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Banka Bar

#97 of 1,561 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, European, Pub
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Lva Tolstogo St. 11/61 | corner of Vladimirskaya St., Kiev 01004, Ukraine
+380 98 988 7988
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 01:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The idea bringing all in jars is nice :) drinks are good and pricing is also good. However, atmosphere was very low even though we visited this place on friday night. Average place to have a dring fith friends, but offers nothing more.

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Thank Akhundov Z
Athens, Greece
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good shot list.Cheap,the service mayde wasnt the best, but i didnt wan/expectt more from this place.The music was ok for me. Anyway if you are a tourist this place is to start your night, or pass for some good shots during your night.Its worth to visit it in Kiev.

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Thank Vasiliki S
Jaworzno, Poland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this place except that the music was too loud. That's the characteristic of the place I guess - I suppose it's targeted to students who want to have some fun during weekend and enjoy such noisy bars. If you are going for a trip around the Kyiv bars then this is the way to... More 

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Thank PawelPiwowar
Prague, Czech Republic
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We love the idea of the "banka" which actually is jar glass in which they serve everything. The coctails are great, food as well.

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Thank TerezkaKRD
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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289 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place in the city centre, nice atmosphere, everything was brought very quickly, although it was full. All dishes and drinks are served in various glass jars. The cocktail card is incredible, great choice and interesting combinations

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Thank Anna F
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely area by shevchenko park, nice patio for the summer. The teriyaki chicken skewers were good, as were the mojitos!

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Thank Aimee N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very good drinks and music. I liked it because it felt a little more local and had a very laid back vibe.

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Thank Emily K
Kiev, Ukraine
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very crowded place with loud music. You can only drink but not talk. Great place for young people: low prices and big cocktails.

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Thank Olga B
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were recommended this place as a good place to drink and have a good time. What what an excellent recommendation! We were lucky enough to walk in without booking and be able to have a table for a few hours (was reserved later). Loved the atmosphere, friendly staff, quirky drinks + also great dark beer + and beer snacks.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Nica service and unique in serving drinks in the glass cans. Noisy, always must book a table in a advance, but for having a good time with friends - good enough.

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Thank Ksenia J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 8
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lva Tolstogo St. 11/61 | corner of Vladimirskaya St., Kiev 01004, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 98 988 7988
Description
The “Banka” fan bar is a conceptual democratic bar where, for the first time in Ukraine, food and drinks are served only in traditional glass jars.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?