Top things to do in Tbilisi

Top Choice Club in Tbilisi

Bassiani

Fêted as one of the best techno clubs in the world and mentioned breathlessly in a thousand magazine articles, Bassiani is the Berghain of the Caucasus and an absolute highlight of Tbilisi's famous nightlife. Housed…
Top Choice Georgian in Tbilisi

Barbarestan

The extraordinary and elaborate meals served here are based on an antique cookbook discovered at Tbilisi's Dry Bridge Market in 2015. Of the 900 'forgotten' Georgian dishes described, featuring rarely used ingredien…
Top Choice Georgian in Tbilisi

Keto and Kote

Reservations are usually essential at this sumptuous Georgian restaurant serving extraordinarily good food at the top of a small hill overlooking the city. Choose between a table in the garden, on the terrace under …
Top Choice Georgian in Tbilisi

Cafe Littera

A real treat, Littera serves simply superb 'nouveau Georgian' dishes in the lovely rear garden of the Georgian Writers' Union building. Don't miss trying the assorted pkhali dips as an appetiser. The frequently chan…
Top Choice Georgian in Tbilisi

Klike's Khinkali

You have to know about this rather hidden boho brick-lined basement on the Mtatsminda hillside, but once you've been here you're likely to keep coming back, as for our money its khinkali (meat dumplings) are Tbilisi…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Tbilisi

Wine Buffet

This somewhat hidden 2nd-floor wine bar is one of the best of scores of places in the Old Town to try Georgian natural wines. The selection is superb, and the staff, though barely speaking a word of English, are sup…
Top Choice Antiques in Tbilisi

Dry Bridge Market

You’ll find all kinds of knick-knacks and intriguing miscellanea at Tbilisi's best and most popular open-air flea market – original art, shaggy shepherds' hats, accordions, jewellery, silver, glass, daggers and Sovi…
Top Choice Fortress in Tbilisi

Narikala Fortress

Dominating the Old Town skyline, Narikala dates right back to the 4th century, when it was a Persian citadel. Most of the walls were built in the 8th century by the Arab emirs, whose palace was inside the fortress. …
Top Choice Club in Tbilisi

KHIDI

Meaning 'the Bridge' in Georgian, KHIDI is quite literally built into the hillside under one of the main bridges across the Mtkvari, and is an extraordinary concrete bunker space ideal for housing one of Tbilisi's b…
Top Choice Museum in Tbilisi

Georgian National Museum

The major highlight of the impressive national museum is the basement Archaeological Treasury, displaying a wealth of pre-Christian gold, silver and precious-stone work from burials in Georgia going back to the 3rd …