I have to be honest with you, guys. I’m not really into punk. Never was and never will be. So, at first, when Bad Tooth came into the scene in the nightlife heart of Athens a couple of years ago, I didn’t pay too much attention.
Then I visited it. It felt kind of off — a brand-new punk bar plastered with strategically placed, cookie-cutter graffiti? The whole tattiness felt pre-designed; staged.
But then, you know what they say: “if you build it, they will come”. That’s what happened with Bad Tooth. It was built as a “temple” for punk rockers, and now it is a temple for punk rockers — and not only.
It’s actually a favorite of my friends from high school. They like coming here for the draft Grimbergen and the lively vibe. They’re no punks by any stretch of the imagination, but this place doesn’t care about your punk-o-meter: it’s a come-as-your-are place for an ear-splitting night out.
So, after years of begrudgingly following my friends here time after time, I finally have to face the truth: I’ve started to like this place, its loud music and “don’t give a fuck” attitude.
BTW: the music breaks away from the usual Ramones or, I don’t know… other old punk bands. So if your own punk tooth is exceptionally sharp, you won’t be disappointed.
Who knows — maybe you’ll like it too. If not, there are tons of other crowded places around Monastiraki & Psyrri to choose from.