TravelGay recommendation BIG Bar
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Falesias 12, Athens, Greece, 11854  map 

The first bear bar in Athens. BIG has a friendly atmosphere, with reasonably priced drinks and music. Popular warm-up venue before a night out.

Located about 5 minutes from Kerameikos metro station in the Votanikos area near Gazi. Closed on Mondays.


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Updated: 28-Mar-2022
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weekday: Tue-Fri 22:00 - 04:00
weekend: 22:00 - 04:00

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  1. A Alin
    It's a great place

    “Whenever I go to Athens (3 times so far) I always visit this bar with my friends. The service is always impeccable and the vibe is really good!

    They have occasional parties with drag shows (modest but quite fun) and the music is very good, engaging without being obnoxious.

    They have an outside space as well, pretty basic but lit up and decorated nicely, where you can smoke.

    The current bartender, Yannis, is amazing and he's always taken such great care of me and my friends. He's at least 50% of the reason we go there. Give that man a raise!

    The prices are not quite friendly, but the atmosphere is very nice!“

  2. J John
    One of the best bear bar I ever been

    “Amazing house music dj is adorable bartender very friendly and handsome bear we had excellent time, will be back for sure.“

  3. M Mike
    The best bear bar in Athens

    “John, the bartender is the friendliest one I've met so far. Great and friendly atmosphere. The decoration reminds the classic bars which is great for Athens.“

  4. G Gavin
    Good Bear Bar

    “Visited Big Bar recently as far as bear bars go it’s a winner.
    People were friendly, good music and No Smoking inside. The smokey bears go outside. Packed on Saturday highly recommend.“

  5. M Muzz
    Smoke smoke smoke

    “I couldn't even stay 5 minutes. The smoking inside is awful. They would be SO much more successful if it was non-smoking like (internationally) it's supposed to be. Don't they realise that MOST people don't smoke? 4 minutes & my clothes stank & my eyes were watering. Ugh ! Not again.“

    • P Peter

      “Americans need to understand that most people worldwide do still smoke. Annoying fact. Don't like it? Don't travel.“

  6. A Alan
    Fun gay bear bar

    “Fun gay bar. It reminds me of a bar you would find in San Francisco. Friendly staff. Mostly gay bears and chasers. Has a dive bar feel.

    No cover and strong drinks.

    Like many bars and clubs in Greece they open and close as they please. Not open during the week. Saturday is the busiest night for most bars and clubs.“

  7. j jim
    BIG Prices

    “Good but 7 euro for a vodka n orange is a rip off. Smoke in both places intolerable. Good and friendly men.“

  8. B Brandon
    Too late, and too smoky

    “Athens gay clubs all operate too late at night, and permitting smoking in them is appalling - particularly given that there has been a ban on smoking in internal public places, including cafes, bars, restaurants, and clubs, for over six years now! So, sorry, Athens club-owners, you won't find many non-Greeks visiting you. Don't you know that smoking, even passive smoking, has been proven to encourage the development of cancerous tumours?!!!!“

  9. T Teddy
    Big bar

    “Nice decoration like pub handsome bears friendly stuff smily bartender and really a guy to give you advice for sightseeing in Athens good prices and definitely happy music.“

  10. P Phillip
    3rd World Atmosphere

    “I concur about the smoke. It is deplorable in this day and age. I come from a country where smoking in restaurants and bars has been outlawed for many years. The crowd were handsome but not overly friendly so I left after 2 beers. Mythos beer was priced at 4 euros which is not too bad for a gay bar. Best time to arrive is midnight which is not user-friendly. I can only hope the saunas are more friendly.“

  11. C Cristiano
    Nice bar, unsuitable for no-smokers

    “Here you can find a familiar environment and handsome lovely guys, as usual in bear clubs, but you will also find a lot of smoke: a real torture for no-smoker guests. 7 euro for a drink is a bit expensive.“

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