Fabrika – Hip Complex with Bars & Restaurants
Fabrika is not just one bar but a complex for chilling and hangouts. It’s located in a previously forgotten Soviet Era sewing factory. Today it’s a vibrant, multi-functional urban space that includes a hostel, bars, cafes, food joints, and artist studios. Sit in the open-air courtyard on a sofa, order a drink from Moulin Electrique (open 11am – 1am daily), or grab a bowl of ramen from the first ramen shop in Georgia. Fabrika is a hip spot you won’t want to miss.
Lucy Lovers Studio – Tattoo with a Side of Alcohol
Lucy Lovers combines a tattoo studio with a craft cocktail bar. It makes for an interesting combination to say the least. They host music acts every Friday & Saturday. There’s a small fee to get in after 11pm.
Hours: 1pm – 3am Friday & Saturday; 1pm – 1am Tuesday – Thursday; closed Mondays
Drunk Owl – Popular Budget Bar
Located in Old Town, Drunk Owl is a cozy bar with a relaxed atmosphere. It’s one of the most popular bars in Tbilisi, especially with budget travelers. They have live music every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9pm. Prices are very reasonable considering its central location, and they have a variety of colorful cocktails as well as beer. Drunk Owl is an ideal place to pre-game or have a midweek pint with friends.
Hours: 7pm – 2am daily
Black Dog Bar – Bring Your Dog, Have a Beer
If your furry friend is feeling left out, bring him with you to Black Dog Bar! This is one of the first dog-friendly spots in Tbilisi. It’s also smoke-free. As you can imagine, the staff is very friendly here. They serve great burgers and have a decent collection of craft beer. Black Dog is quite popular among locals and tourists so it can get pretty crowded on the weekends.
Hours: 2pm – 1am Monday & Tuesday; 2pm – 2am Wednesday – Sunday
Bauhaus Bar – Hip, Young Crowd
Bauhaus definitely attracts a hipster crowd. It’s an open-air bar slash live music venue located near the Dry Bridge in Dedaena Park. You can sprawl out on the grass when you’re tired of drinking and dancing. It’s a bit hard to find so you won’t see too many tourists here. As the night wears on, the entire courtyard becomes the dance floor with some people even standing on tables.
You can come to Bauhaus all year round, but it’s an especially great place to visit in the summer when many of the other clubs shut their doors.
Hours: 12pm – 3am
Politika Bar – For the Intellectual Crowd
Politika is the more mature sister to Bauhaus. It’s run by the same people and also features a relaxed atmosphere, outdoor area, and amazing cocktails.
What sets it apart is that it hosts progressive events that promote a variety of activism topics. Going for a single drink can turn into an hours long event as the crowd here loves to engage in political debates, discuss the environment, and champion the arts. Grab a bean bag, cozy up next to their old-fashioned fireplace, and prepare to engage.
Hours: 11am – 3am
Amodi – Popular Rooftop Bar
You’ll have to climb up a small hill to reach Amodi, but it’s totally worth it for the view. The bar overlooks Rike Park and Old Town. Amodi is a small converted house which makes for a cozy atmosphere of intermingling with Georgian youths. You can catch live jazz sets and sometimes even a movie screening.
Hours: 6pm – 3am Friday & Saturday; 6pm – 1am Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday; closed Mondays
Cocktail Factory – For Craft Cocktails
Cocktail artists from around the world are invited to show off their craft at Cocktail Factory. Every drink is made with the highest quality of ingredients and with careful finesse. Classic favorites are given an update and unique twist here. You can sip on your cocktail while people-watching on the outside terrace. There are many restaurants in the area too.
Hours: 8pm – 2am; 8pm – 1am Monday & Sunday
9 MTA – For Craft Beer
This is the go-to place for craft beer lovers. 9 MTA has 24 craft beers on tap and over 50 bottled varieties to choose from. It’s located on a bustling street in the heart of Old Town.
The kitchen offers a full menu of local Georgian fare like khinkali as well as pub food like burgers and baked potatoes. Come for an afternoon pint or an evening with friends. Prices are a bit expensive by Georgian standards.
Hours: noon – midnight Sunday – Wednesday; noon – 2am Thursday – Saturday
Hangar Bar – For Watching Sports
If you’re looking to catch a football match, head to Hangar Bar. This is an Irish-themed pub that is popular with locals and ex-pats. They broadcast all the biggest rugby and football matches plus other big games. Grab a Guinness on tap, sit back, and enjoy. There is live music in the summer and they host parties for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween.
Hours: 11am – 2am
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