The best world designed Restaurants and Bars 2020 – Best Eastern Europe bars

Now in its twelfth year and with entries from over 100 countries worldwide, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards covers every imaginable space; From ships to airports, museums to burger vans, from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.

You can view the whole Shortlist of winning places HERE.

Learn some interesting facts about six awesome Eastern Europe spaces among the rewarded bars in 2020 edition.


1. Kotelnaya at The Depot Moscow(Moscow, Russia) designed by Sergey Pokrovskiy

Kotelnaya is open every day from noon to 5 a.m., the summer veranda is open. Parties are held here at night and dancing is mandatory – the art department wants to achieve the blatant perfection of music and, as a result, uninterrupted happiness of the people present.

Address: 20A Lesnaya St., Moscow


2. Sassy (Gdansk, Poland) designed by Biuro Kreacja

SASSY is a unique place for meetings and celebrations in the heart of cosmopolitan Gdansk, drawing inspiration from arts and city’s energy. The concept is divided into two floors – apartments SASSY Suites on the 6th floor and SASSY Club on the 7th floor.

Swim away on a dark night, forget about yourself and get lost in a dancing mood. BE SASSY 🖤  –  the moto of the place!

Address: Deo Plaza | Wyspa Spichrzów
ul. Chmielna 10-25
80-748 Gdańsk

3. Barents(Riga, Latvia) designed by Krassky

BARENTS cocktails represent the spirit of the monumental of glaciers and the saltiness of the sea. Their drinks reflect the bar’s atmosphere and, just like their dishes, reveal the taste of the North, enriched by carefully selected ingredients from all over the world.

Address: Smilšu iela 3
Riga, LV-1050


4. Dvojka(Prague, Czech Republic) designed by Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus

The bar want their guests to feel perfectly at home. The atypical white design was designed by designers Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus – artistically and materially it combines a homage to minimalism and authenticity. It’s like an island of the north in the south.

While the interior is decorated with selected pieces from various parts of the Czech Republic, In the wine menu they have a collection of famous vintages from Italy, France, Moravia and Austria. You will taste and know that one glass will not be enough for you 🙂

Address: Vínobar Dvojka
Veletržní 40
Praha 7
170 00


5. Felix(Budapest, Hungary) designed by Somlai Design StudioGraphasel Design Studio

Felix Kitchen & Bar is located in the building which used to house the Várkert Kiosk, which was designed by Miklós Ybl, the most influential Hungarian architect of the 19th century. Behind its breathtaking neo renaissance facade the building had an industrial function, as it supplied the royal palace with filtered drinking water.

Address: H-Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 9, 1013

6. Biutiful Downtown(Bucharest, Romania) designed by Twins Studio

Details are in plain sight, with apparent electric and ventilation grids. The furniture has different styles, some of the most important designer objects are Frisco Kramer’s chairs, built in 1961. The contrast of details represents the soul of the whole space and this contrast is felt everywhere, even when you are being serving food on iron plates, while liquors pour in crystal glasses.

Address: Splaiul Unirii 165, Bucharest, ROMANIA

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