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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The Gas Station - live concert

The Gas Station (The Гес Стейшн): Food, Girls, Fun, Entertainment

Pubs and Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants, Restaurants

The Gas Station is the first bikers’ pub and “show-rock-restaurant” in Lviv. The house’s style fits into a brief slogan – “Food, Girl, Fun, Entertainment” – except well-prepared steaks here you will find live music on evenings, real boxing matches as well as beautiful pole-dancing girls. The Gas Station sits on Dzherel’na Street, about 20-minute walk from the Lviv’s center.

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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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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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Cosmopolitan bar

Cosmopolitan (Космополітен): Cocktails and Violet Sofas

Bars and Lounges

Cosmopolitan is a cozy cocktail bar in Lviv’s city center, a good spot if you’re looking for a low-key place to enjoy drinks with friends. The cocktail lounge features more than 150 cocktails from the standard to the exotic, all available at very reasonable prices. Cosmopolitan has three zones on two floors including chill-out and lounge zones each accommodating about 15 people and a non-smoking room on the first floor.

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Liverpool English Pub sign

Liverpool English Pub (Англійський паб “Ліверпуль”): “Mersey” Me

Pubs and Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants

Liverpool is a British-style pub that serves hearty fare like steaks, burgers and casseroles. Drinkers will appreciate the large whiskey selection (about 60 types) and premium beers on tap, including Guinness, and Liverpool’s house beer. About a 10-minute walk from the Lviv Opera House.

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Kredens Cafe on Kryva Lypa interior

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

Cafes

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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Pizzeria "Trali-Vali Pinnocchio" facade

Pizzeria “Trali-Vali Pinocchio” (Піцерія “Тралі-Валі Пінокіо”): Good Pizza (No Lie!)

Pizzerias

Pizzeria Pinocchio is a cozy multi-level pizzeria with an all-wood interior, large terrace, and extensive menu at democratic prices. If you’re looking for something different, then try the seafood pizza or “Volcano” calzone. Other offerings include the “Trali-Vali” patty cakes, lasagna and homemade sausages.

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Staryi Tiflis dining area

Staryi Tiflis (Старий Тіфліс): Classic Georgian Cuisine

Restaurants

Staryi Tiflis offers you the chance to enjoy the sights and smells of Georgian cuisine in Lviv’s city center. Here you can find traditional Georgian delicacies like khinkali (dumplings with various fillings, similar to Ukrainian varenyky), gupta soup, mkhali (salad of cooked vegetables and herbs) and delicious shashlyk (grilled meat).

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