About… the Goat

Since ancient times, wine has held an important place in the religious and cultural life of the Greeks. The famous Symposia were social events centered around wine. Comedy and drama were born out of the worship of Dionysus, god of wine.

According to myth, Dionysus was born from the mortal woman Semele and the god Zeus. When Semele was pregnant with Dionysus, she asked Zeus to reveal his divine form to her. However, when he saw his true form, he was consumed by the flames of his thunder and perished. Zeus saved the unborn Dionysus by sewing him to his thigh until he was ready to be born.

After his birth, Dionysus was often associated with the goat, especially during his infancy. He was sometimes shown nursing a goat, symbolizing his early connection with the animal.

Although more than 3500 years have passed since the birth of the cult of Dionysus, we chose the goat, as we wanted to create a concept store that would honor Dionysus and immerse visitors to the world of Greek wines.

If you share our passion for good wine, follow us. You won’t need to get drunk, but you might drink a little more.

Our Manifesto

There are many places to drink wine. Drunky Goat is different. 

Wine first. Food just pairs.

If you had visited Athens in the 60s or 70s, you would have experienced the “Athenian Tavern”. Unlike today’s food-focused restaurants, old Athenian taverns focused on their wine. People chose a tavern based on the quality of the wine and ordered food only to accompany it. We want to revive this philosophy, which is why we only serve finger food.

Greek wine producers only

In recent years, many things have changed in Greece regarding wine. Now we have a lot of wine producers who are doing a fantastic job. Also, there are many varieties of wine that are excellent and unique. We host only small Greek producers and emphasize Greek varieties. We believe that one should not miss the opportunity to discover Greece in this way. At the end of the day, you can drink French wine… when you visit Paris!

More pleasure. Less talk.

The more you talk about something, the less pleasure you get. At Drunky Goat, we provide wine tasting experiences without sophistication. We design materials and processes so that you can enjoy a wine experience and share it with your loved ones, without having a sommelier over your head. If you’re not in the know, don’t worry. We taste countless wines to make sure every bottle we offer is worth your time and money.

Greek wines

Greece as a wine producing country currently represents a very small percentage of the world market, but its historical contribution is enormous. It is the place where wine is first integrated into the culture of a place and acquires a central role.

The earliest evidence of Greek wine dates back to 6,500 years ago, while it spread throughout the world through the Greek colonies.

It is no coincidence that almost all the countries of the world refer to wine with its Greek word – oeno (vino, vin, wine).

In ancient times, as the wine trade expanded, it was transported from one end of the Mediterranean to the other. Greek wine had a particularly high prestige in Italy during the Roman Empire. In the medieval period, wines exported from Crete, Monemvasia and other Greek ports got high prices even in Northern Europe.

Drunky Goat is a place where you will enjoy ancient and modern wine varieties and get to know their stories, behind carefully selected Greek labels. Our aim is to bring Greek wines back to the fore.

We have selected the most important Greek varieties and linked them to the region of Greece in which they were born or revived. 

Are you ready to discover Greece through wine?

Greek tapas

The tapas tradition may have begun when king Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284) recovered from an illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals. After regaining his health, the king ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it was accompanied by a small snack or “tapa”.

Another popular and more modern explanation says that King Alfonso XIII (1886-1941), the last ruling monarch of Spain, stopped by a famous tavern in Cádiz (Andalusian city) where he ordered a glass of wine. The waiter covered the glass with a slice of cured ham before offering it to the king, in order to protect the wine from the blowing beach sand, as Cádiz is a windy place. The king, after drinking the wine and eating the ham, ordered another wine “con la tapa” (“with the cover”).

Whether you prefer the first or the the second story, one thing is certain. You will taste tapas that would never have in Spain!

Visit us

Opening hours

Tuesday – Thursday     16:00-23:30

Friday & Saturday          15:00-00:30

Sunday                            16:00-23:30

 

Table bookings

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5 Nav. Nikodimou st., 10558, Athens, Greece

Visitor reviews

Poppy
Poppy
"What a name! What a place!"
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What a name! What a place! Loved it here trying and learning about the Greek Wines. Greece has come a long way since Retsina 😉 Great service , wine and cheese ! Those bite size desserts were delicious 😋
Emma H.
Emma H.
"Funky, friendly and lovely lovely wine!"
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Funky, friendly and lovely lovely wine! My husband and I dropped in repeatedly to this great little bar /tapas place. We are semi regular visitors to Athens and it looks like we’ve found our favourite hangout. It’s very cool and a touch of beat with a good selection of Greek wines that the staff will happily explain. Speaking off — the staff! Utterly charming and welcoming, whose friendliness really added to our enjoyment. Loved it.
Arnout Mostert
Arnout Mostert
"Fantastic wine shop and bar/restaurant on a great location."
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Fantastic wine shop and bar/restaurant on a great location. They gave me some really good recommendations on my first night in Athens when we just wanted to pick up a bottle and drink it in the apartment, yesterday we had a few wines outside and played a card game with the kids. They have lovely tapas and gave us some lovely cakes at the end of our stay there. Great people, great location, great wines, what more can you wish for?
Kevin J
Kevin J
"Great experience"
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Great experience! Visited the Drunky Goat this afternoon after spotting it on Google search with a 4.9 out of 5 and it did not disapoint. Staff where amazing and so friendly. Great clean and cool atmosphere. We had the Premium Tasing of 6 x wines. All explained in a small book. You can add snacks etc as well. We had bread snd olives. Great experience
Adam Goulburn
Adam Goulburn
"This place is great."
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This place is great. The local Greek wine is awesome. Plus they have the local Crete digestive tsikudia (must try). Cheese and snacks to have while you watch Athens go by. Highly recommend chilling out here and then heading to a local dinner down the road.
A1508AHrebeccah
A1508AHrebeccah
"Perfect little wine tasting and food experience"
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Perfect little wine tasting and food experience! Love the wine tasting, we did the 4 glasses flight and very much enjoyed reading about each wine and eating them. We learnt a lot! Loved the food boards. We had the meat classic and a cheese board. The staff were lovely and helpful and the ambiance was perfect.
Kathryn Stewart
Kathryn Stewart
"I’m so happy I found this place! "
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I’m so happy I found this place! I purchased a bottle of Greek wine the day before, and didn’t like it. I had no idea what kind of wines I liked. This place had tastings of Greek wines and it was great! They give you information in a booklet so you can learn more about each wine. Evalina (apologies for misspelling) was so kind and gave us some desserts to try on our way out! Highly recommend.
Mrhojgaard
Mrhojgaard
“Fun ambiance, good food, great wine and friendly staff”
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Fun ambiance, good food, great wine and friendly staff! Fun ambiance, love the goat humor. In for a quick lunch and a glass of wine. Great service, food, wine and lovely staff. We want to come back 💙
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