Discover the 8 Best Bars in Rhodes, Greece

Enjoy a drink al fresco in the courtyard at Sissitio, in the Old Town of Rhodes
Enjoy a drink al fresco in the courtyard at Sissitio, in the Old Town of Rhodes | © Irma eyewink / Alamy Stock Photo
Rhodes has become a byword for amazing nightlife and unforgettable parties. The fun starts before the sun goes down and only ends come the morning, with the best bars on the island including a charming courtyard, venues specialising in cocktails and even an ice bar.
The village of Lindos in Rhodes has its very own Acropolis © Hercules Milas / Alamy Stock Photo

Whether it’s enjoying a refreshing cocktail in the early afternoon at Myga or dancing the night away on the sand at Oasis Beach Bar, the best bars in Rhodes offer a wide variety of options for kicking back with a drink or getting in the party mood to the sound of the best local DJs.

Myga

Bar, Greek, Snacks, $$$

Since 2013, Myga has been one of the island’s prime meeting spots. The all-day bar lies inside an old Italian warehouse in Rhodes Town and serves coffee, cocktails and everything in between. According to the owner, Skiadas Kostas, “Myga also offers a huge variety of rum from all over the world – about 100 labels – with which we create unique and tasty cocktails.” As for the music, it moves between various styles of international tunes, played by a different DJ every night. Once a month, Myga hosts particularly prominent international DJs, who pump up the crowd with their musical prowess.

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The Last Butler

Bar, Snacks, Greek, $$$

The atmosphere and the jazz music at The Last Butler will take you straight back to the 1920s Prohibition era. The decor is characterised by wood and stone, with vintage Art Deco elements. “The cocktail list contains 16 signature drinks and is refreshed every six months. We focus on taste as well as on the appearance of the cocktails,” says manager Yannis Morfopos. You can find The Last Butler on Amarantou in Rhodes.

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Mozaik Casual Bar

Bar, Greek, Snacks

Located in the Old Town of Rhodes, on Arionos Square, Mozaik Casual Bar is not to be missed. Here, you can enjoy a delicious cocktail from a diverse menu while sampling a variety of finger foods. The owner of Mozaik, Pavlos Sais, notes that “the cocktail list is updated every year and consists of 15 signature drinks. Just grab your drink and relax in the courtyard, taking in the sounds of jazz, swing and soul churned out by the DJ.”

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Sissitio

Bar, Snacks, Greek, $$$

A few metres from the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, at the corner of Sokratous 179 and Ippodamou, Sissitio is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the Medieval city of Rhodes. It boasts a long list of innovative cocktails and other drinks that you can enjoy in its quaint pebbled courtyard. The views are an experience in themselves, since the bar borders the Mosque of Suleiman, which was built after the Ottoman conquest of Rhodes in 1522.

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Oasis Beach Bar

Bar, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, Greek, $$$

If you can’t get enough of the sand and surf, Oasis Beach Bar is the place to go. Located on Kallithea Beach, approximately 10 kilometres (six miles) from Rhodes Town, this bar lets you extend your beach day into the night. The bar is built in a cave and hosts revelry-filled parties that last until the early morning. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a night of dancing in the sand and sipping drinks under the stars.

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Lindos Ice Bar

Bar, Greek, Snacks, $$$

Located in Lindos, this bar differs from all other bars in Rhodes. In the searing heat of the Greek summer, you can enjoy a drink in a cool –6C (21F). The bar staff will first offer you a free isothermal suit and the necessary equipment to enter the ice area, where the walls, bar and seats are all made entirely of ice. If you can handle the cold, make a selection from the exceptional drinks menu, sit back and admire the ice sculptures that decorate the space.

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The Union Bar

Bar, Snacks, Greek, $$$

In the centre of Rhodes Town is The Union Bar, a unique space that combines industrial design with tropical elements such as palm trees, and is alive with the sounds of afrobeat. Even the cocktails have a tropical essence – the entire menu is bursting with fruity and refreshing flavours. The Union Bar also offers a number of gins and rums. In addition to the decor and drinks, the friendly staff truly make a night out here an unforgettable experience. Pantelis, the co-owner of The Union Bar, says, “We focus on our customers and their preferences. Everyone who steps through the door becomes a friend.”

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Macao

Bar, Snacks, Greek, $$$

Located in the Old Town of Rhodes, on Archelaou, Macao’s courtyard is built around an old watermill where talented bartenders make innovative drinks. Enjoy a cocktail, have some sushi and mingle to the sounds of electro and house music. As the manager of Macao, Vasilis Pampalis, says, “At Macao, you will find exceptional drink creations and enjoy great music in a cosy environment with a great atmosphere.”

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Rhodes has a wealth of beachside dining and drinking options © Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
These recommendations were updated on February 27, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.