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You’ll never walk (or drink) alone at Irkutsk’s most popular theme pub...
Disciples of the bean should definitely head to the ‘White Raven’, a relaxing cellar-based coffee hangout on the main drag...
This beamed cellar pub serves old-style glass tankards of Czech Pilsner Urquell beer made under licence in Irkutsk...
Overpriced and pretentiously dubbed a ‘coffee fashion club’, the Monet’s most intriguing feature is its downstairs oriental lounge illuminated with fragrant candles and big-screen Russian MTV.
Aztec-themed nightspot and all-day bar where you can join Irkutsk’s moneyed youth on beige couches bathed in flamingo neon for a flashy cocktail or overpriced meals (R250 to R600).
You’ll smell this place before you see it as Irkutsk’s unpretentious microbrewery-pub creates its own Pilsner Urquell lager, pumping out a pungent hop aroma in the process.
Upmarket Bavarian-style bierstube (beer hall with heavy wooden furniture) serving Newcastle Brown and Guinness as well as German beers and sausages. Enter from ul Karla Marksa.
Simple, no-nonsense coffee place with a Western feel and pricey drinks. Good central place to hang out and surf the web.
Shakespeare, Russian classics and local playwright Vampilov staged regularly (in Russian) from September to June.
Nothing subtle about this place – expect top DJs, litres of ethanol-based beverages and public nudity at some point.
Irkutsk’s most central late-night hot-spot, with bowling alley, two-storey disco and three-storey drink prices.
Historic building staging regular children’s shows and musical programs from jazz to classical.
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