Must see nightlife in Minsk

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    Hooligan

    The haphazard look is very much by design at this brick-walled hipster hangout on vul Kastrychnitskaya. Belly up to the recycled-wood bar, play table…

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    Bessonitsa

    The place in the Old Town for professional cocktails (try the bourbon sour or a gimlet) and late-night eats. It has Minsk's longest bar, a lively interior…

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    Sweet & Sour

    This dimly lit hideaway is for serious cocktail aficionados. Kick back in scuffed leather couches or belly up to the bar and order US-Prohibition-era…

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    Kurilka

    A cosy bar-lover's bar with exceptional cocktails, Kurilka has stepped up its game with the addition of Dvor Kurilki (Kurilka's Courtyard), an open-air…

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    Tsentralny

    It's known as a place where you can drown your sorrows with BYN1.80 vodka shots – and therein lies its beauty. While models and hipsters crash the Old…

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    London

    One of the hippest cafes in town, itsy-bitsy London serves up light bites, coffees, fresh teas, beer, wine and hot grog that are just the tonic when the…

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    Beercap Barshop

    This is a generously stocked craft-beer place at the very centre of the Old Town action. Choose from about a dozen draught beers inside, with about half a…

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    U Ratushi

    This multilevel pub-style restaurant is packed with a raucous, fun-loving crowd who come to drink cheap drinks and dance to live rock music. It's one of…

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    Rakovsky Brovar

    Minsk's original microbrewery is in an enormous central venue, with five varieties of beer on tap and a full international menu (mains BYN13 to BYN30)…

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    Craftman

    This is a busy craft-beer den with with chatty bartenders who are more than happy to advise on which of their 85 or so beers works for you. The list…

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    Bar Svobody 4

    A rich variety of whites and reds are available but the ambience and the food also present convincing reasons to come. It's contemporary inside, with a…

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    Stary Mensk

    Stary Mensk is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cafe hidden among monoliths opposite the KGB building. It has a pleasant terrace on the sidewalk with occasional…

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    Ў Gallery's attached cafe draws Minsk's creative class for coffee and laptops by day and wine by night. There are delicious cakes and bar food and a…