Where to experience the best Mykonos nightlife
Mykonos is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Mediterranean – if not the world – and is famous for its animated nightlife, high end cocktails and party scene. Mykonos Town never sleeps, with most shops (jewellers, clothing shops, mini-markets) remaining open well past midnight.
The energy and vibe of the town centre never stops, with an exciting variety of clubs, discos, live music venues, restaurants and cafés, bars and seaside tavernas to choose from. There is something for all tastes: bars, rock-cafés or clubs with famous international guest DJs.
Bar-hopping is very easy because of the town’s relatively small area, so tourists may easily visit many bars and clubs before and after dinner. Our hotel bar, the TownHouse 54 Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to watch the sun go down on the terrace or end your evening with one of our delicious cocktails. If you’re wondering where to go in Mykonos for nightlife then our guide should help you out!
As the name implies, it is the perfect spot to enjoy the magical Mykonian sun setting over the sparkling Aegean… Add to this a little sexy sax and early evening cocktail, then you have the recipe for a perfect start to your evening.
With panoramic views of an illuminated Chora this is an incredible location to enjoy cocktails and watch the Mykonian sun set. Enjoy chilled out music and a unique atmosphere in one of the island’s most idyllic settings.
A fixture on the Mykonos nightlife circuit for almost 40 years, this popular bar attracts predominantly a younger crowd. There’s an open-air patio for downing some of the most reasonably priced standard cocktails in town, or shots of ‘slippery nipple’ and ‘sperm’ before kicking things up a notch on the thumping dancefloor.
A fixture of Mykonos nightlife for 30 years, Astra is a curious blend of lounge bar and hip club. Early in the evenings, it’s a mellow spot for a drink, but as the night progresses, things heat up under the enchanted fibre optic ceiling that mimics the night sky of the northern hemisphere and pulses in time to the music. Astra attracts the likes of Monaco’s royalty, supermodels and designers; to get in, dress nicely or be Keith Richards.
Swanky but not overly pretentious, in the evenings this glam cocktail bar attracts the young and the beautiful, who cluster around the tall tables outside. The handcrafted signature cocktails are worth the splurge, particularly the ones involving champagne. There’s some DJ action later at night, but for many this is an evening warmup spot before hitting one of the mega clubs out of town.
In one of the picturesque houses hanging above the water in Little Venice, this bar is owned by the first female Greek naval captain and her family. There’s a lively seafood restaurant here as well, run by her son Konstantinos, but many customers come to sip cocktails while enjoying the sunset views from the waterfront balcony.
One of the most atmospheric cocktail bars in Little Venice, Galleraki perches right above the sea. Go for candlelit seating on the balcony, overlooking the water, and choose one of the excellent signature cocktails – anything with fresh fruit is good, particularly the ‘katerinaki’, made with melon. The champagne cocktails are pricier but worth the splurge. Popular with couples.
Remezzo has worn many hats during its 50-year existence. An international jet-setter magnet for many years, the place is renowned for partying till dawn, with guest DJ sets and partygoers from Athens and elsewhere. Now revamped to include a high-end seafood restaurant, a cocktail bar, and a waterfront lounge with comfy seating, Remezzo has broadened its appeal.
Late into the night, revellers bump shoulders to classic R’n’B and mainstream tunes played by the resident DJ on the tiny dancefloor next to the bar. While some of the staff won’t win any prizes for congeniality, there’s a long list of decent, reasonably-priced cocktails, and there’s a fun vibe once the party gets started.
If you’re looking for a break from incessant clubbing and bar hopping, Cine Manto, in the heart of Mykonos Town, might be just the ticket. This appealing open-air cinema in a tranquil garden setting screens movie in their original language, and there’s a good restaurant on-site as well. Also, plenty of beer, wine, and cocktails.
On a tiny street in the heart of Mykonos Town, this is a chilled-out café by day, with a cluster of tables under the trees outside. Come night, the place livens up with regular DJ sets, and remains fun and unpretentious, unlike some of the town’s other bars that look down on casual attire.
Debuting in the summer of 2017 in Mykonos Town, this sleek and stylish new kid on the block has been attracting a lot of attention. It’s a place on three levels, with two bars, curvy furnishings, ample dancefloor space, and atmospheric lighting installation, “the void”, that makes the ceiling look like the night sky. DJ talent includes Damian Lazarus, Jack master and Seth Troxler; expect plenty of deep house and techno.
The Elysium Sunset Bar is a must-visit, for its spectacular sunsets and its entertaining cabaret drag queen shows. Guests arrive around 7pm to enjoy perfect sunset views and chill-out music in a hip and trendy environment.
Lola is a vibrant cabaret bar which attracts an eclectic crowd. It’s a popular spot for both gay and straight guests who take advantage of its unique music selection (jazz-cabaret, French chansons), special cocktails and great service.
Porta Bar is a fun gay-friendly place located near the waterfront, which usually gets busy after dinner time. It has two bars and a small dance floor. The night starts out with jazzy music, which gives way to more upbeat dance tunes in the small hours of the morning.
An excellent seafood restaurant by day, and a good place to lounge on the beach with one of the bar’s signature cocktails. Come sundown, Scorpios morphs into a hedonistic club. As part of the club’s ‘sonic journeys’ programme, there’s something on every night, from DJ sets by international talent such as Bedouin and Sneaky Sound System to Saturday night residencies by Mykonos’ top DJ, Valeron. Festivities wrap up by midnight, making it a great start to a night out.
Operating on the very spot made famous by the blissed-out 1970s hippie generation, Kalua has been holding heaving beach parties on Paraga Beach for 14 years. Their motto – “Every day is a beach party!” – says it all. The crowd tends to be young and energetic, with beats pounding until sunrise. During the day, beachgoers are served Kalua’s signature Kalua Watermelon cocktails by the highly trained bartenders.
An icon on the nightlife circuit, this mega club boasts its own private beach. It’s a mellow place by day; most of the action takes places after midnight. Expect white-on-white décor, all-night DJ sets and some serious international talent, from Marlo and Helena Legend to Ministry of Sound, Tiesto and Nervo. Serious clubbers come to Mykonos just for this. Regular shuttles to/from Mykonos Town.
Tropicana attracts plenty of young and beautiful people in swimwear who come to chill out on the beach by day and party from 4.30pm onwards when the DJs take over the decks. The outdoor dance space heaves until 5am, giving hardcore partygoers time to hit a couple of the other clubs for an hour or two before calling it a night.
Super Paradise Beach
A straight-up party institution on its very own private beach, Super Paradise attracts a contingent of celebrities, models and hardcore clubbers with its nightly DJ sets. During the day, things are more mellow – ideal for a bit of lazing on the sand with a drink in your hand. Music typically kicks off in the afternoons, though spontaneous parties have been known to erupt at any time. Regular shuttles to/from Mykonos Town.