A guide to nightlife in Mykonos Town
Mykonos‘ capital, Mykonos Town, is the party hub of the island. You’ll find all the best clubs here, with international DJs spinning tracks all night long and dance floors full of locals and tourists alike. If you’re looking for something more chilled out for your Greek island holiday, there are plenty of cocktail bars and cafes situated along the coastline, offering a quiet spot for you to sip wine beneath the stars away from the hustle and bustle of the main Mykonos nightlife scene.
This is one of the longest surviving party institutes in Mykonos and visitors come from all over to join in the festivities. DJs spin pop, rock and house music all night long to a crowd of 18 to 25-year-olds. If you’re looking for a lively club to dance the night away at, Skandinavian Bar is a safe bet for a good time.
Lola Bar Cafe
Located in the heart of Mykonos Town is this laid-back, LGBT-friendly bar. Giant velvet armchairs and mannequins are scattered around the joint as red lighting filters through the room. The bar’s most popular drink is the espresso martini, a must-try for anyone on holidays in Mykonos Town.
Right on the water’s edge and inside a traditionally Greek white wash building is Jackie O’. You’ll get awesome views from the outside seating, and have a spectacular time dancing when the night rolls on. Make sure you stay long enough to check out this bar’s fabulous drag shows.
This small venue fills up fast, so arriving early is essential if you want to enjoy this venue on your holidays to Greece. DJs spin epic house and mainstream music while cocktails are shaken up with fresh ingredients. There’s an extensive menu, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t try the passion fruit margarita.
This super classy and stylish cocktail bar that first opened in 1980 is still going strong. In the early evening you can listen to laid-back tunes as you sip delicious fruity concoctions. The dance floor quickly reaches capacity as the night goes on, with DJs ramping up the music.
Known for bringing in an elite crowd is the Toy Room, a design-conscious private club that is all about popping the champagne and spotting who’s who. DJs fill the venue with electro and hip hop sounds, and visitors put on their best outfits to impress.
Alley Cocktail Bar
For a chilled night out on the town come to Alley Cocktail bar. This institution’s resident mixologist whips up the most scrumptious fresh cocktails in town, made right in front of you and presented in classic mason jars and coconut shells. You’ll be served homemade popcorn as you wait for your drink and unwind in the bar’s chilled out atmosphere.
Slap-bang in the centre of Mykonos Town is this mother-daughter bar. Bringing you a hometown family feel, you’ll be greeted with open arms and a cold glass of champagne or a cocktail and daiquiri. There’s plenty of outside seating for you to watch the world go by, and drinks come with complimentary strawberries and snacks.
This wild outdoor dance venue holds up to 5,000 people on any given night. Three stages are mounted on Paradise Beach for the club to host the liveliest parties in town. International DJs jet in from all corners of the globe, such as Afrojack and Tiesto, to spin house and electro tracks on the decks. There’s a VIP area, pool and even open air fireplace at this club. If you’re looking for a no-holds-barred night out look no further.
You can sit out on the patio and watch the boats come and go along the harbour at Babylon Mykonos. This LGBT-friendly bar has great views of the Aegean Sea and serves delicious gin and tonics and long island ice teas. Music plays until the early hours of the morning, starting off with top radio tracks and ending with Greek pop favourites.