Batumi, Georgia’s glittering Black Sea gem, is a popular spot for summer vacations, among Georgians and foreigners alike. Any time of year you visit, you might enjoy a drink. A cocktail in the summer, a glass of wine on a breezy fall evening, a cup of spiked hot chocolate on a rainy winter’s day – Batumi can offer its guests a myriad of opportunities for indulging in a drink or two. Read below for our favorite spots for having a drink in Batumi!
Chacha Time is one of the most popular bars in Batumi. They offer several types of infused chacha – a Georgian liquor made from grapes. They also serve food (try the burgers!) so you can soak up some of that booze! It is a small but cozy space, and in good weather, the party spills out onto the sidewalk. It’s located in the center of old Batumi, and is a great place to start the night with an affordable pre-game.
WINE ROOM BATUMI
For a change of pace, try Wine Room. While they don’t offer chacha, they have an incredible display of Georgian wines
from around the country, including rare small batch and family wines. Their excellent sommeliers are happy to explain
the wines to customers and offer pairing suggestions. The shop + tasting room is a great place to buy a few bottles as gifts or souvenirs, or to hang out for a pre-dinner drink and appetizer plate.
BQ WINE BAR
Wine bar, wine shop, restaurant – BQ does it all. With only a few tables, the intimate atmosphere will get you three
glasses deep in a bottle of Sapervi in no time. They offer a selection of wines from all over the country but specialize in small growers and family winemakers from western Georgia. In the summer, they stay open well past midnight – the perfect spot for a nightcap!
Vinyl is a cool bar in central Batumi, perfect for hanging out with friends, or for a low-key night out. They often host events and feature live music. It has a sort of alternative vibe, great for people who are looking for something a bit different. It is usually packed with young Georgians drinking beer, local wines and creative cocktails.
IVERIA BEACH CLUB
If you want to drink on the beach, try the Iveria Beach Club. It is one of Batumi’s few waterfront venues, and is a great place to unwind, relax, and dance the stress away. They play pop and electronic music. The crowd is pretty standard for summer Batumi – beautiful, shiny, tan people with a sun-glazed look in their eyes. It’s the perfect place for a night out without getting to the top-level of Batumi nightclub intensity, or for a slow afternoon of hazy, lazy day drinking.
SPECTRUM ROOFTOP RESTAURANT
Spectrum has some of the best views in the entire city. Eclipsed perhaps only by the Alphabet Tower. The atmosphere is luxe, stiff, a bit dry. It is a nice place to have cocktails with friends, or perhaps go on a first date, but not your everyday go-to bar. It’s a great place to take photos!
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