Romantica is a bar is situated right on the harbour front. It's a lovely bar with lovely service. If you go early in the evening you get complimentary metze with you drinks including cheese, cucumber, salami, olives and on occasion dips with breadsticks. If you pop in after dinner you get some yummy spicy crisps.
The music playing is really good with some classic rock tunes. Romantica stays open as late as it has customers - sometimes up to 4am - and then it reopens as a cafe in the morning serving breakfasts - even beer if you want it.
The cocktail menu is vast and the cocktails are good and strong.
We visited Romantica every day and were lucky to receive an occasional complimentary shot of melon liquor.
Dress Code: No dress code - people tend to be dressed up ready for their evening meal
I don't remember there being any trendy bars, as such, way back in 1982. Maybe we just avoided them. The best thing to do was go out for a pre-dinner drink or two or three at any of the tavernas and then have a long, leisurely meal at a different establishment with some more drinks!
Just watch the world go by, locals and tourists alike and watch the changing colours on the water as evening turns to night.
Dress Code: I seem to remember it was quite warm in the September evenings so no need for thick jumpers.
Don't go to Paxos if you're looking for exciting nightlife and partying. There are a couple of clubs in Gaios, but apart from that most people prefer to spend their evenings enjoying a leisurely meal in one of the tavernas, followed by a drink or several at a bar overlooking the harbours or in the town squares and just watching the world go by.
Unlike many other places I've visited in Greece, on Paxos they seem to try and encourage visitors to spread their money around the local businesses and so several tavernas we've found don't serve after-dinner drinks. This means that if you want coffee and brandies or whatever after your meal, you're forced to move on to one of the bars. Such hardship!
Dress Code: You'll see everything on Paxos, from people who have just stepped off their yachts in Gaios, dressed in all their jewels and finery, to campers who have just stepped out of their tents dressed in whatever they woke up in.