Wouldn't it be grand if there was a cocktail bar that serves drinks at every hour of the day? Well, in the beautiful town of Chora in Mykonos, there is! Alley Bar is a great hotspot to get your cocktail fix even during lunchtime. Operating as both a cafe and bar, they serve delicious meals as well as some delectable drinks. Here, you don't have to wait for happy hour to have fun. It's a party all day long and all night long too.
Source: Alley Bar
You might think that Mykonos is a relaxing place for a vacation. And in most cases it is. The sandy beaches, the crystal blue waters, the almost isolated feel of the place. You might not find a more peaceful island than this. That is, during the daytime. By nightfall, a lot of establishments here turn up and get lit because it's time to party. Astra is one such nightclub. Offering a boatload of exotic cocktails and free-flowing drinks, it's party central here the moment the sun sets!
Source: Astra Facebook Page
There's a good number of gay bars here in Mykonos and Babylon is one that welcomes both gay and straight patrons. Anyone who just wants a cocktail or dance the night away is welcome here, especially during happy hour. And since this is a gay bar, expect it to have some of the most energetic parties on the entire island. There's no beating the gays when it comes to having fun, and Babylon is just the spot for it. Their regular drag shows are killer too!
Source: Babylon Bar Mykonos Facebook Page
There's a reason why this place has the word 'paradise' in its name. Set by the sea, Cavo Paradiso certainly keeps up with the paradise-like nature of the island. It's here where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a stunning sunset while you sip on your cocktail and enjoy a few appetizers. At least, if you're lucky that night. Because most of the time, this place turns up and becomes quite the scene for all the party-goers on the island.
Source: Cova Paradiso
Cinema and cocktails! What's not to like? If you're one to enjoy a mojito while watching your favorite movie, Cine Manto is the place for you. It’s one of the most unique things to do in Mykonos. The open-air cinema provides a nice Mediterranean touch to your entertaining needs, not to mention the delicious drinks they serve as well. In fact, sometimes, just a beer and your favorite movie showing and you're good to go. And don't worry, they show some of the best of the best here. Think Tarantino movies, Scorcese films, Eastwood flicks, and more!
Source: Cine Manto Mykonos Facebook Page
Mykonos might be a great vacation place, but oftentimes, it's frustrating to find a place to drink here. Only because a good number of them won't allow you with just your shorts on. Some are quite strict when it comes to their dress code. But not Cosi! Here, you can wear whatever you want and still enjoy your favorite cocktails during happy hour. Heck, you might even just go straight here from the sea and you'll still get served. But please don't do that. Think of the other guests.
Source: Cosi Bar Mykonos Facebook Page
The Galleraki Cocktail bar is probably the most "Greek" out of all the places on this list. Set in an Aegean-style house, the atmosphere here captures that laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle that's so alluring to visitors. You can just sit back, take the load off, and drink your troubles away. Furthermore, the place also has a stunning view of some of the more historic sites on Mykonos. Namely their famous windmill and Little Venice. These places are also must-see spots but save them for the next day!
Source: Galleraki Facebook Page
Named after one of the world's most beloved style icons, expect the Jackie O' bar to be fabulous! And boy, is it ever! With a largely gay crowd congregating here every happy hour, it becomes quite the beautiful scene here. With live music from famous DJs, this posh place by the daytime transforms into a wild nightclub by nightfall. Not to mention their exciting and hilarious drag shows held every night. You won't want to miss it when you're here. Can I get an Amen?
Source: Jackie O
Sipping a cocktail while you watch the sunset is something else. There's something so peaceful and meditative about it. It's a time for yourself, enjoying the fact that you're actually on this amazing island maybe even reflecting on your life. One of the best places to do this is at Kastro's Bar, right in the heart of Little Venice, one of Mykonos’ most fascinating neighborhoods. The perched area overlooking the Mediterranean sea is quite the spot for happy hour, far from the nosier establishments on the island.
Source: Kastro Bar
Looking for a little luxury? Head on over to the Queen of Mykonos champagne bar. Here, the rich drink is as beautiful as the sunset view during happy hour. And who doesn't want to drink champagne to end what was a great day in Mykonos? It's practically the only alcohol worth gulping down on this cosmopolitan island. Out of all the hot spots on this list, this is probably the most first-class you can get. And in Mykonos, that means a great deal!
Source: Queen of Mykonos
Don't underestimate Void just because it's one of the newer bars on the island. In the very few years that this club has been operating, it has since hosted lots of exciting parties, world-renowned DJs, and countless international celebrities. But even without all that gloss, this luxurious three-story hotspot is simply a great place to end a relaxing day on Mykonos and just party the night away. It's almost a way of life here!
Source: Void Mykonos Facebook Page
Mykonos is beyond just white sandy beaches and historic ancient ruins. It's also one of the best islands to spend a happy hour in. From relaxing sunset spots to exciting and wild party nightclubs, you'll get your cocktail fix here and more!