Craft beer in Kyiv: best places for beer lovers

Are you a huge beer fan or simply thirsty after exploring Kyiv? Thankfully, craft beer in Kyiv is getting more and more popular.

So here is a list of some of the finest craft beer bars in Kyiv – from the most central ones to those located in the most godforsaken districts (because who knows where you can end up, right?)



If you are searching for craft beers in Kyiv combined with live music, welcome to ProRock. A centrally located 24/7 bar, that welcomes everybody, especially those who are into music. Come here Friday or Saturday night (around 21:00) and find yourself dancing to amazing Ukrainian bands concerts.

ProRock offers a wide range of Ukrainian craft beers – just ask a bartender or waiter for help.

If you are searching where to eat at night in Kyiv, keep in mind that kitchen is ProRock is also working 24 hours a day.

TIP: If you are about to come Friday or Saturday evening, make a reservation in advance, as you might find it impossible to find a place, even at the bar. Better to do it a couple of days in advance, either by giving them a call or by writing on Facebook

Mokri Vusa (Мокрі Вуса)

mokri vusa

Located in the very centre of Kyiv, Mokri Vusa (translated as “wet mustache”) offers a wide range of Ukrainian craft beers, along with the international positions.

If you want to discover their full diversity of beers, the bartenders will offer an additional online menu with extra bottled beers.

Delicious fusion cuisine with Ukrainian flavor, friendly atmosphere and helpful staff will make you want to come back.

Mokri Vusa has a lot of space, so if you are searching for Kyiv bars for big companies, it will suit you just well.



One of the most popular places among hipsters in Kyiv, not only it offers delicious craft beers, but also cool and friendly vibes.

Its chamber atmosphere and conceptual design has made it one of the most trendy bars in Kyiv. In the evening Kosatka turns into a real art place with the best DJ parties and active conversations near the bar counter.

Кеды исскуствоведа (do not try to spell it, just Google up)


Firstly opened in Dnipro city, this bar is now opened in Kyiv and offers one of the finest selections of Ukrainian craft beer and imported beers. Literally translated as “the sneakers of the art historian”, this bar offers you to wear these shoes and explore the art of craft beer from all around the world.

It’s also located in the very heart of Kyiv – what else could you wish for? (except the time machine to be able to explore ALL the Kyiv craft beer bars).

Tsypa Craft Pub Kyiv 


This small friendly Kyiv craft beer bar offers some of the unique tastes made in Carpathian Mountains district. Traditional beers along with some of the best craft positions and gutsul-style pizza will not leave you indifferent.

Tsypa offers a whole evening craft beer route: from the best taps to beer shops where you can buy Ukrainian craft beers to seduce your friends to visit Kyiv.

VarVar Bar

var var

This central Kyiv bar is offering many craft beer positions of the same named Kyiv brewery. It does not matter if you are a professional craft beer drinker or just the beginner – here the bartenders will help you make the right choice.

Every once in a while Kyiv craft beer brewers are presenting the new sorts of craft beer right in the bar.



If you find yourself exploring Podil bars, and craving for some quality craft beer in Podil, visit Klaipeda – gastro pub offering a long list of Lithuanian craft beers.

The rich taste of the Lithuanian craft beer in Klaipeda might inspire you to visit again not only this bar, but also Lithuania itself.


drunken monkey

This craft beer bar in Podil, named after one of the most popular beer positions of K&F brewery, is offering a wide selection of Ukrainian craft beers and delicious foods.

Located in the basement of Podil historical building, it creates a unique atmosphere, especially when the live bands are playing.



Searching for craft beer in Podil? Head towards Punkraft, where the cheerful bartenders will offer you the best craft beer of Ukrainian brewers and some of the exclusive imported positions.

For those who want to do some exercise in between or during the beers sessions, there is Play Station and vintage slot machines.



If you made it to Lisopylka – congratulations! you are a true unstoppable craft beer lover!

Located in the godforsaken district of Voskresenka, Lisopylka Brewery is considered one of the best craft beer places in Kyiv.

This brewery&bar is located in the former sawmill, that’s where the name is coming from (in Ukr – Sawmill – “Lisopylka”).

If you are interested in the topic of Ukrainian craft beer, you can ask about a tour to the VarVar Brewery (the craft beer tours are organized quite often).

If next day after your Kyiv craft beer expedition you are still alive, then welcome on Awesome or Awful Kyiv Walking Tour.

Your Kyiv guide is also a big craft beer fan, so we can always make a break to enjoy some of the best Ukrainian beers.

If you want to fully dive into Ukrainian craft beer (and other quality alcohol), you can always book your customized private Kyiv bar crawl.

Enjoy Awesome Kyiv – as awesome as you are! 


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