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Hey! We are group of night life promoters, DJs and PR pros. And of course, big lovers of our hometown - Kaunas! So, please, come and check the places hidden from the tourist eye. Feel the real vibe of Kaunas!

Funicular & F-Galerija (ART/HISTORY)

V.Putvinskio/Ausros g. 6, open daily 9:00-19:00. Good combination of history and modern art of today. Funicular was build in 1931 to connect centre of Kaunas and then-outskirts-of the-town called Zaliakalnis (Green  Hill). It reached its high time in 1970 when carried about 5 million people per year. Today it serves more tourist attraction than actual means of transportation. You can find small art gallery at the upper level of Funicular.

Bonnet shop (STYLE/HISTORY)

Laisves al. 25, Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00. Are you crazy for old school headgear and staying in Kaunas for more than couple of days? Try this shop to get bonnet your grandma weared. Experts in headgear for couple of decades or more will customize headgear especially for you. Luxury needs worldwide will be bargain for you at this soviet times reminding specialized shop.

M.K. Ciurlionio galerija (ART)

V. Putvinskio g. 55, Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00. No doubt , painter and composer Ciurlionis (ancestor of Gustav Klimt) was all time greatest Lithuanian artist. Ciurlionis felt that he was a synesthete, that is, he perceived colors and music simultaneously. That’s what club kids trying to get every weekend :)

Carillion (MUSIC)

Vienybes a, Sat-Sun 16:00-16:30. Hells bells...? No way! This is real music performed on 35 bells every Saturday and Sunday on 16:00 - 16:30 in front of Vytautas Magnum War Museum. It’s absolutely free and performers include Lithuania’s famous composer Giedrius Kuprevicius, who was keyboard-man in band called Argus in mid seventies. Today Argus can be described as ancestor of modern dance style called space disco…

Rock bar „Antipop‘s Pub“ (BAR/MUSIC)

Laisves al. 51A, Tue-Sat 12:00-4:00. Place for all kinds of underground rock music. There are two rooms. One for live performances, the other called „Bunker of jazz“ (don‘t expect jazz, but punk rock or metal) for more sophisticated spending of time, wine or beer tasting.

„Spurginė“ (FOOD/HISTORY)

Laisves al. 84, Mon-Fri 8:30-20:00, Sat-Sun 9:00-19:00. Place for doughnut and time travel. Nothing in common with „Dunkin Donuts“ or similar places you used to. Arrive in Soviet time’s cafe and meet those lovely ladies running this place for more than 20 years (at least we remember so, but might be more). Ohhh and of course fresh  doughnuts are deliciuous. Try local specialities like doughnut with smoked fat (ala Lithuanian pancetta), or cabbage.

POP STAR BAR (NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC)

Vasario 16-osios g. 2/Laisves al. 86, Wed-Sat 22:00-4:00. Place for buzzin night life. Pop art interior details, delicious and large cocktails by beautiful bartenders. Look for agenda to catch house night with resident DJ or local and foreign DJ stars, the cult series of 80‘s – 90‘s music  or other  dance and nightlife happenings. Outdoor terrace is starting in June.

Whisky bar „W 1640“ (BAR/NIGHTLIFE)

Kurpiu g. 29/ Bristono g, Tue-Thu 17:00-1:00, Fri-Sat 17:00-5:00. The one & only so great specialized whisky cellar in our town. Located at unique old town basement dated in 1640, it stocks more than 150 kinds of whisky from around the globe. Even reviewed at „Whisky magazine“, this place is the place for all good brands of whisky, rum, vodka, wine and beer. Bar and kitchen open till 5 am on Friday and Saturday!

„Kavos klubas“ (FOOD)

M.Valanciaus g. 19, Mon-Sat 9:00-23:00, Sun 9:00-21:00. Lovely place in the old town for coffee or tea break, some cakes or snacks. We love whatever they serve.

„Vilties“ arbatine (FOOD)

Laisves al. 100, Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-18:00. They go vegan even having no clue about it :) Healthy, cheap and sometimes unusual combination of vegetarian food. We pop in for seaweed, mushroom or sweet cake rolls.

„Suflerio budele“ (BAR/NIGHTLIFE)

M.Dauksos 34, Mon-Thu 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 17:00-till late. Once the very first cocktail bar in Kaunas, now it still remains the most buzzing local spot in the Old Town. Don‘t expect huge menu list just try our beloved classics or various kinds of Mojito like Black Mojito, or Strawberry Mojito. Check their Facebook profile for DJ events.

Pub „Gyvas“ (BAR/LOCAL SPECIALITIES)

Muitines g. 1/Rotuses 6a, Mon-Wed and Sun 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-2:00. The embassy  for Lithuanian craft beer scene. Five beers on tap and more than 30 different brands in bottles from all over Lithuanias best brewers. You can drink or get some litres to take home. Lithuanian craft beer is sweet, sometimes dark and strong – just like this guide.

Restaurant „Senieji rusiai“ (FOOD)

Vilniaus g. 34, Mon-Thu 11:00-24:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-2:00, Sun 12:00-24:00. That‘s what we call restaurant  that represents our city properly. We love the meniu, we love the pate they do. Wine list could be bigger, but that‘s definitely the right place for dinner. Would it be romantic date or just a nice evening with good food and glass of wine.

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