The deeper you go, the more bars you will find. The deeper you go, the more trees you have – this is what we say in Lithuanian. The same goes with bars on this street. Head to Gringo for an informal atmosphere reminiscent of an English pub that both locals and foreigners love. Do you like playing foosball? Watching live sports? Then this is the place for you. By the way, Gringo offers daily lunch and their šaltibarščiai is said to be really delicious.
One more pub on Vilnius Street worth mentioning is rePUBlic. This place is a phenomenon in Kaunas and is so popular there they have three locations. However, the one and only Republic in Vilnius is here. The number of screens they have make it clear that sports fans will love it.
On the way to Vokiečių Street, next to fancy places like Distilerija and the Bubbles. Champagneria, you’ll cross paths with well-dressed people, pass a bar named Drops; then the Rhum Room; the budget-friendly Plus Plus Plus, which youngsters love; and Trinity, an old monastery housing an elegant restaurant serving European cuisine and two bars.
Let’s turn to Islandijos Street. On your right you will find one of the oldest and best cocktail bars in the city: Alchemikas. It is well-known for a professional team, classic and vintage cocktails and a collection of rare spirits.
Close by is one of the liveliest spots in town: Piano Man Bar (the locals call it Piano Man). It’s often crowded but a great choice if you’re looking for beer and whisky, delicious bar food, and welcoming staff.
And here we are on Vokiečių Street. It’s full of cafes and restaurants. There aren’t many bars here because they’re all scattered around. For example, if you turn onto Šv. Mikalojaus Street, you’ll find one of three Šnekutis bars, which are known for really great local beer. Head over to Marsas on Trakų Street; this bar has a very special vibe that you won’t understand without having a drink there.
There’s also the cosy courtyard on Etmonų Street, which is home to several places, including the craft beer bar Prohibicija, the legendary Špunka and the Monstro pizzeria. The nearby Amadeus, a cocktail bar that is located in the elegant Filharmonija building, offers a completely different setting. Come by for a drink, a party, or even to purchase vinyl.