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“Cheap & nice for both food & drinks”
Review of Skales

Skales
Ranked #638 of 2,927 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Neighbourhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
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Neighbourhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I've been to this place several times during the years, usually after 12am -as most Greek people go out quite late compared to other countries.

I've had both drinks and vegetarian meze (just ask them for meze without meat and you got a vegetarian option -which you could easily make vegan as well).

Prices are cheap, especially considering the area. A small bottle of ouzo (200ml) will cost you 7 euros, a small meze platter 1.5 euros and a soft drink 2.5 euros.

Staff is polite and always makes an effort to speak English to non Greek customers.
It's a cozy place where a lot of friends meet regularly so it has a friendly vibe.

During the summer there are also tables outside.

Toilets are fairly clean, location is easy to find (close to the train station and the Parthenon), and they usually have Greek popular music on (like laika, and rembetika).

You will usually find people in their 20s or 30s drinking and chatting there.

The owner of Skales and the patrons are quite friendly as well.

Bonus points for them taking care of a few stray cats who are always welcome in the place.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Lara B
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Authentic, real and alternative. It is a tavern where normal people seat and talk. The food is delicious and the place real.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jpurias
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is a popular place with youth, mostly students. It used to be one of my favourite spots in Thission. I tried it recently again and was disappointed. Bottled ouzo but house tsipouro. Pricey and mediocre quality. Meet platter: everything soaked and fried in low quality oil, burned sausages,almost raw burgers! Too noisy, too smokey and on the expensive side: 45 euros for three ( two drinking alcohol) and low quality meet platter is not cheap! And no receipt in the end. So a) we didn't know how the 45 euros added up and b) the owner pocketed the 24% VAT. It's a pity since location is great.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank gourmetathens
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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Very nice place where you can eat delicious traditional greek plates. Meat was very good, the atmosphere very comfortable and the personal always kind.

2  Thank Luigi D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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Date of visit: March 2019
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