Translated as “Beer Library”, Alaus biblioteka is exactly. With a fantastic handcrafted menu of beers that truly covers the globe, and “Beer Librarians” on hand to give you their expert advice, this bar is a beer lovers paradise. This is also one of the best places to get acquainted with the best in locally made craft beers - there is always a specially curated selection of cask ales on offer, just ask at the bar.
Alchemikas by name, and alchemy by nature. With the city’s best mixologists behind the bar, you’re always guaranteed a cocktail that’ll blow your mind. Using only the best ingredients and an obsessive eye for details, each cocktail is a work of art. But get there early, this is a small cozy spot and it fills up quickly.
Attention all gin lovers! If you are a connoisseur of the noble nectar, Sanatorija will definitely have something to pique your palate. And it’s not only the best gins you can savour, there’s also a menu full of exquisite cocktails to sample. Not to mention the fact that the interior is a thing of cozy and exquisite beauty.
SOMM is the perfect downtown location for anyone with a taste for fine wine. Their growing collection features more than 500 wines from all around the world. The six professional sommeliers working here will not only recommend the best wines but will also help you pair them with amazing meals.
Distilerija is one of the most popular new bars with the capital’s trendy youth. And that’s only partially because of their large whisky collection! If you’re hungry, there’s a steak with your name on it waiting for you.
When the stalls of Halės Turgus close for the evening, the place turns into a space for drinks, snacks and chats. Stop by for a cocktail at Youngs’ Club and see the legendary market in a different light. DJs play on Fridays and Saturdays, making this an exciting spot a bit further away from the famed “Triangle of Vilnius”.
Get on track with your beer! This trendy bar right next to the train station is a local favourite, so you can do some train-spotting while getting cosy next to the statue of an oversized Tony Soprano. The bar often features live music, so you can spend all evening enjoying the changing crowd.
This shadowy and intimate bar is located in the up-and-coming Station (Stotis) district, just next to the trendy ‘Hales’ food market, from where a lot of ingredients for the cocktails are bought. This bar does not have an obvious signboard outside, but a bright pink light will lead you towards this hidden gem.
King & Mouse
First and foremost a whiskey bar, so if you’re a whiskey aficionado, this place is a must for you. You can take part in a tasting event or just ask the bartender to suggest something new. The bar also has its own whiskey that you can’t get anywhere else. But the cocktails here are an integral part of the menu, with whiskey playing the starring role. And of course, there’s always something new and inspiring to try.
Situated on the 22nd floor of one of the city’s most famous hotels, Skybar provides visitors with a panorama that sparkles as much as any cocktail. And if it’s a cocktail you’re after as you sit and soak in the view, you’ll find the bar has an impressive list of 70 to choose from. A visit to Vilnius would not be complete without a trip to Skybar.