What is the Athens Bar Show



The Athens Bar Show is an educational exhibition for bartenders & catering professionals.

The event exceeds 10,000 visitors, while year by year the attendance increases more and more, emphasizing the huge dynamics of the Greek bar scene, which is now considered one of the most developed in the world.

The Athens Bar Show 2023 will take place this year at the historic site of the Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens (Piraeus 100), on November 7th and 8th.

The choice of space is not random, as it is one of the most iconic places, and in addition, is located in the city center and next to the Kerameikos Metro station.

The 7 buildings and 3 courtyards of Technopolis will be designed specifically for the needs of the event, during which you will have the opportunity to meet the most renowned Greek and International bartenders, to be inspired by the most famous hospitality gurus of the world market and to be informed for all market trends and news.

Try many products, find solutions for your own bar, attend seminars and lectures by renowned professionals, and get ideas from the innovations that are now happening in the best bars in the world.

On November 7th and 8th, 2023 the heart of the global bar community beats at the Athens Bar Show!

We are waiting for you!


 Use the Metro or one of the many means of public transport that serve the area for your convenience.


Athens Bar Show 2023:


November 7-9, 2023

Visiting hours:

November 7th 10.00 - 20.00 (Exhibition)

November 8th 10.00 - 20.00 (Exhibition)

November 9th 18.30 - 23.30 (ABS Closing Party)


Location: Technopolis City of Athens

Tickets - Useful information.


The story


When it was created, in 2010, it was called "The Bar Academy Show" and took place at the Metropolitan Expo, next to the airport - 9 exhibitors participated and it was visited by about 1,000 visitors. This was the beginning of the effort to create a new institution that will become the annual appointment for the bars industry. In the years that followed, the event had the support of all companies with direct and indirect activity in the industry.

A special milestone is the event of 2012, where the "Athens Bar Show" was transferred to the center of Athens, in the modern space of "The Hub Events" to better serve visitors, offering very easy, comfortable and above all safe access to the exhibition with use of public transport.

In 2013 the visitors reached 3,000 which led to it being transferred to the Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens for 2014. In 2016 the visitors reached 8,000 while in 2017 8,500 and more than 50 companies participated, from Greece and abroad.

In 2018, 9,000 visitors from Greece and abroad had the opportunity to try more than 500 products and attend more than 70 seminars, talks, tastings, workshops and masterclasses, while in 2019 more than 10,000 professionals from 47 different countries visited the exhibition. In 2021 due to the restrictions the visitors exceeded 7,000, while it bounced back strongly in 2022 with more than 12,000 visitors.

For the organization of 2023 we expect even  more. 

The Athens Bar Show is the favorite bar show of the global bar community that maintains its main pillars: education, networking in the industry, sharing knowledge, ideas and inspiration for the professionals who visit it.


The Athens Bar Show is organized by the Bar Academy Greece.

If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor in Athens Bar Show 2023 you can contact us at: info@baracademy.gr or 00302106400540


Bar Academy Profile

Bar Academy (baracademy.gr) first opened 15 years ago. We are an educational company with the main object of training professionals in the field of Hospitality. Since 2007 we have trained more than 10,000 professionals. In 2010, as a natural continuation of our vision, we organized the first Athens Bar Show, an international educational exhibition for catering professionals, which has become one of the most important industry events in the world, with thousands of visitors and the universal participation of the beverage industry. In 2016, our company created the online channel Bar Academy TV with a presence on the three main platforms Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. In 2022 we organized the first Mediterranean Bar Show in Nicosia with the aim of covering the market of the eastern Mediterranean.

Who can visit the exhibition?

  • Entrance is only permitted to professionals, who have reached the age of 18th, employed in bars, catering and tourism companies, companies with direct cooperation and relevance to the catering and hospitality sector (traders/importers/exporters of spirits - soft drinks and other products.)
  • All bar industry professionals such as bartenders, bar managers, F&B managers, entrepreneurs, waiters/waitresses, and assistants.
  • Merchants, distributors, and representatives of companies and brands of the industry.
  • Students of tourism schools and businesses.

Who cannot visit the exhibition?

Entry is not allowed for people not professionally involved with the drinks and beverage industry. The organization retains the right to refuse entrance to any and both days of the event to any individuals, even with a purchased ticket.


November 7 - 8, 2023

Technopolis City of Athens, Pireos str. 100, Gazi

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Who organizes it?

The company organizing the event is Bar Academy Greece.


In what language are the seminars and presentations?

Seminars and presentations will be either in English or in Greek. Live translation is available in English or Greek through headphones which you can receive at the entrance of each seminar room by presenting a photo I.D. card or passport.


Is there an additional cost for attending seminars and presentations?

No, all open presentations are free for all visitors to the Athens Bar Show, as long as they are on time in the respective seminar room.


How can I be an exhibitor?

You can send an email at info@baracademy.gr or call +30 2106400540 or fill out the form below.

Technopolis, City of Athens 100 Pireos str, Athens, Athens

Technopolis City of Athens has become a hub of cultural events, thus upgrading a historic area of the capital and creating another focal point in the cultural identity of Athens.

 A wide variety of cultural events are held in Technopolis every year: music, dance, theatre and performing arts, plastic and applied arts, educational programs for children, entrepreneurship and temporary exhibitions, attracting over 600,000 people annually.

Visitors Entrance will take place from Iakhou str  entrance.