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Bar review: Algevra, Limassol

I have frequented this newcomer on the Limassol bar scene for the simple reason that it is something different. Though it is right in the middle of the city centre it has managed to escape the ‘minimalism’ meets traditional architecture overdone trope in the most unique way. It is based in a former mansion and walking in almost feels like walking into a stonewalled cave that is separated into rooms and arches.

To say there is nothing like it anywhere near it, is part of its appeal. Just by the looks of it for some, it is an enticing experience. Regardless of the permeating stone walls, the earthy tones and warm lighting make the customer feel welcome and at ease with the surroundings. Adding to that is the warm and friendly staff. To me it is the ideal post work place to kick back and have a nibble and a relaxing drink.

As far as drinks go, I kept my choices simple. I wasn’t blown away by the cocktail I had the first time I went so I stuck to beer and wine. Why? This place does not need a flashy cocktail to carry it; what it calls for is for your comfort drink to wash down all your woes and worries. And usually my go to comfort drink is a nice glass of white or red depending on the weather, therefore the adequate wine list really pleased me. There is a decent selection of Greek and Cypriot wines and some from Italy and France to cover everyone’s taste buds. Prices are not overly unaffordable, especially if you aim for the Cypriot gems of white or red.

At Algevra, the Greek music accompanying the buzz of people also helps create the perfect combination that is further complemented with the Greek based fusion edible selections. Whether it’s a meal, or a snack, the pairing guarantees a great night out. As far as the beer collection goes, it wasn’t groundbreaking. It offers the usual collection of local and exports.

All in all, the place is mostly about the place. It is something unique and its uniqueness allows you to take in your usual comforts in a different and original way. It is a bar that should be tried at least once just for the whole premise of it all. It’s also worth adding that until 9pm some nibbles are on the house!

Algevra
Where: Agiou Neophytou & Kitiou, Limassol
Contact: 25 828282


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