Kolonaki Street, which runs from Syntagma towards Monastiraki, around the back of Agias Irinis Square, is where you will find Athens nightlife at its best. Open until very late, the bars along this road are buzzing and you will find something completely different in each one. There are a few standouts, starting with Barley Cargo, where you can enjoy a beer from a list that includes 200 bottled labels with a focus on Greek microbreweries. Opposite at The Bank Job, is a small ex-bank vault that is now a polished and sophisticated bar, with funk and soul music. It is so hip and happening right now, you’ll struggle to find standing room inside. A little further down the road, Booze Cooperativa offers a bit more grit and you can spread out at their communal tables and listen to the resident DJ or be lucky enough to catch a live music performance. Finally, Noël which can be found in Kourtaki Arcade, set back slightly from Kolokotroni, is one of the newest additions on the street and the city’s signature lounge bar.