Pravda (Lviv): A theatre of beer

If you love the wild east, Lviv in Ukraine will surprise you – and so certainly will the local brewery „Pravda“ and its brilliant bar right next to the old town hall!

Lviv in the very west of Ukraine was kind of a surprise to me: A beautiful, charming old city that offers a lot of history, especially of 19th century Habsburgian times. And, of course, you will find some nice beer-places in Lviv, too. My favourite: Pravda!

The brand „Правда“ („the truth“) runs both, a tap house in old town and the brewery itself, located in an abandoned factory building. Certainly the bar is where you go if you ain’t totally into suburbia.

But still, the original premesis of the brewery offer an insight to industrial Lviv, all poshed up and recreated with streat art and graffiti. The area does house a fancy rib-restaurant and some other hip start-ups. In spring, the Lviv Craft Beer festival „Craft and Vinyl“ is taking place here. However, outside festival times public transport is bad, a taxi for sure the better option. An open air bar does exist depending on weather conditions, but not permanently.

So maybe the tap house in old town is rather your choice. It is situated right next to the wonderful town hall of Lviv. Called „Theatre of beer“ („Театр Пива“), you can really enjoy a wide range of local Pravda-brews on tap in this spacy and fancy bar. And you can shop as much bottled beer and merchandise articles as you like.

To sum it up: Let Lviv be a surprise to you, too! And try some nice Pravda-beer in a beer lovers theatre!

Pravda brewery: Staroznesenska 24-26 Lviv

Pravda Beer Theatre: Rynok Square 32, Lviv

Want to read more? Have a look at my travel-report about Lviv (in German)

Brewery 2085 (Kiev)

If ever in Kiev, you should most defenitly visit the „Brewery 2085“. Though it might be located in suburbia, the area itself, an art district, makes it worth going – and so does the beer!

Kiev is not on your list of places to see in the nearer future? Well, what a miss! The Ukrainian capital is a vibrant town full of history, culture, architecture – and of course some nice places to have a decent drink!

My advice is: Go for the red metro line and visit the brewery 2085 right next to the final station. 2085 is located on the cultural spot „Art Zavod“ (the factory of art), offering various places to eat, drink, enjoy. If you are enthusiastic about street art and grafitti, you will like this place even more!

The brewery itself is recently working on its taproom, but you can already get their beers in the neighbouring cafes.

Oh, and if you wnat to explore the real post-soviet east more deeply: Next door to the breweries facilities you will find the „Lisowska“-Market, a big farmers market offering literary everything you are looking for!

Address: Mahnitohorska Street 1a, Kyiv

Web: You can visit 2085 on Instagram

You want more? Check my travel report about Kiev on (in German)