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    Portobello
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    Portobello
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    Portobello: Quirky 'English' pub

    by suvanki Written Sep 24, 2012

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    We first spotted this pub in the day time, while walking through the Old Town, looking for the Tourist Info Office, this place was next door. We hadn't searched this place out deliberately for a night time drink, but as we were passing, decided to pop in
    We entered through the gateway into a garden area with seating. To the right was a red telephone box, which you entered into the inside bar!
    We were first confronted with lots of framed pics of the Royal Family- some quite recent, and some informal shots of QE2 laughing!
    On the ceiling were Union Jacks and the iconic Sex Pistols 'God Save The Queen' poster.

    A good choice of beers etc. I settled for a Guinness.
    Quite a popular place - we just stood near the bar, then adjourned outside for some fresh air.
    We called in here again on the Friday night, but it was rammed, so we moved on to a quieter bar

    Open 16:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 16:00 - 04:00.

    Dress Code: A mix of casual/ Smart-Casual

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  • Public bars: Brodvejus

    by bjornklk Written Aug 1, 2012

    Hi all, I was in the bar, and while I was in the toilet somebody stolen my a jacket with a mobile phone, credit card and money. I do not advise anyone to go to this club. I asked those who had worked at the bar if they had seen my jacket, they replied that there are many people with jackets and they did not see it. Security Guard had not seen, and they denied that they had seen somebody in my jacket. Also in this club some 6 guys beat one of my friends. And no one helped, even security. Institution estimates is dangerous. Also I heard feedback from a girl who has been there & while she was in toilet her mobile phone was stolen, lost bag and phone.

    Dress Code: Hi all, I was in the bar, and while I was in the toilet somebody stolen my a jacket with a mobile phone, credit card and money. I do not advise anyone to go to this club. I asked those who had worked at the bar if they had seen my jacket, they replied that there are many people with jackets and they did not see it. Security Guard had not seen, and they denied that they had seen somebody in my jacket. Also in this club some 6 guys beat one of my friends. And no one helped, even security. Institution estimates is dangerous. Also I heard feedback from a girl who has been there & while she was in toilet her mobile phone was stolen, lost bag and phone.

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    The Pub: Lithuanian Boozer

    by dejavu2gb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We found this nice pub/restaurant/nightclub in the Old Town, very aptly named, THE PUB. We stayed for a few beers and then enjoyed the food they had on offer.
    Its a very nice place to go as its pretty much a 3-in-one type place.
    You walk in and its got a restaurant bit on thel left and on the right as you go up a few stairs, another few tables and chairs, and towards the back of the premises, is a dancefloor with bar.
    We also spent new years in here, and had a very pleasant evening, with lots of good food and drink very enjoyable.

    Dress Code: Its a casual type place, so I am sure that you can wear anyting comfortable in there, we did not have any problems at all.

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    Viesbutis Hotel Bar

    by Gili_S Written Dec 26, 2007

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    We actually found out that our own hotel bar is actually very trendy, cosy and popular, it was very practical actually as you could drink as late as you wish without the worry how to get back home ;-)

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    Public bars: Irish pub

    by Nicky-IRE Written Oct 20, 2007

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    There is an Irish pub in the old quarter of Vilnius and I can't remember what it is called!!!!!! But it was something typical! Great fun and they had a huge screen and we watched the rugby world cup games, there was such a good atmosphere! The owner was very friendly and there were so many people from different countries, eg from Ireland, England, Australia, France, Lithuania, great fun!

    Dress Code: what ever is comfortable!

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    All Stars Sports Bar: Live sport and good beer!

    by SWFC_Fan Written Nov 22, 2005

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    My "In Your Pocket" guidebook promised me that the All Stars Sports Bar "guaranteed great views of nearly every European sport from every possible angle" on its multitude of flat screen TVs. So, this seemed to be the place to go to watch my beloved Sheffield Wednesday against Brighton and Hove Albion (a match that was being screened live on Sky Sports).

    On a cold October evening, we walked from our hotel to the Forum Palace complex (an entertainment complex housing a number of bars, restaurants and sports clubs) and located the All Stars Sports Bar downstairs.

    The early signs were good - 30+ flat screen TVs dotted around the bar - surely one of them would be showing the game! Worryingly though, they were all tuned in to the same extreme sports channel, which consisted of youths on skateboards competing to see which one could break his or her neck in the most spectacular fashion. Not to worry, it was still 30 minutes to kick-off and I was sure that one of the TVs would be switched to Sky Sports in due course.

    And then, to my absolute horror, it was announced that the karaoke would be starting shortly. Alas, as I've since found out from the website, Monday night is always karaoke night at the All Stars Sports Bar. So, instead of watching English football, we were treated to Lithuanian karaoke. In the event, we had a great night - there is something surreal about sitting in a bar watching Lithuanians, Russians and Poles (for they made up the majority of the crowd) singing songs in a language that you have no comprehension of! And a fair few sang English songs too - and the standard wasn't at all bad (much better in fact than the wannabe "stars" that currently occupy British TV channels in their quest to win over the public vote and become the next big thing!).

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    The bar attracts a young, lively crowd and there is a vibrant atmosphere to the place.

    The beer is good (try the "Svyturys Baltas" white beer) and cheap (5 Lits for 500ml / approx 1 GBP). Food is also served and there are numerous waitresses that bring the food and drink to the tables - so you don't have to leave your seat and miss any of the action!

    Despite a lack of sports on the night, I'd highly recommend this sports bar for a good night out.

    Dress Code

    Casual. Jeans, T-shirts and trainers are fine.

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    Iki Ausros: The best cocktails in this part of the world

    by AndreSTGT Updated May 17, 2005
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    Iki Ausros, located on Vilnius' most prestigious Old Town street is the city's most stylish, posh and expensive cocktail bar, but so wonderful that you may never want to leave (until you're broke, that is). The horrendous prices, however, are to a certain extent justified, the cocktails are brillantly mixed, served in huge glasses, and yes, they even shine. Add to that a great music mix from Gainsbourg's Manon to Underworld's Born Slippy. What else could you ask for?
    Mojito : 29 lit
    Bahama Mama : 42 lit, but divine

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  • Public bars: Bar in Vilnius oldtown

    by CasinoVEGAS Written Jan 2, 2005

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    Intro club bar in Vilnius

    Intro club & bar is located in a heart of Vilnius oldtown. In a daytime you can go there for food, good atmosphere, newspapers and easy music. In a evening you go there for music, live & djs.
    Visit this spectacular place and have a good time in Vilnius.

    Dress Code: If you go for beer and food - no dress control there :)))

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    Avilys Brewpub: Beer in style

    by RB_Oakes Written Jul 19, 2004

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    Avilys is a rather stylish brewpub. They had three of their own beers on. They are very proud of their honey beer, but I preferred the freeform pale lager Avilio. The beer snack platter featured deep-fried bread, a couple of really good local cheeses, spicy dried meat, and some shrimps. A darn fine lunch.

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    Tiffany Pub: Beer and fighting

    by RB_Oakes Written Jul 19, 2004

    Tiffany Pub is a cellar beer bar with about 100 beers, mainly Lithuanian macros. Nothing too special there, but I worked my way through a decent range of them. Two guys at the other end of the bar started fighting. Not a bad pub, but there's better beer further north in Lithuania.

    Dress Code: None that I noticed

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    Bix Baras: Bix it up

    by mrdarius Written Sep 7, 2003

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    Opened by the band with the same name as the restaurant, Bix was one of the first restaurant/bars i drank at regularly in Vilnius. they have decent cheap food and good beer by the meter. with two floors (used to be three, maybe again someday?)

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    Amatininku Uzeiga: All-nighter

    by mrdarius Written Jul 30, 2003

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    Amatininku Uzeiga or, "The Craftsman's Inn" is an important bar/restaurant in Vilnius. This is due to its central location, long hours, and extended hours kitchen. Great place for late nights after you're tired of dancing at Broadveijus.

    I like Amatininku for the above reasons and the general atmosphere. The huge tables and well-lit back room are good for large parties. Do not count on prompt service though. Also, watch your head going into the bathrooms...definately made for midget craftsmen.

    The typical Lithuanian food they serve is good, especially their "Zemaiciu Blynai."

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    Men's Factory: Vilnius' only official gay bar.

    by Canadian_girl Updated May 30, 2003

    Definitely an interesting experience. This place is hidden in a basement, the door is on the back side of the building, and it's very far from any other attractions. This is apparently to protect patrons from gay-bashing. For the same reason, you have to ring the doorbell & pass some kind of visual scan to get past the iron gate, and only 5 people are allowed in the entry at any one time. In addition, the cover charge for women is twice as much as for men, unless you happen to be a "card-carrying" lesbian. (No, I don't know where they issue lesbian cards.)
    The music wasn't too bad, but frankly, the atmosphere left something to be desired. It wasn't nearly as welcoming or upbeat as other places I've been (& not only because I'm a girl). Besides, the continuous gay porn being played on the televisions near the bar was just a tad disconcerting for the casual visitor. And I have never, ever seen so many mirrors in one place before (unpleasant if you're having a bad hair day and trying to forget about it). I hear the drag shows later in the evening are pretty entertaining, though.

    Dress Code: Fairly trendy. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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    SoHo: Expat Central

    by Canadian_girl Written Apr 1, 2003

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    Nice (usually quiet) atmosphere. Good food & a big comfy couch. Lots of other foreigners here, so a good place to meet people.
    Buy a newspaper from the 11-year old kid who comes in most nights. His name is Davidus, he speaks excellent English, and he's EXTREMELY bright. He also doesn't get to go home until he finishes selling papers, so help him out.

    Dress Code: Wear... um... clothes. Preferably warm ones, because it's always FREEZING in here in the winter!

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    a bar, right on the river......

    by utttz Written Aug 24, 2002

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    a bar, right on the river... nice place
    nice place once again 'though a little dark (finished my lighter to read the menu.... and.... wow... nice english speaking staff!!

    Dress Code: as you like: too dark, nobody will notice you

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