Live jazz in Hrushevsky Cinema Jazz
Hrushevsky Cinema Jazz restaurant in Lviv often describes itself as the city’s only restaurant of improvisations, both musical and gastronomical. The restaurant offers European and local cuisine and a diverse program of artistic events.
Movies on the big screen, art exhibitions, live concerts, parties, book reading – it’s not the full list of events awaiting the visitors. Every evening guests have a chance to enjoy light live jazz in the Lviv restaurant to make the night in Hrushevsky a very pleasant affair.
Address: 28, Shevchenka Avenue
Coffee & music in Lviv Coffee Manufacture
Lviv Coffee Manufacture is located on the corner building of Rynok Square and Rus’ka street. This is one of the most popular coffee shops in Lviv, which turns drinking and buying coffee into a whole performance. The name of the coffee shop in Ukrainian means 'coffee mine' and it aims at making naive tourists believe that coffee is actually mined at the dungeons beneath the coffee shop.
Despite all the touristy buffoonery, Lviv Coffee Manufacture sells a decent selection of coffees and offers really stylish gift wrappings. Not many Lviv visitors know that this is also one of the best music venue of Lviv downtown. The furthest part of Lviv Coffee Manufacture, which is actually an inner courtyard of the ancient stone villa, has a glass roof and homely interior. This music space often houses live gigs of interesting musicians and bands.
Address: 10, Rynok Square
Live music bar Pravda. Beer Theater
Pravda. Beer Theater is a creation of the local hospitality chain known for creative concept places like Masoch cafe, Kryiivka and others. The cafe occupies the corner building on Rynok Square, which used to be an upscale department store with over 200 years of history.
Visitors often advice to skip the food and instead check the place's concert schedule on-line to enjoy an evening of good music and an impressive selection of craft beer brands on offer. Pravda. Beer Theater often pops up in the lists of the best restaurants with Ukrainian beer in Lviv not only by Ukrainian media but also international like The Guardian.
Address: Torhovyy Dim Tsipperiv, Rynok Square
Live Jazz in Libraria Speakeasy Bar
Libraria located at the Armenian Courtyard offers high-style interior with an old-school bookish charm. While this venue isn't super serious about its bookish background, it is a place where any bibliophile would definitely feel at home. Check Libraria schedule for live jazz bands - they hold jazz jam sessions and concerts 3-4 times a week.
There is no table reservation available at Libraria: “first to come is first to be served” is the motto of this place. That's why it's always a good idea to come a bit earlier before the concert. You can always enjoy a drink or two and a casual conversation with a fellow visitor of the live music bar.
Address: 14, Lesi Ukrainky Street
Music gigs in Lviv's Music Lab
Music Lab in Lviv is a well-established and very popular among local hipster crowd. The venue offers the genuine atmosphere of a common European music bar. The place has a no-fuss service, well-mixed drinks, delicious American style food and works around the clock like some Lviv bars.
Music Lab hosts various live music gig twice or three times a week with a DJ playing groovy tracks the rest of the nights. Besides, Music Lab is often included in the ratings of the best places to visit in Lviv.
Address: 27, Brativ Rohatyntsiv Street
Live music in Amadeus restaurant
Amadeus is, without doubts, an iconic spot in Lviv fine dining scene. The restaurant located in the historical Lviv area has an old spirit in its design and menu. The walls are decorated with portraits of famous historical persons and a large wooden bar table reminds of the old European pub joints. The menu includes various hot picks from European cuisine from the Spanish paella and carp baked in sour cream to steak with mashed potatoes and baked cherry tomatoes.
Visitors have pointed out a variety of soups such as French onion soup and homemade cabbage soup baked in a pot. Amadeus is known for its soft and romantic atmosphere as well as live piano music in the evenings. Amadeus is among the popular live music spots in Lviv.
Address: 7, Katedralna Square
Jazz nights at Vapiano Lviv
The first Vapiano in Hamburg, Germany, opened its doors at the “Hohen Bleichen”. Two years later, the founders decided to set Vapiano on a world tour as a franchise concept. Today there are already over 150 Vapianos in 30 countries on five continents.
Vapiano in Lviv offers an airy and comfortable dining space with the no-fuss service in the heart of the city. Pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads are ordered directly from the chefs at the open kitchen. Everyone can have their meal prepared to his/her own personal preference. The guests’ favorite dishes can be created and then individually refined just in 10-15 minutes. This Italian restaurant in Lviv is a perfect option for a relaxed lunch or weekend brunch with friends of family.
Address: 12-A, Akademika Gnatyuka street, Lviv.
If you’re someone who enjoys bands in a cozy setting, we hope our list of bars and restaurants with live entertainment will answer the question "What to do in Lviv?"
Moreover, you can also:
- find something to do on a 2-euro budget
- try Ukrainian cuisine
- explore local castles
- and relax in a spa after a long day
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