Guidebook for Vilnius

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Guidebook for Vilnius

Food Scene

Šnekutis was the first "craft beer" place in Lithuania. Great Lithuanian Beers and Food. My favorite beers is called Jovaru raw beer or the Dundulis Humulupu IPA.
12 locals recommend
Šnekutis
8 Šv. Stepono g.
12 locals recommend
Šnekutis was the first "craft beer" place in Lithuania. Great Lithuanian Beers and Food. My favorite beers is called Jovaru raw beer or the Dundulis Humulupu IPA.
Great new market with the hippest food places from Pizza to ramen noodles. Organic food. Bakeries. Also some good small fish, meat, and coffee places.
15 locals recommend
Uptown Bazaar
16 Kauno g.
15 locals recommend
Great new market with the hippest food places from Pizza to ramen noodles. Organic food. Bakeries. Also some good small fish, meat, and coffee places.
Best coffee in Vilnius!
8 locals recommend
Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories
20 Šaltinių g.
8 locals recommend
Best coffee in Vilnius!
Excellent high quality restaurant. Contemporary cuisine with some Indian influences. Not cheap, but worth it. Also only a 6 or 7 tables. Good idea to get a reservation.
15 locals recommend
Gaspars
23 Pylimo g.
15 locals recommend
Excellent high quality restaurant. Contemporary cuisine with some Indian influences. Not cheap, but worth it. Also only a 6 or 7 tables. Good idea to get a reservation.

Drinks & Nightlife

Great local beers.
20 locals recommend
Dėvėti
3 Sodų g.
20 locals recommend
Great local beers.
Bar at the train station where you can sit outside and watch the trains come and go. DJs and other live music at night.
31 locals recommend
Peronas
6 Geležinkelio g.
31 locals recommend
Bar at the train station where you can sit outside and watch the trains come and go. DJs and other live music at night.
Bar in old flower market. Cool architecture. Live music. Nice deck for sitting outside in summer.
Paviljonas
21B Pylimo g.
Bar in old flower market. Cool architecture. Live music. Nice deck for sitting outside in summer.
Nightclub and skateboarding park in old railroad workers cultural palace. DJs and live music.
11 locals recommend
Kablys
11 locals recommend
Nightclub and skateboarding park in old railroad workers cultural palace. DJs and live music.
Local bar. Good beers, food, and drinks. Open late.
12 locals recommend
Marsas
15 Trakų g.
12 locals recommend
Local bar. Good beers, food, and drinks. Open late.
Building with 5 bars and cafes in one location with a large common space in the middle. Špunka has great local beers. Meatballs has meatballs and beers. There is also a pizza place. Lots of activity on Friday and Saturday nights.
7 locals recommend
Etmonų Špunka
3 Etmonų g.
7 locals recommend
Building with 5 bars and cafes in one location with a large common space in the middle. Špunka has great local beers. Meatballs has meatballs and beers. There is also a pizza place. Lots of activity on Friday and Saturday nights.
Beer bar with local beers in the lovely Užupis neighborhood on the square with the large angle sculpture.
13 locals recommend
Špunka
9-1 Užupio g.
13 locals recommend
Beer bar with local beers in the lovely Užupis neighborhood on the square with the large angle sculpture.

Arts & Culture

Contemporary Arts Center. Large museum with featuring local and international contemporary art.
29 locals recommend
Contemporary Art Centre
2 Vokiečių g.
29 locals recommend
Contemporary Arts Center. Large museum with featuring local and international contemporary art.
National Art Gallery of Lithuania. Permanent collection of Lithuanian art. Contemporary exhibition of photography, sculpture, video, and performance art. Very nice cafe and architecture too.
18 locals recommend
Nacionalinė dailės galerija
18 locals recommend
National Art Gallery of Lithuania. Permanent collection of Lithuanian art. Contemporary exhibition of photography, sculpture, video, and performance art. Very nice cafe and architecture too.
Gallery for contemporary art.
Galerija Vartai
39 Vilniaus g.
Gallery for contemporary art.
Museum in old KGB headquarters. You can tour the prison cells under the building that were left unchanged since the fall of the USSR.
26 locals recommend
Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights
2A Aukų g.
26 locals recommend
Museum in old KGB headquarters. You can tour the prison cells under the building that were left unchanged since the fall of the USSR.
Info here: http://www.trakaimuziejus.lt/en/
Karaite Ethnographic Museum
22 Karaimų g.
Info here: http://www.trakaimuziejus.lt/en/

Essentials

Large grocery store. You can by alcohol here until 10pm.
8 locals recommend
IKI
25 Mindaugo g.
8 locals recommend
Large grocery store. You can by alcohol here until 10pm.
Organic food store.
Bio Sala
13 Vokiečių g.
Organic food store.

Shopping

Large local market where you can get sausages, cheese, vegetables, and everything else. In recent years, it has also become a venue for gourmet cafes and shops from bagels to eggs benedict and champagne.
42 locals recommend
Halle Market
58 Pylimo g.
42 locals recommend
Large local market where you can get sausages, cheese, vegetables, and everything else. In recent years, it has also become a venue for gourmet cafes and shops from bagels to eggs benedict and champagne.
Large local market selling flowers, clothes, tools, vegetables, meats, and fish. I go to the market for the flea market located toward the front of the market. Great place to find souvenirs from the USSR. Closed Mondays.
8 locals recommend
Kalvariju Market
61 Kalvarijų g.
8 locals recommend
Large local market selling flowers, clothes, tools, vegetables, meats, and fish. I go to the market for the flea market located toward the front of the market. Great place to find souvenirs from the USSR. Closed Mondays.

Getting Around

Train to Vilnius Airport. Runs around once per hour from 6:45am to 10pm. Only a 7 minute ride to airport and costs only .66 cents.
9 locals recommend
Vilniaus gelezinkelio stotis, Lietuvos gelezinkeliai
16 Geležinkelio gatvė
9 locals recommend
Train to Vilnius Airport. Runs around once per hour from 6:45am to 10pm. Only a 7 minute ride to airport and costs only .66 cents.

Sightseeing

Island castle built on a small island in a lake. The Grand Dukes of Lithuania used to live in this castle before moving to Vilnius. In the summer you can rent row boats and bicycle boats. Also a great place to find "Kibinai" a baked dumpling snack traditionally made by the Karaite people who used to guard the castle.
23 locals recommend
Trakai Island Castle
23 locals recommend
Island castle built on a small island in a lake. The Grand Dukes of Lithuania used to live in this castle before moving to Vilnius. In the summer you can rent row boats and bicycle boats. Also a great place to find "Kibinai" a baked dumpling snack traditionally made by the Karaite people who used to guard the castle.