The Best Bars in Vilnius

Friday, September 18, 2015

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?

8 comments:

  1. the exposed brick and floor tiles are too much, I love it!! I love bars with quirky interiors and interesting drinks, but I'm probably mostly a wine bar person :) x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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    1. I love the exposed brick too! They do it a lot here (our bedroom has an exposed brick wall and I love it. There are some great wine bars here in Vilnius too, perhaps I'll do a post on them eventually!

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  2. After following your adventures in Vilnius for some time now, I'm hoping to put it on the long weekend travel list for next year! I think the whole city sounds like it's got such great character!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that! You will have to let me know when you decide to visit!

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  3. Wow, my partner would love the Beer Library! I'd love to go there one day :) I'm a wine bar person myself too, but I can always been swayed into having a beer on a nice sunny day!

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    1. I'm glad that it would be a hit! Is Vilnius on your travel radar at all?

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  4. Anything that combines beer and libraries is awesome, no? ;) Both look like special places, and the charcuterie in the top one makes me want to reach through the screen - yum!

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    1. Books, beer, and snacks - can't get much better than that! I had never eaten at Beer Library before (the top one) but the meat and cheese plate was excellent!

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