May 11, 2018
There’s no getting around it, so we’ll cut right to the chase: Noel is a holiday themed bar. So yes, technically it is Christmas everyday inside its walls. While this may seem a bit cheesy at first, rest assured, you won’t be hit over the head with tinseled trees or elves swinging from shelves at Noel, you will simply find a stylish bar and restaurant that exudes warm and welcoming holiday charm all year ’round. The bar has quickly become one of Athens’ hottest spots, and as you enter Noel, you’ll quickly discover why as you will be immediately impressed by the design of the stylish space. Subdued red walls are accented with golden touches, leafy palms and hanging greens breath an airy ambiance into things, and chandeliers dangle from the ceiling gracefully completing the ultra hip aesthetic. Any fears of the bar being more about style than substance are quelled the moment you pick up the cocktail card, and discover libations on an entirely different level from most of the venues in Athens. The mixology team behind the menu is of the highest caliber, often receiving international accolades, and they line their list of offerings with sensational seasonal flavors. The drinks are constantly being rotated but always enthrall, with recent examples being the Elisabetta with gin and subtle notes of basil and cinnamon, and a punchy pink little number with dark rum, pink grapefruit, prickly pear, and herbal aperitif.