The 8 Best Bars in Tartu, Estonia

Püssirohu Kelder| ©Bernt Rostad/Flickr
Püssirohu Kelder| ©Bernt Rostad/Flickr
Photo of Kasparas Asmonaitis
6 December 2017

Tartu is a city of students and happy people who love to party and celebrate their lives. If you come to Tartu, don’t miss an opportunity to visit one of many amazing bars, taste local Estonian beer and snacks, or have a chat with friendly locals.

Bad Boys

Bar, Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, $$$
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Bad Boys has everything you can expect from a good bar — delicious snacks, lots of beer, best sports events on TV, and a huge crowd! The prices are also low, so there is no risk of going bankrupt in one night! Also, their fried bread is to die for!

Wine and Vine

Bar, Wine Bar, Pub Grub, European, $$$
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Do you like wine? Then you must visit Wine and Vine and have a deep and meaningful conversation with locals while enjoying your glass of wine. This place has become the locals favorite in no time, so you should not be surprised to see it completely crowded!

NAIIV

Bar, Pub, European, Beer, $$$
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NAIIV is located outside of the main party street, so it is less popular among the typical party people. That means, if you want to meet unique people, you should visit this place. Something new happens every night, including pub quizzes, live music concerts and much more.

Illegaard

Bar, Pub Grub, European, Vegetarian, Estonian, $$$
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Illegaard has everything you would want from a good bar, starting with juicy and inexpensive burgers and finishing with live sports on huge TVs. It is one of the oldest bars in Tartu, so if you want to taste the real Estonian nightlife, you must come to Illegaard and have a drink with locals!

Underground

Bar, European, Beer
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If you enjoy loud rock music, strong beer, and men with beards, Underground is the place to be in Tartu! Naturally, you won’t meet casual students who listen to pop music in here because the crowd is more alternative and appreciative of underground culture.

Trepp

Bar, Pub, European, Beer, $$$
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Trepp is a famous shot bar in Estonia where you can order different types of shots. There are even some Trepp’s special shots, which are only sold in this bar, so get ready to get drunk while tasting the brilliant work of the local bartenders. Trepp is usually the place to start your party, but if you can’t control yourself, you might end your night here as well.

Püssirohukelder

Bar, Restaurant, European, $$$
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Püssirohukelder is a beer bar/restaurant, which is located in a historic Tartu building! The beer selection is probably the best in Tartu and the food is also pretty amazing since Püssirohukelder serves much more than just typical pub grub!

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