to IOS don't miss it because you will regret it. Some of my best night where definitely in Astra when i visited IOS. Thanks for making my time the best possible and hope ill see you all on my next visit. ASTRA BAAAAAR :)

Thank ElisabethMartsoukou
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