Boozing in Moscow
Replies: 18 - Last Post: Oct 17, 2012 7:47 AM Last Post By: WaterhazardJack
Sep 24, 2012 2:15 PM
Boozing in MoscowOverweight, balding, stressed out 40 yo executive staying in Moscow for a few days r&r. Where can I go for a few beers? Like atmosphere but not clubs. Not into girly bars. Like to have a few beers, maybe observe the locals. Am staying near red square so somewhere around there would be good.
I especially like locals places.
Also what is the beer situation? I gather Moscow is a cocktail place?
Any suggestions for activities? I hear that red square doubles as a runway for light aircraft =D
Sep 25, 2012 3:52 AM
Sep 25, 2012 5:27 AM
Sep 25, 2012 7:21 AM
3Here's a good rundown of places in Moscow. From your descriptions, you will probably want the link to "Bars and Cafe Bars" or "British/Irish Pubs." The "Cocktail Bars" will often have beer, too, at least in my experience.
Sep 25, 2012 12:45 PM
4Thanks for the advice folks.
I don't really have any interests apart from having a look at the sights, have a few beers and I absolutely want to have an Uzbekistan dinner!
Sep 25, 2012 1:32 PM
5Where can I go for a few beers? Like atmosphere but not clubs. Not into girly bars. Like to have a few beers, maybe observe the locals. Am staying near red square so somewhere around there would be good. I especially like locals places.
I may just have the perfect bar for you...not easy to find but there's a small local bar in the alleyway between Ploschad Revolutsii (Revolution Square) and Ul Nikolskaya (Nikolskaya St, which runs along the side of GUM department store)...probably easiest to find, if, starting from Red Square, you go to Manezhnaya Square and turn right into Revolutsii...keep going and on the right side, there is an arch leading to a walkway to Ul Nikolskaya...the pub is in there on the right hand side, down a few steps, with a simple sign that says Pivarska, or something similar (pivo is Russian for beer)...alternatively just walk up the side of GUM into Ul Nilkolskaya and look out for an opening on the left...down some steps and watch out for the bar on the left...
It's a small, cosy place with cheap prices and friendly locals and ex-pats...at its best in the early evening and doesn't open late, closing at 11pm or so, from memory...kind of place that's hard to find in any big city centre, never mind Moscow...it was kindly recommended here some years ago by our old TT colleague Altona and I seem to be the only one since who managed to find it...but there again, I am a well-known and very effective creature of the night...
I hear that red square doubles as a runway for light aircraft =D
Indeed...and if you're lucky, Mathias Rust may even be propped up at the bar, glass in hand, regaling locals about his Cold War, amateur aviation exploits...
Sep 26, 2012 2:38 AM
- English pub Bobby Dazzler http://www.bobbydazzler.ru/contacts
- Irish pub Silver's http://silverspub.com/ru/contacts
if you're interested in visiting really local places:
- cheburechnaya Druzhba (Friendship) http://www.planengo.ru/place/cheburechnaya_druzhba
- Vtoroe dyhanie (Second breath) http://www.timeout.ru/restaurant/place/13174
Sep 26, 2012 3:03 AM
7Fot the Uzbek cousine the classical address is the restaurant Uzbekistan http://www.uzbek-rest.ru/
An old building, quite centrally located and with impressive decor. I have heared that the food quality dicreased in last years, just the prices did rise. In the internet however the majority of feed-backs are positive except perhaps for the "friendliness" of the waiters, but this is Russia. Another option would be Kishmish in the Novy Arbat street.
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