Drinking & Nightlife

Kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) is a popular drink. It's mildly alcoholic with a sour, slightly fizzy taste. You can buy it, as well as shubat (fermented camel’s milk), in many supermarkets as well as in markets and the countryside.

Sophisticated cafes with award-winning baristas and latte art have become an established feature in Almaty and Nur-Sultan, as have microbreweries, English- and Irish-style pubs and glitzy bars.