I have discovered this pub recently when I went there with my friends.
This must be the only "cowboy" cafe in Rubizhne.
Everything about the decor reminds you of the "Wild West" times.
They even have a "leather map" of America that is nice to look at and to study while you are having your beer...
There are two halls in this cafe and the space is rather tight.
You have to sit practically back-to-back with your neighbor at the next table, which can lead to unpredictable consequences that depend on the degree of drunkenness of your neighbor behind you who might not like how you "lean against his back" or anything else.
In other words, the small space here is ideal for some of my fellow countrymen who wish to pick up a fight. But don't let that deter you. Enjoy!)
The hall with the bar is used to play pool.
Favorite Dish: This bar can easily become your local like it did with me.
This is the only place that I frequent now during my visits to Rubizhne.
The Ukrainian draft beer is great here: Rogan Monastery beer (5.7 %).
Bright, cheerful and welcoming cafe - this is how the cafe owners call their place.
It is located in new districts in Victory Street.
Orchid Cafe offers entertainment and delicious meals (inluding shish kebab on open fire) for the residents of the nearby new district as well as for the entire city.
They have nice decor, a terrace for summer parties and enough dancing floor.
They also offer corporate parties and such evenings as I Love Retro where the entrance is UAH 5, but if you come in the relevant attire, your entrance is free.
Favorite Dish: shish kebab, pancakes
This coffeehouse is located in Mendeleyev Street not far from the city bus terminal.
It has a nice quiet area with several tables where you can have breakfast or lunch ordering tea, coffee, snacks and even cakes, pastry, pizza, potato pies, etc.while you surf the net.
Wi-Fi is a good point about this cafe and the bad one is there is no window opening to air the room. So it tends to be stuffy here.
The cafe has its own kitchen and they cook their dishes to offer the clientèle that consists mostly of young people.
The bar's is dedicated to aliens theme. Its decor is rather simple, but very creative as to the huge ET face on the wall and a figure of an alien at the entrance.
Most of the customers only order drinks and snacks here.
Just explore and enjoy!
Have fun, fellow travelers!
Favorite Dish: different kinds of pizza
Cipollino must be the only children's cafe in Rubizhne.
It is one of the three cafes and bars in Southern Station.
It is located in the new park in Southern Station (Yuzhnaya). The cab drive to this cafe from downtown Rubizhne costs UAH30-40.
The cafe has a spacious hall often used for kids' birthday parties and celebrations.
The menu only includes snacks and beverages for kids (lemonades and juice).
The cafe occupies a unique castle like building with a small tower. There is a small hall with two or three table in the tower (second floor). This hall could be used by kids' parents. It also has a balcony (no smoking though).
The cafe's entrance has a stage where they organize different mini-concerts for kids.
Here is a short video about the Children’s Park
Pinta Bar is located in the same building with the Russian bath of Southern Station District of Rubizhne.
It is at the end of Ordzhonikidze Street, at the place of its intersection with Dzerzhinsky Street.
Pinta is a tiny bar with only three tables. They offer Ukrainian beer to local prices: from UAH4.50 to UAH 6 for a pint.
Also, there are local snacks to any taste.
The bar has a white screen used for watching TV programs such as football matches or concerts.
The bar is often used by the customers of the Russian bath.
The bar has a summer beer tent closed in the fall.
Favorite Dish: beer & snacks (Chernihiv beer and peanuts with anchovies).
Lana Cafe was dedicated on November 30, 2012.
There is a big hall, a smaller hall upstairs and summertime there are several tables outside on the terrace. Besides, Andrey the owner built the entire project with a huge cellar of the size of the main hall. So there is room for development.
Andrey does his best to create and to maintain the cozy and homey atmosphere in the cafe.
The cafe has Wi-Fi.
Favorite Dish: This cafe is well-known for its salads:
- “Men's Ideal”;
- "Russian salad new style" - with salmon, cucumbers and red caviar;
As of November 2013, there are popular dishes at this cafe:
- "Couple in Love" (pork+chicken rolled in omelette);
- Pork and beef steak with speaicl chef's sauce;
for dessert they offer Chocolate Fondant that enjoys popularity among the customers from all over the city, as Andrey explained.
The locals recommend this snack bar when you have to do a lot of shopping at the central market.
It's one of the three snack bar of this type on the territory of the market.
The chef, creates masterpieces of cooking: mashed potato pies, pea pies, liver pies home style.
You can have a break during your busy shopping at the market.
The snack bar is at the entrance to the big hall.
There are a couple of tables where you can have your snack standing. My German friends would this place a Stehbar.
The clientèle is very diverse: from young people who have come to have a cup of coffee and to respectable middle-aged ladies and gentlemen who are regular customers at the market here.
Favorite Dish: potato pies & coffee
This restaurant is located in Globe Trade Center in Mendeleyev Street.
It’s a high end restaurant with a Russian billiards hall and a dining hall.
They have a quiet atmosphere and a lot of sushi’s and pizzas on the menus.
This place seemed to me a good refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This is where you could have a nice party with your friends and even dance in the middle of the dining hall.
This place is across the street from Sovietskaya Hotel where you could stay in Rubizhne.
Also, the restaurant has a summer terrace located to the left of the entrance to Globe Store.
The taxi stand is in front of the restaurant, which is very convenient too.
This cafe is conveniently located between the central market and the bus terminal.
This is where you can have lunch waiting for your bus to arrive.
The cafe has "African design" (even a couple of African beehives on the terrace), a big round hall inside and a summer terrace with a dozen of tables outside.
I have observed that the majority of customers only order beer, drinks and small snacks here. Banquets are rare. But the Zanzibar ice cream is a must here.
It would be nice to pay a visit to this cafe for a change.
This cafe is also very special since it houses and 3D movie theater. Starting with 10 a.m. you can watch 3D movie and cartoons every two hours here.
Besides, they offer disco parties here, such as "Disco of the 90ies" and others,
Favorite Dish: Company dishes:
lavash meat roll;
silver shish lebab'
Zanzibar ice cream;
Troyanda is a Ukrainian word for Rose. This pub is the only bar with a Ukrainian name in Rubizhne.
This little bar is located in Kirov Street opposite "Sovietskaya" hotel and the former movie theater.
You can sit comfortably in one of two halls here and enjoy the atmosphere of a local pub.
The pub is open from 8 a.m. till 10 p.m.
The pub is often full of customers - mostly middle-aged people. :-)
Very few people order food, mainly they have drinks.
I only saw some young people there. They prefer open air beer tents and do not usually come to such pubs. It tends to be very stuffy there and smells like old beer.
Nevertheless, it seems a nice meeting place for the people of my age.
Favorite Dish: Shashlyk (our BBQ) and potato chips with ketchup.
This bar -a popular young people's spot - is located right in front of the entrance to Rubizhne Branch of the East-Ukrainian National University and is frequented by lots of local young people.
There are tables inside the bar and outside it.
This is where you can have different drinks (tea or coffee) with homemade pastry (mashed potato pies, stewed cabbage pies - typical students' meal) and beer with snacks (in the evenings).
The clientèle are mostly young people, students of the local college, a branch of the East-Ukrainian National University, and they mostly order drinks and very seldom dishes from the kitchen, although those dishes look and smell very imviting..
There are a lot of affordable snacks for you and also hot dishes from the chef.
This bar became my Wi-Fi HQ in October 2013 during my stay with my parents.
In the evening you may find no seat available here, but there is no reservation system.
Favorite Dish: Monastery Traditional Beer (Kharkiv) and pistachios.
You can order meat French style (UAH20), Chicken fingers (UAH13), chicken Kiev (UAH12), fries (UAH 8) and enjoy your feast.
Cherdak is Russian for Attic.
This bar is a new one. It is located right opposite my parents' apartment house.
All in all there are six bars and cafes in our neighborhood.
This bar has a small "winter hall" and a beertent that is used in warm weather. The beertent is closed at the end of September.
In the evenings there's music and dancing there.
Favorite Dish: beers and anchovies
This new restaurant is located in the middle of the 7th District of Rubizhne in the hotel and restaurant complex.
It's a high end city restaurant with three banquet halls and spacious terrace outside.
Like many locals, we just sat at the terrace having some beer with pistachios and enjoying the views.
Favorite Dish: "Stanitsa" meat Cossacks' style;
This cafe has recently been dedicated.
It stands next to the City Military Committee and across the street from the City Militia Administration in the old business area of the former School Street (now Vladimir Smirnov Street).
The cafe has two cozy halls inside and a terrace outside where you can sit comfortable in dacha style armchairs and enjoy your drinks.
The inner halls are mostly used for celebrations such as birthday parties or weddings. The big hall can seat a small party of about fifteen customers.
Favorite Dish: beer & snacks
One day I happened to walk nearby and dropped in at this beer bar for the first time in my life.
In fact, I used to pass it lots of times by bus on my way home, but it had never occurred to me to just drop in and have a bite there.
The bar is a family enterprise. It is favorite among many locals who live not only across the street, but also those arrive here by mopeds and bikes.
The bar has seven tables and, as Andy, the bar owner, told me they are often occupied by his regular customers.
Little Beacon has a long bar, but no high chairs attached to it since it has never been our custom to occupy those bar chairs and to sit there.
The customers can ask Joan the bartender, who is Andy's wife, to play their favorite music for them or they can choose it independently at the music box.
Do not forget to order a cab back home: it's too far to walk back to the main street.
Favorite Dish: Chernihiv beer and some dried fish to it.