Beer bottles rotate faster than you can blink and the cheapest beer is under ≈$1. Don’t be snobby – the beer is good, the bartenders – knowledgeable and won’t try to sell you any old stock. The only problem – the place is a bit out of the way for most tourists, but if a local experience is what you are after, its just right.
One of the most authentic local bars, look for it in the heart of Amalienau, Kaliningrad’s historic district. Brick-clad walls, live music and loud parties on the weekends. You can watch a game here, too. A range of drinks from ≈$2 and up.