The nightclubs in Vilnius seem to have a bit of a preoccupation with being named after illegal substances – after all, there’s the Techno fan’s favorite joint, Opium Club, and also Cocainn Nightclub, which appeals to a much more mainstream musical audience. Cocainn is open every night except Sunday and Monday so it’s quite a popular choice for the youth of Vilnius, and the club is mainly enjoyed by students.
On Fridays during summer the club adopts a beach theme, which involves the bar maids donning bikinis and swimwear and the male staff going topless. It’s an eye candy feast for male and female guests alike, although I wish a few more of the party goers would join in the fun! When I removed my shirt I just got escorted out of the venue by a topless male muscle man and told never to do that again! Cocainn has a nice Tuesday night party that is one of the more popular in town, although the club gets busiest on Friday/Saturday nights, when it remains open until 6am. You haven’t truly lived until you’ve stumbled out of Cocainn into the morning sun and puked up over a Lithuanian cab driver’s vehicle.
One tip that should be obvious, but apparently wasn’t for one of my clubbing companions on a recent trip. Just because the name of the club involves a popular recreational drug doesn’t mean you’ll get away with snorting coke off a hooker’s thigh in the men’s room. The police were called and I had to go to the Romanian embassy to get someone to bail him out the next day!
Gedimino pr. 2, Vilnius 01103, Lithuania
Cocainn Nightclub is open from Tuesday to Saturday night, closing at 4am on weeknights and 6am on the weekend.