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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Hrushevsky food

Hrushevsky Cinema Jazz (Ресторан Імпровізацій “Грушевський Сінема Джаз”)

Bars and Lounges, Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants, Restaurants

At Lviv’s Hrushevky Cinema Jazz Restaurant you can enjoy Continental European and Ukrainian cuisine as well as weekly movie screenings and live music in a fashionable setting. Hrushevsky is located in the same building that once housed “Korso”, Lviv’s first cinema that opened in 1912.

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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

Cafes

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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Rodzynka dining area

Rodzynka (Родзинка): Cheap Eats for Train Travelers

Cafes

Rodzynka is a charming tiny cafe with cheap fare and friendly service that’s especially convenient if you are arriving to Lviv by train; it’s one of the few places to eat near Lviv’s Central Railway Station. The cafe offers mostly Ukrainian classics like varenyky (dumplings), borsch (a vegetable soup) and solyanka (a thick soup of vegetables and meat).

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Zolotyi Dukat facade

Zolotyi Dukat (Золотий Дукат): Buried Treasure for Coffee Lovers

Cafes

Zolotyi Dukat is a stylish underground coffee house that’s popular among Lviv’s coffee lovers. Here you can try “the oldest coffee in the world” Mocha Yemen Matari or “the sweetest” one – Yellow Bourbon; the house specialty “Ducat’s Gold” can also be a good option.

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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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Kredens Cafe on Prospect Svobody counter

Kredens Cafe (Креденс Кафе): Starbucks-Style Coffee on Prospect Svobody

Cafes

Kredens is a chain of Western-style coffee houses that offers coffee to go and light snacks. The coffee house is located across the street from the Lviv Opera House. All the standard espresso drinks are available as well as desserts and light sandwiches.

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Propaganda Manhattan cocktail

Propaganda (Пропаганда): Sophisticated Chill Out

Bars and Lounges, Pubs and Clubs

Propaganda is more a lounge bar-restaurant than a disco, a place where you’ll find premium cocktails and a 24-7 kitchen that serves American and Continental cuisine. For a more sophisticated crowd to chill out and enjoy drinks with friends at the long bar. A 10-12 minute walk from Lviv’s center.

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