There are hundreds of bars in Tbilisi, however, very few of them are perfect for enjoying alcoholic drinks. When it comes to sipping a glass you might want to consider various things like a neighborhood, a crowd, an attractive menu or even music. Here’s our guide to Tbilisi’s favorite hangouts:
Where To Have Excellent Drinks: The Coolest Bars In Tbilisi
This wine shop & bar features a vast selection of Georgian wines which has few rivals in Tbilisi. With its cozy ambiance and industrial design with a retro twist, 8000 Vintages is a perfect place to stop off for a glass while deciding which wine to take to dinner. It’s also a very good place to taste the most exquisite Georgian wines and chat up with your friends. Here, the food is very much the supporting act but we strongly recommend you to try their “Tuscany Board” – canapes and nadughi with apricot jam perfectly amplify the fine nuances of wines.
Address: 26 Sulkhan Tsintsadze str.
This lively place can become your next excuse to visit a charming old town. Drunk Owl bar is quite famous among locals and for a reason – with a great selection of drinks (that don’t cost a fortune) it is a great place to hang out and meet some cool people. It is always crowded on Friday and Saturday so you might want to consider booking a table in advance to enjoy live music performances and excellent drinks.
Address: 21 Samghebro str.
Dive X has already become a mandatory stop! Located inside the Fabrika complex which is the coolest place in Tbilisi to unwind, this bar is one of the best spots to pre-game a night in the city. The crowd mostly consists of millennials which should not discourage you from visiting if you are older than 30. Dive X is one of the most relaxed bars in Tbilisi. It becomes very lively and animated on Friday and Saturday thanks to the music performances. So, if you’re looking for a casual bar scene with good music, simple but delicious cocktails and a very good craft beer, this is the place to be for sure.
Address: 8 Egnate Ninoshvili str.
Rooms Hotel Bar
Tbilisi does not do the hotel bar very well. Rooms Hotel bar is quite an exception – of all the fancy places this one outdoes the rest with their amazing cocktails. Of course, when you talk about Rooms, it’s not only about the drinks. The interior is a huge part of the charm here – exquisite décor is nailed down to the smallest detail. This is a glamorous place for those who enjoy outstanding drinks and finer things in life at the same time. While in Rooms, you can check Lolita’s bar as well – a modern and classy place offering everything from homemade lemonade to Georgian wines of the great quality.
Address: 14 Merab Kostava str.
If chacha is your beat, then make sure you check out Warszawa bar. This small and crowded place has earned a name as a neighbourhood must. It’s easy to enjoy its hipster-ish ambiance, especially if you like to meet travelers from all over the world. You have to sample Chachachello here, which is a Georgian answer to Limoncello – a funny mix of chacha and lemon juice. A glass will cost you 2 GEL which makes this place a literal paradise for those who want to booze on a budget (and one of the most affordable bars in Tbilisi). Expect a crowd.
Address: 19 Alexandr Pushkin str.