With the Old Town giving all those spaces located within its walls and an aura from the past, even if they are new additions to the island's bar scene, one needs to truly pay attention to the where the knowing regulars flock to during cocktail hour, to make sure they'll get it right. But you wouldn't go wrong with any of the following classic choices.
Leader of the Old Town's night scene for the last decade and a meeting point at the start of every well-prepared bar-stroll in the city of Rhodes, Soho Bar (www.facebook.com/soho.rhodes, +30 6907378080) stands at the heart of Rhodes' Medieval Town, just by the famous water fountain at Ippokratous Square. The bar offers a cozy setting for the chilly winter nights, opening up its doors to its picturesque cobble paved front yard during the warmer monthrs. Here you can drink your refreshing cocktail, while gazing at the cities walls and the rest of the night crowd passing by.
At the other side of town, Reflections Bar (www.reflectionspub.gr, +30 22410 29932) has been serving cocktails and shots since 1999. You can start with an authentic Irish coffee after dinner or just dive right into their long cocktail list, containing many choices of regular or frozen drinks made out of fresh fruit. Equipped with five flatscreen television sets, the place has been know to host some of the towns most excited international crowds during major sports events, also offering snacks and sweets for those midnight cravings. Most importantly and by general popular concent, here you'll be served the Best Mojitos In Town!
If you find yourself out at night in Lindos, then you should definitely visit Dreams Cocktail Bar (www.dreamsbar.gr, firstname.lastname@example.org) and enjoy a cocktail (or plenty) from one (or each) of their rooftop terraces, offering amazing panoramic views of the Lindos castle. Lambis, the proud owner takes special care in the selection of his staff, the maintainance of the beautifully decorated space and the quality of the drinks and food offered at his establishmet. The result is a relaxed, no-questions-asked atmosphere, where the view is the star of the night.
Offering unlimited cocktail choices, celebrity spotting chances and partying until the early hours, these three spots have earned their place in the top ten – and boast hundreds of regular patrons to prove it.
Probably the bar with the most loyal clientele in Faliraki, Pepito's (https://www.facebook.com/PepitoCocktailBar/) is one of those places that manage to keep you coming back for more. Its extended cocktail list – the widest selection on the island – can only be compared in variety with the owner's hat collection: Pepito welcomes his clients wearing a different one every day and, together with his great crew, makes everyone feel relaxed and welcome.
Near the Turkish baths, Macao Lounge Bar (www.facebook.com/MacaoLoungeBar/, +30 6936400305) stands out in the Old Town, not only because there is a 13 metre old watermill in the middle of its back yard. This is where the creme de la creme of the Rhodes night life meets for a pick of 20 unique cocktails and a nibble from its finger food menu, all made sur mesure according to the needs of Macao's elegant clientele. Don't miss out on their legentary theme nights, when new cocktails are born!
Just as its name suggests, Mega Party Boat (https://www.facebook.com/MegaPartyBoat/, +30 6946525214) is an actual boat, docked at Mandraki harbor, where parties are held daily from June until September! Since 2003, it has been one of the most talked about day-to-night time events, in a slick production of fun concepts, give-aways and hit music. So, get on board and get the party started!
Many people don't just want to go out and have a drink. They want to have a night to remember. In an ocean of mainstream choices, there are those that stand out for their originality, concept and 'Wow' factor.
A recent addition to the trendy bar scene of Ippokratous Square, Speakeasy (www.facebook.com/Speakeasy-alcohol-bar, +30 6946396450) has been named after the infamous secret night spots, popular during the Prohibition Era. It offers many new and exciting coctails which you cannot find anywhere else, with options varying between frozen (sorbet cocktails made with ice-cream) and hot cocktails for a unique mollacular mixology experience.
Not just a place to be, but also a place to admire, Myga (https://www.facebook.com/ΜΥΓΑ- 315952588550531, +30 6949005379) is an all day hang-out of incomperable esthetic, made to elevate each moment of the day into quality time. An old Italian warehouse, turned into an ouzo factory and now into Rhodes' best alternative spot, it is the only place in town where you'll be served Battistino coffee and great drinks and cocktails – among which the unique “Dragonfly” with the traditional Rhodean drink of souma at its base.
One of the 50 like thematic bars in Europe, and the only one in Greece, Lindos Ice Bar (www.lindosicebar.gr, +30 2244031491) is the only place in the country where you can enjoy your drink in a -5º Celcius environment, no matter how hot it is outside! Entering the facility, you will be offered a free isothermic suit and then you'll have your pick of 100 cocktails, 110 vodka labels and 150 whiskies. For the less brave, the establishment also includes a lounge bar and restaurant, both in regular temperatures.
Here's a refreshing idea: a bar that serves both cocktails and sushi! In a brilliantly renovated 200-year-old bulding, the mixologist and chef at Sand Cocktails & Sushi Bar (https://www.facebook.com/Sand-Bar-178114045695/, +30 6932351547) use fresh local produce and impressive knowledge of both crafts to offer unique food & drink combinations with an oriental flavor. Look out for the regular jazz nights with live piano to complete a whole new bar experience.
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