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Matt41
06-06-2014, 11:52
Hello all!
I have just moved to Moscow, although I had been a regular visitor in the past - it now seems that all the trashy dive bars I used to frequent are closed! (i.e. Real McCoy's) and exile no longer publishes - hence I am lost! Any suggestions for the old-style 'democratic' bars?

FatAndy
06-06-2014, 12:17
Kamchatka is rather democratic, just behind ЦУМ. http://novikovgroup.ru/restaurants/kamchatka/

John Bull pubs are not bad, both at m. Smolenskaya and 1905 g. http://www.rmcom.ru/restaurants
Their Molly Gwynn's are not bad too.

"16 tonn" bar (sometimes with a live music http://www.16tons.ru/ ) and Samolet bowling center http://samolet-bouling.ru/ bar, both again near 1905 g.

Durdin beer restaurant at Leningradka (m. Sokol) looked democratic, though it seems to me they've relocated http://www.realbeercard.ru/.

Vobla beer restaurants http://www.vobla.ru/kontakty

Kruzhka (Кружка) beer halls are around the city, just look at Yandex maps or see here http://kruzhka.ru/addresses/

annasophia
06-06-2014, 16:06
16 Tonnes a dive bar, Andy? Expensive + face control. Pffft.

I think Russia doesn't do 'bars' so much? Most of them are cafe-ish?

My all time favorite divey place was the cafe (crap, forgot the name - did it have a name?) in the alley way behind the Ritz Hotel. I think it is still there. Soviet decor stuff, cheap beer and good food, rollicking great place. Dirt cheap.

Left at La Katina on Tverskaya, left into the first alleyway, a few paces forward then down a few stairs. Best place in Moscow. There may not even be a sign. Go look for it.

No expats, nevah.

vossy7
06-06-2014, 16:37
Our dive bar....used to be the Down Under Club....underneath the Oz Embassy......Fosters or glass of decent Oz wine ....1$ a pop.......then later to great clubs like Бедные люди or crazy ones like Red Club.......The News Pub was also interesting.......those were the days :fridaysign:

Benedikt
06-06-2014, 17:56
Hello all!
I have just moved to Moscow, although I had been a regular visitor in the past - it now seems that all the trashy dive bars I used to frequent are closed! (i.e. Real McCoy's) and exile no longer publishes - hence I am lost! Any suggestions for the old-style 'democratic' bars?



no more Chesterfield/ Boar House,no more Hungry Duck. Those were the times.
While no -dive bar-, but always good for tons of -pick up- the Angara restaurant is also gone.
To bad....

moscowman80
10-06-2014, 14:17
I can recommend lawson bar!
24/7 joy and a true Scottish bar
http://www.mydestination.com/moscow/restaurants/1165601/lawsons-bar

Konditerskiy
10-06-2014, 22:52
Ha ha)))
You want a real Russian Dive bar!

"Vtoroe dihanie" m.Novokuznickaya it is Rumochnaya https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%A0%D1%8E%D0%BC%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F-%D0%92%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5-%D0%94%D1%8B%D1%85%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5/275864382463558

But if you want bar for middle cl**** it's different thing/

EnglishInternational
11-06-2014, 08:14
http://killfish.ru/ not really 'democratic' more 'anarchic'. Interesting concept- introduce enough friends and eventually you can drink for free!