I am terribly sorry to not have told you about this. I’ve been hiding it for a whole year. I do hope that this wouldn’t ruin our relationship. Besides, a lot of locals know it, so I thought… Well, you deserve to know about it too.
Špunka! It’s a magical word that brings joy to those who praise it. If you haven’t joined the cult starting from Špunka in Užupis, it’s the best time to hop on the train. I’m talking about a not so new, but still extremely cool, Špunka in Etmonų street. This one is so special because they started a sort of a social experiment where 4 beer-slash-food spots coexist in a close-by environment (simply said, it’s the same building), but have zero beef with each other and even happily share customers between themselves. You might have heard about Monstro, Meatballs and Prohibicija, which are the other 3 besides Špunka.
However, back to Špunka: this place has become an institution that can’t be escaped. If you drink beer and you like decent prices for more than decent beers – you’re a member already. I always forget the tap count, but it’s around 10+, with a lot of choices from bottles. The rugged, woody interior will welcome anyone except the ones who despise having a good time. They organise some music events as well. And in the end, if you want to switch things up, you can always go to the neighbours and have a pint there!