Some of the popular cocktail bars and party venues on Mykonos, from top left: Skandinavian Bar; Semeli Bar; Cavo Paradiso; Negrita; Void club; The Garden of Mykonos; 54 cocktail lounge and sunset bar; JackieO’ Town Bar; 180 Sunset Bar; Lio Mykonos cabaret; Queen of Mykonos.
— Updated on May 24 —
What’s open: After two years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions, fun seekers from around the world will be flocking to Mykonos in 2022 to chill, dance and party — and put the pandemic behind them.
Although summer is still months away, the infamous Mykonos party scene is already warming up.
Island residents have been getting into the party mood all this month (March), starting with DJ and live music events during the Carnival weekend of March 4 to 6, and really revving up during the March 24 to 27 holiday weekend celebrating Greece’s Independence Day.
Promenade, Paloma, Mosaic, Velanos, El Burro, Wild Cafe-Bar and Vegera have been among the party hotspots during winter and early spring, hosting weekend bashes with DJs and live music entertainment. Cosi Bar and La Barran followed suit the last weekend in March.
With tourists arriving on the island much earlier than in pre-pandemic travel years, other Mykonos bars, lounges and nightclubs have begun announcing their opening dates, also much sooner than usual. 180 Sunset Bar, JackieO’ Town Bar, Semeli, Bao’s, Rhapsody, Lola, Galleraki, 54, Chill Out Lounge and Astra nightclub all will be opening in April, followed in May by JackieO’ Yacht Club, Lio and Cavo Paradiso (which has already revealed the DJ lineups for its three opening week parties in May, as well as the dates for international DJ appearances in July and August — as you’ll see by scrolling through this post). Sanctus club will open June 1.
In this post, we’ll spotlight the cocktail and nightlife spots that have already opened, along with places that have indicated when they will be launching their seasons.
We’re expecting more opening day announcements to come soon, so check back for updates — we will add other bars and clubs once they reveal their plans.
For opening date information for bars and clubs located at beaches, see our separate blog post Mykonos beach club openings in 2022.
Bars and party spots open since winter and early spring
Mosaic restaurant and bar, situated next to Manto Square on the Mykonos Town harbourfront, is open all year and has been hosting parties and special events throughout the winter and early spring. On April 28, it announced on its social media pages that DJ Karr will be playing nightly sets from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m.
Velanos restaurant was a new arrival on Mykonos during the 2021 season. It has stayed open throughout the winter and has hosted numerous parties and special events, including a weekly Sunday Greek Vibes party. It will be holding its last party of the winter on April 10.
Paloma Bar on Kouzi Georgouli Street was open Friday and Saturday nights during winter, and for the summer season will be opening every day from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m., starting on April 21
Petrino Cafe Bar, located in the Klouvas area, opened in January has hosted regular karaoke nights and parties through the winter
During winter, El Burro Mykonos cafe / bar / restaurant has been open Tuesday through Sundays from 6 to 11 p.m., and has hosted occasional weekend party events with DJ entertainment
Lovemeze restaurant has kept its doors open throughout the off-season, and has hosted regular events featuring live Greek music entertainment
Since March 1, the Mykonos Brewing Company taproom has been open for tours and tastings of its locally-brewed Mikonu craft beers. Located in the Argyraina area (on the road from Mykonos Town to Ano Mera), the taproom is open Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Promenade restaurant and bar, located on the Mykonos Town harbourfront promenade, opened March 4 and has been hosting regular parties with DJs plus special live performances by popular Greek singers and entertainers including Tilemachos Zeis
Vegera restaurant and bar, located on the Mykonos Town harbour promenade, opened on March 4 and has been hosting weekend parties with live DJ music entertainment
Cosi Bar opened during the the March 25 to 27 Greek Independence Day holiday weekend. It’s located on Ματθαίου Ανδρόνικου street in the Matogianni shopping and restaurant district.
During winter, Toro loco my bar myconos on K. Georgouli Street in Mykonos Town has been open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8 p.m.
Wild Cafe Bar in Ano Mera was open through the winter, hosting special DJ and live music party events on weekends
April openings and events
April 1 was opening day for Blu Blu Lounge, Cafe and Sports Bar, located above the Old Port at Mykonos Town
Sea- and sunset-view Chill Out Lounge Cafe Bar in Mykonos Town started its 2022 season on April 1.
Galleraki bar, located on the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town, started its 33rd season on April 2
Every Sunday afternoon, Rizes Folklore Farmstead will present live music entertainment featuring John Grymplas and Babis Amoiridis
April 12 is opening day for the most popular spot on Mykonos for evening cocktails — 180 Sunset Bar.
Thursday April 14 was opening day for Scarpa Bar on the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town
April 15 was opening day for Nosostros Lounge & Restaurant at Agios Stefanos beach
JackieO’ Bar returns on Friday April 15. It’s located on the Mykonos Town seafront, just around the corner from the Mykonos Town Hall.
Take-away cocktail bar TYCO Mykonos (Take Your Cocktail Out) returns for its third season on April 15
April 15 is opening day for Semeli Bar on the Little Venice seafront
Resident DJ Alexandros Vasilekas will be on the decks for the grand opening night at Rhapsody Bar in Mykonos Town on April 15
A favourite cocktail bar destination for regular Mykonos visitors, friendly Lola Bar in Mykonos Town starts its season on April 15
April 15 is opening night for Astra nightclub
La Barran starts its summer season on Friday April 15. The bar is located on Enoplon Dinameon street in Mykonos Town.
Saturday April 16 is opening day for Bao’s Cocktail Bar on the Little Venice seafront strip at Mykonos Town
April 19 is opening day for 54 Cocktail Lounge at The TownHouse boutique hotel overlooking Manto Square in Mykonos Town. The bar will be celebrating the start of its 2022 season with music by DJ George Charalampidis and a live performance by singer Kelly Kaltsi.
April 20 is opening day for Parthenis Cafe, an outdoor summer lounge at the Parthenis fashion boutique at Alefkandra Square in Mykonos Town. It’s a casually-elegant spot to enjoy cocktails or wine with snacks, light meals, and an eclectic DJ playlist to suit the day’s mood.
Alley Cocktail Bar on Mitropoleos Street opens on April 20
Queen of Mykonos, the island’s most famous street bar, returns on April 21
Bonbonniere Mykonos nightclub holds its Easter Season Opening Party on Thursday April 21
April 23 is opening day for Negrita Bar, on the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town
Paraga Cafe at Paraga beach has announced it will start its season on April 29
Starting April 28, DJ Karr will be playing nightly sets at Mosaic from 10 p.m. til 3 a.m.
May openings and events
DJ Diass will be playing at two Mykonos venues — Noema restaurant and bar in Mykonos Town, and Scorpios beach club at Paraga — during May.
May 1 is opening day for Agrari Beach Bar at Agrari beach
Skandinavian Bar holds its opening party on Thursday May 5
Noema restaurant and bar in Mykonos Town will be celebrating its 2022 season opening on May 6, with live music entertainment by Valeron and a DJ set by Diass.
Electronic music group Omar Dahl will be playing three shows in Mykonos in May — two at Nōema restaurant (May 25 & 26) and one at Scorpios beach club (May 27).
A new arrival last year, JackieO’ Yacht Club returns for its second season on May 13. It’s situated right next door to JackieO’ Bar on the Mykonos Town seafront.
Saturday May 14 is opening night for Cavo Paradiso, the most famous party club on Mykonos. It’s located atop the cliffs at the far left side of Paradise beach.
Cavo Paradiso holds its 2022 opening party on Saturday May 14 with DJs AnXid, Ioanas Feenstra and Heavy G on the decks
May 21 is season opening day MYK Boat Club, which holds 5-hour sunset boat parties with DJs, an open bar and secret swim stops. See the MYK Boat Club website for full details and booking information.
DJs Terry and MaPet will play for the second party of the 2022 season at Cavo Paradiso — on Saturday May 21
This is the schedule of music entertainment at Scorpios from May 23 to 29
On Tuesday May 24, Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa at Agios Ioannis is holding a sunset party at its Splash Pool Bar
The Lio Mykonos cabaret restaurant and bar is back for its second season starting Thursday May 26
DJ/Producer Felix Da Housecat will be the special guest for the Lio Mykonos opening party on May 26
May 27 is the season opening of Toy Room Club in Mykonos Town
DJs Junior Pappa and Freespirit will be playing for Cavo Paradiso’s third party of 2022 — on Saturday May 28
It has been open since May 22, but Adelon Cocktail and Sunset Bar will hold its grand opening for the season on Saturday May 28. You’ll find it in the Dexamenes area, just off the perpheral road above Mykonos Town
DJs Argie and Mark Code will be playing at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday May 31
June openings and events
June 1 is the anticipated opening night for Tabu Mykonos, a new concept nightclub that will offer guests “a different kind of ambience inspired by Japanese culture.” A summer project of the Tabu London club in Mayfair, it will be located on the Mykonos Town harbourside restaurant strip, at Promenade (which last year hosted a nightclub called Shiba). Tabu Mykonos is scheduled to open on June 1.
June 1 is opening night for Sanctus club in Mykonos Town
DJs Heavy G and Marianna appear at Cavo on June 2
DJs G. Siras and MaPet will be on the decks at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday June 4
Moni nightclub at Agia Moni Square in Mykonos Town will be opening on the first weekend of June
On Tuesday June 7, DJs Ionas Feenstra and AnXid bring their FUSED show to Cavo Paradiso
DJs Freespirit and Terry play at Cavo on June 9
DJ Liva K will be playing at Void club on June 10 — his first of six appearances there during the month of June
Junior Pappa and Agent Greg are the featured DJ acts appearing at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday June 11
On June 14, DJs Argie and Heavy G will play for the Full Moon Party at Cavo Paradiso
MaPet and Mark Code are the featured DJs at Cavo on June 16
DJs Freespirit and Argie play at Cavo Paradiso on June 17
FUSED (Djs Ionas Feenstra and AnXid) perform at Cavo on June 18
DJs Terry and Antony PL take over the decks at Cavo on June 19
Heavy G and Marianna take over the decks at Cavo Paradiso on Monday June 20
Cavo Paradiso presents DJs Argie & Terry on June 21
DJs CJ Jeff and Freespirit perform at Cavo on June 22
Ace2Ace is the headline act at Cavo on June 23
Manolaco and Eliios are the headline acts at Cavo on June 24
DJs G Siras and MaPet play at Cavo on June 25
Reign of Time and Salin are the headline DJ acts performing at Cavo Paradiso on Sunday June 26
Agent Greg and Junior Rush are the featured DJs at Cavo Paradiso on June 27
Cavo presents FUSED (DJs Ionas Feenstra and AnXid) on June 28
Ace2Ace returns for another show at Cavo on June 29
On June 30, Cavo Paradiso presents DJs Dino MFU and Antonis Dimitriadis
DJ Mochakk will be performing at Destino Pacha Mykonos three times this summer — on July 14 and 21, and on August 23
Destino Pacha Mykonos presents Bâzâr by Sasson on July 20 and August 9
Benny Benassi plays Cavo Paradiso on Friday July 1. Rivaz also will perform at this event.
Will Sparks is the headline act playing at Cavo on July 4
DJ Miss Monique from Ukraine will be the headline act at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday July 5
MaRLo is the feature act at Cavo Paradiso on July 6
Vintage Culture is the headline act at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday July 7
Purple Disco Machine is the headline act at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday July 9
Meduza is the featured act at Cavo Paradiso on Sunday July 10
Mamacita will be playing at Cavo on Monday July 11 and will be returning for another gig on Monday August 22
Mathame perform at Cavo on July 12
Boris Brejcha will perform at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday July 14. Ann Clue also will be playing for this event.
ACRAZE performs at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday July 16
Alesso is feature act at Cavo on Sunday July 17
On Monday July 18, ARTBAT make their first of four summer appearances at Cavo Paradiso. Also in the DJ lineup that night is Patrice Bäumel.
On Tuesday July 19, Afrojack makes his first of two appearances this summer at Cavo Paradiso. He’ll play the club again on August 5.
Nina Kraviz will be the headline act at Cavo on Wednesday July 20
Camelphat plays at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday July 23
Alesso plays his second gig of the month at Cavo Paradiso on Monday July 25
ARTBAT make their second headline appearance of the summer at Cavo Paradiso on Friday July 29. Also in the DJ lineup for this event are Shall Ocin and Dino Lenny.
Benny Benassi and Rivaz return to Cavo on Saturday July 30
Deborah De Luca takes over the decks at Cavo on July 31
Robin Schulz performs at Cavo on August 1
Claptone will perform at Destino Pacha Mykonos on August 2
Afrojack returns to Cavo Paradiso on Friday August 5
On Saturday August 65, ARTBAT headlines at Cavo Paradiso for the third time this summer. Also in the DJ lineup for this event are Magdalena and Argy.
Charlotte De Witte is headline act at Cavo on August 9
On Thursday August 11, Meduza returns to Cavo Paradiso for the second time this summer
ARTBAT returns to Cavo Paradiso on Sunday August 14. Colyn also will be playing that night.
After a two-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, the annual XLSIOR Festival returns to Mykonos. The week-long event is set for August 17 to 24 with night and day parties at major venues around the island. Acts and events have not yet been announced.
David Morales returns to Cavo Paradiso on Saturday August 20 for his birthday celebration. Hector Romero also will be on the decks for this event.
Mamacita makes a second appearance of the summer at Cavo on Monday August 22
Vintage Culture makes a repeat appearance at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday August 23
Claptone performs at Cavo on August 26
Gioli and Assia are the featured DJ act at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday August 27
Korolova is the featured act at Cavo on August 28