The Carpathians drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Rakhiv


Astoundingly out of character with the rest of Rakhiv, this excellent, colourful, egg-themed cellar pub has some of best food in Rakhiv and incredibly good, award-winning Carpathian craft beers including light Hover…
Microbrewery in Ivano-Frankivsk

Beer Club 10

Good for a light lunch or a night on the house-brewed Klubne beer, this central European–style warren of brick cellars decorated with an assortment of international beer paraphernalia has proved so popular it's even…
Microbrewery in Uzhhorod


Uzhhorod's top tavern is this microbrewery south of the river where large copper brewing cauldrons supply drinkers with four types of excellent beer. They also serve lots of soak-up material and guarantee a lively a…
Pub in Ivano-Frankivsk


Seems every post-Soviet city has a pub called ‘The Barrel’, but they’re not always as pleasant as this atmospheric little wood-and-stone faux-medieval cellar on pl Rynok. Enter through the barrel-shaped facade or ta…
Pub in Chernivtsi

Pub 34

Keeping to a post-Soviet tradition of naming your business after its building number, this brick cellar pub-club spins cool tracks as you kick back on leather sofas and enjoy the meat-heavy meals and beer. Live musi…
Bar in Kolomyya


Small central bar hang-out that manages to squeeze two cosy levels into its tiny interior as well as sporting a covered terrace in summer. Lots of Ukrainian beers, a vague sports theme and loud FM radio.
Cafe in Uzhhorod

Kaktus Kafe

The vaguely Wild West/Aztec theme may sit incongruously with the Hutsul/Transcarpathian cuisine (try the kremzliki – fried pork with potato pancakes in mushroom sauce) but this central joint is a long-established sp…