The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Athens are: Plaka, Gazi, Monastiraki, Glyfada, Piraeus, Rafina, Metaxourgio, Thiseio, Attica, and Psirri.
Here's what Trippy members had to say:
"Because although the city centre has the best bars and small stages (perfect for bar hoping, cause everything is close) all the big nightclubs and live greek stages are moving towards Glyfada in May." See More
"Glyfada is a suburb that is good choice for that or anything south of that." See More
"I usually book a hotel in Glyfada, which is east of Athens proper and almost directly south about 25 kilometers from the Athens Airport." See More
"I wouldn't recommend areas like Omonia Square or Metaxourgio." See More
"As a plan b (or a) I would choose something centrally located like Gazi or Thiseio, which is really full of bars, it has more of a meatpacking district (NY) feeling to it and you can always look up and see the majestic view of the Acropolis." See More