Start your beer quest from the oldest beer pub in Odesa, Gambrinus (31, Deribasivska street, Odesa). This bar was established in mid-19th century and became an institution in Odesa when it has come to beer after famous Russian writer Alexander Kuprin mentioned it in his novel in 1907. These days Gambrinus beer bar changed its original location however saved the signature atmosphere of the most popular Odesa watering hole: guests sit at the tables fashioned from old beer barrels under low ceiling, bare stone windowless walls. The place offers fun live entertainment in a form of live jazz band or an in-house violinist, who plays well known Odessa tunes.
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Another famous beer place of Odesa is located outside city center. Lustdorf brewery (140, Lustdorf Road, Odesa) attracts numerous beer fans with cheerful atmosphere and an array of delicious beers. Lustdorf has its own beer brews as well as a good selection of international brands. The place also offers delicious meat dishes and great selection of signature beer snacks such as smoked cheeses, meats, homemade pickled vegetables and freshly baked breads and ciabattas.
Bochka beer pub (56, Ekaterynenska street, Odesa) is located in the heart of Odesa and is believed to have one of the biggest selection of beer brands in town (over 20 brands are always in stock). The menu offers different meat and cheese platters that would complement the authentic beer flavors. The pub’s interior offers a classical beer pub atmosphere with soft leather booths and solid wooden tables. This is the ultimate destination to enjoy a pint of frosty beer in Odesa.
Scottish pub Corvin (17, Lanzheronivska street, Odesa) offers an up-scale interior and impressive selection of beer and whisky. The place boasts its own distillery producing Corvin signature whisky. Guests are also welcome to enjoy delicious food and interesting desserts.
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For the no-fuss atmosphere and a good frosty glass of craft beer or ale you can also visit Dobre Pyvo Pub (71, Kanatna street, Odesa) or Friends and Beer (9, Deribasivska street, Odesa). These Pubs are 100% worth visiting when you are in Odesa, Ukraine. They offer a good selection of popular beer brands and affordable prices.