Taverns on Šv. Mikalojaus Street

Four centuries ago, taverns functioned as centers for services and communication nodes. People gathered there to eat and drink, but also to exchange news, and conclude business deals.

A few types of such institutions functioned in and around Vilnius. Inside the city proper, taverns usually served food and drinks, but on the outskirts, the larger inns often offered accommodation too.

Selling home-made alcoholic beverages earned a tavern most of its profits. Beer was by far the most popular drink, distantly followed by mead and vodka. It is no coincidence that the year 1552 saw the inauguration in Vilnius of the maltsters’ guild. It is known that one tavern belonged to malster Peter on Šv. Mikalojus Street.
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Address: Šv. Mikalojaus St.