Corfu is one of the most beautiful Greek islands, with a multicultural identity shaped through the centuries under Venetian, French and English influence. By day, walk around the narrow streets of the old city listening to the sounds of the local philharmonic orchestras and by night, check out some of the coolest bars this vibrant city has to offer.
This is not the typical bar you expect to find in the old city of Corfu. A visit here means feels like being transported to an authentic Irishpub. During the winter enjoy your dark beer in a nicely decorated atmospheric interior with stone walls, while in the summer you can relax outside. Aleka, the always smiling owner of Eraldicon, will offer helpful advice on the drinks and make you feel at home.
This bar is located in the Spilia district of the old city, named after the unforgettable Stanley Kubrick film. Enjoy a beer or a whiskey to the sounds of Greek and foreign rock and roll music until late hours. Kourdisto Portokali (A Clockwork Orange) is a popular hangout with a unique character.
Panoramic view of Corfu Courtesy of Evangelos Tsirmpas
Michani Tou Chronou
A well-designed interior space with various musical preferences, from rock and alternative to swing. You’ll find music, cool drinks, low prices.
Michani Tou Chronou, 5-7 Alypiou Street, Corfu, Greece
Liston Street, Corfu Courtesy of Evangelos Tsirmpas
Located next to the old town hall of Corfu, in the heart of the city, Bristol is one of the most popular night bars. It offers a large list of cocktails and the sounds of lounge, jazz, pop and rock music. The interior is modern, but as the night goes on, the party soon spills out onto the streets.
Aspect of the old city of Corfu Courtesy of Evangelos Tsirmpas
Jazz concert at Polytechno | Courtesy of Maria Epistimi Anagnostopoulou
Polytechno is very famous among the locals and students. Located just outside the entrance of the New Fortress of Corfu, it hosts various cultural activities (theatrical plays, live concerts, jazz improvisations, film and documentary viewings) on a daily basis, supporting local artists. Outside the events room you’ll find a vibrant bar, with live DJ sets and an interesting pop-art design. During the summer months customers can sit at tables outside, next to the huge historic Venetian walls that used to protect Corfu from invasions. The menu is extensive, offering a wide range of cocktails, beers and drinks.
Jazz concert at Polytechno Courtesy of Maria Epistimi Anagnostopoulou
Cult is an authentic rock bar, created by people who love music and motorcycles. Located in Emporiko, just some minutes outside the city of Corfu, it offers more than 20 different brands of beers, ultra premium drinks and variations of famous cocktails with the addition of the local drink kumquat. The interior space is decorated with posters of legendary rock and metal bands, while the tables outside offer a wonderful and relaxing view of the sea.
As you may be able to guess from its name, this is a small, cozy and elegant cafe-bar. Set in the old town hall square, it has a garden ideal for enjoying breakfast and coffee. Piccolo truly comes alive at night though, serving amazing cocktails and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.
La Tabernita Mexicana Courtesy of La Tabernita Mexicana
La Tabernita Mexicana
Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Sombreros & Tequila | Courtesy of La Tabernita Mexicana
La Tabernita boasts fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine and tropical cocktails, to a soundtrack of Latin American music. Located in the New Fortress, the Mexican bar offers a range of classic cocktails, amazing mojitos, caipirinhas and margaritas.