Bezocht op vakantie 2015. Ambiance is vergane glorie, bruin cafe gevoel met een bebaarde man achter de bar die af en toe de show komt maken, spreekt echt zo goed als geen Engels, waardoor ik nog een keer een biertje kreeg war ik niet om vroeg. Voor locale begrippen goed bier, menukaart met bijzondere gerechten zoals varkens oor. Eten was opzoch redelijk goed van kwaliteit. Kom hier echter niet meer voor terug. Prijzen zijn zeer redelijk.
jjsint (658) Leicester, 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.