The same easy-going atmosphere that permeates throughout Pefkos during the day carries well into the evening at the resort's laid-back bars, heavy on character. What sets them apart is their settings, overlooking cliffs or with waterfall fixtures and pools slap bang in the middle of the venue itself. Holidays in Rhodes generally make for a unique nightlife experience, and this former fishing village is no exception. And the handcrafted cocktails don't hurt either.
Zig Zag Bar Pefkos is one of those lovingly warm, friendly sorts of bars you could easily make your go-to venue during your visit to the island of Rhodes. Zig Zag offers a seriously impressive list of cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, and it's a friendly atmosphere thanks in part to the friendly owners Savvas and Manolis. It's situated on the main strip of Pefkos.
This bar is genuinely delightful to look at. There's a swimming pool with a waterfall feature and cool lighting at the end of the bar, meaning it's the perfect choice for families in the day and a romantic one at night. As far as the bar goes, they've got some fantastic drinks here. If you do bring your kids, there's pool tables, air hockey, a bouncy castle and play area to keep them – or you – busy.
Like the Eclipse Bar, the Rock Garden is a special bar thanks in part to its wonderful surroundings. Rock Garden is located near an imposing peak whilst still being within view of the sea. As the name suggests, the venue plays rock music so if that's your bag, you'll really love it. You can eat as well as drink here, and there's live music too - acts vary in genre so the nights are open to all.
This is a really fun bar that serves perfect little cocktails, from the classics to the more adventurous. At Cavo Pefkos Cocktail Bar you can sit back and watch the world pass by, watch the TV or have a listen to the music. With friendly service and the fun Greek Night on Thursday, Cavo Pefkos is a top spot to visit when in Pefkos.
Bambooze Bar is a playful bar that offers free popcorn and peanuts, and the cocktails come with sparklers. There's more to the place than glitter though, as not only are there delicious cocktails and drinks but fantastic music too. The bar hosts a Northern Soul night three times a week, which is well worth a visit if you're out and about and looking for an old-school vibe.
In the absence of live peacocks, the next best things is a bar brimming with colour and stocked with delicious drinks. There are plenty of cocktails here, and Peacock is a fine choice for a fancy tipple or two on your way into Pefkos. Happy hour starts at 6pm and continues on until 10pm.
Oasis Bar is a good option if you want to take a cheeky dip in the pool while you nurse a drink or two. With its pool, Oasis is family friendly and caters to all ages, and food is served as well as drinks, which is particularly useful should you work up a hunger in the Pefkos sun.
It's not all traditional taverns on Greek island holidays. As the name suggests, The Pub is a good, old English pub. As you'd expect from a mock British pub, there's a fantastic atmosphere and a wide-ranging drinks selection. Quiz nights are hosted each week, as are karaoke nights that promise to bring out the singer in you.
Pefkos By Night Bar is particularly welcoming to kids by virtue of its pay-to-use games room. For the adults, there's a consistent rotation of tribute bands to groups such as The Beatles, The Jersey Tones, Drifters and Soul Divas. Head here for a night of good fun and good cocktails.
The Wild West Bar provides top-quality service and a friendly attitude. Tasos the barman is happy to concoct a drink not included on the menu when prompted, and the bar has a pool table and TV to keep punters entertained. You can expect a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere here.