Handlebar – the one and only cycle cafe of Athens – can be find below Athinas street, at the area of Psyrri (Monastiraki Metro Station)! At Melanthiou street you can enjoy your coffee or alcoholic drinks or even one of their handmade tasty soups that they serve until the evening.
A few years ago, Gareth and his team, who are obsessed with their bikes, decided to open “Handlebar” next to the space they had to fix their bicycles. Since then Handlebar has been one of the coolest hangout joints in Athens!
The guys have DJ sets, gigs and organise art exhibitions. Besides the bar they are a platform for artists to show their work whether that be rock’n’roll or fine art!
Handle bar has a place at my heart as it is the place where a big punk festival – we are loud festival – used to make its opening party there at the years of 2015 and 2016. And every time I pass by I think of Acid Baby Jesus (my dearest Greek punk band) and all the crazy musicians that once made a live gig at Melanthiou street. Making this place full of craziness,coolness and cold beers !
And as is written on their website:
“Cycle cafe & bar, Open daily .
Breakfast & lunch, English twists, Vegan sorted.
British & local beers, Seasonal juices, House cocktails & mixers.”