Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has a lot to offer for travelers. From museum visits to architectural monument sightseeing, to trying some of the best restaurants in the country, you will surely find some entertainment during the day, but did you know that Tbilisi has much more to offer at night too? Check out one of the most infamous electro clubs in the world or just wander around to admire the old town at night. There is something for everyone!
1. Go to Bassiani, an electro music institution
Opened in 2013 by five 24 years old cofounders, Bassiani became in only a few years an institution in Georgia and the worldwide electro scene. The club is located in a basement of the Dynamo stadium, the home of the Georgian national soccer team. The cofounder managed to get the old swimming pool basement and converted it into what is now the most reputable club in Tbilisi and wider Georgia. Bassiani is open one night a week - Friday. Bassiani is often compared to Berghian, the famous Berlin electro club, and resident DJ of Bassiani regularly plays at Berghain.
Address: 2 Akaki Tsereteli Ave, Tbilisi, Georgia
2. Walk in the old town with a view on the Narikala Fortress
The old town is home to cafes and restaurants, nested in narrow streets full of charm. Catch a glimpse of the Narikala Fortress when wandering around the old center. The best way to discover those magnificent streets and architectural gems is just to walk and get lost in the narrow streets!
Address: Old Tbilisi, 0105 Tbilisi, Georgia
3. Admire the capital from its highest point, Mtatsminda Park
Mtatsminda Park is located at the top of Mount Mtatsminda and overlooks the Georgian capital Tbilisi, making it a prime spot to catch the beauty of the capital at night. The park has a carrousel, water slides, a roller-coaster and a big Ferris Wheel. This is a perfect place to spend a nice day with the family in a stunning environment and a chill evening overlooking the city.
Address: Mtatsminda Alley, Tbilisi, Georgia
Website: Mtatsminda Park
4. Go to the night market
This eclectic flea market is a paradise for antique lovers. The market spreads under the dry bridge and is open day and night. From paintings, antique furniture, vintage vinyl to religious idols or even jewelry, you are sure to find something to purchase! Make sure to negotiate prices before buying anything as tourists usually get offered higher prices than locals.
Dry Bridge Market
Address: Dry Bridge, Khidi Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
Website: Dry Bridge Market
5. Relax after a day of sightseeing at the sulfur bath
Going to the sulfur bath is part of the routine any Georgian will have. Sulfur baths are renowned to be extremely beneficial for your health with benefits such as improving sleep, reducing stress and reducing pain and muscle cramping - perfect to go to after a full day of walking! The infamous Orbeliani Baths are probably some of the most beautiful baths you could go to with their blue mosaic facade.
Address: 31 Abano St, Tbilisi, Georgia
6. Go to the theater
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The Rezo Gabriadze Theater was designed by Georgian artist Rezo Gabriadze. Gabriadze designed himself thousands of tiles that he used to decorate the tower attached to the theater. The tower is one of the most emblematic signs of the cultural part of Tbilisi and a major touristic attraction. Make sure to visit on the hour to witness the window opening at the top and an angel striking the bell! A small puppet theater inside the tower makes a representation of “The Circle of Life” twice a day at noon and 7 pm.
There are evening shows throughout the year, make sure to visit the website to discover more.
Rezo Gabriadze Theater
Address: Shavteli, 13, Tbilisi, Georgia
Website: Rezo Gabriadze Theater
7. Go for a wine degustation
Georgia brags to be home of the very first wines in the world - 8,000 years ago - and still produce wines with the ancient technique of qvevri (also called kvevri). Qvevri are large clay vessels used to age wine - in comparison to the oak barrel mostly used in most European wine producer countries. This technique gives a very special taste to the wine which barely has any tannin, making it much softer and flowery to drink.
The qvevri are often buried in the ground and covered with pieces of wood to let the wine age throughout the years. Georgian wines can thus be consumed young or aged for a much longer time. The three main type of wines produced in Georgia are “Lelo”, a port-type wine with a rich and harmonious taste due to its fruity aroma, the “Akhasheni”, a naturally semi-sweet red wine and the “Khvanchkara”, probably the most popular semi-sweet red wine. The best place to taste some of the best Georgian wine is at Schuchmann Wine Bar & Restaurant where we recommend to try the “Schuchmann” and “Vinoterra” wines coming directly from the Schuchmann Château!
Schuchmann Wine Bar & Restaurant
Address: 8, Sioni Str., Tbileli Caravansaray, Tbilisi, Georgia
Website: Schuchmann Wine Bar & Restaurant
8. Go to a restaurant and try some of the local food
Tbilisi is home to some of the best restaurants in Georgia. Georgian food carries influences from European and Middle Eastern dishes. Some of the best restaurants in Eastern Europe and especially Russia are Georgian; a sign of how delicious this cuisine is although it is still mostly unknown in the rest of the world. Discover this delicious cuisine based on potatoes, meat, bread and cheese with the most surprising sweets!
Make sure to check our articles about the “10 Must Try Georgian Dishes” and “11 Best Restaurants in Tbilisi” to discover more!
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Have you packed your bags yet and booked your flight to visit this beautiful country that is Georgia?! Make sure to check our articles “The 11 Best Things To Do In Tbilisi” and our accommodation recommendations to prepare for your stay.
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