26.03.2020

Barman Dictat - underground bar, everyone knows about

One of the greatest cocktails and bartenders in Kyiv, spiced up with a smuggler, rum-running design and several interesting accessories, together with a friendly and positive 'crowd' makes this place one of the best in the city! (Especially if you find a seat)

Food review
Service
Atmosphere
Cleanliness
Concept
Pricing

Food review

9.3

The list of cocktails that you can have is basically infinite, the bartender can make a new one for you if you have picky choices and not a standard vision. Perfect place to try new cocktails and probably find your drink. The range of alcohol provided here is insane, the bartenders are professional, also performing well, that ends up in perfect cocktails!

Service

8.3

The bartenders are pure professionals, that attended bartender school. They know everything about the industry, they know how to work with the equipment, they do perform with shakers and glasses, looks spectacular, and they even do their job pretty fas, despite the crowds on the weekends.

Atmosphere

8.3

Bar looks mysterious, like in the dry law times, from the outside it is just a door to the basement. Inside its another world. Brick walls, huge collections of bottles and a long long bar. The bar is overcrowded if you get a seat by the table then you winning the life. But if you are behind the bar it is not the most comfortable seat.

Cleanliness

9.0

The place is pretty clean. WC could have been better, but I understand that this is affected by immense crowd

Concept

8.3

The concept of "a bar that is hidden from everybody, but everybody knows about it". It is real - bar is on the central street of the city, just few meters deep in a yard, in a basement, nothing tells you that it's here, you don't hear the music. Inside you have a feeling of a smuggler place during the dry law, "island of liberty in the ocean of police state". But by 12 o'clock it will be so full, so you won't think of an exclusive club anymore

Pricing

9.0

Fair pricing, 6€ for a cocktail. Fancy cocktail! Totally worth it

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