Old Bar: Microbrews in Kyiv

Old Bar: The Answer to My Beer Problems Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya 20A Sun-Thurs: 2pm-midnight, Fri-Sat: 2pm-2am $3-4 per pint Since I arrived in Kyiv, I’ve been to several clubs, a couple pubs, and god knows how...

Karaoke at The Underground

When one of my friends first asked me about singing karaoke, I was a bit hesitant. It’s not something in my normal realm of preferred activities, but I didn’t have any other plans for the...

Polish Pub Crawls

Pubcrawl Warsaw Starting at 50 PLN (includes some drinks) Pubcrawl.pl If you’re like me while traveling, bouncing from one hostel to the next, you’ve probably tried out a pub crawl or two. If you haven’t,...

Moonshine Bar in Vladivostok

Moonshine Bar ул. Светланская 1, Владивосток, Россия Hours: Mon.-Thurs. Noon-2am, Fri.-Sun. Noon-4am; Entrees from 250 rubles, Beer from 200 rubles Moonshinebar.ru Of all of the local establishments in Vladivostok striving in one way or another...

A Night Out in Moscow: the Logistics (Rolling Stone)

Rolling Stone Club Болотная набережная., 3 строение 1 Hours of Operation: 21:00-7:00 Cost: Free entrance, 200+ rubles per drink There are many nighttime destinations that foreigners have on their list of places to visit in...

Munich Pub in Vladivostok

Munich Pub / Мюнхен ул. Светланская, 3, Владивосток, Россия Hours: Noon-2am; meals from 420 rubles, business lunch (30% off menu price) Noon-4pm Munichpub.com I had been making my rounds of the international fare as of late,...

Friendship Bar in Vladivostok

Friendship Bar / Дружба бар ул. Пограничная, 6, Владивосток, Россия Hours: Sun-Thurs. Noon-3am, Fri & Sat. Noon-7am; Meals for under 360 rubles Fear not hipsters! Your culture lives and breaths even thousands of miles from home in...

Buddha Bar in Bishkek

Buddha Bar Ahunbaeva Street 97A/ул. Ахунбаева 97А Entrées from 150 som ($3) In Bishkek, there are many bars and restaurants close to Ala-Too Square and along Chui Prospect. Their signs, menus and patios all beckon,...

Blonder Pub in Bishkek

Blonder Pub Ул. Ибраимова 24/24 Ibraimova St. Appetizers from 100 som ($2), Entrees from 300 som ($6) www.blonderpub.kg I’ve learned the Russian word for sweet tooth (сладкоежка), and it seems appropriate here in Kyrgyzstan. Streets...

Bar Hollywood in Bishkek

Bar Hollywood Советская пр. (Just south of the London school, next door) opening and closing ours are fluid like most places in Bishkek Beers are usually between 60-100 som Everyone has their “joint,” and I...

I’m Thankful for Today Cafe and Bar in St. Petersburg

I’m Thankful for Today Cafe and Bar Гороховая ул., 24 10am-3am everyday Meals from $10   This small chain of restaurants in St. Petersburg offers an attractive atmosphere, friendly staff, and reasonably priced food. I...

Czech House in Moscow

Czech House/ Чешский Дом www.cesky-dum.czechcentres.cz 3я Тверская-Ямская, д. 36/40 Hours: vary, call ahead +7-495-787 78 51 Many countries with an economic and diplomatic presence in Russia will likewise have a cultural center somewhere in the...

Rock Bar Zeppelin in Bishkek

Рок-Бар Цеппелин/ Rock Bar Zeppelin http://vk.com/rock.bar.zeppelin 43 пр. Чуй doors open usually 2-3 hours before set starts, in my case 8:30, and go on until set is finished entrance fee less than $5 I will...

The Ala Too Cinema in Bishkek

Ала Тоо Кинотеатр/Ala Too Cinema Cinematica.kg 187 пр. Чуй hours depend on movie times, usually starting in the early afternoon and finishing in the late evening Movies for less than $5 Hello, and welcome to...

Beer in Ukraine

Mention alcohol in connection with any of the post-Soviet states, particularly Russia or Ukraine, and Westerners usually envision copious amounts of vodka being consumed by raucous and sweaty men. Like all stereotypes, the typical Western...

SPB bar in St. Petersburg

SPB / СПВ 42 Seventh Line (Metro Vasileostrovskaya) Sun. – Thurs. 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Fri. and Sat. 12 p.m. – 5 a.m. Meals from 109 rubles If you’re with a group of people...

The Tolstiy Friar in St. Petersburg

Толстый Фраер / Tolstiy Friar 3 Dymskaya (Metro Gostiniy Dvor) Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 a.m. Tolstiy-fraer.ru Meals from 120 rubles Tolstiy Friar (The Fat...

Jazz Evening at Michelle in Vladivostok

Jazz Evening at Michelle/Джазовый Вечер в Мишеле Ул. Уборевича, д. 5а, 8 этаж Fridays, 8 pm – 11 pm (approximately) Open to restaurant patrons only I think most would agree that some of the best...

Stirka in St. Petersburg

Stirka 26 Kazanskaya Ulitsa / Sennaya Ploshad metro Coffee stop. Art space. Performance venue. Hipster haunt. Laundromat to the stars (and commoners alike). Stirka somehow manages to be all these things. Stirka, full name “Café-Laundromat...

“Swimming on Land” in Bishkek

Nil Cafe Address: Corner of Shopukova and Zhibekzholu (Behind the Bishkek Circus) Dancing Hours: 10:30pm-5:00am Cover Charge: Sunday-Thursdays: Free, Friday-Saturday: 100 som This past weekend, I went to one of my favorite weekend haunts, a...

Dom 7 Jazz Club in St. Petersburg

Dom 7 Jazz Club in St. Petersburg наб. канала Грибоедова, 7, nearest to Gostiniy Dvor metro station Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday 1:30 p.m. –...

Bar Acabama in Irkutsk

Bar Acabama / Бар Акабама Ул. Чехова 2 18:00 – 6:00 It’s no secret that a lot of Russians like all things tacky, flashy, and over-the-top, yet for anyone who has not yet been convinced...

Lingua Cafe at Cafe Most’ in Irkutsk

Lingua Cafe at Cafe “Most’” / Кафе Мость Цесовская Набережная 2 Thursdays 20:00 – ???? Entrance free, drinks from ~$3. Phone: 706-388, Website: www.most-cafe.ru Irkutsk isn’t a city which is known for its nightlife; there...

Bar & Restaurant Tel Aviv in Moscow

Tel Aviv Bar & Restaurant / Бар & Ресторан «Тель Авив» +7 (495) 694-01-45 (delivery available) Цветной Бульвар 30/1 (closest metro: Цветной Бульвар) Sunday through Thursday: 12:00 to 0:00; Friday: 12:00 to two-and-a-half hours before...

Chicago Jazz Club Irkutsk

Chicago Jazz Club / Чикаго Джазз Клаб ул. Байкальская, 108 (inside the “Меха Сибири” building, entrance on the left side of the building)     Entrance: 150 – 200 Rubles for most concerts One Friday night, some friends...

Kruzhka – Moscow Pub Food

Кружка  / Kruzhka Ниж. Радищевская ул., 10 строение 1 (м. “Таганская”) (See Map) Meals for ~$7 and up, Business Lunch ~$5.60 Kruzhka is a very interesting place. You think that you’re entering a bar as...

Set’ Pivnikh Barov: Exotic Pub Food in St. Pete

Set’ Pivnikh Barov / Сеть Пивных Баров Садовая ул., 14. (See Map) Meals for ~$6.50 and up For this installment of Cheap Eats I finally made it to the restaurant with the chicken hearts that...

Oliver Twist: English Pub in St. Pete

Oliver Twist / Оливер Твист 3, ул. Белинского (See Map) Friendly English Pub Meals for $12 and more This wonderful English Pub is located right next door to the Georgian restaurant I previously reviewed, Lagdize....