Peronas Bar is perched right along the railroad tracks. You can’t miss the huge statue of James Gandolfini that stands right outside it, surrounded by crowds of people chatting over drinks. The terrace under the high roof is the perfect place to listen to live bands or hide from the overheated city centre.
Hostel Jamaika is another hotspot famous for its trademark parties filled with contemporary art, a relaxed atmosphere, and a mixed international crowd. Not too far from the station, famous Lithuanian and foreign performers regularly raise the roof at the legendary Club Kablys.
Vijokliai Beer Garden terrace is an ideal spot to relax on a warm summer evening. Or you can look for the small neon sign next to a set of stairs leading to a basement and end up at Love Bar, home to some of the best cocktails in town. Further along if you see some plastic yellow curtains draped over a door and people standing around, you’re in the right place – the bar Deveti is great for pre-parties, parties and after parties.
Even if you aren’t going anywhere, go to the train station waiting area to read a book or play the piano. When people rush and the setting changes so quickly, it’s easy to relax and stay in the moment. If you have more time, visit the Railway Museum to learn more about history, see authentic relics, or explore spectacular railroad miniatures.
When the party goes until morning, great food will get you back on track. The station district is known for some of the seriously best brunches in Vilnius. Holigans offer you the heartiest of brunches that are balanced for vegans and vegetarians.
These courtyards provide the perfect open-air lunch spot, a quiet place to read, or a calm hideout from the more touristy paths around Vilnius
The station district of Vilnius is experiencing a true Renaissance – once a hostile area, it’s been reborn as a lively district full of culture and an inviting area for people to work and live.