Your Guide to
Travel, Entertainment, Business and Expat Life in Lviv, Lwow, Lvov, Lemberg, Ukraine.

Royal Brewery Restaurant - food

Royal Brewery Restaurant (Пивний Ресторан “Королівська Пивоварня”): “Drink, or go away!”

Pubs and Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants, Restaurants

Royal Brewery is an elegant restaurant with its own brewery, where you can not only taste a mug of beer while watching football match with your friends but to spend a romantic evening or celebrate other special occasion. It enjoys central location on Starojevreis’ka Street, that’s just one block off Lviv’s Rynok Square. Here you can try 5 types of beer including Schlotfegerla that is served only at Royal Brewery Restaurant.

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Spizharka - cheesecake

Spizharka (Спіжарка): Jams and Pickles

Cafes, Sweet Shop

Lviv’s Spizharka is not only cafe and sweet shop, but also “a real flat of a real Galician housewife”, where you can taste homemade sweets, ice cream and pastries as well as homemade marmalade (jams) and pickles. A cozy quiet spot good for coffee and dessert, breakfast or light snacks.

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Green Hills Park Cafe terrace

Green Hills Park Café (Парк-кафе “Зелені пагорби”): Elegant and Romantic

Cafes, Restaurants

Green Hills Park Café is located at Lviv’s Lion’s Castle Hotel. It has a cozy, elegantly furnished dining room for 30 persons and a pleasant summer terrace. The menu features Ukrainian and Continental European cuisine. A good spot for a quiet meal for couples, business travelers and close friends.

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Medivnya summer terrace

Medivnya (Медівня): Drink Like a Cossack


Medivnya is a honey-themed café and bar with one of Lviv’s best selections of medovukha (Ukrainian honey-vodka). Just be careful–this sweet drink goes down smoothly and you can get drunk quickly if you don’t pace yourself. So enjoy some classic Ukrainian dishes with your drinks and prolong the fun.

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Ibiza Cocktail Bar party

Ibiza Cocktail Club (Коктейль-Клуб “Ібіца”): Beach Party

Bars and Lounges, Nightclubs and Discos, Pubs and Restaurants

Ibiza Cocktail Club is a large beach-themed lounge and disco that features live music, male and female strip shows, and pre-parties on Fridays-Saturdays on the summer terrace. The club is just outside Lviv’s center on Chornovola Avenue, a 5-minute taxi-ride from downtown across the ring road from McDonald’s.

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Taron specialty

Taron (Ресторан “Тарон”): Legends of the Caucasus


According to legend, “Taron” was a paradise that stretched across parts of ancient Persia, Turkey and Armenia. In Lviv Taron is a refined restaurant on the edge of town that serves legendary Caucasian cuisine. For specialties, try the lamb knuckle stuffed with grilled eggplants and suluguni cheese. Other fine options include the shish-kebab, liulia-kebab, and traditional Uzbek pilaf.

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Zolota Gusa entrance

Zolota Gusa (The Golden Goose) (Золота Гуса): Fine Food, Premium Beer


Zolota Gusa is a restaurant and beer pub offering Ukrainian and fine Continental European cuisine on Kryva Lypa Lane. Zolota Gusa offers 8 types of premium beer on tap, including Guinness that would go well with the house’s homemade sausages. Wine lovers may want to pair their wine with the delicious cheese plate that features gourmet cheeses made by a Belgian cheese maker, who’s a long-time Lviv expat.

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SANKOFF (Клуб “SANKOFF”): Huge Dance Floor, Young Girls

Nightclubs and Discos, Pubs and Clubs

SANKOFF is a nightclub outside Lviv’s city center that’s popular with a young crowd. The nightclub has a large dance floor, seats for 250 people, and a stage for live music and shows. The club operates as a lounge-cafe during the day and a karaoke bar in the early evening. Sankoff is about a 20 minute taxi ride from downtown and Ladies’ Night Thursdays can be worth the trip.

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Moloko Club area near cocktail bar

Moloko Club (Клуб “Молоко”): White & Black

Bars and Lounges, Nightclubs and Discos, Pubs and Clubs

Moloko (Milk) Club is a downtown Lviv nightclub and restaurant; a hangout for a young and glamorous crowd. The midsize club features a cocktail bar and dance area and an upstairs lounge zone. The 24-hour kitchen serves Continental European and Ukrainian cuisine. Moloko occupies the same space where Gallery Club used to be located.

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Kredens Cafe on Kryva Lypa interior

Kredens Cafe (Креденс Кафе): Starbucks-Style Coffee on Kryva Lypa


Kredens is a chain of Western-style coffee houses that offers coffee to go and light snacks. Unlike its sister cafe on Halyts’ka Street, the Kredens on Kryva Lypa has a cozier setting with a smaller two-level seating area. All the standard espresso drinks are available as well as specialty drinks, desserts and light sandwiches.

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