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Lviv bars with the most delicious cocktails

Viktoriia Dmytryk

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To think that there is no nightlife in Lviv and to return home or hotel after a culturally saturated day is so wrong! In 1862 the American Jerry Thomas published the first guide for bartenders, and this art has long gone down in history, and it is no secret that in our city history is highly respected!

Here you will find a rich bar culture, a wide range of author's cocktails, and the charisma of bartenders is worthy of praise. Negroni or Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour or Manhattan for those who are "skilled" or those who are on the side of the classics, or "I like something delicious and preferably colorful", "I want refreshing like a sea breeze", "and I would like something sweet, but not so much" – no matter what you will choose and no matter in what way you will order it, be sure that at the establishments and bars from our list you will have a great evening.

Hmmm, we are wondering what you will choose for yourself…

12 Steps Bar

2 Y. Zhyzhky St. | 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Thu, Fri, Sat till 4 a.m. | +38 067 370 4797

If you want to feel like a hero of the film, where the bartender reads your thoughts in half a word, and the atmosphere encourages open conversations, then you are right here! Try the author's cocktails Holy Chika, Amarga Verdad (it means "bitter truth") or Black is Back based on tequila, Mango Tango, where mango vodka with flower elderberry liqueur and lime cordial form an unsurpassed tandem, or a refreshing Pur Pur based on gin. It is possible to order delivery of cocktails from bar, as well as provide cocktail catering for your party. 

See for yourself that 12 Steps Bar was in the nomination Best Bar of Ukraine 2020 according to the "National Restaurant Award" Sil`" and among the finalists of the Ukrainian Bar Awards in the nomination "Bar Rack of the Year" is absolutely justified.

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Sino Experimenta

31 Virmenska St. | 4 p.m.-3 a.m. +38 063 530 4412

We are in a hurry to introduce you to another bar in the nomination of the award "Best Bar" – Sino Experimental! Why experimental? Because the bar has a huge variety of alcoholic positions and is constantly creative in inventing new flavor mixes. Among the author's drinks we advise you to pay attention to the Needle in Sino with its original serving, Porto Tonik based on white port wine, Budmohito with rhubarb liqueur and Cherry with coffee hints. Pay attention to the updates in the special menu, because new items will be waiting for you every week! Drinks come true here and anyone who has been here will not say that it sounds pretentious!

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4friends Whiskey Pub

2 D. Dudaieva St.| 12 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri, Sat till 2 a.m +38 050 600 5005

What about whiskey? The place where the largest collection of whiskey in Western Ukraine is collected: there are more than 200 types from 12 countries all over the world! Well, as you may have guessed, the cocktails here are also based on whiskey. Taste Limerence, which combines exquisite Japanese whiskey, dry nut Fino sherry, bitter-sweet grapefruit syrup and a few drops of homemade black pepper bitter, and what is included in the cocktail Yes, please! we will not tell you, try it yourself and decide whether it is worth asking "repeat? to answer: "Yes, please!" Please note that the restaurant has an excellent grill menu. Among the unique options: Gift certificates for whiskey tasting (you can choose the option with delivery), which includes several tasting sets in the regions of Scotland and tasting tips from bar.

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People Place Bar

6 Kathedralna Sq| 12 p.m.-11 p.m. +38 032 297 56 74

Gather the company of the best friends and go to the best place where you can spend the evening! People Place Bar is about a relaxed atmosphere, rhythmic music, original fast food and a perfect alcohol menu. According to the idea, all cocktails from the special menu correspond to a certain emotion: Joy, Trust, Cheerfulness, Surprise… It's so easy to make a choice when you really know what you are missing and what emotion you would like to live right now and right here in People Place.

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44 Bar

44 Rynok Sq. | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. +39 067 831 8788

Atmospheric bar in the heart of the city: two steps and you are already tasting delicious cocktails. In addition to sociable and witty bartenders, you will find no less interesting menu. Meet: Elizabeth II and… Elizabeth III! Yes, these are the names of cocktails in the special menu and whatever Elizabeth you choose, remember: both will be on tequila! You will also find there Life is good and Lodi Dodi. In addition to delicious cocktails, you will find no less delicious desserts, as well as the opportunity to take cocktails to go, so keep this place in mind.

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L'amour de trois

25/27 Staroievreiska St.| 4 p.m.-23 p.m. +38 067 25 18 284

This bar is completely imbued with French chic and atmosphere! We are sure that you have repeatedly seen photos where guests enjoy cocktails or delicious pancakes (burning Suzette, by the way, our favorites) sitting in the bathroom and imagining yourself there. In the cocktail menu, in addition to the well-known classics, you can taste L'amour specials (Impulse with Bayou rum, Aperol, orange bitter and lemon, Cafe de Flore with Crafter's Aromatic Flower gin, St. Germain liqueur and chamomile cordial) and Movies cocktails. (We don't like movie spoilers and we're sure you too). Intrigued?

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Meet bar Kolyshnia

33/3а Lesi Ukrainky St. | 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri 5 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat 4 p.m.-4 a.m. +38 096 880 5300

Welcome to the flat of your Kolyshnia (in Ukrainian this word means "former girlfriend"). Find out what the Tears of the former taste like and don't blame yourself for The Eyes saw that they took… We hope you already understand that all these are the names of Special cocktails in the menu of Meet bar Kolyshnia! Come there to get acquainted with this atmospheric place.

Limoncello Bar

25 Lesi Ukrainky St. | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. +38 096 413 4566

Sweet Italian lemon liqueur is a favorite of many people because it is so refreshing and invigorating. At the bar with the same name knows everything about this drink, so if you decide to go here – you will stay in it for a long time! We are just going to unveil a bit more of what you can taste here: Crema di Limoncello is an incredibly gentle vanilla cream follower of the classic version of the drink, which is based on lemon peel that is riched with essential oils. Limoncello Basil is lighter and refreshing, all thanks to the addition of basil and spicy cinnamon. The rest of the tasting is up to you!

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Baczewski Bar

8 Shevska St. 2 p.m.-10 p.m. +30 098 224 4444

It is difficult to find a person who would not have heard of the cult establishment of Galician cuisine in Lviv – the Baczewski Restaurant. In addition to the truly incredibly tasty banosh, the restaurant has an equally decent bar, where bartenders inspired by the Galician flavor mix original delicious cocktails, where special attention is paid to drinks based on traditional berry infusions and tinctures. Have you ever tasted something like this? We do not think! So expand your alcoholic erudition beyond cocktails with whiskey, rum, gin or tequila at the Baczewski Bar. You can also buy the tincture you like from the Baczewski shop.

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Bubbles Bar by Fiorelli

7 O. Nyzhankivskoho St. | 12 p.m.-12 a.m. +38 098 001 2008

The first place in Lviv, where your favorite sparkling wine flows down the river – so they say about themselves in the bar. Indeed, you will not find more cocktails based on sparkling wine anywhere (maybe even if you look outside Lviv). Not just a bar, but a real treasure for elegant ladies! And how much photo content in your Instagram can be made ... We advise you to try Amaro Amore – a combination of sweet and bitter will not leave you indifferent. Do not deny yourself a glass of sparkling wine even on the night before Monday and feel free to choose Fragolino Bianco Alcohol free.

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JagerWald

2 I. Fedorova St. | 16:00-02:00, п’ятниця, субота 16:00-04:00 +38 096 670 4256

Here is everything you need for your perfect evening: special cocktails and cuisine, acoustic evenings, board games, and, of course, a lot of good Egermeister. We advise you to use the opportunity and try Jager Cocktails: TikiJager, Jager Graf, which can be chosen from three variations, or Galician King, where the incredible bourbon and prosecco form a perfect tandem. We reveal you a little secret: until 20:00 there is a -20% discount for a food. Try their bruschettas, burgers and the incredible Jager ice cream.

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Opera Undergound

28 Svobody Ave. | Fri-Sun 2 p.m.-2 a.m. +38 050 430 5385

The underground of the Lviv Opera House has always lived its life, if there is a play on the stage, then here are the best intermissions – how aptly the establishment positions itself! And really, it's so hard to imagine bartenders on stage performing stunning tricks with shakers and incendiary parties with the best Dj, but at Opera Underground… Author's Lychakiv cocktail based on scotch on honeycombs, lemon juice, red wine and pomegranate foam or Corporate Freelancers` corporate  with bourbon, sherry, amaro and bitter, which one you will choose today?

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Numbers Bar

вул. Шевська, 12

17:00-05:00

+38 096 787 7727

Вийняткова атмосфера та класна музика роблять Numbers Bar особливо комфортним місцем, де ви точно захочете провести вечір. Насолодіться смаком Unique Numbers Coctails та їх особливою подачею: 5 o`clock, Fahrenheit 451 чи The first sin.

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CLOUD no.7 Panorama

14 Soborna Sq. 9 a.m.-5 a.m. +38 098 111 000 7

The territory of high emotions – this is how the establishment identifies itself, and you really can't say better! A place where you can definitely enjoy the panoramic view of the city, exquisite cuisine, luxurious interior, where organically combined Vocal Bar Karaoke, Panorama Hall, Banquet Hall and Summer Terrace, as well as a wide range of whiskey, bourbon, tequila, rum and world alcoholic beverages. A few words about the cocktail: the establishment has a completely closed production cycle, and in the preparation of beverages the emphasis is on local ingredients. Don't miss the Special cocktails CLOUD no.7 based on Captain Morgan rum and with chocolate hints and Popcorn sour with taste you have already guessed which is based on Bulleit bourbon.

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Hendrick's Bar Lviv

3 M. Voronoho St. Thu-Sun 6 p.m.-10 p.m. +38 073 933 3077

A kind of cocktail card that anyone not be able to resist, even those who do not drink alcohol at all will not resist: where else would you see Negroni Zero? Look for your favorite cocktail (not necessarily one) in the menu headings: Tequila time, Strong & sweet, For martini lovers, On a block of ice, Exotiс… Choosing a cocktail has never been so easy! Let yourself to enjoy by Orbium Galaxy with gin of the same name, elderberry liqueur, homemade grapefruit cordial and Catalan sparkling wine, if you are a martini lover or taste Rapscallion, if you like something stronger, this cocktail is based on two types of Scotch whiskey, sherry and pastis. To cocktails we recommend you tacos with spicy shrimp and avocado or soft cheese and tomato salsa.

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Que pasa. Lviv

12 Drukarska St. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri, Sat till 3a.m. +38 097 785 0171

When asked "Que pasa?", answer – "Todo bien!" It can't be otherwise in one of the most atmospheric bars in Lviv – a place where you can taste Mexico as it is. Guacamole, tacos, nachos or quesadilla? How many temptations only on these names! Supplement this list with sangrita or an author's cocktail from the menu of the bar Que pasa and the evening will definitely be Grandioso! Mezcalito, La Coronita or El Cosmo? Which one will be your favourite cocktail?

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Enjoy the palette of taste mixes to the fullest, but consume responsibly and do not ignore the rules of bar ethics (Ask Google, please, if you haven't heard of such)! 

The world is so changeable, so to be 100% sure that the evening will go the way you want - check the schedule of the selected bar on the pages of social webs.

For those who are looking for more interesting information about beverages and the culture of their consumption in Lviv:

And if after the party you are looking for a place where you can have breakfast and drink fragrant coffee, the article below will help you:

Where is a delicious breakfast in Lviv?

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