It used to be impossible to find venues in Athens playing hip-hop and R&B music. No longer. These days, there are clubs in and around Athens that play hip-hop and R&B just about every night of the week. These clubs only impose cover charges on weekend nights or if a guest DJ or a famous Greek rapper is on the turntables. And even then, you won’t have to shell out more than €10, €15 at the very most.
Here’s a short list of hot hip-hop and R&B spots in Athens.
Sunday: Bebek (Leoforos Ethnarchou Makariou 10, Faliro, 210-4834-190).
Tuesday: Boutique (Filellinon 15, Syntagma, 210-3231-315).
Wednesday: One Happy Cloud (Aristofanous 12, Psyrri, 210-3222-256).
Thursday: MAO (Plateia Agios Anargyron at Agatharchou 3, Psyrri, 210-3317-646).
Friday: L’AS (Leoforos Syngrou 259, Nea Smyrni, 210-9425-400).
Every night: Potopoleion (Panormou 113, Ambelokipi, 210-6911-672).
On Sunday February 4, budget-minded hip-hop fans should check out Nevma (signed to Family the Label) and Goin’ Through (two of the hottest Greek hip-hop groups) performing live outside of Village Park Cinemas in Nikaia at 7 p.m. Admission is—wait for it—free.