Cellar on Rustaveli: Beer and sport on Rustaveli Avenue
We visited Cellar on Rustaveli one afternoon during our visit to Tbilisi in February 2013.
Although we visited during the day time, and the bar served food, I'll include this as a nightlife tip rather than a restaurant tip as we only visited for drinks and it felt more like a bar than a restaurant.
As its name suggests, this underground bar is located on bustling Rustaveli Avenue, not far from Tavisuplebis Moedani (Freedom Square).
As we descended into the bar we noticed a chalk board displaying the bar's food menu. It included the basic Georgian staples: khinkali dumplings, khachapuris, lobiani (bean paste in a khachapuri), kebabs, mtsvadi (skewered lamb) and pizza. Ideal foods for snacking on while enjoying a beer.
The choice of draught beers was fairly extensive, including the Georgian beers Natakhtari, Mtieli and Zedazeni, as well as imported Czech beers Staropramen and Bernard Dark. Prices were as follows:
Natakhtari = 1.70 GEL (£0.70) for 400ml / 3.60 GEL (£1.45) for 1 litre
Zedazeni = 2.00 GEL (£0.80) for 400ml / 4.00 GEL (£1.60) for 1 litre
Mtieli = 2.00 GEL (£0.80) for 400ml / 4.00 GEL (£1.60) for 1 litre
Staropramen = 3.50 GEL (£1.40) for 400ml / 7.00 GEL (£2.80) for 1 litre
Staropramen = 4.00 GEL (£1.60) for 400ml / 8.00 GEL (£3.20) for 1 litre
I had a 400ml Natakhtari beer for 1.70 GEL (£0.70) and a dish of salted peanuts, which the menu stated cost 2.00 GEL, but the waitress brought as complimentary.
Emma had a pot of green tea which cost 2.80 GEL (£1.15).
There were a host of international flags hanging up above the bar and a TV screen was showing highlights of a rugby game. I got the impression that the bar would be quite busy when there was a big sporting event being shown live, but it was fairly quiet on the afternoon that we visited.
A good choice of draught beers, live sport and basic Georgian snack food on Rustaveli Avenue!
The Hangar: Football and Rugby match
It's one of the place for foreign people living in Tbilisi.
Mostly English and French and particulary while match!
2 screens there. Advice you to arrive before it start if you want to sit down (especially if England/France match)
You'll find there: Georgian beer and Guiness.
Pizza and traditional georgian "Xatchapuri" but also a cool choise of hamburger with funny names.
Night Office or Tunnel CLub or FTV bar or ....: Clubbing - Djs - Great people
this 2 web sites helped me to find great clubs and bars in tbilisi, Night life is not in the Rustaveli avenue but it is on Shardeni Street, Perviwskaya st and the CLubs like NIGHT OFFICE (www.nightoffice.ge) or Club Tunnel amazing designed underground style,
I went on Desyn Masyello DJ set in Tbilisi on 13 jan, NIGHT OFFICE mega club in tbilisi
CASINOs everywhere in tbilisi , was told that there are many good ones , i had no time for that :>
Dress Code: Casual , and any smart or casual
- Study Abroad
it appears to be here
There are a strip of new(ish) and trendy(ish) places, in the Old Town, on Akhvlediani. We actually stopped by these places occassionally, for a glass of wine, or something less strong, but there was never anything particularly remarkable about these places....they were just quick and attractive places for a quick rest and some refreshments.
- Budget Travel
- Food and Dining
Georgian (something) of Film Makers: Catch an English movie
Based on another VT tip, I went in search of an English movie after watching nothing but dubbed Georgian TV when TV was available at all. The 'cinema' is easy to find (see directions) and as of Otcober 2006 they are showing movies in English on Monday and Wednesday nights at 8pm. Before you get too excited, it is not a typical, commercial type of place you are probably used to in your home country, I didn't smell/see any popcorn! The man there explained that they showed musicals on Monday nights, 'Singing in the Rain', 'My Fair Lady' and 'All that Jazz' were advertised when I was there. For the coming Wednesday night there was a Hindi movie with English subtitles advertised. I'm sure it's good if you live in the city or have not met any other English speakers for weeks but you may be disappointed if you were hoping for sleek, action-packed American blockbuster and buckets of soda and popcorn.
Dress Code: None (I don't think!)
- Arts and Culture
- Theater Travel
marrakech restaurant: shisha, chai and baklavas
Not a very typical georgian activity, but we spent quite a few happy nights in this restaurant smoking shisha, drinking mint tea and sampling a few baklavas.
Marrakech is a strange restaurant - it has a huge food list and hardly anyone eats there... people go for drinks and ice-creams.
It's decorated in middle-eastern fashion with fluffy pillows and shishas everywhere, and no one smokes (in fact it's not even on the menu)... but you can ask for it and waiters won't blink.
Dress Code: As you wish - but people in general are casually dressed
- Road Trip
rustaveli street: illuminated buildings and dancing fountains
Walk along rustaveli street at bight and enjoy the grand building, all brightly illuminated: government buildings, churches, banks and even the marriott hotel.
In front of the Parliament young and old - and families, too - gather at night in front of the dancing fountains.
Dress Code: Dressed, since you are in a city's street.
- Road Trip
Noa Noa: Night Club - Noa Noa
presentations, video art and fashion shows are arranged at "NOA NOA"
Everyday program: 23:00 p.m. - Band of "NOA NOA" and the vocals (Maia Baratashvili, Maka
Gamkrelidze, Tina Begiashvili);
Post-program discotheque: 00.30 a.m.
Monday is only for discotheques.
1. Entrance is chargeable, except for the members;
2. Open hours: 21:00 p.m. - 04:00 a.m.
3. Adults under 18 are not admitted;
4. Face Control system operates; Consequently, any person without any kind of explanation can be refused to enter;
5. No admittance under the effect of spirits and drugs;
6. Entrance with any kind of weapons, alcoholic or soft drinks is strictly prohibited;
7. Entrance ticket always includes one glass of cocktail.
Profile: Bar-Restaurant "Profile"
Latin-American compositions and songs, jazz, jazz-rock, European pop music and film soundtrack by the best band "Profile" (from 23:30 to 24:00).
"Night Office": Night Club - "Night Office"
Cool place with shows and lots of events
Club days: Friday & Saturday.
The club has been taking actions against drug addiction, since it was opened.
Entrance fees: Boys - 25 gel; girls-15 gel.
FTV Bar: Fashion Bar
Cafe "Fashion Bar" is open from 17:00pm to 03:00am.
Club "Fashion Bar" is open from 22:00pm to 03:00am (at special events - to 05:00).
Entrance fee is chargeable depending on the evening program.