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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On The Square Guesthouse - Suite #1

On The Square Guesthouse (Готель “На Площі”): Modern & Convenient

Hotels

On The Square Guesthouse is a cozy boutique guesthouse with a prime location in the heart of Lviv’s historic center facing Rynok Square. The small hotel offers six separate and self-contained suites, all with private toilet, shower, complimentary toiletries and daily housekeeping. On The Square Guesthouse is close to many of Lviv’s “must-see” tourist sights as well as popular cafes and restaurants.

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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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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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Retro Hostel Shevchenko facade

Retro Hostel Shevchenko (Ретро Хостел Шевченко): Lviv’s Largest Hostel

Hostels

The 100-bed Retro Hostel Shevchenko is Lviv’s largest hostel and has an ideal location in the city center. The hostel offers a variety of leisure activities like bike excursions, disco outings, jacuzzi, sauna, billiard, table tennis and BBQ in the summertime.

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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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Peking facade

Peking (Пекін): Excellent Chinese in Old Town

Restaurants

Peking is a stylish restaurant serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine in Lviv’s Old Town. The highlights of the Chinese menu include Sun-Shu carp in sweet-and-sour sauce, Peking-style baked duck and “The Dragon’s Liver” – veal liver in sauce. One of the few places in Lviv where you’ll find hot and spicy food; ask your server if you’d like the chef to prepare something extra spicy.

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