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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.