Kyiv, Ukraine

As the name suggests, this intimate drinking spot celebrates counterculture and the avante garde, much like the beatniks it’s named after. There’s no signage here, with the bar’s locked door only marked by a nearby lantern. Guests are individually welcomed into this diminutive space – there’s only room for 40 guests – which nevertheless has an open feel, with exposed brickwork, modern decor and artwork on the walls, most notably a large piece by artist Alina Kleitman. This is a playful bar that takes its drinks seriously. Cocktail names make references to the beatnik era, but are decidedly contemporary and unpretentious, frequently rooted in the classics. Beatnik was first established in the city of Kharkiv, but after problems with the building, the core team relocated to Kyiv in 2019.

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Velyka Vasylkivska St, 23А, Panʹkivshchyna, Kyiv, 01004