I visited Prie Katedros in Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2016
I started with their blonde ale, called Prie Katedros Light. It was hot, the sun was shining, a nice, cold blonde ale seemed just right at the moment. I took a large sip. The beer was good, nothing fancy, but in the sun and heat it was perfect. A little sweet but easy to drink. I settled back in my chair, relaxed. Just watching the people around me.
I found Prie Katedros Brewery Restaurant by accident. I had just arrived in Vilnius, did not know the city at all yet. It was my first time here. I had walked from my airbnb apartment, about a 20 minute walk from here, had a stop at the Frank Zappa statue in the city, the world’s first statue of Zappa.
As I made it to what seemed to be a main street, several restaurants were lining the sidewalk. When I saw that one of them was a brewery restaurant I knew where to go. I love trying out the local brew when travelling. I sat down on one of their tables outside.
My next beer came a few minutes before the meal I had ordered. A spiced honey beer, Medaus, and Lithuanian dumplings with potato and ham. The beer was good, hints of honey, a smooth finish, very easy to drink.
The dumplings had, in my opinion, too much potatoes and not enough ham, but it was served with a single rasher of bacon on top, and that bacon must have been the best bacon I have ever tried. Perfectly salted, perfectly grilled. I contemplated ordering another plate of dumplings just to have more bacon.
After finishing my meal I ordered one last beer. It was warm, sunny, very nice to sit outside, relax, engage in some people-watching. My last beer was the Tamsusis, a dunkelweizen. A good beer, but in the sun I prefer a lighter beer, this one was a bit too dark for the heat.
As I finished the Tamsusis I paid my bill and left. This being Vilnius, the bill was a lot cheaper than I am used to back in Norway. Prie Katedros had been a nice find in Vilnius. Good, local beer, and great seats outside. I started walking towards the KGB museum which I had been recommended. A look at the map told me it was just up the street.
Prie Katedros is located on Gedimino Prospektas (Avenue) in Vilnius. For more information check out their website.