New Bars in Kyiv: January 2019 Review

cocktail on bar counter

It`s always good to start a new year with new impressions, isn`t it? Going through newly-open bars of Kyiv, trying delicious drinks & snacks while enjoying stylish interior and cozy atmosphere – this definitely sounds like new worthy experience. Let`s check out the newest bars in Kyiv calling us for both relaxation and adventures in January 2019.

Morphiy Bar

test bottles and tubes and old book
In case you did not know: “Morphiy” is translated as “Morphine”. As we can obviously see from the name of this freshly-opened spot, it is inspired by works of the famous writer Mykhailo Bulgakov, particularly by his “Morphine” novel. Considering this, it is no surprise that here guests can find drinks served in a very unusual way – in real test tubes and even drop glasses! Apart from unusual cocktails named after the elements of the Mendeleev`s table, the bar offers classic drinks such as Aperol and Old Fashioned. Besides, in the bar you will find a typewriter – visitors are welcome to use it for leaving any kind of comments or recommendations.
Address: 86/9, Velyka Vasylkivska street

11 Mirrors Rooftop Restaurant & a World Class Bar

posh bar interior
This new bar & restaurant is located on the 11th floor of the well-known “11 Mirrors” – the first design hotel of Ukraine. The place`s interior impresses with deep colors such as blue and burgundy; it combines traditional look with innovative elements. Apart from the breathtaking view over the city`s center from the panoramic windows, the bar delights with 11 unique cocktails by maestros of mixology – Kevin Patnode and Sergiy Alexeyev along with classic cocktails and strong drinks. The new spot will also be a gift for gourmands as it offers an appetizing fusion mix of European, Ukrainian and Pan-Asian cuisines.
Address: 34A, B. Khmelnytskogo street, 11th floor

Who & Why. Drinkery

bottles in bar hall
Who & Why is a new bar in the historical district near Golden Gate that keeps to speak-easy format. To get inside this place, you will have to ring a bell on the door of Escobar restaurant and then go to the ground floor. The guests of Who & Why. Drinkery are welcome to try wide variety of classic and signature cocktails. Here you can find very unusual cocktails – for example, with duck fat or beef bouillon. Along with cocktails, Who & Why. Drinkery bar offers high quality strong drinks and tasty delicacies such as salad with crayfish tails, duck terrine and panna cotta with estragon.
Address: 21/20, Yaroslaviv Val street

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Wine Not Bar

baord have and hads above it holding glass of wine
The new wine bar in the capital`s center differs from all the other similar places by offering its guests to play special “wine board games”. These games are purposed to make players learn more about this wonderful drink. Playing the game, guests have to identify wine`s color by its aroma, or to name sort, country of origin or other wine`s characteristics. As for menu, it has numerous wines from France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Georgia and plenty of other countries. Guests can also order delicious food – for example, salmon tartare, shrimp salad or pumpkin pie. There is an attractive option to try “degustation set” of three wines that changes every day.
Address: 9, Saksaganskogo street

The Cinematographer's Party

cocktail on piano with decor elements
The Cinematographer`s Party is a new cocktail bar in the center of Ukrainian capital, which is aimed to gather a community of creative people who are inspired by cinema and art in general. This stylish place impresses with its unusual colorful interior that includes many bright elements such as red shoes, an old clock and many other. Apart from delicious cocktails, the spot offers tasty snacks in neo-bistro style like beef tataki and pumpkin cream soup. The Cinematographer`s Party is a great place to listen to some good music and to catch sophisticated art & party vibes.
Address: 34, Velyka Zhytomyrska street

Guilty Wine Bar

table in cafe
The new Guilty wine bar in the prestigious Vozdvizhenka district of Kyiv pleases the eye with modern minimalistic interior and calm atmosphere. The laconic menu offers visitors plenty of good wines from France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Germany and New Zealand. Those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks may enjoy mineral water, lemonade, filter coffee or tea. As for snacks, here you can taste chicken liver or tuna paste, hummus, Camembert cheese, olives or meat plate. And, of course, do not miss delicious ice cream with red wine offered for dessert.
Address: 38, Vozdvyzhenska street

Rogue Bar

stylish bar hall
New Rogue bar is located in the heart of the city near Lvivska Square. It is definitely notable for its stylish design – brick walls, black furniture, mysterious colorful lighting, plaid on windowsills and weird paintings create a special atmosphere of this place. The bar offers numerous cocktails such as brand Roasted cocktail in a bottle, Guandong Sour, Bloody Mary, Mimosa, White Russian and other. Here you can also find pretty unusual drinks, for example, Popcorn cocktail with caramel popcorn infused gin. Rogue also has simple tasty snacks – olives, nuts, nachos and so on. The spot hosts parties with DJs so it`s also the right place to dance and have fun.
Address: Velyka Vasylkivska street 13/1
We hope you will love your journey through the new Kyiv bars. Cheers!
Photo source:, Facebook pages of businesses mentioned above. All photos belong to their rightful owners.

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