LIST ARTICLES   

ALEKSANDRIYA
6 Sagaydachnogo Str. tel. (044) 416-0109
Open: 10.00 - 5.00


ALF
4 Hrinchenka Str. tel. (044) 229-8886
Open: 11.00 - 23.00


AMIGO
   This is the kind of dive where you don't feel self-conscious dancing to the standard Euro-Russian hits because it's not likely that you'll run into anyone you know. Unpretentious like any small-town hole-in-the-wall but centrally located near Tolstoho metro. Laid-back clientele make it a great place to escape the crowded ex-pat haunts.
14 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 235-9469
Open: 18.00 - 6.00


ANISSA
3 Prazka Str. tel. (044) 558-1839
Open: 11.00 - 23.00


ARLECHINO PIZZA
2 Tarasa Shevchenka Boulevard. tel. (044) 235-8343
Open: 11.30 - 00.00
Price level - more than $30


ASCOLD
43/16 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 227-0702
Open: 12.00 - 23.00


ATLANTA
56 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 227-1073
Open: 11.00 - 1.00


ATLANTYK
28 Esplanadna Str. tel. (044) 246-7146
Open: 9.00 - 23.00


BERLINER BAREN
30a Artema Str. tel. (044) 246-9894
Open: 10.00 - 00.00


BILA KRYNYTSYA
32 Gorkogo Str. tel. (044) 220-8186
Open: 10.00 - 00.00


BILA PAPUGA
4 Druzhby Narodiv pl. tel. (044) 419-9184
Open: 13.00 - 2.00

BLINDAZH
   Once upon a time, Blindazh was the best bar in Kyiv. By eleven every night, the patrons were all buying each other drinks and waxing philosophical about the reactionary state of neo-Kantian epilepsy. Those days are over. Apparently the management wanted to clean up its image and it transformed into a sterile space with bad music and a security guard.
15a Mala Zhytomyrska. Tel: 228-1511.
Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.


BOGUSLAVA
7 Osvity Str. tel. (044) 243-9133
Open: 8.00 - 1.00


BON-BON
15 Khreshatyk Str. tel. (044) 228-2782
Open: 24 hours
Price level - up to $10


BON-BON
3 Leontovycha Str. tel. (044) 244-3564
Open: 24 hours
Price level - up to $10


BUDDY GUY
   Kyiv's only exclusively blues club. Live bands play Thursday through Sunday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. As soon as the instruments are put away, the DJs come out and the disco starts, catering to young, hip clientele who weren't even close to being born when blues was in its heyday. Nor were their parents.
15 Khreshchatyk (Passazh) downstairs in Shelter restaurant. Open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tel: 228-5577.



BUTTERFLY

56 Baseyna Str. tel. (044) 244-9138
Open: 11.00 - 23.00
Price level - up to $10


CARAM BOL
10/1 Horodetskoho Str. tel. (044) 228-2970
Open: 24 hours
Price level - $10-20


CARDINAL
1-3/11 Horodetskoho Str. tel. (044) 228-7010
Open: 11.00 - 23.00


CHATEAU DE FLEUR
24 Khreschatyk Str. tel. (044) 228-7800
Open: 11.00 -2.00


CHICOT
27 Ivana Franka Str. tel. (044) 246-5283
Open: 11.00 - 23.00


CINEMA CLUB
1 Entuziastiv Str. tel. (044) 555-5854
Open: 12.00 - 6.00


COWBOY
   A Kyiv classic, sort of country western with a bit of salo, right on the Passazh. The crowd is young, energetic and friendly. The music is good and loud, usually at the same time. Food is nothing special, but after several cheap beers, who cares? Non-smokers, bring your filtration equipment.
15 Khreshatyk Str. tel. (044) 228-1717
Open: 24 hours
Price level - more than $30


CROSSROAD
19 Tupoleva Str. tel. (044) 442-6232
Open: 10.00 - 23.00


CYBER CAFE
21 Prorizna Str. tel. (044) 228-0548
Open: 9.00 -till the last customer
Price level - up to $10


DOBRY SMAK
5 Starovokzalna Str. tel. (044) 244-4093
Open: 24 hours


DOBRY SMAK
5 Starovokzalna Str. tel. (044) 244-4093
Open: 24 hours


DOORS
13 Reytarska Str. tel. (044) 229-5168
Open: 9.00 - 23.00


EDEM
10a Pimonenka Str. tel. (044) 246-8467
Open: 9.00-21.00


ELDORADO
   There's a TV above the bar that shows everything from soccer to sumo wrestling, but with nearly 100 slot machines ringing and clinking and Russian pop blaring, don't go if you want to listen to sports commentary - or even to have a conversation. The beers are cheap, billiard prices reasonable and the slots well, they're slots.
34 Lesia Ukrayinka Boulevard. tel. (044) 295-4997
Open: 24 hours
Price level - $10-20


ERIC'S BIERSTUBE
   Kyiv's favorite ex-pat bar. The crowd is a student, post-student and ex-pat mix. Most everyone knows someone and, after the first visit, that includes you, because Viola, the proprietress, will remember you. Usually full by 9 p.m., so get there early if you want to sit.
20 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 235-9472
Open: 8.00 - 2.00


ERMITAZH
6 Velyka Zhytomyrska Str. tel. (044) 229-2812
Open: 12.00 - till the last customer


GALLEON
55 Turhenivska Str. tel. (044) 246-8707
Open: 12.00- 00.00


HELIOS
49\51 Zhilyanska Str. tel. (044) 220-1609
Open: 11.00 - 23.00


HIMALAYA
23 Khreshatyk Str. tel. (044) 462-0437
Open: 12.00 - 23.00


ILLUSION
42/80 Saksahanskoho Str. tel. (044) 246-6276
Open: 16.00 - 6.00


IMPRESSA
   Mahogany furniture, fresh flowers, the International Herald Tribune, a dartboard and the overwhelming scent of potpourri. This bar is part British pub, part country cottage. Barry White tunes wafting from the speakers make it a romantic spot for a nightcap - especially if you're with someone you shouldn't be because the place is always deserted.
21 Sagaydachnogo Str. tel. (044) 417-0027
Open: 16.00 -24.00
Price level - $10-20


INTERNET CAFE
Popudrenka Str. tel. (044) 559-7172
Open: 10.00 - 23.00


INTERNET CAFE
19 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 251-1273
Open: 24 hours


INTERNET CAFE
139 Borschahivska Str. tel. (044) 457-3151
Open: 24 hours


JAZZ CLUB
   Not such a bad place to hear not-so-good jazz, especially after a good workout at the Kyiv Sport Club, which is right next door. Also serves food.
3 Druzhbu Narodiv Boulevard. tel. (044) 252-8881
Open 10 a.m. until last customer.

Jerome's Tavern (Kharchevnya Dzheroma)
   Not much has changed since this former Eric's bar fell under new management. Oh, except that now the walls are painted bright yellow and nobody's ever in the place. On the plus side, the staff is friendly and, unlike Eric's Bierstube, there's always a place to sit.
76 Chervonoarmiyska. Tel: 248-7366.
Open 24 hours.


JOHN PUL PUB
36 Saksahanskoho Str. tel. (044) 220-1369Open: 12.00 -till the lst customer
Price level - $10-20


JOSS ENGLISH PUB
2 Raisy Okipnoyi Str. tel. (044) 552-5091
Open: 24 hours


KAFFA
   Cozy coffee shop with an African jungle theme serves up a variety of international coffees, coffee drinks and some sweets. Sit on the second level for a great view of the emerging Ukrainian Yuppie crowd. Don't plan on coming late and lingering or they'll kick your tush out of there.
3 Shevchenka prov. Tel: 464-0505.
Open Mondays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.


KALYNKA
95 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 269-0103
Open: 11.00 - 23.00


KAVA
6 Baseyna Str. tel. (044) 235-4312
Open: 8.00-20.00


KOLESO CAFE-THEATER
8 Andriyvsky Uzviz Str. tel. (044) 416-0527
Open: during the performance


KONDITERSKAYA
   Anyone in favor of Starbuckization of Kyiv ought to check out this microscopic bar near Maidan. It's brightly lit, sterile and has several types of coffee. Ukrainian speakers should ignore the sign on the window claiming it works around the clock. It's propaganda.
18 Mala Zhytomyrska.
Open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. No phone.


KORONA-CLUB
   The draw of this place is its funky decor, which can only be described as "out there." Red vinyl padded walls, cow-skin chairs, heart- and sun-shaped fish tanks built into the walls. There's no LSD on the menu, but with these shagadelic decorations, who needs it.
4 Rohnidynska Str. tel. (044) 220-0216
Open: 24 hours
Price level - $10-20


LABIRINT
1 Solomenska pl. tel. (044) 276-7155
Open: 24 hours


LE GRAND CAFE
4 Muzeyny prov. tel. (044) 228-7208
Open: 12.00 - 1.00


LVIVSKA BRAMA
1/37 Vorovskoho Str. tel. (044) 212-3558
Open: 10.00-00.00


LYBID
1 Peremohy pl. tel. (044) 221-7512
Open: 24 hours


MANHATTAN
   This bar in the lobby of Hotel Kyiv is reminiscent of lounge bars in the States. A long bar allows everyone a great view of televised sporting events.
12 Hospitalna Str. tel. (044) 294-3048
Open: 16.00 -6.00
Price level - $10 -20


MARS
4a Horodetskogo Str. Tel. 229-3180
Open: 12.00 - till the last customer


MASSANDRA
   One of the cheapest places in Kyiv to sample genuine Crimean wines or buy a bottle of vintage wine from the peninsula. The cafe, named after Massandra wine cellars in Crimea, also offers a selection of other alcoholic drinks and Ukrainian dishes.
19/21 Borysohlibska Str. tel. (044) 416-0440
Open: 11.00 -23.00
Price level - more than $30


MIAMI BLUES
   Be a beautiful person, go to Miami Blues. Or at least see one at one of Kyiv's best devushka-watching locales. Since they're usually escorted, making friends is trickier; but the bar puts out decent, albeit expensive, cocktails. Music runs from the not particularly noteworthy to the distracting.
114 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 252-8721
Open: 24 hours


MYIY AVGUSTYN
18 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 224-9129
Open: 12.00 - 23.00


NAYADA
105 Saksahanskoho Str. tel. (044) 227-5387
Open: 11.00 - 6.00


NON-STOP
6 Peremogy prosp. tel. (044) 216-4073
Open: 24 hours
Price level - $10-20


O'BRIEN'S IRISH PUB
   Good spot for a jolt of Irish whiskey. The TVs get every channel on the planet, and the management takes requests for showing sporting events.
17a Muykhaylivska Str. tel. (044) 229-1584
Open: 8.00 - 2.00
Price level - $10-20


OLEKSANDRIA
   This dark basement bar-restaurant is one of those great, undiscovered dives. Kitchy decor, selections that span the ethnic food spectrum and an entertainment menu that lists an array of activities from disco to private dance.
6 Sahaydachnoho. Tel: (044) 416-0109.
Open 24 hours.

OLZHIN DVIR
   One of those holes in the wall that are the staple of any good bar scene. But since Kyiv doesn't have a good bar scene, this place seems exceptional. Unfortunately, they only have Yantar on tap, but for Hr 3, you really can't complain.
7 Desyatynna Str. tel. (044) 212-3962
Open until late


OPERA
   A year of renovations and attitude change have done much to improve this casino bar, which draws an eclectic mix of ex-pats, New Ukrainians and locals. A couple of good TVs with satellite connections make this place a decent sports bar, plus it has a sports book, a brand-new foozball table and three pool tables. Also boasts one of Kyiv's friendliest gambling areas.
51/53 Volodymyrska Str. tel. (044) 228-2836
Open: 12.00-5.00
Price level - up to $10


OVATSIYA
9 Prorizna Str. tel. (044) 228-7243.
Open: 9.00 - 23.00


PASSAZH COFFEE HOUSE
   The highlight of this charming coffee nook on Passazh is not its exquisite interior or its selection of exotic coffees, although those features make it worth a visit. The best thing about this place is the huge variety of tasty cakes and cookies, all reasonably priced.
15 Khreshchatyk. Tel: 229-1209.
Open 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

PILZNER BAR
   Warm, comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. Nice place to unwind after a tough day at the office because it's mellow. But don't expect to meet new friends as it isn't really a "singles" kind of place.
20 Pushkinska Str. tel. (044) 234-3111
Open: 8.00 - 00.00
Price level - more than $30


RAZGULIAY
31 Brovarskiy prosp. tel. (044) 543-7862
Open: 12.00 - 2.00


RICHELIEU
23 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 235-8862
Open: 24 hours


ROCK CAFE
10 Horodetskoho vul. tel. (044) 228-3638
Open: 10.00 - 23.00
Price level - up to $10


SHAPITO
77 Honchara Str. tel. (044) 216-452
Open: 19.00 - 23.00


SHARMAN
129 Charvonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 269-5182
Temporary is closed


SMAK
Saksahanskoho Str. tel. (044) 227-2512
Open: 12.00 -6.00


SOFIA
2/32 Antonova Str. tel. (044) 244-0692
Open: 11.00 -23.00


SOKIL
20 Harmatna Str. tel. (044) 458-4477
Open: 12.00 - 6.00


SPLIT
6 Prorizna Str. tel. (044) 235-6129
Open: 24 hours


SPRUT
11 Artema Str. tel. (044) 212-1079
Open: 11.00 - 2.00


STARA FORTETSIA
   As far as we know, this is the only microbrewery in Kyiv. And a half-liter of three shades of beer is cheaper than any but the cheapest dives in Kyiv. The only problem is that the beer, unpasteurized and too heavy on the hops, tastes bizarre. But decent standard-Ukrainian fare can get the taste out of your mouth.
4 Hospitalna. Tel: 294-3991.
Open: noon to midnight.


STEPANOVI M LYNTS
I36 Spaska Str. tel. (044) 416-3253
Open: 10.00 - 22.00


STRIKE
84 Peremogu prosp. tel. (044) 442-6464
Open: 11.00 - 2.00


SUPERBOUL

   THE place to go if you want to watch videotapes of 1997 Monday Night Football broadcasts. That's right, they serve up Amerikansky futbol, on demand, no matter what the season. The walls are also awash in NFL and - we think - Pop Warner paraphernalia. Certainly among Kyiv's quirkier dives.
4 Chekhovsky. Tel: 234-5656.
Open 24 hours.


SURPRISE
3 Pyrohova Str. tel. (044) 235-7234
Open: 10.00 - 2.00


TABOO
4 Zankovetskoyi Str. tel. (044) 229-4642
Open: 10.00 - 23.00


TANDEM
103 Artema Str. tel. (044) 219-4519
Temporary is closed


TARAS
Park Shevchenka. tel. (044) 235-0196
Open: 10.00-23.00
Price level - up to $10


TENERIFE
49 Hoholivska Str. tel. (044) 216-7571
Open: 12.00-2.00
Price level - $10-20


THE WALL
   Erratic service and smoky interior doesn't prevent The Wall from being one of Kyiv's most popular hang-out spots, which gets points for its comfortable, laid back atmosphere. Be careful during big British sporting events, when all the limeys in the Kyiv crowd gather to remember the glory days of the Empire.
2 Besarabska Sq. tel. (044) 235-8045
Open: 9.00 - 2.00
Price level - $10-20


TIROL
10 Prorizna Str. tel. (044) 228-0262
Open: 24 hours


TRAVEL-CLUB
9 Bastionna Str. tel. (044) 295-2812
Open: 24 hours


VECHIRNIY KYIV
15 Khreshatyk Str. tel. (044) 228-7922
Open: 11.00 - 23.00


VERNISAZH

   In addition to a mellow atmosphere, this bar has uncommonly good music - Basie, Sinatra and Beatles. With its sparse, funky drinking space, Vernisazh stands out from a host of bars that bear the same name. The gallery, fashioned out of a former candle factory, looms like an airplane hangar, but the interior is warm and intimate.
17 Sichnevoho Povstannya. Tel: 290-5289.
Open 11 a.m. until the last customer.


VIRTUAL TOWER
12 Hospitatalna Str. tel. (044) 294-2695
Open: 24 hours


VOYAGE
25 Dmytrivska Str. tel. (044) 244-7436
Open: 10.00 - 22.00


YABLOKO
29a Moskovska Str. tel. (044) 290-5396
Open: 10.00 - 23.00


ZODIAK
4 Chervonoarmiyska Str. tel. (044) 225-3245
Open: 24 hours


ZOLOTYI POYAS
3 Moskovska Str. tel. (044) 291-4805
Open: 10.00 - 23.00


ZORYANE
15 Khreshatyk Str. tel. (044) 228-3638
Open: 10.00 - 23.00




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Latin Charity Night

USD6,000 was raised for charity during the seventh Latin American Night organised by the IWCK Spanish-Speaking Group, on 14 October. Over 300 guests turned out for the annual event, prepared to breathe a bit of hot Latin American air in the centre of Kyiv, although the event had changed venue this year, and was held in the Lavra Gallery.

В Интернет-кафе выпивают играючи

С каждым месяцем к Интернету приобщается все больше киевлян. Основная масса делает это на работе: собирая информацию для нужд фирмы или развлекаясь под прикрытием служебной необходимости. По телефонной линии из дома "подключается" меньшинство. Доллар за час праздного чтения и просмотра картинок - деньги для некоторых немалые. И уж совсем единицы используют такую возможность выхода в Сеть, как Интернет-кафе. Заведений этих в Киеве насчитывается от силы пара десятков. Для многомиллионного города это очень мало. Например, в Китае (где Интернет - объект постоянных гонений со стороны властей) только в одном Шанхае имеется тысяча точек "компьютерного общепита". Это и маленькие уютные заведения, и огромные залы на 100-500 мест. У нас пока имеются только Интернет-кафе и бары первого типа. Одни трансформировались из сообществ любителей компьютерных игр и сетевого общения, другие организовали при своих салонах крупные торговцы офисной техникой ("Формоза" в районе Китай-города). Есть и просто кафе, не преследующие каких-либо клубных или рекламных целей ("Имидж.Ру" на Новослободской, "Новая почта" в районе Китай-города). Хотя Интернет-кафе предлагают и еду, и алкогольные напитки, и целый спектр офисных услуг, большинство приходит сюда главным образом ради того, чтобы побиться в Quake или особенно популярную сейчас игру Half-Life. Высокоскоростной доступ в сеть (2 Mbit - в десятки раз быстрее, чем на домашнем модеме) позволяет сражаться не только с соседом по столу, но и устраивать турниры с людьми на другом конце земли. Час эксплуатации "станции" стоит 10-20 руб. в зависимости от популярности места и класса техники. Минимальное оплачиваемое время колеблется от 15 минут до часа. В среднем московском Интернет-кафе столиков (которые более уместно было бы назвать рабочими местами) совсем немного, около 10 штук. Самое большее, что нам удалось найти, - это 24 компьютера в кафе компании "Агмар" в Московском дворце молодежи. У некоторых заядлых игроков среди компьютеров есть любимчики, поэтому на самое горячее, вечернее, время места кое-где приходится оплачивать заранее. Арендовать один компьютер на компанию не получится. Смотреть в монитор допускают максимум вдвоем. Кое-где в помещениях запрещено курить, но это даже к лучшему. Залы очень маленькие, основная масса посетителей не вышла из студенческого возраста, и там, где запрет не действует, долго находиться невозможно. "Зависнуть" с пивом в Интернет-кафе на ночь, как это делает молодежь за рубежом, в Москве пока трудно. Большинство заведений закрывается в 21-22 часа - как раз тогда, когда в "чатах" (на сайтах для любителей поболтать с анонимным собеседником) только-только начинает собираться народ. Еда и выпивка в Интернет-кафе явно играют вспомогательную роль горючего: ассортимент нехитрый (чипсы, пицца, пиво) и отличается дешевизной. Правда, в центре Москвы администрация часто наполняет свой Интернет-бар элитными коньяками и для желающих доставляет еду из соседнего ресторана. В таких местах встречаются даже люди в галстуках. Осенью в Москве должно было открыться первое Интернет-кафе на сотню посетителей. Однако сроки реализации проекта под названием KlickKafe сдвинулись на полгода. Если к февралю он все-таки будет осуществлен, то москвичи получат возможность сидеть в Сети за те же деньги, что и сейчас, но у жидкокристаллических мониторов и круглые сутки.















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