Podil is a special neighborhood in Kyiv. Perhaps, it's the only place to stroll through cozy streets and get soaked with an exceptional atmosphere or get together with friends to get rid of daily routine. To do latter here’s a pick of bars worth visiting in Podil.
S34 bar is a combination of good taste and simplicity. The place is hidden on one of Podil’s street and combines a bar and a men hairdressing studio. On the first floor they offer uniquely made tasty cocktails and on the second floor men can get their hair cut in a professional and stylish way. It is worth saying that the venue is not for boys only – both men and women are welcome here.
Address: 42 Vosdvyzhenska Str.
Opening hours: daily 10.00 – 21.00
Pink Freud is a bar with, perhaps, the most detailed bar list. Cocktails are divided into four categories – sweeter, richer and potent, sour and more refreshing. Everyone can surely find something matching his/her cocktail preferences.
“We make cocktails that can astonish and make people happy” – bartenders in Pink Freud say. Another thing that makes the place exceptional is that Pink Freud is located in the courtyard with a fountain and cobbled floor. Is there anything better to get relaxed?
Address: 19 Nyzhnii Val Str.
Opening hours: daily 18:00 – 1:00
Podil East India Company
Podil East India Company is not a venue of exceptionally Indian food. The menu here offers Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes as well. Bar list is abundant - you can try Ukrainian craft beer and unusual cocktails, but the owners recommend tasting barrel-aged whisky-cola seasoned and kept in a barrel for more than a month.
Address: 9 Mezhyhirska Str.
Opening hours: daily 11.00 – 2.00
Craft vs Pub
Craft vs Pub bar’s is a wide range of craft beer that makes the place one of all-time favorite among beer lovers. Even the most fastidious ones find a preferable beer – either tapped or bottled. Snacks to go with beer make staying in the venue more enjoyable and longer.
Address: 37/20 Nyzhnii Val Str.
Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 16.00 – 23.45
Thursday – Friday 16.00 – 2.00
Sunday 14.00 – 23.45
Gnezdo Bar is a perfect place to get together with friends for having a drink and hit the hookah. The mission of this venue is to make get rid of everyday chore sitting in comfortable lounge chairs and sipping cocktails. On weekends except delicious and unusual cocktails the bar throws parties with DJ sets and dancing.
Address: 21 Andriivskyi descent
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 11.00 – 1.00
Friday and Saturday 11.00 – 4.00
The PodWall Bar
The PodWall Bar is not so big, but quite a cozy place that is hidden in a basement on one of Podil’s streets. It is a venue where you can do both - play some table games or just get together to hang out with friends enjoying music and a wide range of drinks. The bar offers different kinds of beer, uniquely made nastoika and cocktails.
Address: 17 Yaroslavska Str.
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 11.30 – 0.00
Friday – Saturday 11.30 – 4.00
Sunday from 13.00 – 23.30
To be bar
To be bar is a place where everyone wants to be. It is considered to be a hookah bar holding one of the widest range of tobacco in the world – more than 700 flavors. And a collection of classical and uniquely made cocktails and cocktails recipes from different parts of the world accompanied by kind-hearted atmosphere make your being here even more pleasant.
Address: 2a Verhnii Val Str.
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 12.00 – 2.00
Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 4.00
Sunday 12.00 – 2.00
So choose the right bar for your Friday night at Podil in Kyiv.
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