Guidebook for Vilnius

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Guidebook for Vilnius

Food Scene

Very good food and nice atmosphere. Try "plovas", it's famous for it. Also they have a kaljan bar at the same place.
11 locals recommend
Kinza
14 Naugarduko g.
11 locals recommend
Very good food and nice atmosphere. Try "plovas", it's famous for it. Also they have a kaljan bar at the same place.
Burgers and ribs. Also famous street art on their restaurant wall.
26 locals recommend
Keulė Rūkė
66 Pylimo g.
26 locals recommend
Burgers and ribs. Also famous street art on their restaurant wall.
Indoor marketplace that has some nice breakfast options like bagel place, soups and fresh seafood. Also try ROOTS shop for some local cheeses.
42 locals recommend
Halle Market
58 Pylimo g.
42 locals recommend
Indoor marketplace that has some nice breakfast options like bagel place, soups and fresh seafood. Also try ROOTS shop for some local cheeses.
Contemporary Indian kitchen. Small and cosy place with really good food. Check them out for Sunday brunch too.
15 locals recommend
Gaspars
23 Pylimo g.
15 locals recommend
Contemporary Indian kitchen. Small and cosy place with really good food. Check them out for Sunday brunch too.
Mexican restaurant, you may need to call to get a table at rush hours. Also has a wide range of tequila options for tasting.
9 locals recommend
Sofa de Pancho
5 Visų Šventųjų g.
9 locals recommend
Mexican restaurant, you may need to call to get a table at rush hours. Also has a wide range of tequila options for tasting.
Fantastic food for a decent price. Also has a wide selection of rum for tasting.
Rhum Room
39 Vilniaus g.
Fantastic food for a decent price. Also has a wide selection of rum for tasting.
Contemporary Lithuanian food. Second best restaurant in Lithuania. Book a table and go for a tasting menu, you won't be disappointed.
14 locals recommend
Džiaugsmas
28 Vilnius 01144 Vilniaus g.
14 locals recommend
Contemporary Lithuanian food. Second best restaurant in Lithuania. Book a table and go for a tasting menu, you won't be disappointed.
Best place for ramen in town.
Ramenas ir pagaliukai
7 L. Stuokos-Gucevičiaus g.
Best place for ramen in town.
Italian place, a very good pizza options.
Gatvės Kepėjai
6 Savičiaus g.
Italian place, a very good pizza options.
Burgers for any taste, but all are good :)
10 locals recommend
DRAMA BURGER
31 Gedimino pr.
10 locals recommend
Burgers for any taste, but all are good :)
Asian food
13 locals recommend
Briusly, restoranas, Barflai
4 Islandijos gatvė
13 locals recommend
Asian food
Try black coffee prepared in one of their ways. This is a refresh after all those lates :) They also sell their own coffee beans and cups which is a good gift for any coffee lover.
8 locals recommend
Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories
20 Šaltinių g.
8 locals recommend
Try black coffee prepared in one of their ways. This is a refresh after all those lates :) They also sell their own coffee beans and cups which is a good gift for any coffee lover.
Go for coffee and croissants. Its nearby park, so perfect coffee for take away and some walking.
StrangeLove
6B B. Radvilaitės g.
Go for coffee and croissants. Its nearby park, so perfect coffee for take away and some walking.
Cosy soviet style cafe, but in a good way :) Has nice coffee, tasty pies (including vegan options) and sandwitches.
8 locals recommend
Chaika
7 Totorių g.
8 locals recommend
Cosy soviet style cafe, but in a good way :) Has nice coffee, tasty pies (including vegan options) and sandwitches.
Industrial style coffee place. Bigger one, so enough place to hang out for a while.
Huracán Coffee GO9
9 Gedimino pr.
Industrial style coffee place. Bigger one, so enough place to hang out for a while.
Quite a new place for a good cup of coffee.
Elska coffee
1 Pamėnkalnio g.
Quite a new place for a good cup of coffee.
Lithuanian name "Tie kepėjai". Bakery offering fantastic pastries.
The bakers
Lithuanian name "Tie kepėjai". Bakery offering fantastic pastries.
New place for fantastic ice cream
Ice Dunes
6 Bazilijonų g.
New place for fantastic ice cream
Super cool coffee place in a loft. It works during the day and is located in an industrial area of the city.
Backstage Café (Roastery)
16h Vilnius 03229 T.Ševčenkos g.
Super cool coffee place in a loft. It works during the day and is located in an industrial area of the city.
This is sort of a food court, it has many different restaurants and food shops under one roof
15 locals recommend
Uptown Bazaar
16 Kauno g.
15 locals recommend
This is sort of a food court, it has many different restaurants and food shops under one roof
Try ribs there and that will be one of the best ribs you ever had :)
Meatbusters
35 Kauno g.
Try ribs there and that will be one of the best ribs you ever had :)
Vegetarian pizza place being run by the family
8 locals recommend
Casa La Familia
18 Rūdninkų g.
8 locals recommend
Vegetarian pizza place being run by the family
Very cosy restaurant for healthy, but very tasty food
Restoranas HEALTH
4 Malūnų g.
Very cosy restaurant for healthy, but very tasty food
Nice restaurant with good food. I especially like their breakfast menu choices.
Habit
32A Gedimino pr.
Nice restaurant with good food. I especially like their breakfast menu choices.
The best shakshuka place in town
Fire Place
17 Šeimyniškių g.
The best shakshuka place in town
7 locals recommend
RoseHip Vegan Bistro
7 B. Radvilaitės g.
7 locals recommend
6 locals recommend
Vegafe
2 Augustijonų g.
6 locals recommend
Food trucks and music every Friday and Saturday in a summer season
Open Kitchen Vilnius
Food trucks and music every Friday and Saturday in a summer season
Seafood and fish menu, very tasty.
7 locals recommend
Selfish Bistro
29 Vilniaus g.
7 locals recommend
Seafood and fish menu, very tasty.
ZATAR falafel & hummus
9 Vokiečių g.
Leyla Lebanese Cuisine
1 Liejyklos g.
Awesome for lunch breaks
Delta mityba
41 Naugarduko g.
Awesome for lunch breaks

Sightseeing

A bit of steep walk, but nice views from the hill
20 locals recommend
Three Crosses
20 locals recommend
A bit of steep walk, but nice views from the hill
Go to the tower for nice city views, advantage is that it has an elevator :)
6 locals recommend
Church of St. Johns, St. John the Baptist and St. John the Apostle and Evangelist
12 Šv. Jono gatvė
6 locals recommend
Go to the tower for nice city views, advantage is that it has an elevator :)
This neighborhood has a lot of historic wooden architecture and some village in the city vibe. Completely different from other parts of the city. Some nice restaurants can be found on Kęstutis st. Also you can cross the bridge over the river to Vingis park for a longer walk.
Žvėrynas
This neighborhood has a lot of historic wooden architecture and some village in the city vibe. Completely different from other parts of the city. Some nice restaurants can be found on Kęstutis st. Also you can cross the bridge over the river to Vingis park for a longer walk.
Užupis announced itself as a separate republic and they have their constitution on the wall. Go read it, it's far from usual constitution and this for the republic you would like to live in.
Constitution of the Republic of Užupis
Užupis announced itself as a separate republic and they have their constitution on the wall. Go read it, it's far from usual constitution and this for the republic you would like to live in.
It's a higher point with a nice view of the city. During the summer time there's a working cafe there to sit outside with a view
9 locals recommend
Subačiaus apžvalgos aikštelė
9 locals recommend
It's a higher point with a nice view of the city. During the summer time there's a working cafe there to sit outside with a view
This is a high place with a view to the forest and a city. Also has some hiking tracks around
Pūčkorių atodanga
This is a high place with a view to the forest and a city. Also has some hiking tracks around
This is the highest place where you can see the city from above. It mostly faces soviet time architecture and the tower itself is from these times, so its a peek to the history. TV tower is not a usual sightseeing place where you have crowds of people, on top you will find a restaurant instead which is slowly rotating, so you can sit there and check the city from above.
23 locals recommend
Vilnius TV Tower
10 Sausio 13-osios gatvė
23 locals recommend
This is the highest place where you can see the city from above. It mostly faces soviet time architecture and the tower itself is from these times, so its a peek to the history. TV tower is not a usual sightseeing place where you have crowds of people, on top you will find a restaurant instead which is slowly rotating, so you can sit there and check the city from above.
Trakai is a beautiful place surrounded by the lakes and only 40 min by car from Vilnius. Also possible to go there by train, but you will need to cross Trakai in order to see the castle which is around 30 min on foot. Must try there is kibinai, traditional crimean pastries. The best place is "Senoji kibininė".
23 locals recommend
Trakai Island Castle
23 locals recommend
Trakai is a beautiful place surrounded by the lakes and only 40 min by car from Vilnius. Also possible to go there by train, but you will need to cross Trakai in order to see the castle which is around 30 min on foot. Must try there is kibinai, traditional crimean pastries. The best place is "Senoji kibininė".

Parks & Nature

Lovely park near river Vilnelė
81 locals recommend
Bernardine Park
8A B. Radvilaitės g.
81 locals recommend
Lovely park near river Vilnelė
This is the biggest park we have with a few trails next to the river. I would recommend a GPS if you are there for the first time as its easy to get lost due to its size :)
56 locals recommend
Vingis Park
56 locals recommend
This is the biggest park we have with a few trails next to the river. I would recommend a GPS if you are there for the first time as its easy to get lost due to its size :)
I love this hiking trail, it goes through the swamp, so most of the track is made from wood. Truly beautiful place.
Varnikai Cognitive Walking Way
I love this hiking trail, it goes through the swamp, so most of the track is made from wood. Truly beautiful place.

Drinks & Nightlife

20 locals recommend
Dėvėti
3 Sodų g.
20 locals recommend
Bar and music venue. Right next to railway tracks where you can see trains passing buy. Huge Tony Soprano figure as a bonus :)
31 locals recommend
Peronas
6 Geležinkelio g.
31 locals recommend
Bar and music venue. Right next to railway tracks where you can see trains passing buy. Huge Tony Soprano figure as a bonus :)
18 locals recommend
Bukowski Bar
5 Visų Šventųjų g.
18 locals recommend
Tiny local beer bar and snacks
13 locals recommend
Špunka
9-1 Užupio g.
13 locals recommend
Tiny local beer bar and snacks
Beers of the world in a library style looking bar.
16 locals recommend
Alaus Biblioteka | Beer Library
4 Trakų g.
16 locals recommend
Beers of the world in a library style looking bar.
Primarily whiskey bar, but has some beers and cocktails too.
9 locals recommend
Viskio Baras “King & Mouse - Whisky Bar & Shop”
2 Trakų g.
9 locals recommend
Primarily whiskey bar, but has some beers and cocktails too.
Probably the most famous and crowded bar in the city. Going during working days is more recommended as you will always find people there. Tends to be overcrowded during the weekends.
22 locals recommend
Piano Man bar
22 locals recommend
Probably the most famous and crowded bar in the city. Going during working days is more recommended as you will always find people there. Tends to be overcrowded during the weekends.
Amazing cocktail place.
11 locals recommend
Alchemikas Cocktail bar
1 Islandijos g.
11 locals recommend
Amazing cocktail place.
Cocktails are their specialty.
Apoteka Bar
5 Visų Šventųjų g.
Cocktails are their specialty.
Check out on FB what's happening at the time. Tend to host some interesting not too well known artists. Also has a restaurant and is in an amazing building. Extra points for being just around the corner from the apartment.
11 locals recommend
Kablys
11 locals recommend
Check out on FB what's happening at the time. Tend to host some interesting not too well known artists. Also has a restaurant and is in an amazing building. Extra points for being just around the corner from the apartment.
Check their FB page for concerts. Has a nice place to eat in the same building called Elfa Gastrobar.
15 locals recommend
Menu fabrikas Loftas
29 Švitrigailos g.
15 locals recommend
Check their FB page for concerts. Has a nice place to eat in the same building called Elfa Gastrobar.
Cool nightclub designed as an apartment. Go earlier if you want to skip queues.
Anna Mesha. Butas
33 Vilniaus g.
Cool nightclub designed as an apartment. Go earlier if you want to skip queues.

Arts & Culture

Check out their exhibitions held at the time. Also has a permanent exhibition of Lithuanian art. Otherwise it's a nicely renovated building and has a good restaurant inside.
18 locals recommend
Nacionalinė dailės galerija
18 locals recommend
Check out their exhibitions held at the time. Also has a permanent exhibition of Lithuanian art. Otherwise it's a nicely renovated building and has a good restaurant inside.
29 locals recommend
Contemporary Art Centre
2 Vokiečių g.
29 locals recommend
VDA parodų salės Titanikas
3 Maironio g.
Usually they have pretty interesting art expositions
Galerija Vartai
39 Vilniaus g.
Usually they have pretty interesting art expositions

Shopping

Lithuanian designer clothes and accessories.
White Forest
13 Šv. Mikalojaus g.
Lithuanian designer clothes and accessories.
Mostly English language books of art, travel and other things.
Humanitas, meno leidiniu knygynas
5 Dominikonų g.
Mostly English language books of art, travel and other things.
Has a Lithuanian design shop on the 3rd floor
22 locals recommend
GO9
9 Gedimino pr.
22 locals recommend
Has a Lithuanian design shop on the 3rd floor
Street full of boutique shops
Stiklių gatvė
Street full of boutique shops
Read and new books plus cafe with a very good cacao :)
9 locals recommend
Mint Vinetu
16 Šv. Ignoto g.
9 locals recommend
Read and new books plus cafe with a very good cacao :)

Essentials

8 locals recommend
IKI
25 Mindaugo g.
8 locals recommend
Open 24 hours
26 locals recommend
Maxima XXX
11 Mindaugo g.
26 locals recommend
Open 24 hours