The 10 Best Bars In Yerevan, Armenia

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Yerevan has a bustling and vivid nightlife scene, with bars, clubs, and lounges peppered throughout the historic city. With so many attractive options to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the list to the top ten bars to check out when you’re in the Armenian capital.

El Sky Bar

Bar, European

When in Yerevan, be sure to check out this bar, located on the rooftop of the Yerevan Plaza building. If you enjoy panoramic views of a gorgeous city while sipping on your beverage of choice and listening to trendy music, this is the place to be. Here, the sleek white design of the bar and elegant attention to service makes you feel like you’re truly on top of the world. Walk-ins are welcome any night, but reservations are recommended for larger parties.

Eden Café - Pub

Bar, Cafe, Pub, European

Located near the famous steps of the Cascade in the heart of Yerevan’s hippest block, this pub is great for just about everyone. Enjoy hookah, drinks, or a bite to eat as you peruse the quirky art covering the walls upstairs. Alternatively, go downstairs (part of the bar is underground, like most establishments in the city) and dance your heart out to the beats spun by the in-house DJ. The fun, relaxed atmosphere makes for a laid-back, memorable night out.

Dargett Craft Brewery

Bar, European

Dargett Craft Brewery is heaven for beer lovers. This first craft brewery in Armenia serves more than 20 different types of craft beer made with high-quality ingredients and the best technologies and traditions. Some of their staples include Bavarian Weizen, Bohemian Pilsner, Blond Ale, Munich Light Lager, Vienna Lager, American Pale and Wheat Ale, fruit-flavored ale like apricot, apple, and cherry, and Baltic Porter to name a few. And if you don’t know where to start, they have tasting sets. The food menu is as diverse as the beer menu and includes both meat and vegetarian options that go well with the beverages.

Paparazzi Club

Bar, Nightclub, European

Paparazzi Club has been successfully garnering the attention of outgoing youth since its opening. Paparazzi is the spot to go to when in search for a night of Western-style clubbing. The DJs here only play the latest that MTV Dance features, and their drink menu is equally as impressive. The minimalistic, modern design accompanies the space perfectly, which happens to be located right in the center of Yerevan’s Republic Square. Paparazzi is the endless party in a city that never sleeps.

Liberty Pub

Bar, Pub, European

As one of the most happening spots in the city, this pub is a local favorite for embodying the Armenian elements of hospitality, humor, and ease. The quirky pub is the place to go for a low-key night with the sole goal of having a good time. Patrons can pose with a makeshift crown and torch modeled after the Statue of Liberty, which also serves as this pub’s logo. Liberty is also one of the few places to find the most delicious crawfish in all of Yerevan – their Unlimited Crawfish Day is a winner.

Barcode Yerevan

Bar, European

Barcode Bar is a great place to enjoy a drink with good live music. With a comfortable, friendly, and cozy environment, Barcode is a favorite spot for many locals to hang out with friends, meet new people, and simply have a good night out.

Calumet Ethnic Lounge Bar

Bar, European

Calumet Ethnic Lounge Bar is quite an eccentric establishment in a country with a culturally homogenous population. It aims to bring the best of the world’s many cultures together to the people of Yerevan by featuring various live bands of different backgrounds and ethnic influences. The interior is accented with inspirational pieces from all over the globe, such as ancient Native American artwork and tapestries featuring the Buddha or the Hindu ‘om’ symbol. They also make delicious pizza, and the overall vibe here is very welcoming.

Kami Club

Nightclub, European

Come by Kami Club for a glamorous, chic experience where you can listen to popular artists and some of Yerevan’s hottest DJs. Kami is known for its trendy atmosphere, and its bright pink and purple lights will lure you right in to join the party. They also have a large variety of crafty cocktails and desserts to choose from. Don’t let the bright lights intimidate you, however – Kami is renowned for being one of the coziest, warmest clubs in the city with highly praised service.

Club 12

Bar, European

If sipping smooth wine and listening to relaxing jazz music sounds more appealing than fist-pumping to techno music, Club 12 is the place to be. This club’s target audience is older and more sophisticated than other clubs in the city, but it still offers a great time to its patrons. The kitchen serves tasty seafood and meat dishes, and the bar makes specialty drinks – be sure to try their berry cocktail special. The décor is absolutely stunning and is reminiscent of a home in the French countryside.

Hemingway’s Pub

Bar, Pub, European

With ‘Alcohol & Books’ as its tagline, it’s pretty much a given that this pub stands out from its contemporaries in Yerevan. Hemingway’s is where the city’s hipsters flock to for a night of craft cocktails in the midst of vintage posters and artwork, old vinyl records, and a plethora of books. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, and the old-school theme feels neither corny nor forced. If Mr. Hemingway himself was around today, he’d likely enjoy his favorite drink, a daiquiri, at the bar while marveling at the pub that he inspired.

The article was originally written by Pauline Pechakjian.

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