You can’t miss the ‘Radisson Blu’ hotel once you make it to the riverside – 22 stories tall, it looks like one of those buildings that have a good panorama of the city from the top floor. This is true. Floor 22 is home to one of the more expensive cocktail bars in town – ‘Skybar’. But few people know that you can take an elevator to the top floor and enjoy the view completely free, without having to buy anything from the bar.
If you’re only after the view it’s a better idea to go in the early hours of the afternoon, because there are no people in Skybar. Go in on the ground floor and take a lift located on the left side of reception. At the top you’ll find a small foyer with windows facing both sides: the Old Town can be seen from one and Žvėrynas along with newer parts of the city from the other. Enjoy, snap your shots and you’re good to go. You can come here any time of the day, even if the bar is closed.
However, if you’re obscenely wealthy and plan on having a party in Skybar or just feel like enjoying the view comfortably seated with a few drinks, give this place a try. They advertise themselves as the best cocktail bar in town and from what I’ve tasted and heard, they aren’t lying. I like it mostly for the view – in this part of town, it can’t be beaten!