Happy Friday! I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend - a little rest will be nice and my parents and sister (K) arrive on Sunday for a week of fun. I'm also looking forward to celebrating my birthday as well, though a bit belated. As of yesterday I'm another year older and the day passed calmly and uneventfully. Celebrations were quiet this year with a newborn and all, but the three of us did manage a little evening trip to Alaus Biblioteka for a delicious beer and some snacks.
Alaus Bibklioteka and Bamb Alyne are two of my favorite bars to relax, have a beer, and even get some work done (yup, I occasionally swap my beloved cafes for a bar). Both bars serve a huge array of beers - give me a beer over any other type of liquor (except for ouzo) - and have great character.
Alaus Biblioteka (Beer Library) is a beer bar that serves different beers from all over the world (look at that selection!). They have an excellent imported beers that can't be found elsewhere in Vilnius and many different choices on tap. If you plan on visiting Alaus Biblioteka regularly, sign up for a "beer passport" and aim to get stamps from all of the different beer types. If you fill your beer passport you get a free beer book! Now that I've had the baby and am no longer pregnant I can start to fill my own beer passport (more likely I'll share with J as I'm not a fan of IPAs or bitter beers)!
Similarly to Alaus Biblioteka, Bamb Alyne serves a selection of 80 beers from local brewers and a reasonably tasty local wine. Bamb Alyne has such a cool interior, as it is situated underground and the walls are made from brick and stone. You can also purchase beers to bring home. Bamb Alyne also serves small beer snacks including Lithuanian fried bread and a selection of meats and cheeses. Because of their convenient location - in a courtyard where we can safely leave our empty stroller - this was the first bar we visited with baby in search of in tow!
What are your favorite bars? What do you like in a bar?