The majority of Rethymno’s nightclubs get started after midnight and are outside of town, requiring a taxi ride to visit. However, if you’re looking to stay in town, there are some other good options too.
On the Promenade
If you walk along the promenade walkway in Rethymno you’ll find some places where you can sit, grab a drink and enjoy the views. Some bars have DJs and serve food – perfect for when you get the munchies long into the night after your meal.
Rock Cafe is located along the promenade. It’s a small bar with a good atmosphere; it’s generally busy and the staff is friendly. There are a mix of tourists and locals (with possibly slightly more tourists than locals). A live DJ plays music and there is a dance floor. No specific dress code.
Figaro Cafe is of the most famous and historical meeting points in the city of Rethymno. Located in Old Town, it’s an art and music bar and a night out here is an enjoyable time. You’ll see there are lots of happy people around. Figaro also organizes very interesting live music events, check their schedule. Dress is casual – just be you.
Punch Bowl Bar
Also located in Old Town, this little gem is just like a traditional Irish pub, so unlike some of the “Irish theme bars”. The interior is decorated with a vast array of interesting items from an age gone by and the drinks list is extensive including great Guinness and Irish coffee. No special dress requirements.
What to Wear
Most places around Rethymno are casual and dress casual. However, it probably leans more towards dressy than overly casual. In other words, it’s best not to saunter in wearing flip-flops and carrying your beach bag.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Rethymno.