Top things to do in Brest

Top Choice International in Brest

Jules Verne

Decked out like a traditional gentlemen's club and with a travel theme, this dark, atmospheric joint manages to be refined without being stuffy. It serves up cracking dishes, from mouthwatering Indian curries and Fr…
Top Choice Museum in Brest

Museum of Railway Technology

The outdoor Museum of Railway Technology has a superb collection of locomotives and carriages dating from 1903 (eg the Moscow–Brest Express, with shower rooms and a very comfy main bedroom) to 1988 (far more proleta…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Brest

Korova

Just an average grill and bar along vul Savetskaya by day, Korova morphs at night into a superb lounge-club, with slick bartenders serving expertly made cocktails and craft beer, while an all-types, somewhat older c…
Fortress in Brest

Brest Fortress

During Operation Barbarossa in the early days of the Great Patriotic War (WWII), a small band of soldiers gallantly held off a superior Nazi force at Brest Fortress and became Soviet legends. Today the fortress is a…
Church in Brest

St Nicholas Garrison Church

Behind the Courage monument in the Brest Fortress complex is this attractive Byzantine church, which dates from when the town centre occupied the fortress site, making it the oldest church in the city. Once part of …
Monument in Brest

Courage Monument

Dominating the middle of Brest Fortress is this iconic, monolithic stone statue of a soldier's head projecting from a massive rock, next to a skyscraping obelisk. CNN once put it on a list of the world’s ugliest mon…
Belarusian in Brest

Traktir U Ozera

This old-style traktir (Russian inn) by the larger lake in Brest's main park has plenty of charm. A sun lounge provides wonderful lake views, while near the entrance there's a summer terrace where you can order drau…
European in Brest

Times Cafe

This friendly and self-consciously cool place has a jazz and blues soundtrack and a summer terrace with views of pedestrianised vul Savetskaya. Dishes range from steak with berries and red-wine sauce to duck breast …
Eastern European in Brest

Fania Braverman's House

Who was Fania Braverman? We have no idea. But we know there is possibly no more pleasant place in Brest to spend an evening people-watching. Top-quality acoustic musicians play out on the terrace most evenings in th…
Cafe in Brest

Paragraph Cafe

This little space on Brest's main drag caters to writers and artists with strong coffee and a paint-splattered interior. Besides coffee it also has smoothies, shakes, lemonade and a few light bites, such as muesli f…