Zoo Bar #summer2015…

When Manos first started thinking about opening up a bar, his goal was clear, he wanted to build the “Ultimate Bar”. A buzzing and beautiful place that has something for everybody, anything you could possibly want, day and night. When you walk into Zoo Bar and look around the place, see the stylish décor and feel the electric atmosphere the place positively fizzes with during the summer months, it would seem for all the world that he has achieved exactly that.

Zoo Bar is the only open roof bar along Malia’s famous Beach Road and it is almost certainly the most stylish. Located right at the very heart of the main strip and open from 10am every day, this trendy bar is the perfect spot for a quiet morning coffee, a leisurely afternoon with an icy-cold pint or five or a messy all-day session with your mates.

If sports are your thing, you are not going to want to be anywhere else come kick-off. This place is a footie-lovers paradise - with waitress service throughout the day, over 24 giant flat screen tv’s and HD projectors dotted around the bar, a fully air-conditioned “cinema” area and five luxurious VIP booths complete with their own plasma screens, you can relax fully and concentrate on boozing and cheering the lads on, safe in the knowledge that you won’t miss a second of the action. If you’re lucky enough to be coming to Malia during a World or European Cup, Zoo Bar is definitely the place to be, during England games this place is heaving, the atmosphere is jaw dropping, unlike anything you’ll have felt before. You won’t want to watch another match anywhere else, guaranteed.

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On the days without sport, if you’re looking to entertain a large group of mates, Zoo has you covered too. The big screens show all the latest blockbuster movies along with classic films – last year it was Goonies, Ghostbusters and dozens more, keep your eyes peeled to the listings, so you don’t miss out on your favourite. They also have several Playstation 3’s dotted about, pool tables and poker sets. So there should definitely be something to keep even the fussiest member of your party entertained.

Come the early evening, you can set yourself up for your big night out with one of the dozens and dozens of delectable yet deadly cocktails on offer – make sure to check out the Zoo Special, lethally strong and served in a hollowed out pineapple, they are the absolute nuts. It doesn’t really matter what you order though, the staff here are booze-and-banter ninjas, so you know the drinks are going to be brutally strong and utterly delicious and the laughs are going to be loud and long. As the evening slowly turns into night and the stars light up sky above the bar, Zoo’s insanely popular resident DJ ‘Dom Decyfa’ is guaranteed to start dropping the deepest house on the island and always keeps the vibe going so you can dance yourself into a frenzy, beneath the stars, right through the night until the early-early-morn.

Manos might not yet have created the “Ultimate Bar” he set out to achieve, but it’s the closest thing we’ve found to one on this island and he continues to make this place better, bigger and wilder each year. An absolute diamond of a place. We can’t wait to see what #Summer2015 at Zoo Bar brings.

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