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Brettos Bar

Kydathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0323 2110
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Favorite bar in Athens

Hasn't read anything about it but my attention was caught when I saw wine tasting available inside... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andrea G
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Monroe, Washington
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Great little bar

What a great little find on a hot summer’s evening. Excellent cocktails and excellent service. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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.

Thank monarchview
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stumbled upon Brettos while walking down the street. Its very unassuming from the outside. But reeks history inside!!! The bar claims to be the oldest brewery turned bar after the brewery was moved. You can see old barrels and other paraphernalia lined up inside...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With it's hip and fresh looks it stands out in a cosy little street. The drinks are more than fine and very affordable and nowhere near 'tourist knockoff' prices. The bar staff are very welcoming and helpful!

Thank Talldutchy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Got chatting to this American at the bar, learnt lots. Great bar, great alcohol! Large drink selection, very Instagramable, drink selection included local drink favourites and takeaway bottles

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic vibe, cool drinks and the set up is great, the place is small but the feature walls and huge wine barrels make this place a must visit.

Thank Jake R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just went for a walk with my husband and accidentally discovered this place . Wow , what a cool place to stop by for a drink , or two , or even three ..... Selection is unbelievable. Great atmosphere and super friendly hosts ....More

Thank Ekaterina V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the coolest ouzo bars I have seen. The variety in distilled ouzo is amazing. You must try a few different ones to appreciate the smoothness and flavor.

Thank Teddy2112
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place, set out is amazing and it has best traditional ouzo you’ll try! Definitely a must!

Thank Milos P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter took us to the bar to take a photo of the wall with the colourful bottles, and we ended up buying presents for our friends and tasting everything we bought. Interesting afternoon and a must visit.

Thank Regina T
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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
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1 May 2017|
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Response from Renata Z | Reviewed this property |
yes!it is open since 1909!
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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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