New, distinctive bar entries in downtown Athens

Their common trait is that they opened just a few months ago. However, each one adds its own touch to the fun map of downtown Athens. A stone’s throw from Syntagma square and maintaining the aura of the place that used to house a popular Asian restaurant, “Kitty Cat” (7, Stadiou Str., 2103423560) opens at night with the motto “gigs, fast food & club” in a willfully cult setting, with bright red colours on the walls and a Chinese dragon above your head. “Clumsies” (30, Praxitelous Str., 2103232682) is a stylish all-day hangout, with experienced barmen behind the bar and a short but comprehensive food list. It stretches over various levels and it depends on you (and your mood) to choose: a table on the covered courtyard and the large indoor space, or hanging out in the mezzanine lounge with the leather bed and the first floor with the private pool table? In “Root Artspace” (10, Iraklidon Str., 2103450003) in Thissio you can do much more than to enjoy a sugar-free or gluten-free cocktail, since it is a concept multilevel all-day space, with an art gallery, an art-shop, a projection room and a restaurant that serves dishes based on the principles of Paleo diet. If you are not afraid to walk in underground neighborhoods, which are gradually put on the fun map, “Spinster” (3, Iktinou Str., 2105222232), behind the Town Hall, makes the hearts of hipster Athenians…. beat faster, with awesome cocktails and eclectic music. Open from morning for coffee and for watching people go by from the large window.