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19.07.2017
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Finding Your Way Around in the Pink City
Finding Your Way Around in the Pink City
 
We’re halfway through summer, but things are just getting started. We’ve got gigs every night, music festivals, and keep in mind, the 10th Pan Homenetmen games are coming up. We have visitors arriving from all over the world for the games, but once we’re done working and practising, we still have the rest of the day to fill with plans. It is out of the question that the capital city has a rich cafe culture. Whether it’s a coffee shop or a restaurant, you can find one in every corner of Yerevan. With its trendy, lavish, outdoor cafes, Yerevan comes back to life every summer. Welcome to the Pink City!
 
 

First things first, we have to eat. A big, healthy breakfast with a comfortable, pleasant setting is what we need in the morning. We’ve narrowed down the 6 best breakfast serving places in Yerevan:
 
Breakfast
 
1. The Corner
 
The elegantly decorated cafe’s breakfast menu is rich in omelettes. French, Italian, classic, you name it. The Corner also specializes in milkshakes. They offer healthy fruit milkshakes, but on your cheat days you can easily have a nutella or an oreo milkshake. They have good music, great service, and the place itself is atmospheric. 
 

Address: Teryan 42/19  
Open from 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Teryan42/?ref=br_rs
 
 
2. Artbridge Bookstore Cafe
 
A place where art meets cafe. This artsy cafe’s breakfast menu includes toast, omelettes, pancakes and bagels. The cafe itself is very attractive, you can buy books and newspapers there to go with your breakfast. Talk about a productive morning! Artbridge also has a non-smoking room inside and a comfortable environment.
 

Address: Abovyan 20
Open from 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page:        
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artbridge-Bookstore-Cafe/202954426390209
 
 
3. August Cafeteria
 
This cafeteria is a city favorite, it overlooks the Cascade. Classic English breakfast, croissants, omelettes, pancakes are a staple. To keep yourself refreshed, August also serves a large variety of iced coffee. The stylish interior of August has a cosy, homey vibe and also has an outdoor setting. 
 

Address: Tamanyan 2/30
Open from 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/augustcafeyerevan/
 
4. Coffeeshop Company 
 
Let’s face it, we all need coffee in the morning or else we wouldn’t function properly all day. Why not have one in Yerevan’s most popular coffee house along with a healthy breakfast? Their breakfast menu includes Viennese, Austrian breakfast, croissants, cereal, omelettes and pancakes. Just the smell of their coffee will give you the energy needed
 

Address: Amiryan 4/5
Open from 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/coffeeshopyerevan/
 
 
5. Malocco Cafe
 
This cafe is possibly the cutest establishments in Yerevan with a lovely, cozy ambience. The colors of the cafe are calming and appeasing. Other than the usual breakfast foods like omelettes and fried eggs, Malocco offers healthier options with oatmeal and fruits. Also, their pastries are to die for!  


Address: Tamanyan 1
Open from 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/maloccocafe/

We Armenians like to discuss everything over food, so there’s no doubt that we take advantage of lunch breaks and enjoy a big, delicious meal. Indulging in food is our favorite past time. We’re still hungry when we’re full. Here are some of the best places for having lunch:
 
Lunch
1. SAS Food Court
 
SAS Food Court is one of the most popular places to get lunch They’re known for their huge stuffed potatoes, cheesy Adjarian khachapuri and their scrumptious pepperoni pizza with tiny hot peppers. Their menu is so long that in the end you end up getting a bunch of dishes because they all look and smell amazing.
 

Address: Arshakunyats 11/1
Open from 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SasFoodCourtOfficial/?ref=br_rs
 
 
2. Black Angus
 
If you’re a fan of burgers, you’re going to love this place. Black Angus serves one of the best burgers in Yerevan. Here you can find Italian style, grilled chicken, veggie and mignon steak burgers and much more. A recent one is the black burger. Some people compare it to American burgers and say that it can totally beat them!
 

Address: Abovyan 2/7
               Mashtots 39/9
Open from 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/blackangusyerevan/
 
 
3. Zeituna
 
Middle Eastern homemade food is served here. The decor is in pastel green and leaves a soft, cozy impression on its customers. One of their best dishes is Chicken Zeituna, which is a fried chicken breast wrapped in knafeh dough served with garlic sauce. Other dishes include Ghawurma, Mexicano, Chicken Profensal. One visit isn’t enough to this place.
 

Address: Isahakyan 42
Open from 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/zeitunaa/
 
 
4. Cafe La Boheme
 
Located in the heart of Yerevan, Cafe La Boheme is a classy, multi-cuisine establishment. Italian, French, local, you name it, it’s there. Their known for their large variety of steaks and yummy pastas. Cafe La Boheme’s cheerful and hospitable atmosphere is contagious. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and admire the Northern Avenue.
 

Address: Northern Avenue 5
Open from 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cafelabohemeyerevan/
 
5. Yasmine
 
Yet another Middle Eastern cuisine in the centre of Yerevan. Yasmine is relatively new, but it has succeeded in keeping up with other restaurants in the city. They serve all the classic Middle Eastern dishes: shish tawook, kebabs, tabbouleh and such. Eating here will make you feel like you’re back in Syria having lunch at your grandma’s!


Address: Parpetsi 26
Open from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Yasmine-Restaurant-271737093248897/
 
 
6. Dargett 
 
This brewery/restaurant serves over 20 different types of crafted beer, each one having an unusual, unique and divine taste. Although Dargett is best known for its beer, it’s no secret that their food is finger licking good. Their flatbread pizzas are well-prepared, savory and scrumptious, and their burgers look so good that their appearance alone will make you full. You can enjoy your food here with great music and a lovely ambience.
 

Address: Aram 72
Open from 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DargettBrewery/
 

Armenians are the biggest meat lovers out there. I mean, if the khorovats gets a special dance while being served at wedding parties, it says something about our preferences. But what about vegans and vegetarians, why should they be left out? Although the options are limited, but nevertheless, they still exists. Here are some places where you can find vegetarian/vegan food:
 
Vegetarian & Vegan Options:
 
1. The Green Bean
 
Not only is The Green Bean coffee shop eco friendly, but their kitchen offers organic food as well. It is also a non-smoking establishment. Vegetarian and vegan options are clearly available, but so are desserts for the lactose intolerant. Their coffee is one of a kind. Visiting The Green Bean won’t just make you like it, but the minute you walk out you know you’ll want to come back!


Address: Amiryan 10
               Isahakyan 38
Open from 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tgbyerevan/
 
 
2. Crumbs Bread Factory
 
One of the most delicious food in Yerevan can be found here. Organic food is served here with no chemicals or artificial additives added, and most of their ingredients are made right there in their kitchen. They specialize in European bread, more than 10 different types of bread are served there such as baguettes, whole wheat breads, olive breads, etc. The interior has a minimalist design with a very cute outdoor seating.
 

Address: Mashtots 37
Open from 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/crumbsbreadfactory/?ref=br_rs
 
 
3. Charentsi 28 Restaurant
 
This highly recommended restaurant is both multi-cuisine and rich in vegetarian dishes. They serve a variety of Western Armenian, Mediterranean, Indian, Greek dishes and more, their food is described as heavenly, delectable. Charentsi 28’s orange cake is one of the best in Yerevan. Their family friendly atmosphere will definitely take you back there.
 

Address: Charents 28
Open from 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/charentsi28/
 
 
4. Twelve Tables
 
This cute restaurant has one of the most charming and captivating designs in Yerevan. Twelve Tables is not only a restaurant, but it’s also a vintage, handmade antique store. Here, you can find the best vegan chocolate cake in all of Yerevan and a variety of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches. Twelve Tables place is also a non-smoking restaurant The staff is incredibly friendly. You wouldn’t want to miss this place.
 

Address: Alexander Spendiaryan st.
Open from 12:00 am - 12:00 pm, doesn’t work on Sundays.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Twelve-Tables-608673785829984/
 
5. Zatar Pizza
 
This is one of the cheapest Syrian places in Yerevan, and you get more than you asked for. For less than $5 you can have an entire meal that would keep you full for an entire day. Their cheese special and zatar special are among people’s favorite choices. Although the place is rather small and relatively noisy, their tasty food and fast service compensates for it all.
 

Address: Hanrapetutyan 24
Open from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ZATAR-PIZZA-474453409264052/
 
A bakery is a fancy way of saying candy shops for adults, you can smell their baked goods just by passing in front of them. The top 3 bakeries in Yerevan are the following:
Bakeries
 
 
 
1. Louis Charden
 
Where Paris and Yerevan cross paths. The French fancy, elegant vibes you receive from this bakery will reach all the way to your taste buds. This non-smoking posh bakery has variety of desserts, viennoiseries and pastries with mouth-watering appearance. Louis Charden is perfect for dates. Not only will you fall in love with their food, but you’ll adore the interior so much you wouldn’t want to leave.
 

Address: Amiryan 11
Open from 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LouisCharden/
 
 
2. Baguette & Co
 
Another corner where you can find a piece of France. This patisserie-cafe serves a wide range of croissants along with excellent coffee, and has a very peaceful atmosphere with a non-smoking space, perfect for the mornings. Their pastries are to die for. Stopping by at Baguette & Co will definitely make your day.
 

Address: Abovyan 20
Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Baguette-Co-Armenia-1624773874465384/
 

3. Brioche
 
And yet another French boulangerie- cafe. Located in the heart of the city, Brioche is a place where bread and pastries are prepared based on French cuisine. This charming cafe serves a variety of croissants, yummy cakes, and also specializes in breakfast food. Brioche takes you to a serene, calm state of mind, and the cafe is a non-smoking spot. It’s the best place to visit for a Parisian environment.
 

Address: Moskovyan 31
Open from 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BriocheArmenia/
 

Another favorite past time activity of Armenians is smoking. We form friendships when we ask another person for a lighter. But the national habit is not for everyone, and non-smokers all around the country have united to open more non-smoking places in Yerevan. The best spots for non-smokers are:
 
Non-Smoking
 
1. Aeon 
 
Aeon is an anti cafe, which means you only pay for the time spent there. It includes access to unlimited tea, coffee, snacks, and you can even bring your own food and heat it there. Aeon has more than 50 board games, laptops, chargers and tablets for you to borrow, musical intruments for you to keep yourself busy. Aeon frequently holds events and presentations with a fixed prices. The hourly price of Aeon is 600 drams from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and 1000 drams from 6:00 pm - 12:00 am. The interior of Aeon is refreshing, pleasant and cozy, the colors will lighten up your mood.
 

Address: Teryan 3A
Open from 12:00 pm- 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aeon.yerevan/
 
 
2. The Loft
 
Another anti cafe in Yerevan, but The Loft has bigger space. More than 5 events can be held simultaneously there, they have a much larger kitchen where you can cook, bake, prepare whatever you want. Here you can find a playroom, conference hall, a white room for yoga, resting area and a stage. The Loft is a much busier place. The prices are 15 drams for a minute, 1300 for 2 hours, 1500 for 3 hours, 3000 for 8 working hours, 3500 for a day, and 999 for a night. 
 

Address: Moskovyan 3
Open 24 hours
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The.LOFT.center/
 
 
3. Bureaucrat Cafe & Bookstore
 
Like the name says, it’s simultaneously a cafe and a bookstore, but gallery and a bar is also added to the mix. Booklovers gather here to enjoy a rather calm and quiet atmosphere accompanied by good food. Although the bookstore itself may not have an extensive selection, but they are quite interesting. The cafe is also convenient for working on your laptops.
 

Address: Saryan 19
Open from 11:00 am - 12:00 am, 12:00 pm - 12:00 am on Sundays.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CafeBooks/
 
 
4. Pechenu Bagher
 
If you’ve never seen a bar/cafe where smoking isn’t allowed, then you haven’t been to Pechenu Bagher before. Here you can enjoy jazz and EDM music all night without smelling like a heavy smoker. Pechenu Bagher organizes gigs every week that are not to be missed. In short, this place is perfect for non-smoking music lovers.
 

Address: Teryan 25
Open from 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pechenubagher/
 
 
5. Achajour
 
This non-smoking cafe has a European cuisine and a very healthy kitchen. Among customer favorites are their filter coffees, crepes and eclairs. Their space is also convenient for conducting meetings and working on your laptops since the place has high speed WiFi. Their calm atmosphere is perfect for you to get in with your work and enjoy healthy food.
 

Address: Ghazar Parpetsi 22 
Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/achajour/about/?ref=page_internal

When you’re on vacation in another country you meet new people, make new friends, and even have new crushes. And to win their hearts you have to take them to the perfect place for a perfect date
 
Romantic Setting
 
1. Abovyan 12 Cafe Restaurant
 
A very adorable corner in the center of Yerevan, but it’s hidden away from the busy city. It will make you feel like you’re outside Yerevan - in Yerevan. The place is artistic, modern, but traditional at the same time. Here, you dine under grape vines with romance flowing around you. 
 

Address: Abovyan 12
Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cafeabovyan12/
 
 
2. Safran
 
This Mediterranean restaurant has a touch of the local cuisine. The place has a patio with old fashioned balconies and a dining room, the patio recommended for a more romantic ambience. Safran is an elegant, modern restaurant hidden in old Yerevan. Their wine will make your date swoon in a matter of seconds.
 

Address: Hanrapetutyan 39/1
Open from 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Safran-528375780582178/
 
 
3. The Club
 
This spot is a rather classy yet a warm restaurant. The dining room in The Club is where you’d want to sit with your date, but if you want something a bit more cozy and direct, the bean bags await. Film screenings, exhibitions and acoustic gigs usually take place here. Their kitchen is a mixture of Armenian and French cuisine. Make sure to have their wine while visiting this place.
 

Address: Tumanyan 40
Open from 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheclubYerevanArmenia/
 
 
4. Cascade Royal
 
This spacious restaurant has one of the best and unforgettable views in Yerevan. Cascade Royal overlooks Ararat, a picturesque view every Armenian enjoys glaring. Cascade Royal’s interior is classic, yet modern. Their cuisine is European and Armenian, and they offer a decent wine selection. Impressing your date is no problem if you take them here. 
 

Address: Antarayin 192
Open from 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cascaderoyal/
 
 
5. Le Petit Paris
 
Don’t worry, Yerevan will never run out of French cafes. Le Petit Paris is one of Yerevan’s most romantic and tranquil places. Dining in the second floor balcony is almost heavenly. The serve a wide range of coffee, you’re sure to find one to your taste. The interior of the cafe is unique and intimate, it’s the right place for a perfect summer date.
 

Address: Abovyan 23/1
Open from 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LePetitParisArmenia/
 

Outdoor restaurants can be romantic, but rooftop restaurants and bars are where you make unforgettable memories in Yerevan. It’s a lot easier to enjoy yourself when you’re surrounded by a breathtaking, panoramic skyline. Here are the ones you shouldn’t miss:
 
 
Rooftop Spots
 
 
1. El Sky Bar
 
El Sky Bar is located on the 7th floor of Yerevan Plaza business center, and is popular among the youth. It goes without saying that the rooftop bar has a stunning view in the evenings. El Sky Bar has 2 zones, the main hall and the seasonal open-air rooftop. Parties are thrown here in the summer almost every weekend. Needless to say, you shouldn’t miss out.
 

Address: Grigor Lusavorich 9
Open from 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ELSkyBarYerevan/
 
 
2. Forty Four Sky Bar
 
Located on the 13th floor of the Opera Suite Hotel, this rooftop bar is convenient for both family friendly gatherings and for partying. Forty Four Sky Bar offers a vibrant atmosphere where you can forget about the noisy city with a live DJ every weekend, making your nights in Yerevan eventful.
 

Address: Baghramyan 9
Open from 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FortyFourSkyBar/
 
 
3. Mozaic Sky Restaurant and Sky Bar
 
This rooftop restaurant is located on the 17th floor of Elite Plaza, making it the highest one in Yerevan. You can admire a spectacular view of Yerevan accompanied by an enchanting ambience. Mozaic is perfect for any occasion: birthdays, meetings, dates, you name it. Make sure to experience Yerevan from up there  at least once before you leave.
 

Address: Khorenatsi 15
Open from 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/skybarmozaic/

It’s easy to find a place to drink in Yerevan since there’s a pub in every corner. Recently, more and more wine bars have been popping up and now we don’t know which ones to go. We’ve narrowed down the best wine bars for you to go:
 
 
Wine Bars
 
1. Wine Republic
 
Wine Republic is undoubtedly the best place to have wine. Their wide selection of wines isn’t limited to just local, but from all over the world. Besides drinking amazing wine, you can indulge in the best food you can find in Yerevan. Wine Republic has an atmosphere that no other place offers. 
 

Address: Tamanyan 2
Open from 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/winerepublicyerevan/
 
 
2. Tapastan
 
This is a place you’ll fall in love with in a blink of an eye. Tapastan is a place where Armenian cuisine and Spanish tapas cross paths. It’s a great place to taste wine and have serene, calm evenings. Tapastan will only transfer positive vibes to you. Good food, wonderful atmosphere, heavenly wine, what more could one ask for!
 

Address: Saryan 6
Open from 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Tapastan/
 
 
3. In Vino
 
In Vino is home to 800 wines from all over the world. IT’s also the first wine bar opened in Armenia. Here, wine isn’t treated as a regular drink to quench your thirst, but it’s considered a drink of great value and a presentation of the place where it was made. You can enjoy your wine with their well-known baguette sandwiches, another thing they specialize in. The cute and cozy place is sure to leave a good impression on first-time visitors.
 

Address: Saryan 6
Open from 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/InVinoEVN/
 
 
4. Divino
 
Divino is another wine bar with relaxing and delightful atmosphere and a unique interior design. They have an impressive wine selection and delicious food. It is said that they have the best Caesar salad and the chocolatiest lava cake in Yerevan. Make sure to add it to your list of places to visit in Yerevan
 

Address: Tamanyan 1/2
Open from 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DivinoArmenia/
 
 
5. Enoteca
 
Enoteca is wine bar with a very romantic interior and a great selection of wine. The staff is always prepared to help you pick the perfect wine. Live music is played there on Fridays and Saturdays. It is one of the most highly recommended wine bars in Yerevan. The charming wine bar makes you fall in love with the place and you won’t hesitate to come back a second time.


Address: Sayat Nova 6
Open from 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/enotecaevn/?fref=ts
 
 
6. Aperitivo 
 
Aperitivo is where you go after having a long, hard day. The wine bar offers a great selections of wine, cheese and prosciutto. Although primarily a wine bar, it is also great place to have a morning coffee or tea. Aperitivo is also a good spot to enjoy quality time with your friends as it has a very cheerful atmosphere and a wonderful, helpful staff. 


Address: Tamanyan 1/17
Open from 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aperitivoyerevan/
 

If we want to go somewhere where we can enjoy good music and drink whiskey till we’re dead drunk, we have another list for you: a list of pubs and bars to visit while you’re in the city. 
 
Pubs and Bars
1. Barcode
 
Barcode is relatively a newer bar in Yerevan, but has no intentions of slowing down. It’s great for listening to live music, they have gigs here every week. Every Wednesday they serve tasty pastas with complimentary wine on the house, and often host celebrity bartenders nights. You’ll have cocktails at Barcode where no other places in Yerevan have. This place has one of the friendliest atmospheres in the capital city.
 

Address: Pushkin 39
Open from 6:00 pm 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/barcode.yerevan/
 
2. Friends
 
This is a place where soft rock, classic rock, folk and blues are played, but is also famous for its latino dance parties. Friends is divided in 2 parts: one for playing foosball and darts, and the other for chilling by the bar or curling up the sofas. The pub is wider than the usual tiny ones in Yerevan, it’s perfect for having larger gatherings. It has everything you need to enjoy a night out with your friends.
 

Address: Pushkin 49
Open from 5:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/friendspushkin49/
 
3. Eden Cafe-Pub
 
Another popular place in Yerevan where you can visit for any occasion. Doesn’t matter if you want to drink all night or simply spend a calm afternoon, Eden is your place. It is the 2nd home to most of the youth in Yerevan. Your days and nights spent here are accompanied with great music and a great atmosphere. Eden should be added to your must-visit list.
 

Address: Tamanyan 1
Open from 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/edencafepubyerevan/
 
4. The Beatles
 
This pub pays homage to the greatest band ever lived, The Beatles. The walls are covered with pictures, quotes, lyrics and album covers of the band. Here, you can listen to classic 60s, 70s and 80s rock hits. A relaxing evening on a chill summer night is what is offered here every night. If you’re a sucker for classic rock music, this is where you should go.
 

Address: Pushkin 60
Open from 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beatlesyerevan/
 
5. 80s Pub
 
Have you ever watched those movies where people strike up a conversation with random strangers and immediately become best friends? 80s Pub is where those conversations take place every night. It’s a rather cozy place where rock music is played all night, making you nostalgic for the good old days even if you weren’t alive during that time. Live performances, film screenings and live sports events can be watched here often. The pub will make you feel like you’re at home.
 

Address: Bayron 4
Open from 5:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/80s.am/

It’s a common misconception when people say Yerevan has no nightlife. The ones saying that clearly haven’t been to any of Armenia’s clubs where it’s Friday all week. These are the must-visit places if you want to dance till your legs fall off:

Partying:
1. Paparazzi Club
 
Since its opening, Paparazzi Club has been a summer staple and is considered one of the best nightclubs in Yerevan. It’s a 2 floor club with VIP sections for a more private area. You can dance to quality club music, EDM, techno, latin, etc. Live performances from DJs are no exceptions, both international and local. The dress code policy is important to follow, it has to be smart and casual. 
 

Address: Abovyan 3
Open from 10:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PaparazziclubYerevan/
 
2. The Basement
 
The Basement  is a new underground where live techno and house music is played every weekend. Once the beat drops, you lose yourself to dance. The atmosphere here is elevating, the minute you walk in you’ll never want to leave. The professional bartenders prepare mouth-watering, tempting and original cocktails alongside snacks and pizza. The Basement isn’t to be missed out in the summer.
 

Address: Abovyan 3
Open from 7:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thebasementYerevan/
 
3. The Venue
 
One can’t simply visit Armenia and not go to The Venue. Here, you can enjoy classic rock music during the evening, but once the clock strikes midnight, the atmosphere changes. Hip-hop and pop music blasts from the speakers and the place gets packed with people lining up to play beer pong. Later on, the genre changes into traditional Armenian music with people dancing Kochari like there's no tomorrow. The Venue is sure to remind you of your rebellious years.
 

Address: Baghramyan 1/1
Open from 7:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheVenueEVN/
 
4. DAS
 
This is a place where you can forget all about your responsibilities and set yourself free. DAS often organizes thematic events such as 70s disco nights, 90s hip hop dance and throws gigs during the week. The entrance fee of the club is usually 1000 drams, but it’s worth every penny. This atmospheric nightclub knows how to party to old school music.
 

Address: Koryun 19A
Open from 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dasaradu/?ref=br_rs
 
5. Calumet Ethnic Lounge Bar
 
Once you walk into Calumet, you can immediately feel the hippy ecstatic vibes on your skin. The music played there varies from classic rock, fusion to folk and traditional music. Every Monday and Thursday gigs are held there. When visiting Calumet you have to try their pizzas, the best Margherita pizza can be found here. They have a strict green door policy. People with different backgrounds gather here to enjoy good music and drink all night.
 

Address: Pushkin 56A
Open from 5:00 pm
Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Calumet-Ethnic-Lounge-Bar/114227555401814
 
6. Hemingway’s
 
Hemingway’s is another cool spot filled with positive energy and great music. You can listen to a wide variety of music from good old classic rock to modern pop music. It’s perfect to get drunk with friends and then hit the dance floor like there’s no tomorrow. It’s popular among both locals and foreigners.
 

Address: Tamanyan 1A
Open from 5:00 pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hemingwaysyerevan/
 
Honorable Mention:
Grand Candy Ponchikanots
 
You can’t visit Armenia and not visit this place. When someone says Yerevan, the first thing that comes to their mind is “ponchik”, an Armenian donut. Armenia’s Grand Candy Ponchikanots is literally the cheapest place in the entire country. A classic ponchik is traditionally filled with custard, but you can also find ones filled with chocolate, dulce de leche and jam, topped with powdered sugar. This sugary little piece of heaven is the easiest and fastest way to satisfy your sweet tooth. You won’t fully experience Armenia if you do not visit this place at least once.
 

Address: Mashtots 54
Open from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Candy-Ponchikanoc/145616912275956
 
 
Annie Akkam 
 

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