A Guide to Vilnius Nightlife

A word on Lithuanians: they are incredibly charming, hospitable, and hell-bent on having a good time. Upon our first outing into the unknown streets of the city at night (for example), Vilnius Life had the good fortune of asking two young university students directions to a bar that no longer existed. In reply, one of the young ladies produced two handles of alcohol (one vodka, one tequila) from her handbag and bade us drink up while we waited idly for the little green man to usher us through the crosswalk. An unprovoked diatribe against the self-proclaimed stereotype that Lithuanians are all vodka-swilling alcoholics (though the evidence was rather irrefutable) shortly followed, and soon we found ourselves in the midst of a university party at Bix, surrounded by college-age girls, drinking the aforementioned handles quite openly in the upstairs. We could go on to describe the sunrise that morning and the circumstances of sleeping arrangements, but the point is that Lithuanians are extremely friendly, accommodating and love little more than a good time. As a visitor to Vilnius you will find no shortage of great places to piss away the hours or play the field. Our bar and club directory should serve as a solid survey of what's available and where to go, whatever your taste or titillation. Can't be bothered to sort through all your options? We break it down below:

Last night in a Galaxy not so far away...

With an endless array of great nightlife options, many of Vilnius' venues seem to be competing as the end-all-be-all, with an all-bases-covered approach offering food, drink, DJs or live music and huge dance floors that stay packed well into the wee hours. Still, with the focus of much of the activity centering around the Old Town, bar/club-hopping is an attractive option, hard as it may be to pull yourself out of some venues or organize your cohorts in one cohesive direction. While many clubs don't get going until 23:00, Cozy is a great place to start the evening, enjoying the comfy character of its name before it becomes too crowded, claustrophobic and carcinogenic. Cafe de Paris is also a hip, early-evening hangout, though you can expect it to be crowded anytime, day or night. For a more groovy, sedated atmosphere, try Ibish Lounge (near the Gates of Dawn), Tipo Zoro's small and stylish padded confines, the casual jive of Briusly, or SMC's clever, cool and curious characters. Beer connoisseurs will want to start the evening at Avilys - Vilnius' prime brew-pub - with a honey beer and assortment of beer snacks. Sky Bar, with its stunning 22nd-floor view of the Old Town and delicious cocktails make it worth a peek, but the corresponding up-market prices and general lack of activity should have you heading to the lift after a drink or two. Similarly nichy is All Stars Sports Bar - with more teles than anywhere else in the country, showing all manner of sporting events, it's a good place for the lads to begin an ambitiously belligerent piss-up, but the electric hum of the light-boxes has the potential to drain anyone's momentum and motivation after a while...

For live-music lovers, Jazz & Rock Cafe and Tamsta have quality concerts Thursday through Saturday night, which may make a nice prelude or wind-up to a long night out.

If you're just in town with your mates for a weekend to get completely pissed and piss all over this wonderful city, might we direct you to the plethora of nightclubs you'll easily identify as your natural habitat: Prospekto Pub on Gedimino will gladly accommodate your roving band of rogues and the girls are used to being groped at this point. Likewise, Gravity and Galaxy are good destinations for testosterone-fueled tours of the club scene. Lithuanian Wild Club is a fun night out for those looking to oscillate on the dance floor or ogle waitresses in skimpy outfits, and the adult club in the back is a convenient way to be a sex tourist without feeling too slimy. [We leave you to navigate the rest of Vilnius' immodest adult entertainment options on your own.] Smack in the centre and hard to miss is Helios, a modern, sanitary, soulless club that stays packed full of people preening themselves. If it's not to your taste, you can walk a few dozen meters to RingBar, the boxing-themed sports bar upstairs, and see how many rounds you and the lads can go before somebody gets knocked out. In the same complex you'll also find City Casino, with the highest minimum bets in the city to ensure you leave as penniless as possible, Villa Latina, a more up-class cocktail bar, and Eden Club, a strip-joint that will be happy to shuttle you around town to all their locations until you've seen half the skin in the city (I thought we weren't going to talk about this).

Arguably one of the best and most popular options for the foreigner on-the-prowl is Brodvejus, an always fun, nothing-fancy free-for-all which never takes a night off. Similarly, Bix Baras and The Pub both offer unpretentious, although slightly uninspired atmospheres that attract lots of university students and ex-pats. To go on a more upscale, affluent outing, Pabo Latino is one of the most lavish locations in town - a truly luxurious interior, balcony and private courtyard create the swanky ambiance of an international arms dealer's enclave (without the artillery and FBI standoffs). Across the street, you'll find world-class DJs and plenty of eye candy at Fashionclub, where everyone looks like a gyrating, jiggling porcelain doll (and breaks as easily). If you're more in the mood for elegance than exuberance, head toward the Gates of Dawn and you'll find Vilnius' classiest cocktail bar, Iki Ausros, sporting snappy drinks and smart women. The super-trendy Absento Fejos can be found a few doors down and an intoxicating stop inside will surely induce strange visions of sexy nymphets flitting about in revealing outfits blowing kisses at anyone with a big enough bankroll to buy them a drink. Be warned: the next morning you're likely to wake with a foggy memory, shaking the glitter from your wallet, wondering what happened to all those litas...

Vilnius also has a growing alternative, underground scene with clubs like Play, Satta, Intro, and Woo attracting hip, young university students who are always eager to meet new people and show them "the real Vilnius." A tour of these places will quickly have you recognizing familiar faces and making friends while feeling like you've become a part of genuine, under-the-radar scene most visitors surely miss. Vilnius Life recommends a visit to Intro (not far from St. Anne's cathedral) on Wednesday night for an iery glimpse at the city's growing reggae scene, though admittedly, if you were born before Marley's death (1981, that is), you may feel too old for this student union-style hangout. Thursday night is definitely the night to go to Satta - if you can find it that is. We suggest arranging a rendezvous with someone you meet at Intro Wednesday night so they can take you by the hand to this uber-underground hideout; it's worth it. Head to Play Club Friday for the best indy rock music you've heard in Eastern Europe (not such a difficult accolade) and the great house-party atmosphere. To complete the circuit, get stuck in at Woo Saturday night, and, congratulations, you can officially certify yourself as a Vilnius hipster.

If that's not counter-culture enough for you; if you're a crusty squatter with a crustier canine looking for like-minded hardcore kids and activists that self-publish zines on do-it-yourself acts of anarchy, there's a scene for you too: We recommend you go to hardcore.lt to find local establishment-fighters and pick the most incendiary battles in Vilnius.

For gay travellers, there is one option and one option only - the legendary Men's Factory. A bit on the edge of town, Men's Factory is a high-energy hideout eager to 'accommodate' all orientations replete with specially-designed areas to do so and phalluses just about everywhere. A recklessly fun club for dancing and cruising, Men's Factory isn't just for men - in fact many women frequent the place as well. Visit our Gay Vilnius page, for more on the city's gay nightlife, or lack thereof.

Whatever your fancy or fetish, Vilnius has something for your taste, be it good or bad. And this is only just the beginning: be sure to peruse the depths of our bar and club directory to get the full story. Once you've immersed yourself give us your own impressions by adding reviews to the venues you've visited, and let us know if we're missing out on anything. One of the most gratifying aspects of the city's nightlife is that it might not always be so self-evident where the party is, but trust us, even on the coldest Sunday night of the year with a little detective work you can find a few full-on debauches. Just ask one of the many charming locals to point you in the right direction...

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Chris from United Kingdom Reply Jun 29th, 2014

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Hello to everbody that remember me! I miss vilnius and "gero viskio baras" best club in the city 'til 2005! I'll back in this romantic city next spring or summer and I hope to meet again my old friends!bye

Kaz from United Kingdom Reply Jan 9th, 2014

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Rafael from Netherlands Reply Dec 2nd, 2013

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Re from United Kingdom Reply Oct 27th, 2013

Hello, I am thinking to visit Vilnius in November or December this year. It would be great to meet some beautiful Lithuanian girls to have fun or even for a serious friendship and relationship. I am 36 and middle easterner ( Persian ) originally but have been living in the UK for last 12 years. please email me if you are interested to meet : reza28_uk@yahoo.com

Dani from United Kingdom Reply Sep 1st, 2013

Hey, I will be in Vilnius between 12 - 15 September. I will be there with a few friends celebrating my 30th birthday. Where are the best places to go on a thurs, friday and saturday. Any suggestions are welcomed. If there are any ladies who fancy joining us on any of the nights than lets party!!!

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Mr. M from Italy Reply Jun 7th, 2013

Hai, i m in vilnius Now. What do you suggest to go tonight? I Was thinking about paparazzi....

gong from Germany Reply Apr 21st, 2013

i am going to Vilnius next Month for some days, could somebody tell me some addresses for nightlife in Vilnius mail: nguyen-charles@t-online.de

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atle from Norway Reply Dec 30th, 2012

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raza from United Kingdom Reply Apr 15th, 2012

hi, i am from london and thinking to visit to vilnius end of this month for few days, looking for nice girl for fun and company and who can show me around, night life. if there any nice girl to stay with me.

Lars from Denmark Reply Mar 21st, 2012

Does anyone know what is now in the place where PACHA was? Is it just empty or has a new club opened there?

Anastasia from Australia Reply Jan 9th, 2012

please suggest!!!! we will stay 2 nights (friday,saturday ) in vilnius.where to go???:)

Kamile from Lithuania Reply Jan 8th, 2012

If you need any suggestions from local, please ask ;) I am doing this only because I know how difficult is to come to unknown city and decide where to go and what to do. Especially when you can't really trust travel guides ;)

trevthom from Malta Apr 2nd, 2013

heyyyy we re coming to vilinius on june,can you give me some information about the nightlife there pls???

p from Italy Reply Jan 3rd, 2012

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Lorenzo from Italy Reply Dec 6th, 2011

Hi all! Im coming to Vilnius with my partner next sunday and we'll be staying for 3 nights. Any tips or ppl willing to share a beer/martini with us??

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Leo from Italy Reply Sep 30th, 2011

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Roy from Netherlands Reply Sep 28th, 2011

Planning a visit to Vilnius end of October, who can give me tips where to go to?

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Riz from United Kingdom Reply Jul 18th, 2011

Hello, Visiting vilnius soon again. Any sexy ladies want to show me around and party. Plus i will be staying in Skybar so will be fun.

from Spain Reply Jul 4th, 2011

I just come back from Vilnius, I had a wonderfull time in Salento disco, so if you are visiting Vilnius don't miss to stop there,I already miss it so much,hope to be back soon.

Hawkeye from Sweden Reply May 17th, 2011

Where should we go to start our evening tonight? We are some young (50Y) persons that would go out for a fun night.

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I have an job meeting in vilnius, during next month, and I'd like also to spend my free time visiting the city, If someone would be so kind to give some information...

Johan from Sweden Reply Feb 6th, 2011

Hi! I'm a nice guy coming to see Vilnius next week. Anyone interested in joining me for a drink, dinner, sightseeing or parties? Intelligent girls will get all my attention.. ;)

luca from Italy Reply Dec 13th, 2010

SALENTO DISCOPUB... The best place in Vilnius! Working every day! and every day possibility to have a fun! I'll be back soon!!!

Calle from Denmark Reply Nov 25th, 2010

Street party TONIGHT outside Hyper Rimi!!! Be there!

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Need a good party next Thursday night 25.11.2010. Will only stay for one night in Vilnius. Please advise and send me to, temsla@hotmail.com

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forgot my email address in my previous post. riki.dublin@gmail.com

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hi there, riki here from dublin ireland. i am 33, my self few of my friends are planning to come to vilnius over end of october. i am looking for some nice girl who can show around vilnius, that would be really great. Cheers, Riki

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Dovile from Lithuania Reply Jun 17th, 2010

Hey People! New place in Vilnius to enjoy the night! Salento DiscoPub :) Really good, also works every day of the week.. Good music,people, style :)

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john ryan from Ireland Reply Dec 18th, 2007

Pabla Latino - tried to rip us off with every drink. Not putting any alchohol in, not giving the correct change !, not giving any change back sometimes !. When we pulled them up they just said 'I forget'. Do not give them the business. Go to Prospecto pub, they wont do you and the music is better.

Roberto from Spain Reply Dec 10th, 2007

Vilnius is just amazing, cheap drinks, food, accomodation, Vodka and beer- the best I ever tasted. People are very friendly and blond girls are legendary, I never saw girls beautiful like that-all over Vilnius! They party hard, hard and harder.

Dan from United States Reply Oct 5th, 2007

Great advice on this page! Go to Play Club to chill, Prospekto to wild out!

Gareth from United Kingdom Reply Sep 25th, 2007

top site! myself and a couple of the boys are looking for a different place to go for our bdays, think you have sealed the deal for us! Cheers

Chuck from United States Reply May 21st, 2007

Really informative site; you've got it covered. Vilnius is a blast, the women are amazing and fun, and the clubs are off the hook. You were right about Satta, but it's not that hard to find. Just make the effort.