Outdoor bars in Thessaloniki: cool places for hot summer nights
Thessaloniki is a vibrant city throughout the year, regardless of season. The famous beaches of Halkidiki are only an hour away, but Thessaloniki provides appealing counteroffers for those wishing to stay in the city. Picturesque terraces and outdoor bars in Thessaloniki are the perfect summer escape and give you that special holiday vibe.
The hidden gem of the Upper Town! Vicky and her brother Haris once dreamt of opening a hostel in Thessaloniki. When that dream came true, they also opened a fairytale-like café with a beautiful terrace. Here you can enjoy a delicious coffee and blend in with the locals. Arrive in the morning and indulge in the lovely breakfast and the big variety of savory and sweet snacks. Tip: mouthwatering, homemade cakes! Try the local beers and wines or the refreshing cocktails that are made with love: it is another reason to visit this beautiful place during the evening. In a very international environment, you will experience the true Greek hospitality offered generously by the ‘’girls only’’ staff.
“Enfant Gâté” is a recent addition to Thessaloniki’s culinary scene. On the first floor of Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, set in a large green park in the outskirts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, you find a bar-restaurant with a European air. “ΑνφανΓκατέ in Guadeloupe” is the new concept of Summer in the City. A beautifully decorated yard with Caribbean vibes at the open patio of Teloglion creates an absolute oasis in the middle of the city. Big colorful, woven cushions invite you to relax and enjoy one of the bar’s signature cocktails or a glass of wine from their carefully selected wine list.
A beach bar in the heart of the city centre? Thessalonians reply: “Why not!?” “Whope” has recently opened its doors, right in the middle of Ladadika area, where the heart of this city’s nightlife beats. Jungle-like scenery and bamboo details by Vita Verde have created an actual temple for the bohemian/ethnic lifestyle lovers. It is one of the outdoor bars in Thessaloniki where you can enjoy a coffee in the morning and a drink at night. You may even want to join a yoga class; have a look at their website to see when they offer these classes.
Aigli is a bar-restaurant in Yeni Hamam, an Ottoman building of the 16th century. For years it has been used as a cinema. In 2015, it was turned into an atmospheric bar and restaurant and it has been the talk of the town ever since. The serenity of the backyard, hidden from the street’s hustle and bustle, the big cinema screen showing videos from tropical places and the wonderful colorful lightning are some of the reasons “Aigli” is sure to mesmerize you.
In its menu you will find dishes of high quality Greek products, traditional recipes with a modern twist.
Have you just watched a Netflix series and feel like going to New York for a night out? You don’t really need to! ‘Manhattan cocktails & sushi bar’ has opened in Thessaloniki to spare you the trouble. Relish exotic drinks and sushi. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Thermaikos Gulf. Live the American Dream (as the big lighting indicates) under the Greek sky. What else could we possibly ask for?
Have you visited all the outdoor bars in Thessaloniki? Let us know which one you liked best! Or are you still doing ‘research’?