Lithuania > Vilnius
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 11, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Atmosphere-wise, there isn’t much happening here, unless Valentas is behind the bar and is making strange faces. He is quite the character. The beer list is nearly all high quality Lithuanian Gyvas Alus (real beer, unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated), so this place is an absolute must when in Vilnius. The only other must in town is the other Snekutis in the Uzupis district. That one has it all; amazingly homey and quirky atmosphere PLUS a similar beer list.
Plaas (64) Alkmaar, Netherlands | March 7, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer bar with quite a lot of taps and a good selection of bottled beers as well. This is a good place to discover small Lithuanian breweries. The selection may be less adventurous than it is in Bambalyne or Alaus Namai, but still the quality of the beer is high. Lithuanian beer is so underestimated! The food is local, so fun to try, the ambiance is cosy and open-minded. Music may be loud, but feel free to yell that it is too loud, locals do that too and it works (for twenty minutes or so).
JoeMcPhee (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 4, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Yup - totally awesome! Didn’t get to spend nearly as much time here as I might have liked, but it was well worth the trip nonetheless. Very close to the bus station which is nice as well. Lots of farmhouse ales on offer wi a fridge full of stuff for takeaway as well. Not a whole lot of English, but pointing will get you what you need. Mustachioed owner was in good spirits the night we were in and was willing to pose for our touristy shots. Sort of a low din when we were in lending it a nice cozy vibe. Definitely a must see if you’re here
TBone (215) Pori, Finland | May 23, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. What a place for beer hunter. 11 authentic farmhouse beers on tap + more on bottles + gira. Eccentric mustache guy, the owner, works here. Very nice relaxing ambiance, decent food for low price. Warm garlic bread sticks were super! Owner does not speak English, but it is not a problem. Printed beer menu has all the needed information for the raters. I visit this twice in 2 days time when I was in Vilnius.
larsga (210) Oslo, Norway | September 14, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bar serving a mix of locals and tourists, owned by a non-English-speaking eccentric with a big moustache, who runs the bar. They specialize in Lithuanian farmhouse ales and have a number of these draft, plus more bottled, and also some kvass. There is a decent menu of traditional Lithuanian food which I really enjoyed. Plays mostly Lithuanian music of the traditional sort. Definitely worth a visit!
Jurgis (1) Vilnius, Lithuania | August 17, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I’m a frequent visitor of the one in Užupis. Definitely more cozy than Alaus Namai. I recommend to try Jovaru beer with large beans snack (cost only 3 litas, which is about 0,70 euro).
FatPhil (304) Tallinn, Estonia | May 25, 2010| Updated September 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Oi! Ratebeer! Stop losing my place ratings!
Quite simply the most eclectic selection of micro-brewed (and I mean that in the original meaning not the modern day bastardisation that the dumb yanks have come up with for the term that has required the invention of other terms to imply that there’s something smaller than micro-brewing) Lithuanian beers anywhere. The owner served us, mostly using the medium of pointing and nodding of heads. I wish I could have gone every day I was here, faroeviking is 100% right that this is the place to go. When I was there, there were 20+ different beers in bottles. Lovely traditional wooden fittings make this a perfect place for drinking farmhouse (kaimiskais) beers.
faroeviking (131) , Faroe Islands | January 27, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Of the two very best beer places in Vilnius this is one of them and there are two of it’s kind (Old Town and in the Užopio area). The owner works at the Old Town bar. He speaks no English (but Russian) but communication is so very down to earth with him. The daughter speaks very good English. Good selection on tap of very tasty unfiltered beers from small breweries around Lithuania. Very good service. Tasty beer snacks (breads sticks, cheese, corn etc.) and tasty food dishes (sausages, pig meat, soups, etc). I went there every day of my 4 days in Vilnius, one day even twice :-) Indeed a MUST when in Vilnius.
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