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Jazz & Wine : the perfect match ! Featured

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Jazzonline went out looking for places where Jazz & Wine are honored. Here is what we found: wonderful places with cozy and jazzy atmosphere where the hosts know what they are talking about. The best wine bars in town!

Wine bar: A concept from abroad that arrived in Greece a few years ago and immediately won lots of fans offering an alternative way of entertainment. Especially so for those who are lovers of good wine coupled with great music, even live music sometimes, creating a warm and pleasant atmosphere while exploring new flavors and varieties. But not just any kind of music, jazz music essentially, just because jazz & wine seem to be a perfect pair! So perfect that there are many famous Jazz & Wine festivals around the world. The “liquid music” is the star: when wines are well matched with their emotional counterpart in music, the sensory perception is pleasant. When they are mismatched, the opposite is true. Finding the perfect playlist is a lot like finding the perfect bottle of wine – you know what your mood is calling for, but finding the match can be difficult. In the following places you will get the best advice and the guidance you need about wine or music!


Love for quality wine combined with a warm atmosphere at the “Wine Gallery” of Alimos Avenue has changed location and name. It is now 8 le bistro, in Ilioupolis. Its creator, Yiannis Kalivas, is not a novice in the wine world. He has created a warm and inviting space where wine and good music have first place. More than 50 wine labels by the bottle and 10 by the glass, from Greek boutique wineries and some from abroad, accompanied with many varieties of cheese and charcuterie and main dishes with Mediterranean flavors. Brunch on Sunday from 12:00.  Jazz tunes are always in the air with a festive bistro style ambience. A must for those who love wine & jazz music.
Open every day 18:00 – 1:00, Sunday 12:00-16:00 -  make reservation on the week end.
Price: from 4 euros for a glass – dishes: 4 to 16 euros -
Address: Frynis 8 Ilioupolis
Tel: 2109755607          

A place in Glyfada with character and identity, Vein Wine Bar & Bistrot is a modern space with strong industrial elements, designed by Nick Karathanassi, decorator and Despina Charalambous, architect and owner.  Wood,  raw granite, metal, and industrial crystal are the basic materials used to give a New York style vibe that blends perfectly with the voices of Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, and jazz tunes that float in the air. Live Jazz performances are scheduled once a month. The wine list, changes every month and offers a choice between 30 wines by the bottle or by the glass, combining them with cold and warm dishes like bruschetta, salads, and cheese-sausage varieties. You can also choose your wine from the cellar to drink or take with you.Open every day for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a menu for all the hours of the day.
Open Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00-02.00, Monday: 10.00-18.00, Sunday: closed
Address: Markou Botsari 3 - Glyfada
Tel:  2155159777


Cava Faidon has everything you need to know about premium alcohol, fresh nuts & amazing wines from all over the world. There is a warm and modern delicatessen shop next to the cellar, where everyone can sit next to oak barrels overlooking the green park of St. John and enjoy one of 30 different wines by the glass that change every month or one of the 1000 wine labels, along with a plate of hot bruscettes or a plateau of cheese and sausages, listening to Jazz & Swing music. Exactly what you need to relax after a long hard day! Cava Faidon also hosts live jazz band from time to time for special occasions. Stay tuned for details on the next one. Christos, the “spirit” of the place, and his young but experienced team give the venue a very special and warm aura.
Open every day 9:00 – 1:00
Price: from  4 for a glass
Address: Ag. Ioannou 28 – Voula
Tel: 2155109975



"Winepoint" The Acropolis Wine Bar.
Located at the foot of the Acropolis, in the historic center of Athens, "Winepoint" is the ultimate wine bar for Greek wine. This wine bar works exclusively with Greek vineyards, counting over 270 labels in its wine list. You can accompany your wine with cold cuts, cheeses and finger foods with a taste of Greece.  Every month there is an event called "the producer of the month" where the emphasis is on products of this producer, who is usually present and in direct contact with customers creating a very friendly atmosphere. All the above, combined with jazzy moods, enthusiasm, and passion for quality & taste!
Open Sunday to Thursday: 13.00-02.00, Friday & Saturday: 13.00-03.00
Price: from 6 euro for a glass
Address: A. Diakou & Porinou 2, Athens -
Tel: 2109227050 


Located below Agia Eirini Square just a couple of minutes away from Monastiraki in a carefully restored neoclassical building with impressive high ceilings, Monk Grapes & Spirit is an elegant wine bar-restaurant, with more than 180 labels of wine from 16 countries, all served by the glass! The famous sommelier Vassilis Papadopoulos is always willing to help you. Just tell him the flavors you like and he will surely find a wine that suits you! The MONK team makes you feel comfortable to enjoy your wine & meal always with sounds of jazz, boss nova, swing, funk and soul. Monk hosts a live jazz band twice a month and wine tasting seminars from time to time. Definitely worth a visit!
Open Monday to Thursday 9:00-2:00 – Friday Saturday 9:00-3:00 – Sunday 10:00-2:00
Price: from  2,5 for a glass
Address:  Karori 4  Athens
Tel: 2103211117
By The Glass, Wine bar bistrot in Gallery Ralli-opposite the Russian Church. Warm modern space with about eighty Greek labels of which nineteen are served by the glass, (portions of 25ml, 75ml and 150ml) for many special wine tasting. Beers and spirits. Salads and modern dishes to match with wine. The Chef will be your guide to a unique gastronomic experience (Greek and international recipes). You can sit inside or in the beautiful covered walkway in front of the square!
By the glass begins in the morning with coffee. So, it’s by the cup too ! The music moves between jazz and swing to a general climate ...feelgood. Brunch every Sunday from 10am and Live Jazz usually on Sundya from 1pm.
Open : Monday to Saturday: 10:00 until late – Sunday:11:00 until late
Price: from  3,50 for a glass (75 ml)
Address: G. Skouri 3 & Filellinon - Syntagma
Tel: 2103232560


This tiny quaint wine bistro tucked away in the pedestrian zone of the city center just minutes away from Syntagma Square proposes Greek wine labels and chosen dishes from all over Greece. Kiki de Grece offers 50 labels of Greek producers, of which 80% are served by the glass. Jazz tunes are always in the air. The name refers to a plump hen which describes itself as "Greek coquette who enjoys wine and snacking." Very friendly atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!
Open : Monday toThurdsay: 16.00-1.00, Friday: 12.00-02.00, Saturday: 12.00-02.00, Sunday : 12.00-1.00
Price: from    3,3 euros for a glass
Address : Ipitou 4 & Voulis 38 - Athens
Tel: 2103211279


Heteroclito, a wine destination in the historical centre of Athens.It was Created in 2012 to highlight the the richness of Greek land  & vineyard.Heteroclito got recognition very quickly by international wine magazines and opinion makers mainly from the US and Canada.On the wine list you will find more than 200 Greek labels, focusing on Assyrtiko and Xinomavro. There are also several options to "natural wines",  wines made with natural growing methods for the grapes and without any addition of enzymes, yeasts, etc in the wine. Heteroclito’s team  will answer all your questions and help you make the right choice. And you can also buy your wine for the house with cellar prices. Wine bar for the Anglo Saxons, bar à vin for the French, enoteca for the Italians and its Greek version…heteroclito.
Open: Monday - Thursday 12:30-24:00 - Friday and Saturday12:30-01:30 - Sunday18:00-24:00
Price: from 2,50 euros  for a glass (150ml)
Address: Fokionos 2 & Petraki 30 Syntagma
Tel: 2103239406


Few steps away from Syntagma Square, JazzPoint is the only shop in Athens dedicated to the world of jazz.. Open all day, this jazz spot is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a glass of wine and relax at any time of day with great music, selected from the full range of jazz, blues, swing etc….. Small selection of Greek wine, coffee & tea. Viennoiserie, sandwiches, and salads. Live Jazz at least four times a week with artists from the Greek jazz scene. JazzPoint is a contact point for jazz lovers, who can exchange information but also for all those who want to be initiated into the magical world of the most multifaceted and rich music scene.
Open  Monday: 8:00 – 18:00 – Tuesday to Friday:8:00 – 1:00 – Open usually 2 Sundays a month with live band:20:00-1:00
Price: from 5 euros for a glass
Akadimias 18 – Athens
Tel : 2103235911 / 6942022500

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