Whether it’s your last few dollars, or you’re just curious about how you can spend almost nothing and still have loads of fun in Kaliningrad, here are some suggestions.


1

Lisya Nora

A brutal old-school bar in a cellar with a rustic barren interior, hardcore craft, and stagnant air. Not a place for fragile pixies and elves. Beer can be poured to go as well.

Credit: @Лисья Нора

  9B Ulitsa Uralskaya

2

Mne kak obychno

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.

  62A Ulitsa Internacionalnaya, 104B Ulitsa Gorkogo

Credit: @Магазины пива «Мне Как Обычно»

3

Central Perk

With ≈$2 coffee and free live music at random times, Central Perk is a great place for a soulful chat with friends, with an interior actually reminiscent of “Friends”, if you’ve missed it in the name.

  23 Ulitsa Kommunisticheskaya

Credit: @Central Perk

4

Kiberda

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.

  91 Ulitsa Komsomolskaya

Credit: @Eugeniya S