42 Barstronomy

Words by Simon Difford on 07-Jun-2016

Address: Kolokotroni 3, Athens, 10562, Greece
Tel: +30 (0)21 3005 2153
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily noon-3am
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Alfresco, Aperitivos, Cocktails, Romantic, Spirits, Wi-Fi
Price guide: Middling
Food: No food


Douglas Adams readers will recognise the importance of the number 42 - quite simply the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", as calculated by Deep Thought over 7.5 million years. Handily, you'll find a copy of Hitchhikers Guide on the bar counter and naturally you'll also find a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster on the cocktail menu; but be sure to try Marvin's Last Word , a Greek riff on a Last Word.

Christos Chouseas, pioneering bartender and owner, has an attention to detail that runs to blending their house gin from four different brands, to preparing different sizes of ice to suit different drinks, and even inventing his own propeller shaped 'Bassbreak' barspoon. All of this is presented in a bar with a classic grand café feel with its windows thrown onto the quiet pedestrian entrance to a shopping prescient near Syntagma Square.

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