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.

Trakų g. 4, Vilnius, Lithuania

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.

Stiklių g. 7, Vilnius, Lithuania

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

Konstitucijos 20, Vilnius, 09308, Lithuania

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.

Gedimino pr. 2a, Vilnius, Lithuania
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.

Trakų g. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania
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.

A. Strazdelio g. 1, Vilnius, Lithuania
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.

Vokiečių g. 4, Vilnius, 01130, Lithuania
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.

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

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.

Gedimino pr. 4, Vilnius, Lithuania
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.

A. Vienuolio g. 1, Vilnius, Lithuania
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.

Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone: +370 5 266 5210
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