Top 10 bars in Odessa

Gambrinus – a religious institution with its own history, located in the center of Odessa. Already at the beginning of the XX century A. Kuprin described this place as a brisk pub, where sailors and city dwellers liked to spend time. In the evenings, the violinist Sashka the musician used to play here. Kuprin wrote about the same in his story Gambrinus. Today the brasserie is located on the corner of Derybasivska and Zhukova streets in the basement of a historic building. It is still crowded here, and live music is played in the evenings. The menu features mainly meat dishes, among which you can have popular “King in elegant style”, “Veal tenderness” and “Odessa flavor”. Beer card is represented by a rich assortment of Belgian, German and Ukrainian beer. There are branded liqueurs too.
Address: Deribasivska str., 31/Vice-Admiral Zhukov str., 2
Contacts: +38(048)726-36-57
Work time: Mon – Sun from 11:00 to 00:00.
Average check: 400-600 UAH per person.

Central bar – a popular institution in the classic loft style on Ekaterininskaya Square. The menu features steaks, burgers, salads, pasta and pizza. There is a vegetarian menu too. The bar list is represented by an excellent selection of luxury drinks, cocktails. A hookah menu is also available. The highlight of the Central bar is the barbershop. Live music has a special place. So, in the evenings in the bar you can listen to Odessa cover bands. There is always fun, good atmosphere and nice crowd, especially on weekends (it is advisable to book a table).
Address: Ekateryninska Square, 3
Contacts: +38(067)482-35-15
Work time: Mon – Wed from 10:00 to 00:00, Thu, Sun from 10:00 to 01:00, Fri – Sat from 10:00 to 06:00.
Average check: 600-900 UAH per person.

Mint Lounge – a number 1 hookah-bar among the all the hookah places in Odessa and is located on the main tourist street of the city. This is the place for those who love fragrant hookah, delicious cocktails and fancy parties. It is an ambient place where pleasant music always plays and interesting events are held. There is a wide selection of board games for those who just came to smoke hookah and relax with friends. The menu includes dishes of European and American cuisine; a good selection of drinks, and a rich tea list. And of course, there is a huge selection of tobacco for even the most sophisticated taste.
Address: Deribasivska str., 5/corner of Pushkinska str.
Contacts: +38(048)796-20-00
Work time: Mon – Sun from 14:00 to 02:00.
Average check: 500-800 UAH per person.

Bourbon Rock Bar – a party place with the atmosphere of New York. Here you will always hear rock and roll, live music performed by young bands, and encounter incendiary parties on weekends. Foreigners and the progressive youth of Odessa prefer Bourbon. The menu features dishes of European, Mexican and American cuisine. The alcohol card contains a large assortment of whiskey, as well as branded bourbon of its own production. The highlight of the rock bar is own tattoo workshop. So, you can get excited on a glass of whiskey and go for a fancy tattoo.
Address: Ekateryninska str., 8/10
Contacts: +38(048)722-03-07
Work time: Mon – Thur, Sun from 14:00 to 04:00, Fri – Sat from 14:00 to 06:00.
Average check: 500-800 UAH per person.

Granat – a lounge cafe in the center of Odessa. It’s quite popular among lovers of high-quality hookah. The menu features dishes of European and Japanese cuisine. There is a signature dishes’ menu, as well as a wide assortment of tea, cocktails and alcoholic beverages. In the evenings you can listen to DJ sets. It gets really crowded, that’s why it is advisable to book a table. In the warm season, a summer terrace is operational. If you want a break from the everyday routine, you should come here!
Address: Ekateryninska str., 1
Contacts: +38(048)701-31-31
Work time: 24/7
Average check: 500-800 UAH per person.

Beer garden – a family brewery located near the Gorsad. The menu features Bavarian and national cuisine, as well as a grill menu. The restaurant has its own German brewery, which produces 4 beers according to Bavarian recipes. In the evenings, Thursday through Sunday, there is live music played by Odessa musicians. Themed parties often take place too. In the warm season, there is a summer terrace with a beautiful view of the Gorsad with a fountain. It is especially beautiful in the evening when Gorsad is surrounded by lanterns.
Address: Gavanna str., 6
Contacts: +38(048)777-88-88
Work time: Mon – Sun from 11:00 to 00:00.
Average check: 500-700 UAH per person.

The Fitz – a cocktail bar in the central part of Odessa. It is famous for its extraordinary atmosphere and the most delicious cocktails. The interior of the establishment resembles a typical American bar, and the bar here is located right at the entrance. The Fitz is always crowded, especially on weekends. That’s why it is advisable to book tables in advance. In the evenings trendy music sounds, and various events are often held. Today it is one of the popular bars among the townspeople.
Address: Ekateryninska str., 6
Contacts: +38(068)810-20-70
Work time: Mon – Thur, Sun from 18:00 to 02:00, Fri – Sat from 18:00 to 03:00.
Average check: 300-500 UAH per person.

DVOR 12 – a modern open-space bar, located in a cozy courtyard of Odessa. DVOR 12 menu – international snacks, desserts and cocktails. It is an atmospheric place with an interesting interior, where you can relax, listen to DJ-sets or dance. The place is loved by both locals and tourists, and in the evenings it is always crowded here.
Address: Prymorsky Boulevard, 12
Contacts: +38(097)159-71-21
Work time: Mon – Sun from 15:00 to 03:00.
Average check: 400-500 UAH per person.

MOLODIST (eng. YOUTH) – a popular 90s style place, located in the center of Odessa. Having entered here, you will return to the post-Soviet time, which is displayed here in the interior, menu, decor and even music. From the menu, you can order fried potatoes, dumplings or herring under the vegetables coat. Unusual serving of dishes, stylish format, positive ambiance made this place the most popular today, one of those which you must visit.
Address: Grecheska str., 19
Contacts: +38(048)704-13-19
Work time: 24/7
Average check: 300-500 UAH per person.

Zelda Bar – the first absinthe bar in Odessa, located in the heart of the city. It was named in honor of the American writer Zelda Seyr Fitzgerald. The bar has received recognition for the largest selection of cocktails with absinthe. The menu features European cuisine along with a wide range of elite alcohol. This is a cozy place where you can meet your friends for great drinks and intimate conversations. Live music is played in the evening.
Address: Lanzheronivska str., 26
Contacts: +38(048)771-04-26
Work time: Mon – Thu, Sun 18:00 to 02:00, Fri – Sat from 18:00 to 04:00.
Average check: 300-500 UAH per person.