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Vilnius Nightlife

The large student population help fuel Vilnius's eclectic and buzzing nightlife scene. In summer, tables burst out everywhere as the scene becomes positively Mediterranean. Throughout the year, Vilnius bustles with the arts, ranging from small-scale street theatre right through to grand opera performances and classical music recitals. The city’s stint as European Capital of Culture in 2009 has really given the city's cultural scene a real shot in the arm. Many cultural performances are only in Lithuanian though.

Bars in Vilnius

Alaus Biblioteka

With a name that means "Beer Library", you can expect book shelves and beer shelves dominating this cosy drinking place. There are a dozen beers on tap and about 300 bottles from all over the world. If you can't decide what you want, check with one of the knowledgeable staff who is happy to help.

Address: , Trakų g. 4, Vilnius,


If you like local craft beer, this is the place to come. The owner reckons that there are about 700 types of Lithuanian beer and you can definitely get to enjoy some of them here.

Address: , Stiklių g. 7, Vilnius,


The SkyBar at the Radisson Blu hotel offers great cocktails and the best views of any bar in Vilnius on the 22nd floor.

Address: , Konstitucijos 20, Vilnius, 09308

Clubs in Vilnius


Opens from 10pm to early morning, this club has different sections designed for people who want a fantastic night out. There is a quieter area where you can sit and have a chat over a few drinks as well as a dance floor for you to strut your stuff.

Address: , Gedimino pr. 2a, Vilnius,

Pabo Latino

A fun club in Vilnius where the Latin rhythms buzz. It has a tough entry policy so accordingly it attracts smartly dressed 20- and 30-something professionals. On some nights it hosts dancing lessons where you can dance to Salsa, Rumba, Cha-cha rhythms.

Address: , Trakų g. 3, Vilnius,

Tamsta Club

For more than a decade, this live music/ clubbing venue has kept its attractiveness by playing a different style of music every night. Live bands usually start at 2100 or 2200 hours.

Address: , A. Strazdelio g. 1, Vilnius,
Telephone: +370 5 212 4498

Live music in Vilnius


This two-level venue is the go-to-place for many locals. From karaoke to disco nights and concerts, you're in for a good time in this vibrant nightclub/ live music venue. The lower floor is for dancing while the upper floor is quieter and ideal for drinking.

Address: , Vokiečių g. 4, Vilnius, 01130
Telephone: +370 6525 7790

Jazz Cellar 11

Expect sweet soulful tunes in this superb jazz club near the Gates of Dawn. Regular jam sessions and international bands make this place a gem.

Address: , Aušros Vartų g. 11, Vilnius, 01304
Telephone: +370 684 11382

Classical music in Vilnius

Dance in Vilnius

Theatres in Vilnius

Music and Dance in Vilnius

Culture in Vilnius

Lithuania National Drama Theatre

The Feast of Muses sculpture guarding the National Drama Theatre is likely to get your attention first. The venue hosts a wide variety of genres and keeps a busy cultural schedule. Most performances are in Lithuanian though.

Address: , Gedimino pr. 4, Vilnius,
Telephone: +370 5 262 1593

Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of the biggest cultural venues in Vilnius. Enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker or The Swan Lake here in December is an essential Vilnius experience.

Address: , A. Vienuolio g. 1, Vilnius,
Telephone: +370 5 262 0727

National Philharmonic Hall

Featuring a concert hall and a smaller chamber hall, Vilnius's National Philharmonic Hall hosts National Symphony Orchestra concerts and is the centrepiece for the Vilnius Festival in June.

Address: , Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius,
Telephone: +370 5 266 5210
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Set right in the heart of Old Town, Conti offers spacious rooms with satellite TV channels and free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a gym and a sauna.

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius

A glitzy international hotel located in the Old Town. Its 96 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated and many of them offer excellent views of the UNESCO-listed Cathedral Square. After a day of sightseeing, guests can unwind at the spa centre.

Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'N' Roll Vilnius

With 200 funky music-themed rooms, this modern hotel has a gym and offers complimentary breakfast. There is no "Concierge Service" but there are Mac computers in the lobby readily available to help.

Ecotel Vilnius

This Vilnius hotel has 166 rooms over four floors and offers guests free buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi. It is located in the centre of Vilnius on the north bank of the Neris River a 10-minute walk from the Old Town.


This quaint Vilnius boutique hotel is at the heart of the Old Town with a welcoming, homely ambience, and a sense of tradition that is backed up by free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast is free.

Mabre Residence Hotel

This excellent Old Town bolthole is the perfect hotel in Vilnius for those looking for peace and quiet. The hotel has 40 spacious rooms, housed in an old monastery with an on-site steak house and massage spa. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Highly recommended.