Kos nightlife: the island of Kos is confirmed as one of the favorite destinations for young people among the Dodecanese islands. The complete guide to the clubs and bars of Kos town, Kardamena, Tigaki and the other places on the island where you can dance and party all summer long.
Together with Rhodes , the island of Kos is one of the most popular youth destinations of the Dodecanese islands in terms of entertainment and nightlife . Although during the day the island is very quiet and lends itself to beach life, excursions and visits to museums, in the evening you can find taverns and clubs with live music, pubs and discos where you can dance and party until the morning .
Night entertainment in Kos revolves around the resorts of Kos Town, Kardamena, Tigaki and Kefalos. Most of Kos' nightlife is concentrated in Kos Town , with bars open until 2 in the morning, as well as clubs and discos for all those who are looking for wild fun until dawn. In the Kos Town Square there is a three-lane street with restaurants, where you can taste local and international cuisine, as well as numerous cafe-bars where you can have a cold beer or coffee.
Kos nights begin with aperitifs in the central square (Eleftherias) and on the port, where there are many places offering cocktails and appetizers. The traditional aperitif in Greece consists mainly of ouzo and meze , i.e. aniseed liqueur accompanied by a small plate of appetizers. You can enjoy excellent aperitifs at Kaza and Avra , both of which are reviewed in this guide.
The heart of Kos nightlife is located on the lively Bar Street , located near the port area between the side streets Diakon and Naykirou, up to Eleftheria square: a neighborhood full of discos and bars that get crowded after midnight and offer music and drinks until the early morning light. Bar Street is an excellent option for young people who visit the island to have fun until late at night as boys and girls from all over the world converge here every night, especially from northern Europe to drink and have fun. Here, in fact, there are numerous disco bars with free admission and representatives of various European countries complete with flags displayed that refer to the nationality of the customers who frequent that bar (Swedes, Germans, Dutch and so on). In any case, Bar Street remains the reference point for nightlife in Kos .
Kardamena is the second favorite resort for those seeking entertainment and nightlife in Kos , with a night entertainment offer comparable to that of Kos town and even cheaper and more lively . For years Kardamena has been a favorite destination for young Brits, but today this small village attracts a mix of young people from all over Europe. The numerous bars, pubs and discos are concentrated in the streets around the main square and are open until 6 in the morning (some even 24 hours a day!).
Even Kefalos , the ancient capital of the island, offers a decent nightlife with a good number of bars open all night, including the Sydney Bar . At the town of Tigaki , however, you can find numerous beach parties , as well as several clubs, discos and bars located on the main road that attract many tourists, including the Mascot Disco Bar .
Another valid option to have fun in Kos are the many beach parties organized on Lambi beach in Kos town, crowded with kids from all over Europe. The parties take place at the beach bars, which are always very popular, as by paying for a drink there is the possibility of using the sunbeds and umbrellas for free, as well as the beach volleyball courts. Among the events not to be missed on the island of Kos is the Summerstar , an annual open-air electronic music festival that takes place during the summer, with one appointment a week for 5 weeks. Click here to book tickets online .
Clubs and discos on the island of Kos
(Kardamena 853, Kos) The Status Club is the largest and most popular nightclub in Kardamena, with a large indoor space that offers three DJs every evening who take turns at the console. The club is mainly frequented by young northern Europeans and offers House and techno music. Every week there are different themed nights, such as the “White Party” and “Glow Party”.
(Kardamena, Kos) Open every day from 24.00 to 6.00.
Located in Kardamena and active for over 20 years, the Starlight Club is one of the main discos of Kos , trendy and mostly frequented by Italians, and probably also the most party-loving. The club offers evenings with famous DJs and a vast program of events, including the unmissable foam party ! A must of Kos nightlife .
(28is Oktovriou, Kardamena, Kos) Open daily from 11.00pm to 4.00am.
Located in Kardamena, the Downtown is one of the most famous clubs in Kos and is characterized by offering music and songs from famous film soundtracks. This fun club is open all night long and offers great cocktails (especially all-you-can-eat shots) and music until the wee hours of the morning.
(Plotarchou Blessa 3, Kos) Open Sunday to Thursday 21.00 to 4.30, Friday and Saturday 21.00 to 6.00.
Located in Kos Town, West Bar offers a great atmosphere of lights, music and people. The place is always packed, especially on the weekends, with lots of music and people dancing all night long.
(Kos Harbour, Kos) Located in the port of Kos and open since 1997, the Camel bar is one of the most popular discos in Kos and is visited by thousands of young people every year. The place organizes various events and evenings with international DJs, with techno, House and Hip-hop music.
Artemis Heaven Beach Bar
(akti zouroudi, Kos) Open daily from 9.00 to 20.00.
Located at Lambi beach, Heaven is a beach bar located in a tropical garden and with a splendid swimming pool. At night there is both Greek and foreign music, with party nights and karaoke.
Mylos Beach Bar
(Lambi Beach, Kos) Open every day from 8.00 to 4.00.
Located on Lambi beach, near Kos town, Mylos Beach Bar , with its imposing stone mill as a natural backdrop, has been one of the landmarks for Kos nightlife for and is one of the places that attracts younger crowd on the island. The days here begin with a refreshing dip in the waters and relaxation on the sunbeds of the bar and continue in the evening with tasty aperitifs by the sea and evenings with famous national and international DJs. Once a month, Mylos organizes the Full Moon Party , the biggest beach party on the island of Kos .
Ammos Beach Bar
(Psalidi, Kos) Open every day from 10.00 to 2.00.
Located on Psalidi beach next to the Oceanis Hotel , Ammos is one of the trendiest beach bars on Kos , with its beach parties always attracting a lot of young people. Immersed in a chill-out atmosphere, the place is always very crowded and offers excellent cocktails and good music, with beach parties that last until late in the evening.
(Kardamena 853, Kos) Located in Kardamena, the Sarai Club offers a musical selection composed of the latest Greek hits to dance until the early hours of the morning. The club hosts regular live entertainment with famous singers and shows the island how to have fun, Greek way!
(nafklirou 3, Kos) Open every day from 23.00 to 10.00.
Nova Vita the heart of Kos town and is the meeting point for visitors to the island who want to party until dawn to the rhythm of the best music from the most famous DJs on the island and beyond.
(Plotarchou Blesa 5, Kos) Open every day from 20.00 to 5.00.
Located in the heart of Kos town, the Charisma is a disco frequented mainly by Dutch and Scandinavian.
(Bar street Kos, Kos) Another disco bar located on Bar Street in Kos town, with lots of music, alcohol and tipsy girls dancing.
(Apellou 12, Kos) Open every day from 9.00 to 2.00.
Located in the old city, the Kantouni Kafe is a very popular disco pub with rock atmospheres.
(Kardamena, Kos) One of the hottest bars in Kos, Chilli Peppers is famous for its cheap drinks and shots. The bar opens earlier than most clubs and the music is always updated with the latest hits of the moment: the right place to start and end the night.
The bars and pubs on the island of Kos
(Nafklirou 11, Kos) The Cactus is located in the Barstreet of Kos and is always very busy, with lots of young people and good music.
The Jam Bar
(25is Martiou, Kardamena, Kos) The Jam Bar is a nice place to party with friends. The bar is located in the lively resort of Kardamena and offers a good variety of drinks. Fans of the British pop scene will love this place.
(irodotou 1, Megalou Alexandrou 2, Kos) Open from Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 1.30, Friday from 9.00 to 2.30, Saturday from 9.00 to 3.30, Sunday from 10.00 to 1.00.
Zero Cafe is a small modern and colorful bar. Locals love to come here with friends, enjoy a coffee and talk for hours. At night, there is music with DJ sets and a good selection of beer.
Harem Shisha Bar
(Geor. Averof 32, Kos) Open daily from 9.30 to 3.00.
The Harem Beach Bar is located between Lambi and Kos Town and is decorated to resemble a harem. It has colorful curtains, velvet cushions and good music plays. You can choose between a cushion on the floor or the more traditional seating on chairs. This bar also has an outdoor area near the beach.
Stone Roses Bar
(Kardamena 190, Kos) Located in Kardamena, Stone Roses Bar is a large meeting place with background music that offers good beers and refined cocktails in a relaxed environment.
(36 Averof Street, Kos) Open daily 9.30am - 2am.
Jackson's is both a beach bar and restaurant along the beach offering excellent snacks and meals during the day and a great bar experience at night.
Sitar Cocktail Bar
(Riga Fereou, Kos) Open daily from 7.00 to 3.00.
Located near the port of Kos, the Sitar Cocktail Bar offers an excellent choice of cocktails and a good selection of music. The meticulously crafted cocktails are distinguished by their unique flavor and presentation, made with fresh ingredients such as herbs, spices and fresh fruit. The atmosphere oozes with funky and soulful beats which complement the bar perfectly. It is also open from the morning and serves coffee.
Avra Lounge Cafe
(Vasileos georgiou 5, Kos) Open every day from 8.00 to 3.00.
Avra is one of the most luxurious and elegant lounge bars on Kos, with tables on the beach where you can enjoy a good aperitif and admire the sea view. They offer a wide variety of coffees, cocktails, wines, champagnes and spirits, and is ideal for either a morning coffee or an afternoon dip, or an evening nightcap at one of their tables on the sand.
(Leoforos Georgiou Papandreou, Kos) Open every day from 9.00 to 4.00.
The all day cafe bar restaurant, Spitaki , is one of the most popular daily meeting points for both local youth and visitors and is located in the Psalidi area. Located right on the beach with tables on the sand, this bar evokes a feeling of being at sea, especially if you choose to sit on the wooden deck. Famous for its hearty breakfasts, quality coffee and Mediterranean cuisine, Spitaki is also the perfect place to enjoy a romantic nightcap with the waves crashing at your feet.
Starlight Beach Bar
(Main Beach, Kardamena, Kos) Open daily from 9.30 to 1.00.
Amazing beach bar with a beautiful location, great atmosphere and a good selection of food and amazing cocktails. The perfect place to spend the day and night!
(Akti Kountouriotou 3, Kos) Open every day from 9.00 to 2.00.
Located in front of the tree of Hippocrates, the Platanos is a bar and restaurant that offers evenings with live music, mainly jazz.
(Agios Nektarios, Kos) Open every day from 12.00 to 1.00.
Located on a hill just outside the city of Kos, the Lofaki is an ideal lounge bar to enjoy an excellent aperitif while admiring the splendid view of the sea at sunset. The elegant environment and the excellent cocktails make it the ideal place for a romantic evening.
Agios Fokas Beach Bar
(Agioy Thoka, Kos) Overlooking the homonymous beach, the Agios Fokas Beach Bar is an excellent location for aperitifs with a welcoming and informal atmosphere. Mostly frequented by young people, the bar has an equipped beach and a restaurant with cheap prices.
Mystirio Surf Bar
(Kardamena 853, Kos) Open every day from 16.00 to 4.00.
The Mystirio is a very imaginatively furnished bar on the Kardamena seafront that offers excellent cocktails and theme nights. The place is run by Italians and is also good for a coffee or afternoon snack.
Kaza Cafè Bar
(Korai 16, Kos) Open every day from 9.00 to 3.00.
Located in a lovely garden, the Kaza Cafè Bar is one of the favorite places for young people for an aperitif in the city of Kos . Appreciated by both tourists and local youth, the bar offers a relaxed atmosphere with excellent cocktails and evenings with different musical genres.
Bravo Beach Bar
(Epar.Od. Ko-Kefalou, Iraklidis, Mastichari, Kos) Very welcoming beach bar with restaurant where you can eat directly on the beach. The bar prepares excellent cocktails at affordable prices and is the ideal place to enjoy an aperitif in front of a splendid sunset.
(Epar.Od. Tigkakiou, Tigkaki, Kos) Open every day.
One of Kos' most popular bars, Memories Bar is always lively and its relaxed atmosphere creates the perfect setting for an evening drink, while the dance floor transforms the bar into a buzzing nightclub. Memories Bar serves delicious cocktails and offers a selection of music that appeals to all ages.