Join me in sneaking through the back alleys and knocking on nameless doors in order to discover the best local spots and introduce yourself to mixology at it's best. Bar culture in Ukraine has developed drastically over the past years. Local mixologists win international competitions and Kyiv is marked on a map of the best speakeasy bars in the world. If you prefer to start the tour with a dinner we will kick off the evening in one of the most delicious and trendy restaurants where we will taste aperitivo cocktails. Otherwise we go straight to the bars - we will visit 3 speakeasy bars where instead of ordering from the menu, your choice of the cocktail will depend on whether you like the smell of a fresh cut grass, cozying up at home with a book or walking in the rain - yes, this is what mixology is all about, the bartender has to understand what you will like based on your personal preferences and background. If it is a bachelor/bachelorette party you're planning, please let me know, so I can adapt the agenda of the party personally for your group.
My name is Katya, I am a Kyiv citizen, born and bread. While working in the international environment I realized that my expertise of the food and bar scene in my home town is in high demand and I am always excited to introduce the travellers to the side of Kyiv they never knew existed. Being passionate about discovering new secluded spots, always keeping up with the trends and generally enjoying going out in Kyiv all my adult life has led me to know all the signature bars and restaurants. Whether you are looking to try a few cocktails with a good meal or bar crawl all night, go dancing or have a chill night in the sophisticated, cozy environment - I will introduce you to the Ukrainian tradition of hospitality, excellent service and outstanding flavors that Kyiv has to offer.
Taxi, if you don't feel like walking
I will take you to all of my favourite places in one night. Every speakeasy used to be a hidden jam but now are becoming more recognised and hard to get in so I will arrange the entrances/book tables in advance. We will be in the very central area of Lva Tolstoho, Khreshchatyk and Independence square, all places are walkable distance from each other.
Embrace the Kyiv speakeasy bar scene