ERALDIKON: Rock pub
We really liked this small café pub which is located in the Old Town. Agias Sofias street is a busy alley so no wonder why the café is full of people in the morning because it has tables outside (pic 2). The reason I put it under the Nightlife Tips is because we visited only in the evenings, when we stayed inside(pic 1) and listened to some great music, usually more into the gothic rock/post punk scene.
Aleka was always there to serve us, friendly and smiling, they have a good variety of beers but also wine and other drinks. I cant remember the prices but it was one of the cheapest pubs in town, about 2e for a glass of wine and 3,5e for a pint. We visited again some other evening (we couldn’t remember the name and we were asking for Aleka’s place!), the music was again good so we drunk many pints, some mavrodafni wine and we left happy and full the pub. If I was a local that would be my favorite place.
The word Eraldikon comes from the predicants that used to announce in public the medieval years and who during the horse races had to known the blazon ensigns of the racers. These ensigns decorate some of the stone walls of the pub. It is housed on a building that was built in 1853.
HOOK: trendy nightclub
This is one of the clubs that are located opposite the central/popular Spianada square in city center. We could be to any other club like this, there’s no much difference between, always packed with people, expensive drinks, good for a Saturday night though if you want to have fun and dance with some popular hits.
It is located inside one of these old mansions opposite Spianada square (pic 1), I cant say much about the interior as the light conditions were very poor (come on, how will we enjoy the nice dancers, eh?) but I noticed many items from boats (pic 2)
We drunk a wine, a beer and one ursus and paid 21 euros! (that hurts I know…). It is open 21.00-03.00(fri-sat till 5.00am)
SAVE: metal club
SAVE is a small tiny rock pub that plays good music if you are into hard rock/metal music. We loved the day that the dj was playing classic hits from the 80s but it was kind of boring (are we getting old?) the second night when it was more into modern metalcore (some young metalheads seemed to enjoyed it though). The walls are decorated with covers/paintings from some popular rock/metal albums.
We tried wine (3e) and beer of course (5e for a pint). The staff were very friendly as expected in a rock pub and the atmosphere was great, full of happy rockers (you know how it is, headbanging, dozen of beers, the metal community). There is a small problem with the smoke though but that’s a problem everywhere in Greece :(
Dress Code: black is the color!
Barbayiannis: A good night out
A very new and modern bar owned by Jimmy and Julie,Jimmy is from Corfu and Julie from Preston,a really nice couple who always make you feel welcome like one of the family,Jimmys mother does all the cooking and its great food i can tell you both Greek and English dishes available.You can eat in the swish bar area or in the restaurant section.Theres a pool table,Karaoke and internet access point,also a lovely garden just across the street thats looks over the beach and beyond to the sea views.Sport can be watch on several tv screens dotted around the venue.
There are also rooms to rent next door and a small childrens play area in the garden,Both the rental of rooms and the bar are open all year round.
Dress Code: Anything goes
- Family Travel
- Food and Dining
- Budget Travel
Mad Mikes pub: Crazy Greek
Mad Mikes pub is a great bar with a lively,friendly atmosphere and entertainment provided by the crazy barman,always laughing and cracking the jokes it wont be long till your laughing with him or at him.The place is clean and the music is loud,generally hard rock,have a seat at the tables or sit at the bar,t.v screens usually showing rock music videos etc.
Dress Code: Casual
- Beer Tasting
All the clubs under the sun.: Frenetic nightspot, club/publand...
Simply head into Kavos centre and check out the vast ammount of bars, clubs and mash up venues. If you want to party then this place is the place to be. With so many clubs in a large area, literally all in two streets, you cannot imagine until you get there how many places there are to choose from. From kareoke bars to full on clubs with foam party's, open air clubs and outside dancefloors, to lively bars where the staff try to give you alcohol poisoning with the ammount of booze they poor down you necks. Plenty of saucy bar games played but also some bars where it's not quite as in yer face. Not really for anyone looking for upmarket venues or elders (unless well up for it). Typically for the young un's 18-30's. Music played from rave anthems, old skool, R n B, hip hop, drum n bass, house, dance and trance, indie, rock, garage and tons more.
Dress Code: No dress code anywhere, although if your street cred. wants to stay in tact then dress well.
- Budget Travel
The Pink Palace: Party at the Pink Palace!
Entrance to the Pink Palace night club, or better known as the Palladium, is free as long as you have your hostel card that proves that you are staying in a room there. Inside, the bar serves cheap 1 Euro drinks and 2-3 Euro mixed drinks. Oh yeah, there is a happy hour too where all the drinks are only 1 Euro.
Dress Code: Beach attire. No coat and tie required. Sandels are fine.
- Budget Travel
Pub BARA: typical club
We went there because of a friend but it’s off the beaten path so no need to look for it (you wont find it easily), the big wooden front door(pic 1) wont even give you any hit that this is open.
The interior is dark(pic 2) but nicely litted with smooth red lights and candles. Of course, after some drinks we could hardly see what's left in our glasses :)
The dj was playing some pop and rock hits from the 80s-90s, we had good time for 2-3 hours there. We took beer (4e for bottle, no draft beer there, a big disappointment) and sangria wine (5e)
GREEK NIGHT: TRADITIONAL DANCING
We went to a traditional Greek night at Glopus. The food was nice for starter we had a plate with cheese pie, chorizo sausage, feta cheese, meatballs and chicken with salad. For main course we had chicken with rice and chips, for dessert we had watermelon. With as much red or white wine as you wanted, the evening was a success. The entertainment was fantastic with singing and dancing, fire and the traditional smashing of plates. There was also a belly dancer.
Dress Code: The dress code was smart casual
Easy Busy cocktail bar: Watch the sunset
A small bar at the end of the main road in Agios Georgios,specialising in cocktails.Pleasent surroundings with comfy seating,sports on t.v.etc,good service and one of the best spots on the resort for watching the sun set.Priceless.
My partner had A'Sex on the beach'cocktail i had a beer.
Dress Code: Casual
- Beer Tasting
- Wine Tasting
- Budget Travel
then try these...: Want some party nightlife...?
Wanna some big nightlife places? Okay try these ones and tell me how it was...
You should hit Gouvia, Ipsos... really touristic, but young people, good mood, scandinavian most but you find all kind of people...try the Adonis or Prince after happy hours cocktails in Mona Lisa...
and say hi to Mona Lisa staff from my part ;-)
If you really love hard party with no limits, but I prevented you, NO LIMITS of decense, then go down the island and hit Kavos...and not by scooter or sleep there,,,and of course don't forget the rubber,,, ;o)
Dress Code: Normally no dress codes on these islands cause everybory is in shorts and sandalls because of the heat...just don't come blind drunk in bathing suit with no shirt and a bottle in each hand...and you should never be refused access to clubs...
BUT in Corfu, in the Disco Strip of Kerkyra, they *** everyone off!!! Only for Pants and nice shoes and nice shirt...like complete smoking style...and so expensive,,,run away from there and hit Gouvia Ipsos Dassia for more summerstyle parties with cool and nature people, good mood and cheap!!!
Black Horse: Relaxing bar
This was a very friendly bar and Demitrius went out of is way to serve you.
We used to call in the black horse on our way back to our apts.
This is a smart bar with tv and disco music also a pool table
Fouxia Apartement.: Writing in the Diary of a Madman.
Whenever we undertake a journey to a particular country we always want to know all about the surroundings, it’s history, it’s culture, which cities to visit, which hikes to undertake, et cetera. In advance to the journey we browse over the internet to get certain information and read travel books just to make sure we won’t miss out on anything.
Once we’re travelling we like to talk to the local people about their own country, their own region and those conversations will retrieve lots of extra information about some beautiful spots to visit, the ultimate restaurant or sometimes a particular area to avoid.
Ever since we had our own personal travel site and this one at Virtual Tourist we like not only to undertake the journey, but also write about it for everyone to enjoy. Just to make sure we won’t forget the details of our journey we write is all down in a diary. We have given the dairy the name “Diary of a madman” and it contains all the information we have gathered. We like to make the diary more beautiful to glue in some pictures out of folders and also the entrance tickets to museums, National Parks, bus tickets, et cetera.
This way we’re able to tell all our friends about our travels. For Virtual Tourist we can reproduce all the information for (hopefully) solid tips with lots of good details that will help you in your travels. Besides that it’s always fun to read about a journey we took for example 7 or 8 years ago and read about what we exactly did and how we experienced it. We also have managed to keep in touch with the local people we talked to and do nourish these contacts. Especially at the travelogue section of each location you can see some pages out of the Diary of a madman. Yes, we know, it's written in Dutch, but you'll have an impression on how it looks. And maybe you can tell us how you remember all the information for your tips. Enjoy!
- Road Trip
- Beer Tasting
- Family Travel
Sailing Club is situated at the North part of one of the most important monuments in Corfu, tho Old Castle. Next to the restaurant with the same name is thefamous bar, in which you can drink your drink by listening jazz and latin rythms.
EY is the best Lounge café you could have ever imagined. It's the most popular lounge café around the Esplanade square. The super modern jet set scenery decorated in earthy pale colours and the perfect service make it one of the trendiest bars in the area.
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