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“Great range of beers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of bambalyne

bambalyne
Stikliu, 7, Vilnius LT01101, Lithuania
+370 5 240 5670
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Ranked #5 of 419 Restaurants in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Description: Around 100 different labels Lithuanian beers from microbreweries.
Vilnius, Lithuania
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great range of beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is hidden behind an Italian deli, but is definitely not to be missed by any beer lover.

There are a large range of beers from across Lithuania, all bottled. You go to the fridges, choose your beer, show it to the ladt at the counter and then pay then or at the end.

They don't have a menu but will happily prepare you cured sausage or fried bread to go with your beer. I would definitely say its more of a drinking place than a food place, and would also say its much better in the winter. Theres something very comforting about coming in from the cold into a warm cellar full of beer!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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564 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“So many choices, so little time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little spot to enjoy a break from touring old town Vilnius. It is located in the basement and maybe a bit difficult to find, but once found the beer choices are numerous and tasty. Many artisan beers are available.

Visited August 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The reason for coming back to Vilnius! (besides friends)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Beer Paradise, beer Nirvana, beer, Neverendingbeer Land.
If you really love beer, this is the place for you.
Intimate, cozy, friendly underground treasure.
Every time I go back to Vilnius I go to Bambalyne, you feel good, in peace, in great mood to enjoy their wide varity of excellent beers and beer derivates, such as beer liquors, that come in pretty small botles.
You can take away all you want, so every time I fly back to Sweden I pack my luggage full of bottles from this Bambalyne.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A beer lover's paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

All I can say is that I'm glad we only found this place on our last evening in Vilnius, as I fear I might never have seen anything else had we found it the first day. A very cosy cellar 'bar', the walls are lined with fridges containing an amazing selection of local beers which I can certainly testify you would never find for sale in Canada. You select the beer you want from the fridge and pay at the counter; the clerk will open the bottle and gives you a glass. We arrived rather late one evening and had no trouble finding a seat. The girl at the cash was helpful in recommending something to suit out tastes (a fairly decent IPA for me and a pilsner for my brother). Prices were reasonable (although honestly price never crossed my mind at the time, being so enthralled by the whole concept of a self-serve beer bar with Lithuanian microbrewery beer!!). I was able to buy a few treasures to take home to share with my beer geek friends in Canada. Beer heaven indeed!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Best beer selection in the Baltic States”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're a beer lover, happen to be in Vilnius, and have been slightly disappointed with the beer selection in the Baltic states, then do yourself a favor and visit bambalyne. It's located in a basement which makes it quite the rustic atmosphere for enjoying craft beer. All of the beer is bottled. You just select the beer you want and drink there or take away. While they don't have a menu, you can ask for a meat and cheese plate, which will come with a selection of salami, ham, boiled pigs ears, pickles, and cheese. Pig ears aren't my favorite, but it is a popular dish in Lithuania. Anyway, lots of craft beer at pretty cheap prices. Enjoy your visit.

Visited July 2014
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