Whenever you are planning to travel, you might be thinking about visiting the Greek islands, which are well known for their beauty and amazing landscapes. These islands welcome thousands of guests every year – and there are many reasons why.
Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek Islands and what makes it even more special is the vibrant nightlife on offer. This nightlife attracts travelers who like to enjoy a good night full of music, drinks and partying.
People come from all over the world to visit Mykonos and enjoy the sunsets while sipping on a cocktail every night of the week. Mykonos is always ready to party! We made a list of some of the top bars and clubs that you cannot miss when visiting Mykonos – so are you ready to party?!
10 Best Bars in Mykonos
1. Galleraki Bar
Located in Mykonos Town, Galleraki Bar lays over the sea. It’s one of the best Mykonos bars for couples, as it offers a romantic scene where you can sit in front of the water and admire the natural beauty of Mykonos.
The style of the bar is simple but still cozy and attractive, blending white and blue colors to decorate the walls and tables, which match perfectly with the chilled-out music that is played at the beginning of the evening. For drinks, they have a wide variety of tasty cocktails, matching perfectly with the music and view.
2. Skandinavian Bar Mykonos
This well-known bar has been located close to the Old Port since the 1970s, and after more or less 50 years of service, we could say that this bar is a big part of Mykonos culture.
Skandinavian Bar is a great option for everyone, especially the younger crowd as it’s a place to enjoy some cool pop music that goes perfectly with the amazing drinks they offer – we recommend martinis! The bar is divided into two areas. With the outdoor, open-air patio area the favorite spot for most visitors. We advise you to visit Skandinavian Bar for a night full of fun!
3. Bao’s Cocktail Bar Mykonos
Located in Little Venice – one of the most attractive areas of the island on the waterfront – near Galleraki Bar, BAO’s will attract you with stunning views right across the sea.
They have many options of drinks and some signatures recommended by the bartenders, which we suggest giving a try. One of the main attractions of BAO’s are the decorations – a beautiful interior with a blue, wooden elegant touch. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy some European dance music!
4. Lola Bar
This gem is situated in Chora and it attracts all kinds of people, in particular it’s a LGBT+ friendly bar. The cozy and romantic environment is perfect for a night out. Enjoy a fancy style with purple and pink touches, and their signature drink Strawberry Margaritas! This drink is simply delicious. These are just a few of the reasons why you should put Lola Bar on your list!
5. Queen of Mykonos
This bar attracts mostly the younger generations. Queen of Mykonos is one of the best bars to go and enjoy some drinks before hitting the clubs, as the environment is more classy and glamorous. The prime location of the bar gives a luxurious touch, which pairs perfectly with the tasty champagne on offer. Definitely, Queen of Mykonos is a must-try bar!
6. Jackie O’ Beach Club & Restaurant
Jackie O’ is a popular bar located in the Old Port, just below the famous Paraportiani Orthodox Church. This stylish and old cave is well known on the island, especially for being one of the best gay bars in the area, but it’s frequented by all kinds of different people.
Honoring Jackie Onassis, Jackie O’ is a great place to enjoy good music, classic cocktails and amazing drag-shows with a very friendly staff. Definitely, don’t miss out on this bar when visiting the island.
7. Buddha Bar Beach Mykonos
This Asian-style bar is located in Ornos. It’s a familiar bar with a quiet and sophisticated ambiance. The amazing food, a fusion of Mediterranean food with a Greek twist, along with the great music from recognized DJs, makes this place one of the top places to visit on the island.
Buddha Bar is an exotic but chilled place with a unique ambiance. We recommend visiting during sunset to enjoy even more of the natural beauty on offer in Mykonos.
8. Seltz Champagne Bar
This beautiful bar is located in Agios Ioannis. If you are looking for a perfect evening with your friends in a chill and elegant ambiance, Seltz Champagne Bar is the perfect spot. It’s located in Katikies Mykonos hotel. Relax and enjoy the good music along with some sophisticated drinks. Seltz is a very peaceful place in comparison to the vibrant nightlife that you find in other Mykonos bars.
9. 180º Sunset Bar
Imagine enjoying the vibes of Mykonos while having a drink in front of the Aegean Sea. This is exactly what you will experience in this amazing bar which attracts visitors year-round (especially during sunset), offering breathtaking views of the Old Port of Mykonos.
The style of this bar is unique, as it’s settled in a stone castle. From tables and chairs to boho seating, it’s a nice experience to visit this bar and try the variety of drinks. We suggest reserving in advance to get the best spot.
10. Cosi Bar Mykonos
In the middle of Mykonos Town, Cosi offers you a very chill atmosphere where you can enjoy a coffee during the day and music and partying at night. Its location in a charming street makes this bar a nice option to enjoy some drinks between friends.
Mykonos definitely has many reasons to be known as the party island of Greece. These are only some of the options available to enjoy the amazing Greek nightlife, but we are sure you will be surprised by the variety of places on offer – all with unique styles and different crowds.