Rover Bar – The wild rover hangover bar
“I’ve been a wild rover for many’s the year
And I’ve spent all me money on whiskey and beer”
These are the lyrics of the “Wild Rover” as sung by the legendary Dubliners, the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues. A traditional Irish song that celebrates the “soul” of an authentic bar and all the stories told by vagabonds who have traveled the world and returned to share memories over a shot of whiskey and a pint of beer. And this is quite the story of Rover Bar, which opened about two years ago in a 19th century stone building in Ladadika.
A group of friends, who had already spent most of their nights bar-tending, DJing or just hanging around some of Thessaloniki’s most legendary joints, decided that it was about time they created their own bar. A place where they can hang out with their friends, serving them drinks, music and stories.
Great music, top quality spirits and a long list of beers served at the right temperature and the right price. And that’s a successful recipe for an authentic rock bar. But is that all? No, there’s a lot more it. And you will realise it the moment you walk through the swinging doors and find your spot by the long, wooden bar. People are smiling. People who hang out there and people who work there, creating a unique feel-like-home atmosphere. Every Wednesday Rover shows its support to the local independent scene by hosting some of the best live gigs in town with a free entrance. Photography exhibitions, impromptu stand-up comedy nights, Sunday free buffet aperitivo, lindy hop classes and bazaars are also part of Rover’s curriculum. But, without a doubt, music is the ultimate catalyst. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself sitting right next to a member of the Levellers or witness bands like the Flogging Molly set up a surprise gig.
Rover. Just love and beer. OK, and lots of rock’n’roll! At least till the bartender rings the bell for the last round before goodnight.
[+] From pinballs, to butcher tables and collectible posters, the interior has many amazing deco surprises for you to discover, but nothing beats a cold beer on a hot night
out in the front yard! Mon – Tue all large draft beers are served at just 3€
Salaminos 6, Ladadika
T: (+30) 2310 544 304
Opening hours: 12.00 – 04.00
FB: Rover Bar