One of Europe’s biggest bar events Barometer returns to Ukraine’s capital this September for it’s 4th annual edition. The three day event welcomes over 18,000 guests from all corners of the globe to celebrate cocktail culture. Over 44,000 cocktails mixed by numerous bars are enjoyed each year, among many tasting opportunities and lectures from the world’s best. The 2018 edition brought together 23 bars from 11 different countries including the best bar in Asia and other highly ranked establishments. Four individual stages host lectures and seminars throughout the day, educating guests on everything bar related and are available in both English and Russian. Two tasting stations also offer a variety of opportunities to sample some of the finest liqueurs available.
“We have been working for the whole year to offer you three days of cocktail culture celebration!”
The Barometer International Bar Show regularly hosts over 100 speakers from around the world. Previous editions have included International Bartender of the Year Joe Schofield and World Class Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote. Speakers include world renowned bar owners and managers, authors, brand ambassadors and more.
Barometer takes place at the Congress and Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine (Parkova Rd, 16a, Kiev, Ukraine, 02000).
The nearest major airport is Kyiv Boryspil International Airport, which is approximately 30-45 minutes away from the city centre. Most major airlines operate throughout this airport including popular budget airlines Wizz Air, EasyJet and Vueling.
There are a number of ways to get around Kiev. Public transport is readily available and tickets are as cheap as $0.27 for trams, the metro and buses. Taxi services are also available throughout the and you can get around the city for as little as $2-4! The most popular and highly recommended companies are Uber and Uklon, both of which can be ordered online.
Located just a short walk from the city centre of Kiev, there are many affordable accommodation options available within the vicinity of the event. A number of hostel and hotel options are available throughout the city as well as many Airbnb and apartment rental options. Explore some affordable accommodation in Kiev below.
The Ukrainian capital is one of the biggest cities in Europe and is home to a range of historical buildings and monuments. One of Kiev’s most popular attractions is ‘Kiev Pechersk Lavra’ – a historic orthodox Christian monastery. Inscribed as an official UNESCO heritage site, the ‘monastery of caves’ is known for its ornate of religious buildings and network of catacombs. Similarly, the country’s first documented heritage site ‘St. Sophia’s Cathedral’ has become the country’s most popular and well known landmarks. St. Andrew’s Church, St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery are also noteworthy and visually stunning historical buildings to add to the list.
The city is known for combining its rich historical traditions and culture with unique beauty and a modern European style of life. On top of all the world heritage listed sites, you can find anything from theatres to concerts and of course, bars! Some of the city’s most popular bars include L’ Fleur Bar, Little Red Door and Flying Dutchmen Cocktails. It is absolutely essential to add one of Kiev’s many bars to your Barometer itinerary!
The next edition of Barometer International Bar Show will take place from September 27-29, 2019.
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