The 10 Coolest Bars In Lesbos, Greece
Cocktails on the beach © Ed Gregory/pexels
The island of Lesbos has a distinct historical and cultural identity. Being geographically less accessible from the Greek capital, this mysterious land that has been the birthplace of many famous poets and artists, attracts a more alternative crowd. Its uniqueness is reflected on its low key nightlife, with less bars and clubs than much smaller Greek islands, but with more character to show. Below we have listed the coolest bars of seductive Lesbos.
Parasol Beach Bar
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Greek, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
Located in the serene Skala Eresou beach, Parasol
is your dream beach bar with a great seafront location and unbeatable cocktails and Latin vibe. Decorated like a funky beach hut, this colourful and laid back cocktail bar is something you would perhaps expect to find in Costa Rica
. It is open all day until late and serves a variety of coffees, fresh breakfasts, snacks and beverages and, of course, super cool drinks. The big tree right in the middle of the bar makes it feel like a cozy treehouse with mojitos. At night it hosts live performances and DJs.
Belle Ville Cafe
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Greek
This gorgeous café-bar-restaurant in the lovely beach of Skala Eresou offers breathtaking sunset views and a calming ambience. Apart from delicious cocktails, Belle Ville Cafe
also serves all-day food including fresh breakfasts, fantastic burgers, sandwiches and desserts. Its seafront location is probably the most inviting and romantic spot on the island. At night it is known as a hot spot for good music and great DJ parties. It hosts a number of fun activities and sports such as weekly Kayak Races.
Mousiko Kafeneio Art Cafe Bar
Bar, Cafe, Greek, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food
Meaning “Music café” in English, Mousiko Kafeneio
in Mytilene was created to support and promote the arts and “to bring people together”. Today it is the most dynamic music scene of Lesbos and regularly hosts live performances with jazz, indie, and electronica artists. This charming retro café-bar is open all year round for the public of Lesbos. An all-rounder, it serves breakfasts and coffees in the morning, various snacks during the day, and at night it transforms to a lively music and dance scene hosting parties with a DJ on set.
Congas Beach Bar
Bar, Greek, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
Right on the beach of the picturesque Molyvos village, Congas Beach Bar makes some of the best summer cocktails you can find on the island. Congas is a young and fun place and regular hangout of the younger population. It sports an exotic style with hip Cabana decoration and an African
-themed bar with a palm thatch roof. Open all day, it plays chillout tunes (don’t expect to listen to typical Greek music here) that create a very relaxing summer island ambience. Well made coffees, beverages, food and snacks are also available.
BarCode Espresso & Cocktail Bar
In the port town of Mytilene you can also find BarCode, a stylish cocktail bar and café with a “proper bar” ambience. This cozy and smart bar is famous for its great selection of spirits, killer cocktails and hip ambience with jazz, soul, swing and funky tunes playing until late. The seating area outside in the small alley feels very romantic and intimate, especially at night. The espressos are great too. You can enjoy its great vibe until the early morning hours.
Bar, Pub, Greek, $$$
Located in a traditional stone house in the gorgeous village of Molyvos Molly’s
is a charming and laid back café-bar that appeals to all ages. It has beautiful and romantic views on the little harbour of Molyvos (especially if you manage to sit on the balcony upstairs), to be enjoyed best in the evenings with a glass of cold sangria. Molly’s Bar is very popular among the British visitors for its English pub vibe, the friendly owners and the lively 80’s themed music nights of unpretentious fun.
Bar, Cafe, Greek, $$$
This all day bar in the port of Mytilene is one of the most popular hangouts for the large student population of the island and a great place to get the local vibe. Monkey Bar
is modern and stylish and offers ample internal and external space to accommodate big crowds. Located right on the port, it has unique views of the town of Mytilene and is ideal for people-watching too. Great for ice coffees, burgers, waffles, snacks, local desserts and, of course, homemade cocktails and beverages. At night it becomes a lively dance club with regular parties and DJs.
Nirvana Wine and Coffee Bar
Nirvana Wine and Coffee Bar’s philosophy is “life is too short to drink cheap wine”. In this spirit, this elegant bar offers a sophisticated and well thought out wine list as well as a variety of cocktails, gourmet tapas and delicious local desserts. Located in the port town of Mytilene it has picturesque views of the old port. Nirvana Wine Bar is great for a romantic night out to enjoy local wines and imaginative cuisine.
Christougenon 44 Mytilene, Lesbos
Kohilia Beach Bar
Bar, Snack Bar, Greek, $$$
This relaxing beach bar in the beach right next to Mytilene International Airport is perfect for a last swim, drink or snack before your flight. Kohilia
offers sun loungers and umbrellas for those who want to soak up some sun, as well as a good selection of cocktails, quality food, beverages, fresh fruits and desserts. At night it transforms into one of the most lively dance scenes in Lesbos hosting guest DJs, live performances with local artists and Latin themed nights.
Bar, Greek, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
is a young and fun bar on the waterfront in the village of Petra. Housed in a refurbished traditional stone building with stunning views of the sea only a few meters in front, it is a great spot to enjoy an early romantic drink while you watch the sunset. Late at night it becomes a lively music and dance scene with a DJ set and it attracts mainly young people.
These recommendations were updated on February 9, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.