I’ve known Jimmy, the owner since he opened Bells in 1988, btw, he was my first boss in ’91 and this place has led the way in Party in Protaras for over 30 years now … By day its cool chill out sounds and delicious food … By night the food continues but after dinner it heats up into party mode … It’s mad but thirty years is a long time !!! They’re obviously doing something right … ha! trust me they do a’lot right !!!
This place is famed for it’s international kitchen, with a few Cypriot favourites, coz Militsa is the head chef, qualified and with over 25 years experience and let me tell you this lady can cook … kicking off the day with a Full English Breakfast at only € 3.50 or Jumbo Breakfast at only € 5 …
The burgers are delicious, especially The Holiday Burger, with Mushroom, Fried Onions, and Melted Cheese … a few I’ve tried over the years include; The King Prawns served with rice and veg, The Pitta Bread with Grilled Halloumi & Crispy Bacon, Homely Soups, including one of my favs, her Borscht Soup, just perfect ! plus tasty BBQ Spare Ribs, crispy Cesar Salad, and Grilled Chicken breast … and tantalisingly perfect desserts like the Home-made Apple Pie or Mum’s fluffy Pancakes.
By night it’s best described as a Pre-Club Party Bar, a wicked sound system, lights and smoke n all so be warned you might not make it to the club coz this lot party every night … Resident and Guest DJ’s through the season, the music, playing a cool mix of House, R’n’B, and Classic Party tunes and MC’s that’ll get you up on your feet and you’ll be dancing on the podiums and well, anywhere you wanna …
Behind the Bars
Cool selection on draught; Keo, Carlsberg, Budweiser, Leon, and Ciders include, Kopperberg, Somersby, Thatchers … quality imported spirits and for the kids Virgin Mojitos … love the blueberry …
You really must try their speciality cocktails … The Pink Sunset, Sexy Dreams, Hendricks & Tonic, Cucumber, Pink Gin, Jaegar Bombs … and their Premium Cocktails, like ‘Hugo’ Prosecco, Mint and Elderflower … mind blowing !
Jimmy told me how he named the bar, as the area of Vrissi refers to a gorgeous natural cold water stream that poured from a natural rock shaped like a Bell just by the beach nearby … and I always thought it was after the scotch 😉 … btw the crew here are well oiled and everything just flows smoothly …
There’s 6 huge TV screens all over the place so you’ll get a view of the footie and F1, Wimbledon and all the big events including the boxing … The atmosphere at the England matches is awesome btw
Beer Garden with Pipes
At the top end of the bar there’s a lovely beer garden with relaxing running water on their waterfall and comfy seating to mellow you for starters, somewhere to enjoy exotic flavours blended to your liking with ice chilled spirits and naturally best shared with your mates. You can’t ignore the colourful party balloons, not just for decoration but cool if you want to laugh out loud 😉
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Open long Summer Season
April ’til November
Daily: 9 am ’til 3 am
You’ll find Bells Cocktail Bar on Protaras Avenue, aka Hotels Road, Protaras
Chill by day and party all night !
Photos: by Tony Brown