The pedestrianised stretch of this street in the lower, northern, part of the centre is Almaty’s (sort of) version of Moscow’s Arbat....
Almaty's Arasan Baths, built in the 1980s in a modernistic Soviet style, are one of the finest bathhouses in Central Asia. If you fancy...
Soho Almaty Club
Expats and locals pack Soho for tankards of beer, international food and crowded dancing to the good resident rock/jazz/blues band from...
Yubileyny is one of the biggest central supermarkets, with a huge wine section, among other temptations. There are several quick-eat and...
Lonely Planet review
A good place for recorded music, plus DVDs and videos in Russian and Kazakh. It's a national chain and there are several other branches in Almaty.