Top 10 bars, cafes in Lviv

1.Dzyha – an art location, that combines a conceptual cafe and a gallery of modern art. The interior is decorated in the style of old Lviv at the beginning of the 20th century. The menu offers traditional cuisine of the local region. Literary and musical evenings are often held in the cafe in the evenings. The gallery constantly exhibits various art exhibitions of young Ukrainian talents. There is also a souvenir shop inside. Dzyga is especially popular among creative youth.
Address: Virmensʹka St, 35
Contacts: +38(067)672-74-64
Work hours: Mon-Sun from 10:00 to 00:00.
Average check: 200-400 UAH per person.

2.Masoch – a cafe, dedicated to Sacher-Masoch, who was born in Lviv. There is a monument to the Austrian writer at the entrance to the cafe. The doors to the establishment are made in the form of a keyhole. The interior conveys the theme and is decorated according to the works of the author. Red colors are used in the décor; photographs, paintings, chains, masks, whips and other attributes are hung on the walls. The waiters are dressed in suits with leather elements. Each guest is greeted here with a whip (game performances are held too). The menu features European cuisine with original presentation and a wide selection of signature cocktails.
Address: Serbsʹka St, 7
Contacts: +38(050)371-04-40
Work hours: Mon-Fri from 16:00 to 04:00, Sat-Sun from 14:00 to 04:00.
Average check: 200-400 UAH per person.

3.Opera Underground – a cocktail bar, located in the basements of the Opera House. The extraordinary interior with arched vaults is stylized as opera workshops. The peculiarity of the institution is the bar list with conceptual cocktails and original presentation. For example, signature cocktails are served here in a fire extinguisher or in a motorcycle engine. There is also an innovative VR cocktail. The establishment hosts DJ sets, dance and theme parties.
Address: Svobody Ave., 28
Contacts: +38(050)431-23-39
Work hours: Mon-Fri from 16:00 to 04:00, Sat-Sun from 14:00 to 04:00.
Average check: 200-400 UAH per person.

4.Poshta na Drukarsʹkiy – bakery café. Here you will find the largest collection of Lviv postcards that adorn the walls of the institution. Inside you can also see rare telephones and old postal scales. Visitors can make a postcard with their own hands and send it to the addressee. The main dish on the menu is signatures pies with different fillings. Drinks offer craft beer, mulled wine, homemade liqueurs and various types of coffee.
Address: Drukarsʹka St, 3
Contacts: +38(050)434-71-48
Work hours: Mon-Sun from 11:00 to 00:00.
Average check: UAH 200-350 per person.

5.Nalyvkarnia – a drinking bar, where a wide selection of delicious homemade liqueurs (30 types!) is presented. It has got a laconic interior with no frills. An eye-catching ceiling is decorated with hundreds of empty bottles that change color depending on the lighting. The menu offers snacks, pâté and salads. There are tasting sets too. Groups will be interested in the “Chessboard” set, which is tasted in a game way. You can also buy a bottle of your favorite drink at the bar. In warm weather, a summer terrace is open.
Address: Brativ Rohatyntsiv St, 37
Contacts: +38(068)248-35-50
Work hours: Mon-Sun from 15:00 to 01:00.
Average check: UAH 200-350 per person.

6.Dr. Ink food & drink – a cozy gastro bar, where the atmosphere of the beginning of the XX century soars. It’s an ideal place for hearty meetings combined with good alcohol. The interior is dominated by wood trim. In one of the rooms, the wall is decorated with a wooden canvas with portraits of Remarque, Hemingway and Jack London, who mentioned in their novels the exquisite taste of rum, Calvados, whiskey and Daiquiri. The menu mainly includes appetizers, salads, and a signature burger. The bar list consists of elite alcoholic drinks, signature cocktails and craft beer of European brands.
Address: Yana Zhyzhky St, 7
Contacts: +38(096)855-83-64
Work hours: Mon-Wed from 17:00 to 01:00, Thu-Fri from 17:00 to 02:00, Sat-Sun from 14:00 to 01:00.
Average check: 250-400 UAH per person.

7.Libraria Speak Easy bar – a secret bar, located between the Armenian and Lesia Ukrainka streets. This cozy place is decorated in the style of 1920s American bars. Lviv youth, as well as connoisseurs of the bar atmosphere and good music love to gather here. Libraria’s specialty is a rich cocktail menu and real jazz. Every week there are performances of musicians in the “jam session” format. The menu offers Italian dishes, snacks and desserts.
Address: Lesi Ukrainky St, 14
Contacts: +38(067)726-49-24
Work hours: Tue-Thu from 18:00 to 00:00, Fri-Sun from 17:00 to 02:00, Sat-Sun from 18:00 to 02:00, Mon – day off.
Average check: 250-400 UAH per person.

8.12 Steps bar – a cocktail bar, located in the central part of Lviv. This is the place for fans of natural alcohol that serves exclusive signature cocktails. The menu features dishes of local Ukrainian and Pan-Asian cuisine, prepared from fresh products. There is also a wine list. It hosts parties, concerts, DJs, master classes and tastings. Themed weeks are also often organized.
Address: Yana Zhyzhky St, 2
Contacts: +38(067)370-47-97
Work hours: Mon-Wed, Sun from 18:00 to 02:00, Thu-Fri from 18:00 to 04:00.
Average check: 250-400 UAH per person.

9.The Room Wine Bar – an atmospheric wine bar. The room is small but quite cozy. There is an open area too. Guests are offered a wide range of various vintage wines of European produce. The cocktail list is included. The menu focuses on appetizers, cheese and meat plates, as well as desserts. On weekends, DJ sets are held, and a photographer also works, taking pictures of visitors as a souvenir. The establishment is especially popular with tourists.
Address: Lesi Ukrainky St, 18
Contacts: +38(093)247-77-12
Work hours: Mon-Fri from 17:00 to 00:00, Sat-Sun from 14:00 to 02:00.
Average check: UAH 200-350 per person.

10.P’yana Vyshnya – a chain of mega-popular bar-shops with a bar counter and several tables inside as well as at the entrance to the place (eng. Drunken Cherry). The interior is in dark red tones. The decor features a huge chandelier made of bottles and shelves with wine barrels. It offers exclusively cherry liqueur. The drink is tasty but quite strong, made according to a traditional recipe on cognac alcohol from selected cherries. Chocolates are offered to the glass of liqueur “as a snack”. You can also buy a bottle for takeaway right there. This place is very crowded and has long been a must visit location.
Addresses/Contacts: 1.Rynok Sq, 11. Tel.: +38(067)674-26-61. 2.Krakivska St, 1/3. Tel.: +38(050)387-82-88
Work hours: Mon-Thu from 10:00 to 00:00, Fri-Sat from 10:00 to 02:00, Sun from 10:00 to 01:00.
Average check: 100-200 UAH per person.