Almaty drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Club in Almaty


Good rock bands from around 9pm and DJs spinning house, soul, hip hop and disco after midnight make sure the dance floor is never still at this ever-hip Almaty nightspot inside Panfilov Park. The crowd is open-minde…
Top Choice Coffee in Almaty

Sova Espresso Bar

The brainchild of award-winning baristas from Moscow, Sova not only serves some of the city's best lattes, espressos and frappuccinos, but it also goes the extra mile, with an inventive international menu, great cak…
Pub in Almaty

Shakespeare Pub

Almaty's premier expat drinking hole is a large pub-like space always with a lively atmosphere (especially Friday and Saturday nights), a big drinks selection, Line Brew and a new Shakespeare Special microbrew on ta…
Bar in Almaty

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 10pm. It’s got a sort of urban-global theme, with assorted American and Beatles…
Coffee in Almaty

Bowler Coffee Roasters

Thimble-sized coffee shop with three tiny tables, an extensive collection of teas and coffees kept in smart wooden drawers and a barista who really knows the difference between a ristretto, an espresso doppio and a …
Bar in Almaty


No ‘pub’ decor, no expat prices, no loud music – this beer bar is a place where you can just sit and chat over a variety of local and foreign brews, and that’s just what the predominantly local clientele enjoy doing…
Irish Pub in Almaty

Mad Murphy's

Catering to a happy melange of expats and locals, Murphy's has a plethora of beers and lagers on tap, football on the telly, fish and chips on the menu and live music to kick things up a notch.
Bar in Almaty


A quaint little beer bar opposite Hotel Ambassador, with a dozen indoor and outdoor tables, not much in the way of ambience, but an excellent choice of local and foreign draught beers.
Bar in Almaty


Dark, wood-panelled, unassuming bar that serves a good selection of local and imported beers to a mixed expat and local crowd that likes to avoid the circus of the local Irish pubs.
Club in Almaty


The latest club du jour caters to Almaty's young and beautiful crowd, as well as serious techno and trance enthusiasts. Quality local DJs get rave reviews for their sets.