The Best Jazz Bars and Clubs in Athens

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Ethel Dilouambaka

If you are a jazz lover visiting Athens, you will be happy to know that you won’t have to put aside your love for good music while you are in the Greek capital. The city is brimming with unique and fantastic jazz venues, ranging from regular bars to full-fledged concert halls. Here are the top jazz clubs and bars in Athens, Greece. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

To treno sto Rouf

Live performance at To Treno Sto Rouf, Athens

If you want to enjoy some jazz music in a unique venue, then the Railway Carriage Theater To Treno Sto Rouf is ideal. The venue, which comprises several old wagons and locomotives restored and turned into a hybrid complex, hosts artistic productions, exhibitions, plays, as well as live music performances that range from jazz music to soul and blues. Hang out at the bar-wagon afterward for a delicious nightcap, or enjoy the fresh air in the open-air bar in the warm summer months.

Half Note Jazz Club

Live Performance at Half Note Jazz Club, Athens

In the neighborhood of Mets, the Half Note Jazz Club stands out. A veteran of the jazz bars of Athens, it has been in operation since 1979. It is, therefore, not surprising that world-class international and Greek musicians from the jazz world have played here over the years. With a program lasting from October to the end of May, artists from jazz, soul and blues, and funk have graced the Half Note’s stage. Don’t hesitate to check the calendar and see what’s happening. You won’t regret it.

Afrikana Jazz Bar

Busy night at Afrikana

Just five minutes from Kerameikos metro station, Afrikana Jazz Bar is credited with being one of the hottest live stages in the city. Make sure to drop by for a night of music and fun, where you could listen to some of the top jazz, afro jazz, funk, blues, and soul bands around. Thanks to its Greek island-style décor and its warm and inviting vibes, Afrikana attracts an eclectic crowd of people, making it a favorite for cool nights hanging out with friends while listening to great music.

Faust

A live performance at Faust

As the Greek capital of theatre, Athens counts many theatrical stages where you can experience captivating performances. One of them is Faust—a bar, theater and music venue. This unique space includes a theatre stage upstairs, a bar, as well as a music stage where a plethora of bands, from traditional jazz to ethnic, swing and underground music regularly perform. Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy live music or hang out with your friends, you will have a great time at Faust.

Spiti Art Bar

Spiti Art Bar in Athens is a cherished establishment born from a deep passion for music and a longing to create a unique space. It goes beyond conventional goals, offering a haven where cultural events, drinks with friends, and creative endeavors flourish. As musicians themselves, the owners took the risk to pursue their dreams, and the result is a welcoming refuge. Spiti Art Bar resonates with good music, friendly prices, and a warm atmosphere that feels like home—a sanctuary that brings dreams to life.

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