A beer restaurant that works equally well for large upbeat crowds of friends ready for a night on the town, and small groups looking to just talk and have a couple of drinks. On weekdays you can come here for a filling business lunch and on weekends you can party like it’s your birthday. The restaurant also has TV screens for you to watch sports and discuss whatever game is on, by the bar.
Address: 7 bldg.1 Kozhevnicheskaya Ulitsa
Hours: 12 PM – 12 AM
Menu preview: Fried giant shrimp ≈$20
Specialty sausages ≈$17
Salmon steak with steamed vegetables ≈$30
At a whopping 223 meters, all the way on top of the Federation tower, Aviator really makes you feel like you are up in the air. This restaurant on the 52nd floor boasts leather armchairs and a sky blue interior that makes you feel like you are taking a walk in the clouds. The chef has also joined in the spirit of courageous experiments, and you’ll be surprised by marinated trout popsicles and cheese stones among the more traditional dishes. So say goodbye to gravity and reach for the stars together with your favourite sports teams.
Address: 12 Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya (Federation Tower, 52th fl.)
Hours: 3 PM – 3 AM
Menu preview: Marinated trout popsicle ≈$15
Kamchatka crab and avocado salad ≈$27
Smoked duck and green apple borsch ≈$10
Stay True Bar
Owned by one of Russia’s famous bartenders, this is an easy-going place with an unusual cocktail list where creative mixes named after rock stars. Although recently open, it instantly claimed its place among the top go to bars in Moscow. The menu is mostly American, listing huge portions of classic staples. Bright colors and vibrant lights will surely put you in a good mood. There are also 7 screens for sports fans to cheer their teams on.
Address: 2/5/4 bldg.3 Slavyanskaya Ploshchad
Hours: Mon-Thu 12 PM–12 AM
Fri 12 PM–5 AM
Sat 5 PM-5 AM
Sun 5 PM–12 AM
Menu preview: Gumbo fish soup ≈$6
Roosevelt’s steak (venison) ≈$11
Black Angus burger ≈$12
One of the best hookah bars in the city spoiling its guests with elite tobacco varieties. It’s spacious, yet intimate – designed in a brick-clad loft style with a retro twist. You can dance to live DJ sets on the weekends, and – yes, there’s a screen for all you sports fans!
Address: 12 bldg.3 Kutuzovskyi Prospekt
Hours: Mon-Thu 4 PM–2 AM
Fri–Sun 4 PM–6 AM
Hookah from ≈$22
This super bright vibrant venue in the heart of Moscow by the Peking hotel comprises of a restaurant and sports bar. A varied menu offers Japanese, Korean, European, Pan-Asian and Italian food in addition to the burger, pizza and grill section. When there’s no game to be watched on the large screens, there’s karaoke and live music, and of course….dancing all night, every night! Whatever the occasion, you can be sure it’s never boring here.
Address: 5 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa (Hotel Peking)
Hours: Sun-Thu 7:30 AM – 12 AM
Fri-Sat 24 hours
Menu preview: Tom yam with seafood ≈$14
Lasagna Bolognese ≈$10
Chicken quesadilla ≈$9
Stopping by De Marco feels like a trip to Italy with its traditional Mediterranean inspired decor. An amazing pasta selection down to black seafood and truffle oil risotto, but there’s also a Japanese menu at this fine candlelit restaurant with white linen tablecloths and friendly staff. A more formal way to cheer for your favourite team when you don’t feel like diving into the bar atmosphere.
Address: 30/7 Petrovka
Menu preview: Grilled seafood salad with citrus ginger dressing ≈$18
Eggplant lasagna ≈$10
Homemade turkey and wild mushroom ravioli ≈$12
There are many places to find decent Scotch in Moscow, but Lawson’s is one of the very few places in Moscow to also familiarize yourself with Scottish food – meat pies, Scottish fish dishes, puddings and meatballs. Classic European cuisine is also available if you’re not up for experiments. The Scotch selection is exceptional, original beers from the United Kingdom are also well-represented. This bar with a very elegant interior in different shades of green and kilted waiters is actually the Moscow headquarters of Chelsea fans.
Address: 24/7 Sadovaya-Karetnaya Ulitsa
Hours: Mon-Thu 12 PM – 12 AM
Fri 12 PM – 5 AM
Sat 2 PM – 5 AM
Sun 2 PM – 12 AM
Menu preview: Homemade rillette with blue tuna ≈$7
Icy Fiddich ≈$9
Boxty with smoked salmon and whortleberry ≈$9
Famous Georgian hospitality and emotional cheering for your home team – sounds like a very appealing combination. The interior resembles that of a Georgian home, and the delectable food could have been cooked by your Georgian grandma had you been lucky to have one. Here you can also enjoy live music and dancing on Fridays.
Address: 13 bldg. 2 Sadovaya-Spasskaya Ulitsa
Hours: 11 AM – 12 PM
Menu preview: Grilled rack of lamb ≈$15
Georgian cheese assortment ≈$9