7
Setting - 5 | Selection - 8 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7

A simple booze shop with a selection of beer both international and local. One fridge is dedicated to Greek micros and has some quite unique finds. Service is super friendly and helpful, as well as being knowledgeable about the beers. They even took me behind the scenes to show me their special limited stuff. I did t expect much seeing the place from the outside, but left quite happy with a few interesting beers in my bag.


5.2
Setting - 8 | Selection - 2 | Service - 7 | Food - 9 | Value - 7 | Overall - 2

To kick off, this place has certainly changed it's focus. Now renamed from Athens Beer to Athena's Cook, the focus is very much on food rather than beer. The taps seem to have gone (there's only 3 now), and the bottle selection is pretty much limited to macro stuff.

Food was very good and service attentive and helpful, but it's in no way a beer destination now. Rating it as such - If you want a nice restaurant near the metro then it's well worth visiting.


8.2
Setting - 8 | Selection - 8 | Service - 9 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 9

A small place in the center of the nightlife area which has become more bar than shop. There's a small terrace and a thin bar room with fridges at the back. Seating is pretty much limited to sitting at the bar, but that works well in this small and sociable space.

There had just been a local tap takeover when we visited, but they also have international beers. As usual I was happy with local stuff though and the quality was high. Friendly, good (rock) music, good beer and a space that brings people together. My kind of place!


8.2
Setting - 8 | Selection - 10 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 9

Located by the main shopping area, this spacious one-room bar was a really peasant surprise! The huge tap and bottle selection has a good emphasis on Greek beers and certainly offers up not just something new to try, but also something good. I found a bunch of Greek breweries that were new to me on the taps and by bottle/can.

The place itself is bright and with beer bottles displayed in a pretty classy was on one of the walls, along with huge fridges storing the bottles. Service is friendly and fast, though it's probably not the sort of place I'd go into solo for a chat.

Just to note it was really a top spot for a cold December day - Unlike many Greek places there was actually heating which made it particularly cosy.

I'll almost certainly return while in Athens to get some more Greek brewery ticks!


8.2
Setting - 7 | Selection - 6 | Service - 10 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 10

A basic place with a small terrace outside and seating inside mostly limited to a sofa at the back. There's a selection of 10 beers (mostly their own with some guests) and a fridge with similar bottles.

Decent in terms of the beers, but this place really shines in terms of the vibe. Super friendly and welcoming, even on my first visit I was immediately invited to join the brewer and his friends and given a free shot of good bourbon to finish the night. Staying close by so it immediately became a regular hang out.