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“The Balboa of Athens”
Review of 42 Bar

42 Bar
Ranked #322 of 3,709 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Syntagma
San Francisco, Ca
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Balboa of Athens”
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Ok, so if you don't live in SF, you may not know what this is in reference to. If you do, this place seems to be the a dead ringer for the Balboa. Large crowds, busy both indoors and outside, good drinks. If you like the Bal, then you will like this place. If you dont, you probably want to pass.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank jjups
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A must visit stop in the center of Athens”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

If you are looking for a descent cocktail and a civilized atmosphere...well welcome to Bar 42!
Situated on a side street, (one of those that cut in between buildings) around the corner for Syndagma square and in between the old and the new Parliament, Bar 42 is an oasis.

Set up in an old school gentlemen's club, Bar 42 features a long mahagony bar, good proper bar stools and an army of professional bartenders/mixologists ready to serve. The place is known for their own creations of mixed cocktails using exotic combinations. Of course all classic drinks are served too but it worth trying one of their creations!

The place gets busy after 10pm (yes greeks do not go out early i am afraid) but on the plus, you'll have all the attention you need from the very polite bartenders and space to move..for a while!
Highly recommended!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Theodora03
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