Mykonos offers a nightlife experience that seamlessly blends class and style with endless partying. The island boasts of elegant beach lounges, upscale cocktail bars and world-renowned clubs that feature top DJs, drawing in revelers from across the globe. The beach party destination on the island can be found at Paradise and Super Paradise beaches, known for their lively beach bars. As the night unfolds, party-goers make their way to the bustling town of Mykonos ‘Chora’, where an array of clubs and bars await, catering to a diverse range of preferences and tastes.
Jackie O’ is a popular gay bar located in Mykonos Town, right on the seawall of the old harbor, overlooking the sea. It is a popular sunset-watching spot for everyone and is located just below the famous church of Paraportiani. With the motto “From sunset to sunrise in style,” Jackie O’ offers a hedonistic experience with sunset cocktails, evening drinks and shots, and music to make you dance the night away. The bar is known for its colorful crowd, impressive drag shows are held nightly, making it a must-visit spot in Mykonos.
Address: Town of Mykonos, Phone: +30 22890 77298
JackieO’ /Photo: Facebook
Jackie O’ /Photo: Facebook
Skandinavian Bar and Club is a popular spot on the island, known for its lively atmosphere and friendly crowd. The traditional-looking bar offers a menu of saucily named shots and cocktails, and is a popular destination for backpackers. The bar becomes increasingly energetic as the night goes on, with bouncers on duty and a focus on shots, dancing, and socializing. The patio is a popular spot for cigarette breaks. The club side of the venue gets going around midnight, with a variety of cocktails and drinks and great music from famous DJs. Either arrive early for a relaxed evening or later for a more chaotic night.
Address: Georgouli Phone: +30 2289 022669
Galleraki is a secret treasure situated in the picturesque Little Venice area of Mykonos, perched above the sea with beautiful views. The bar boasts a one-of-a-kind ambiance, with candlelit seating on the balcony, and signature cocktails crafted with fresh fruits. The ‘katerinaki’ cocktail, made with aromatic melon, is a must-try for any cocktail lover. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy, ideal for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. As the evening progresses, the bar transforms into a lively spot with a variety of music, and the champagne cocktails, though costly, are worth the indulgence for the overall experience.
Address: Mykonos Town, Phone: +30 22890 27188
Scarpa is an iconic spot in Little Venice that has been a fixture for over four decades. It boasts a fantastic atmosphere, complete with breathtaking views and delectable drinks. The bar is famous for its fresh fruit cocktails, notably the Roger Rabbit and the Scarpa, which is infused with Greek flavors. The venue is a popular destination for both sunset drinks and late-night dancing that lasts until dawn. During the day, Scarpa appears to be a serene coffee shop, but as the sun sets, the music picks up and the party continues until early morning, with revelers dancing on the waterfront terrace while taking in the moonlit waters. Many visit for a sunset drink, but the real fun begins after 11pm, with an energetic crowd ready to boogie on down.
Address: Mykonos Town, Phone: +30 22890 23294
Katerina’s Bar/Photo: Facebook
180* Degrees/photo: Facebook
Katerina’s is a bar located in one of the charming houses perched above the water in Little Venice., owned by the first female Greek naval captain and her family. It’s a casual spot where visitors can enjoy classic music and a lively atmosphere. The bar also features a seafood restaurant run by the owner’s son. Customers often come to enjoy the waterfront views and sip cocktails while watching the sunset.
Address: Ag. Anargiron 8 Phone: +30 22890 23084
Astra offers a curious blend of lounge bar and hip club, starting off as a mellow spot for a drink in the early evenings, but heating up as the night progresses. Located in Mykonos Town with over 30 years of history, Astra has established itself as one of the most enduring and distinguished establishments on the island. The unique atmosphere, designed by world-renowned jeweler Minas, features over 2,500 lights representing stars and constellations, creating a truly unparalleled experience. The venue attracts an eclectic crowd, from celebrities like Keith Richards and Dolce Gabbana.
Address: Tria Pigadia Phone: +30 2289 024767
Alley Cocktail Bar – Mykonos Town:
The specialty handcrafted cocktails on offer are made using only the freshest and most exotic ingredients sourced from around the world, including elixirs, syrups, and infusions made from garden herbs and spices, and fresh-pressed produce. The atmosphere is chilled out and relaxed, making it the perfect spot for people-watching while enjoying a drink. The bartenders are friendly and always happy to go off-menu to create a personally tailored drink just for you. The lounge-style atmosphere is enhanced by the soul and jazz soundtrack that plays in the background, adding to the overall ambiance of the place.
Address: 19 Mitropoleos Street, Phone +30 22890 24288
With its prime location offering breathtaking views of the town and the Aegean Sea, the bar provides the perfect setting to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine as the sun sets over the island. The menu features a variety of signature cocktails, Mediterranean delicacies and an extensive selection of international wines and champagnes. The atmosphere is relaxed and chill with soft music played by the resident DJs. Open daily during the season from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, it’s the prime spot to unwind and soak in the idyllic Mykonian sunset.
Phone: 695 195 6333
Queen of Mykonos/photo: Facebook
Queen of Mykonos is a stylish cocktail bar located steps away from the center of Chora, known for attracting young and fashionable crowd. The bar serves exotic handcrafted cocktails and delicious appetizers, and it’s a great spot to hang out and soak in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the island. The bar has a lively atmosphere, especially at night, with endless fun guarantee until the early morning hours. The signature cocktails, particularly those involving champagne, are worth the splurge. The bar also features some DJ action later at night, but for many, it’s an evening warm-up spot before heading to one of the big clubs outside the town.
Address: Greece, Enoplon Dinameon Phone: +30 694 283 8187
Lola Bar is a lively and unique cabaret spot, located in the heart of Mykonos Town. It caters to an eclectic crowd of both gay and straight patrons, who come to enjoy its diverse music selection, including jazz-cabaret and French chansons, as well as its special cocktails and friendly service. The atmosphere is lively, yet relaxed and the bar boast an elegant, chic style that makes it stand out from other spots on the island. The service is top-notch, and you’ll find that once you’ve visited Lola, you’ll want to return.
Address: Zanni Pitaraki 4 Phone: +30 2289 078391