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The 10 Best Bars In Lviv, Ukraine

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Updated: 14 November 2017
In order to make your stay in Lviv as bright and unforgettable as possible, don’t miss a chance to pop into the local bars. They will stun you with color, traditions, and signature drinks. In the summer, you can leisurely sip cool cocktails on the terrace, while in winter you can take your pick of branded homemade infusions for warmth and good spirits.

Pravda Beer Theatre

Bar, $$$
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Pravda Beer Theatre is a pub located on the Market Square (the main square of the city), in the heart of Lviv. It has its own brewery, plus there is also a bar, a shop, and a factory, which regularly holds tours on local brewing techniques. The interior of the three-story building has been built in the loft style with various equipment on the walls. The bar offers eight types of their own beer and a large selection of snacks you can sample while enjoying the live orchestra music.
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Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Meal service:

All Day, Late Night

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual, Casual

The Room Wine Bar

Bar, Spanish, European, $$$
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In order to spend a great evening enjoying Spanish traditions with pleasant music, delicious snacks (jamón and cheese), and good-quality wines, come to the Room Wine Bar. There are only five tables, but it makes the place even cosier. In the summer, you can spend evenings on the terrace and marvel at the streets of Lviv city. The Room Wine Bar also organizes various parties with local and foreign DJs playing.
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Mon - Sun:
11:00 am - 2:00 am

Meal service:

Late Night, All Day

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Cosy

Zenyk Mytnyk

Bar, European, $$$
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Zenyk Mytnyk is a unique place that specializes in beer and potato pancakes (deruny). They also serve incredible delicacies of Ukrainian and European cuisine. You can come here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and be totally satisfied with the cheap prices and amazing food and drinks. As it is situated not far from the customs house, the interior is reminiscent of the airport: a glass room for smokers, and a duty-free table that has its own menu with elite drinks at lower prices. A signature drink at Zenyk Mytnyk is a huge tube of beer to share.
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Mon - Thu:
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun:
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional

Kryyivka

Bar, Restaurant, European, $$$
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Amid the buildings of the Market Square, there is a bar that has been stylized as the shelter of partisans. Military ammunition on the walls, portraits of soldiers, and dressed up waiters and waitresses will help you plunge into the times when Ukrainian insurgents lived underground and fought for the inviolability of state borders. The atmosphere inside is truly unique. Because the place is the extremely popular among tourists, it is open 24 hours. Both the bar and the restaurant have exclusively Ukrainian cuisine and homemade infusions. Everything is served in military dishes.
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Mon - Sun:
12:00 am

Meal service:

All Day, Late Night

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Quirky

Libraria Speak Easy Bar

Bar, European, $$$
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Libraria Speak Easy Bar is a retro bar and a jazz club at the same time, where you can listen to live music every day or attend concerts of Ukrainian jazzmen. It is an underground venue, where you can meet a lot of locals and easily start a nice conversation. The cocktail map has 30 positions, but you can order any cocktail you want, as bartenders claim that they are real masters of their craft.
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Mon - Thu:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat:
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun - None:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Late Night, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual

Masoch Café

Bar, Restaurant, European, $$$
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Masoch is an exceptional place in Lviv that is dedicated to the man whose name is the origin of the word masochism. At the entrance to the venue, you will be greeted with a bronze monument of erotic writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. The monument has a pocket in the trousers on the right side, at the bottom of which you can grasp male genitalia. But this is only the beginning. Proceeding to the bar, you’ll get a special menu with a masochistic theme: food with aphrodisiacs in erotic arrangements and extreme cocktails.
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Mon - Sun:
4:00 pm - 4:00 am

Meal service:

Late Night, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Quirky

Gas Lamp

Bar, Cocktail Bar, European, $$$
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The Gas Lamp is a bar, museum, and café at the same time. The building occupies three floors, with a beautiful view of the city from the roof. More than 200 kerosene lamps are showcased there, which were created in different years of the last century. The ambience inside is complemented by explosions, flashes, the smell of kerosene, and music in the style of grunge and rock. By the way, the kerosene infusion is a must-try drink.
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Mon - Sun:
11:00 am - 2:00 am

Meal service:

All Day, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Unusual

4 Friends Whiskey Pub

Bar, European, $$$
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This place, with a selection of more than 200 kinds of whiskey from 10 countries, is also famous for its excellent meat dishes and branded beer. It is a perfect venue for a party, to watch a football game, or to have a business meeting with a glass of old Scotch. The interior is designed in a British style: leather armchairs, a lot of pictures on the walls, and wooden tables.
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Mon - Sun:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Casual, Boutique

Kumpel

Bar, Pub, European, $$$
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The name of this bar is Kumpel, which is Ukrainian war-period slang for companion or a good friend. It is not only a bar and restaurant with a friendly atmosphere that popularizes and restores Galician cuisine and regional traditions in general, but it is also a network of shops that offer natural products of a high quality and perfect taste. At Kumpel you can try unfiltered, freshly brewed beer from its own brewery, which serves as the main element of the décor in the hall.
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Mon - Sun:
12:00 am

Meal service:

All Day, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Fine Dining

Drunk Cherry

Bar, European, $$$
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Drunk Cherry, or Piyana Vyshnya, is a legendary bar in Lviv city. The door to the bar is always open, and you can recognize it by the huge red chandelier. There are only two items on the menu – a signature cake of the same name and a liqueur Vyshnivka (Cherry), which is often sought after by the tourists and locals alike. People say that once you drink it, the sweet taste makes you happy, warm, and relaxed, which is the best state to explore the city of Lviv further.
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Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Meal service:

All Day, Late Night

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Unusual