jjsint (586) Cambridge, England | June 13, 2015| Updated July 25, 2015
Enjoyable pub not terribly far from the train/bus stations but still firmly in the city centre. A few good ales on tap and a smaller bottle selection. It lacks the atmosphere of some of the nearby bars (and the Užupio Šnekutis) but quality is similar. Filling, cheap food to soak up the beer.
Compared to the other Šnekutis this one is more conveniently located and in a lively part of town. Similar quality/quantity as far as tap selection is concerned, I even found the bottle selection (beer fridge next to the bar) of this Old Town location to be a little more extensive than the Užupis location. Food is typical Lithuanian pub food, pretty similar to the Užupis location. So far so good, however this Old Town location lacks the atmosphere of the Užupis location. Of course it is Lithuanian food and Lithuanian beer and people speak Lithuanian, but other than that and this could be a city pub anywhere on the planet. We went a few times to both locations and even the crowd is totally different, Užupis has a more varied and friendly crowd while the Old Town had a younger more “hip” crowd (by Lithuanian standard). Still this Old Town location is a mandatory stop, but
Sit in front, not in the big cave in the back. Service better in the afternoons when it isn’t so busy. Good selection of tap beers, a few more in the bottle. Great food. Had a couple beers in less than perfect condition, but also several that were impecable.
A wonderful pub just outside old town Vilnius in an old rundown block. Owner Aurimas stands in the bar, like a modern beer messiah dressed in a white robe with a long beard, while his wife takes care of the kitchen. Both food (zeppelin) and beer was of high quality and I really enjoyed the rustic layout of the place. My favorite in Vilnius.
6 or so draft Lithuanian beers along with about a dozen bottles, only a few of which looked good. Most I had seen already at Bambalyne. It was an early afternoon visit so perhaps not the fairest time to evaluate their service and ambiance, but I will say it smelled like a bathroom and I wanted to leave immediately.
This Pub has a beer collection of about 13 beertaps all from small breweries, and some bottles. One beer 0,5l is about 1,30€ (5lt), the food which was served really fast was also good and cheap. So good beer, good prices, good service and nice location!
The owner with his fantastic grey beard is worth the walk himself. The variety is not huge, but you find some beers that are hard (or even possible) to find anywhere else in Vilnius. Great homemade borsjtj is worth mentioning as well.
Établissement visité le samedi 3 mars vers 18h. Ambiance: Bar de quartier sans grande personalité. La musique était trop forte lors de mon passage. Service: On doit se rendre au bar pour se faire servir. Le tout est sympathique et on finit par se débrouiller pour se faire comprendre. Sélection: 8 fűts et une dizaine de bouteille qu’on peut choisir dans un frigo. Nourriture: Une sélection de bouchées lithuaniennes typique de bar. (178e rating d’établissement)
Have to say I was disappointed. Service (from the owner himself, no less) was poor - I was ignored at the bar and several latecomers were served before me. You cannot fault the beer selection, though - 10+ taps of rotating Lithuanian micros, and a food menu that looks extensive and cheap (I did not try). The place can get quite crowded, even when the speakeasy/dungeon-style cellar is opened.
The ambiance was poor, but that’s maybe because it was 12 o’ clock and no one was around. The bar keeper doesn’t speak english but looks very cool and is a friendly guy. The menu is all you need to order what you want. Great selection with local (homebrew & other Lithuanian) beers. Prices are low, as almost everywhere in Vilnius.