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Who&Why. Drinkery

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $12
CUISINES
European, Seafood
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Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

Me and my friends were looking to try this place during our visit to Ukraine on my birthday and we were told it’s hard to get in. We obviously didn’t know the password but after talking with the door keeper we were able to convince...him we are cool enough to be the guests and were placed in the private room. Service: very knowledgeable, ready to suggest drink for any taste, nice and attentive, overall seemed proud of what they do. Drinks: absolutely stunning! Probably the best cocktails I’ve tried in my life. Thick foam stayed on even when the drink was almost finished, all the drinks were balanced and well presented. Very thoughtful, very elegant, and (surprisingly) priced reasonably. Atmosphere: well-thought! Relax lounge with dimmed light and textured walls. We noticed nice range of cigars in the corner too. Overall, I’d definitely be back next time I’m in Kiev. It was a nice finishing to my birthday, thank you for that.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2020

Great location, great ambience, great service. The food is good but the cocktails are some of the best out there. If you like smokey cocktails, the Peat Father is a must try.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Caught up with a good friend and wanted to try somewhere new for me. Nice, discreet cocktail bar, with a very good selection of cocktails. Food menu is somewhat limited, but what we tried was very well prepared and very tasty.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Anna_Golovko, Маркетинг at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Dear Mark! Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed our cocktails, meals and atmosphere, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your positive feedback. Thank you, once again, for your kind words.

Reviewed January 31, 2020

What a great speakeasy, located behind a "secret" door, underneath a Cuban restaurant. Great drinks, nice food, perfect ambience. Also, very cool way of reading the menu and choosing your food by scanning a special QR code! Definitely worth going back to!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Anna_Golovko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2020

This review made our day! We are thrilled that you loved our cocktails and meals as well as QR-trick. Our staff will definitely be happy to read your feedback, we highly appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed August 1, 2019

Great atmospheric place, definitely turn back once more! Cocktails are incredibly delishes, the staff is friendly and welcoming!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Anna_Golovko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

It was a delight to read your comment. We hope you will visit again soon, we will be happy to serve you when you do. Thank you!

Reviewed July 3, 2019

I, Daniel M. was invited together with Geert C. and Patrick V. by our business partners and friends for special dinner and some amazing drinks. From the outside it's a Cuban restaurant- good location - inside you have to know the way and the code-name...to enter this amazing Cocktail bar. Heavy interior and first impression was .. Oh, a Gentlemen's club, high sophisticated and yes we got our own spot. COOL. We had a few drinks, some cocktails and the final one we tasted was with an OYSTER. ONE SHOT.. or something like that. Don't remember it anymore. atmosphere EXCELLENT. A place to discover yourself. GREAT AGAIN and I am always happy to be back in Kiev. Greetz and congratulations.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Anna_Golovko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

We are so very appreciative of your thoughtful review, Daniel. It is always in our best interest to make sure we make the highest level cocktails and dishes. The next time you are in Kyiv, come see what new we have – we would love...More

Reviewed July 3, 2019

I was invited by business partners for dinner and some drinks. Location is good but maybe not that easy to find since staircases are inside of another place. But it adds some surprise and excitement. Ambience and music elegant and sophisticated. Food tasty and well...presented. Cocktails outstanding and absolutely irresistible, including for someone that does not drink cocktails like myself. An excellent place to go in Kiev.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Anna_Golovko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Thank you for the great review Cristian. We take pride in giving perfect food and drinks every customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed June 27, 2019

Everything was perfect: great not loud music (finally you CAN hear your mate in bar), really good food, perfect service and sooo amazing coctails! However, there was something wrong with Pavlova dessert (tasted not really well plus where were berries, guys??)More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Anna_Golovko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Many thanks for taking the time to review the W&W.Drinkery! I am sad to read that although you enjoyed the atmosphere, service and cocktails, Pavlova was not up to your expectations. At W&W we constantly strive to ensure the food and drinks offered are kept...More

Reviewed June 25, 2019

That is lovely place to eat and speak easely. The atmosphere is nice, music is not loud, service is fast and friendly. Certainly the best is cocktails-you never find such special receipes and amazing tastes. Highly recommend to visit this place

Date of visit: June 2019
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Anna_Golovko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Thanks for sharing! We always appreciate honest feedback, and it does indeed get pretty lively in here. Glad to hear you enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere! See you!

Reviewed June 14, 2019

It was the most impressive restaurant bar I have been to in Kiev. Spent unforgetable moments with dear friends from work, Thanks to the unique place and exquisite food ! Colin from Brazil

Date of visit: June 2019
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Anna_Golovko, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Who&Why. Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes! We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit.

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Who&Why. Drinkery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5