8 top bars in Kyiv with out­side ta­bles

Kyiv Post - - Lifestyle - Visi­tors drink cherry liquor out­side the Drunk Cherry bar near Lva Tol­stoho Square in Kyiv on April 11. (Volodymyr Petrov) Peo­ple en­joy food and drinks out­side Zigzag bar in Kyiv. (Zigzag/ Face­book)

There’s no need to choose be­tween stay­ing out­doors to en­joy a warm spring evening af­ter work and go­ing for a drink, as many bars in Kyiv serve wine and cock­tails at out­side ta­bles.

Sil­ver Spoons

De­spite its name, gas­tro bar Sil­ver Spoons is not a great pick for those who like steal­ing sil­ver­ware, be­cause they don’t ac­tu­ally have any sil­ver spoons. But the bar does serve ap­pe­tiz­ers like hum­mus, br­uschetta or seafood, and over 30 cock­tails. The drinks menu has all the clas­sic choices, like Long Is­land Iced Tea, Mar­garita, Mo­jito and Daiquiri, as well as some more un­usual ones. Their spe­cialty, the Spoons Cock­tail, is made with Becherovka, Lil­let Blanc, straw­berry syrup, le­mon juice and egg white. Lo­cated in the cen­ter of Kyiv on the busy but at­mo­spheric Ba­seina Street, the bar is a nice place to stop in on while on the way home af­ter a hard day. Prices: cock­tail — Hr 135. Sil­ver Spoons. 5B Ba­seina St. Sun-Tue, 10 a.m.— 11 p.m. Wed-Thu, 10 a.m.— 12 a.m. FriSat, 10 a.m.— 1 a.m. +38067 328 0551

Drunk Cherry

This fran­chise, fa­mously pop­u­lar with tourists in Lviv, re­cently en­tered the mar­ket in Kyiv. There are now three such bars in the cap­i­tal, in­clud­ing one that opened re­cently near the Lva Tol­stoho Square metro sta­tion. The bar’s un­usual pitch, which just keeps grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, is to get peo­ple drunk quickly and cheaply. Drunk Cherry doesn’t have seats but gives its guests the chance to stand and have a quick drink at high ta­bles, in­clud­ing ones out­doors. They sell cherry liqueurs in var­i­ous vol­umes, as well as desserts like mar­malade and pastila.

Prices: cherry liquor — Hr 38–55.

Drunk Cherry. 16 Ve­lyka Va­sylkivska St. Mon-Fr, 11 a.m.— 12 a.m. Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.— 2 a. m. +38073 827 7878. 13 Khreshchat­yk St. 10 a.m.— 12 a.m. +38095 274 6727. 11A Stepana Ban­dery St. (in­doors only) Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.— 10 p.m. Sun, 9 a.m.— 9 p.m. +38097 940 1059

Bi­lyi Na­lyv

An­other drink and go place was

re­cently opened on Kyiv’s busiest street Khreshchat­yk by the fa­mous Ukrainian restau­ra­teur Dmytro Bo­rysov. Bi­lyi Na­lyv is a one-euro bar, where all menu items cost Hr 29, or one euro. The bar spe­cial­izes in serv­ing ap­ple cider, ap­ple liqueur and punch. Their food menu in­cludes hot dogs and ve­gan hot dogs, chicken pie, ap­ple pie and oys­ters. The bar doesn’t seat their cus­tomers out­side — in­stead they offer high bar ta­bles shaped like large bar­rels. Prices: Hr 29 per drink, food item. Bi­lyi Na­lyv. 23A Khreshchat­yk St. 10 a.m.— 11 p.m. +38098 885 8744

Zigzag

This bar, with its stylish, min­i­mal­is­tic de­sign, is a great spot to en­joy a tasty drink and the aes­thet­ics of the quiet sur­round­ing streets. Zigzag of­fers all kinds of wine, spir­its, beers and cock­tails. The most in­ter­est­ing tip­ples in­clude Mayan Is­lands with spiced rum, Pe­dro Ximenez sherry with tequila and salty caramel, Flow­ers of Hope with Becherovka, apri­cot liqueur, le­mon juice and laven­der-grape­fruit foam. The food menu in­cludes en­trées, sal­ads, burg­ers and a wide choice of ap­pe­tiz­ers such as cheese plates, br­uschetta and chicken paste.

Prices: cock­tail — Hr 130–160, wine — Hr 90–200.

Zigzag. 13 Reitarska St. 9 a.m.— 11 p.m. +38068 385 6551

Like a Lo­cal’s

This wine bar serves food from lo­cal pro­duc­ers and wine from Ukrainian vine­yards. Like a Lo­cal’s of­fers over 40 kinds of wine for any taste, in­clud­ing sparkling, red, white and rose. All the wines are cat­e­go­rized and have de­scrip­tions on the menu that helps visi­tors to make a choice. The bar also serves food: tapas, pastes, pies, cold cuts plates, snails, as well as sweet brown­ies and can­dies with gor­gonzola. Prices: wine — Hr 200–1,400. Like a Lo­cal's. 26 Si­chovykh Strilt­siv St. Mon-Thu, 4 p.m.— 11 p.m. Fri, 4 p.m.— 1 a.m. Sat, 12 p.m.— 1 a.m. Sun, 12 p.m.— 11 p.m. +38093 682 2626

PR Bar

PR Bar is not just for those work­ing with pub­lic re­la­tions — it’s a place for drink­ing and net­work­ing, and it wel­comes peo­ple of all oc­cu­pa­tions. The bar sells var­i­ous kinds of wine and cock­tails with gin, bour­bon, whiskey, rum, brandy, tequila and vodka. They also offer four cock­tails to try with oys­ters. They also offer ap­pe­tiz­ers sets, br­uschet­tas, shrimps and meat plates, as well as a choice of en­trées. The bar is lo­cated on Sa­haidachnoh­o Street, which is closed to traf­fic ev­ery week­end, and is es­pe­cially charm­ing when pedes­tri­ans are walk­ing along the road.

Prices: cock­tail — Hr 149–279, wine — Hr 69–89.

PR Bar. 6A Sa­haidachnoh­o St. SunThu, 12 p.m.— 1 a.m. Fri-Sat, 12 p.m.— 3 a.m. +38067 828 1849

Pink Freud

One of the most pop­u­lar bars in Podil has a whole out­door court­yard filled with chairs, ta­bles and cozy lights. The bar of­fers a wide choice of liquor such as scotch, gin, rum, brandy, ver­mouth and wine. Pink Freud serves over 40 cock­tails and has a menu guide to help visi­tors se­lect a drink — sour, sweet, strong or re­fresh­ing.

They also make sig­na­ture cock­tails, in­clud­ing Peru by Pisco, a trop­i­cal drink with Peru­vian vodka, From Dusk Till Dawn, a cit­rus drink with tequila, and The Long Kiss Good­night with whiskey, choco­late and prunes. The bar, whose name was in­spired by fa­mous Aus­trian founder of psy­cho­anal­y­sis Sig­mund Freud, in­vites guests to get in­side their un­con­scious­ness and dis­cover se­cret de­sires and fan­tasies. Prices: cock­tail — Hr 140–180. Pink Freud. 19 Nyzh­nii Val St. SunThu, 6 p.m.— 1 a.m. Fri-Sat, 6 p.m.— 2 a.m. +38050 991 9818

Male­vich

Apart from the fact that Polish avant-garde artist Kaz­imir Male­vich, who painted the fa­mous Black Square, ac­tu­ally stayed in the build­ing in front of the bar, this place was named af­ter him so as to be as­so­ci­ated with cul­ture and the arts. Lo­cated on Yarosla­viv Val Street, Male­vich in­vites visi­tors to en­joy lo­cal Ukrainian wines. They serve white, red and rose wine for rea­son­able prices. The menu in­cludes Pinot Gri­gio, Caber­net and Mer­lot. To ac­com­pany the drinks, Male­vich’s food menu of­fers cheese plates, olives, stewed toma­toes and grissini (Ital­ian bread­sticks), as well as two desserts — le­mon meringue pie and choco­late brownie. Prices: wine — Hr 40–100. Male­vich. 9 Yarosla­viv Val St. SunThu, 11 a.m.— 11 p.m. Fri-Sat, 11 a.m.— 1 a.m. +38073 400 7139

Peo­ple drink Ukrainian wine out­side the Like a Lo­cal's wine bar in Kyiv. (Like a Lo­cal's/Face­book)

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