The city’s nightlife is vibrant and colourful. You can have a good time on several different locations like Beer O’Clock, Guernica Bar, Cuckoo Bar, or Bitters Bar, to name a few. Anyway, Heraklion is not the place for big noise at midnight. For the loudest parties, you have to travel to resorts like Hersonissos and Malia.
This bar will immediately become the top pick for those who love to taste all kinds of beer. At Beer O’Clock you can have a pint of standard lager or some of the rarest brands of brew. Ale or Weiss – you can try a different type every night. The place is busy from 11 AM up till after midnight. The happy hour is between 16.00 and 20.00.
The name of the venue is of Basque origin. Visitors will expect to see the famous Picasso painting of the same, and indeed there is a replica of it on the wall. Guernica Bar is hidden from the everyone’s site, but it’s still situated a the very heart of Heraklion. Started as a rock pub, it expanded the musical spectrum. The bar is favourite for both local people and foreign travelers. You can interact with others or just dance in one of the rooms.
Music lovers praise this place. One of the most exciting destinations for the nightlife within the city. A venue that many are not even aware that it exists and at the same time it’s pretty crowded most of the summer nights. You might be lucky to see a live band or artist playing there.
They use herbs and spices to make the taste of drinks bitter. But the place is sweet! The Bitters Bar is inspired by the Speakeasy Bars of the US Prohibition era. Located near the Lion Square, the venue is open to those who believe in the motto “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom.” Once you are there, you are supposed to sip at least one of those unique bittersweet cocktails. And enjoy the music!