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Banka Bar

#96 of 1,946 Restaurants in Kiev
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European,
Lva Tolstogo St. 11/61 | corner of Vladimirskaya St., Kiev 01004, Ukraine
+380 98 988 7988
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“glass jars” (2 reviews)
“nice place” (3 reviews)
“basement” (3 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
Bar, European, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Lva Tolstogo St. 11/61 | corner of Vladimirskaya St., Kiev 01004, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read about this myself on a few various travel sites and made it a mission to find it, it’s slightly off the main city centre and isn’t something that is clearly advertised or easy to spot, although after finding it there appeared to be about...More

1  Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place located in a basement. We went there in the afternoon and it felt very much like late evening. Everything served in jars. Tasty and good prices. Recommended for sure

Thank pata108
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Kinda underground place. Many local people. Very cheap beer and many nice drinks. Loud music and good service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The first place in Lviv I visit each time I am back in the city. Low prices, good food, good drinks, and a very friendly staff. A great bar for a group visit as the offer 3l cocktails.

Thank Oleksandr F
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I came banka today now I am in it. The atmosphere is so good music is so noisy and this is nice to me the prices are very cheap. You should absolutely come here it is best to be drunk

1  Thank Sergen Y
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Deffinately worth to visit especially on weekends when the place is busy. Very nice atmosphere, cheap and awesome drinks. Only cons is that the bar closes quite early on working days and I agree with others that music is a bit too loud.

Thank Vitas Č
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Sex-shop was one of the best coctails I've had so far. The prices at Banka are good and this idea of serving drinks brings back memories of drinking kompot straight from the jar my Grandma made. I really liked the service, however, the music in...More

1  Thank zuziablahuszewska
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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.

Thank Akhundov Z
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank Vasiliki S
Reviewed 8 March 2017 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...More

Thank PawelPiwowar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 8
Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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