Kyiv is full of all kinds of party places. Such a variety of locations in Kyiv will surprise anyone who wishes to have fun and extraordinary leisure.
Obviously, you might wish to know places with a special atmosphere or find out where fans of alternative culture are going. For example, true connoisseurs of the underground choose Closer. This iconic place is located in Podil, in the former ribbon-weaving factory. It is known not only as a club, but also as an art venue where exhibitions and film screenings take place. Well, keep in mind that some parties have a strict dress-code on some parties in Closer.
Party space for hipsters is the UBK. This is an open-air summer club on Trukhanov Island, overlooking the right bank of the Dnieper and a pedestrian bridge. Having quickly gained popularity, UBK began to expand its capabilities. Now there are DJ parties, jazz concerts, film screenings and the Hedonism festival.
In Kyiv, there are also locations where electronic music parties are held. New-fashioned club River Port, that focuses on evolving the electronic music, invites famous Ukrainian and foreign DJs to the sets. Techno, house, ethno and other styles of underground music are played here. River Port is located in the industrial zone on the Dnieper bank. That’s why on the one hand a picturesque view of the left bank comes off, on the other one – an urban view of the abandoned workshops of the plant, which adds a special flavor to the place.
Atlas should also be noted. It is one of the leading clubs in the capital. Due to its versatility, the most diverse events are organized here – themed parties, musical battles, as well as concerts of Ukrainian and foreign stars. On the roof of the building where Atlas is located, there is an open area ROOF. This is a fairly new art space with a lounge area and a panoramic view of the city, where mega atmospheric summer concerts take place.
If you prefer art and culture, then you should visit the O.B. Ostannya Barykada – a restaurant, gastro bar and creative space in one place. This is a famous art venue in Kyiv, a meeting place for free people and representatives of the new generation. The main goal of the OB is popularization of Ukrainian culture. Here they hold concerts, presentations, exhibitions, and meetings with poets, writers, artists.
Fancy pre-party venues that have replenished the list of party places in Kyiv include Boho Kyiv, Mur Mur, Touch Cafe, Apple, Par Bar, Alchemist Bar, The Bar, Avalon Lounge Bar, Famous, Hitchcook, etc. Everyone will find something for themselves here – light music, excellent cuisine, signature cocktails, flavored hookah, karaoke or DJ sets that ignite in you the desire to spud up the morning.
However, there are locations in Kyiv that are hidden from the eyes of passers-by, the so-called secret places. Many have heard about them but not every local in Kyiv knows their exact location. These “speakeasy” bars include Loggerhead, Check-In Kyiv, Barman Dictate, Parovoz Speak Easy, Hendrick’s bar, S34, Chamber # 6, Loafers (Bezdelniki). In these places, a completely different life flows. There is always an emotional atmosphere and its own audience of friends and acquaintances. But if you manage to find and get into one of these bars, then be sure that new and pleasant acquaintances are there for you!
Various festivals are held annually in Kyiv. One of the large-scale festivals is the Atlas Weekend music festival, which is attended by world-famous European musicians. No less significant and favorite festival of French culture is the “French Spring”, at which French artists present films, performances, exhibitions, literature and music. The festival-fair “Made in Ukraine” is especially interesting for tourists. Here you can get acquainted with Ukrainian goods, taste and purchase products.
The Day of Kyiv – on the last weekend of May.
The Independence Day of Ukraine – on August 24.