Witches and other magical creatures have always been a part of our culture. There are many local stories and legends about witches, most of them take place somewhere near Starokyivska hill (check the article) and Andriyivski descent. Starokyivska is one of the Bald Hills (there are several in Kiev) and is known as the main place where witches gathered once a year for sabbath. This is partly true as many centuries ago our pagan ancestors worshiped their gods there, and partly a legend made up by our famous writer Bulgakov who lived on Andryivski descent.
That’s what Bald Hill bar is – on one hand it is an unusual place to have a drink, and on the other hand it’s a unique chance to take a peek into a world of magic –a mix of Bulgakov’s legends and real witchcraft.
Trust me, the feeling of childish excitement will not leave you until you leave the place. Teas, cocktails and home-made infusions are made with local herbs and weeds which were (are) known to be used by witches. Every dish and every drink here has a story, there are also real spells and rituals to go with them. One thing that I still haven’t tried is the cocktail with a drop of your own blood, go for it! 🙂
Another fun part: there is always someone to tell you your fortune (real tarot fortunetellers, numerologists etc.) or to perform a ritual. And it’s for free. Love this place!