What are the best bohemian Tbilisi neighborhoods? And what are the best areas to live in as an expat in Tbilisi?
I get it, you love bohemian but you can not live without your comfort, especially when you are travelling. Fortunately, when it comes to bohemian, Tbilisi has plenty to offer. The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is known for its bohemian neighborhoods and places that offer a vibrant and artistic atmosphere. Here are some 7 of the best bohemian neighborhoods in Tbilisi.
Old Town (Dzveli Tbilisi): The historic district of Old Town in Tbilisi is a fascinating neighborhood with narrow winding streets, colorful buildings, and charming Tbilisi courtyards or Ezos. It's home to numerous art galleries by Georgian Artists, trendy cafés, and unique shops selling traditional Georgian crafts and souvenirs.
Sololaki: Located just above Old Town, Sololaki in Tbilisi is a hip neighborhood known for its bohemian vibes. It's a favorite spot for artists, musicians, and creative professionals. You can find Georgian art studios, alternative bars, and independent galleries showcasing contemporary artworks by Georgian and international artists.
Vera: Vera is a residential area with a laid-back atmosphere and a thriving arts scene. It's dotted with art nouveau buildings, trendy boutiques, and cozy cafés.
Fabrika, OK it’s not really a neighborhood as such, it’s actually a former Soviet sewing factory turned creative space, but the entire space screams so bohemian thanks to its must-visit spot for art exhibitions, live music, and workshops that I decided it was worth mentioning it if you are looking for Best Bohemian Tbilisi Neighbourhoods, while you are there just wander around the Chugureti area to discover truly behind the streets Tbilisi. It also provides a cool Tbilisi coworking space for ex-pats working remotely in Tbilisi.
Mtatsminda: Situated on the slopes of Mtatsminda Mountain, this neighborhood offers a mix of old and new. You can explore the famous Funicular area with its historic funicular railway and enjoy stunning views of the city. Mtatsminda is also home to several bohemian-style bars and restaurants.
Marjanishvili: Located east of the city center of Tbilisi, Marjanishvili is an up-and-coming neighborhood that has become a hub for artists and young creatives. It boasts art galleries, theatres, and experimental performance spaces. The area is also known for its street art and colourful murals. Many of the CitizenTbilisi Apartments that cater to Tbilisi ex-pats and city visitors in Tbilisi are located near the Marjanishvili area.
Agmashenebeli Avenue: Agmashenebeli Avenue is a lively street lined with charming old buildings, trendy bars, and unique shops. It underwent significant restoration in recent years and has become a popular destination for art lovers, offering a mix of traditional and contemporary art venues. Our latest Citizen Tbilisi home addition is located within easy 10-15 minute walking distance away.
These Tbilisi neighborhoods provide a glimpse into Tbilisi's vibrant artistic scene and are perfect for exploring galleries, enjoying live performances, and immersing yourself in the city's creative spirit.
Tbilisi is fun, unpack, drop your bags and start exploring
Tamara Machavariani Forrest-Smith