The lively nightlife of Skiathos is of course concentrated in Skiathos Town along the portside, where you can find a lot of bars.
In the streets of Papadiamanti, the waterfront, the Politecniou and Evangelistra streets and above the Three Bishops cathedral;s square you'll discover that if you were looking for a wide choice of nightlife, Skiathos town has a good number of options you may choose from whatever your taste of entertainment is.
Dress Code: Casual
If you walk past the new port and along the street that's paralell to the ocean you will eventually get to the bar street which is situated quite close to the airport. The first time I went looking for it I actually gave up and turned, because you can't really see it from Skiathos town. It was so dark and the road was bumpy, I thought I was lost. But if you continue walking you'll soon walk past some restaurants locate right above the shore, and then you're in nightclub mecca. There are about 10-15 big clubs and bars lined up along the shore with seating areas facing the ocean. All have different themes and are impressively decorated. One was Marrakesh-inspired with advertised belly dancers (didn't see any though!), palm trees, velvet curtains, water pipes and mirrored walls. At Pink Cadillac guests are seated in old cars. Kahlua had several bars and a trendy interior. Unfortunately I went off-season, so they had their opening night on one of our last days, but the clubs were empty. But I really want to back to see how it's like in the higher season!
Dress Code: I don't think there is any partiular dresscode, but wear a shirt!
Ice is a small bar at the far end of the old harbour in Skiathos town. When we visited the place was almost empty, but it was late afternoon. The great thing about Ice is that the happy hour lasts for hours (until 11 PM) and the drinks are better than at Rock'n'Roll bar. Unfortunately they did not serve Mojito as the bartender didn't bring mint to work that day (but he promised to bring it the next day). The Ice cocktail is interesting, a mix of blue curacao and cranberry.. among other things.. Odd color, but great taste. The Caprihinia is strong (and contained tequila- what?) but quite good. I liked the decorating, the cool menu and the colorful fish-cushions.
Dress Code: no dress code
Rock'n'Roll Bar is probably the most well-known bar in Skiathos town. It is a small slightly worn bar by the harbour, where the guests sit on cushions or bean bags in the street, enjoying their cocktails and people-watching. The drinks are quite expensive, but they have a happy-hour between 7 and 9 PM. The waitresses will come and take your order. It is a great atmosphere, but the drinks are not all that. The fruity cocktails are too sweet and sickening (lots of pineapple and coconut concentrate) and there is no fresh fruit involved.. the daiquiris are watery and too strong, and the Cosmopolitan was made the wrong way (lemon, not lime) but it tasted okay. Choose beer!
Dress Code: none.. as far as I know.
Along the peer there's a lot of resturants and greek discopubs where you're forced to get in end enjoy! They are open till amazing hours in the night melting your dinner with your breakfast!
MY favourite was Kavos, at the time I went just greeks know Skiathos but nowadays I think it's a more known place!
Dress Code: As you like, just fun!
There will be at least one taverna near your accomodation. Get to know the staff and ask them about the area. The best Tavernas are the ones frequented by the locals. The food will be authentic and will not be over priced. (Obviously avoid bars called the Old Queen Vic displaying Union Jacks and serving egg and chips if you want to experience the real Greek islands)
Dress Code: According to the weather.