Craft Beer and Original Pizza in Nizhny Novgorod

The blue fence is a symbol of resilience and stability for Nizhny Novgorod. As time goes by and the city gets bigger, the eye catches this rich blue color more and more often on the city’s central streets. Bar «Siniy Zabor»opened its doors on one of those streets, Piskunova 9, in October 2017.

Bar Siniy Zabor

“Blue Fence”

The place is owned by a group of four entrepreneurs who are already successfully running a couple of bars in the city including Ogonyok, Yunost, and Alibi. Druzhba is their first full-service restaurant focusing solely on food — there is no bar and will be no loud late night parties either since it’s located in a residential building and works till 11 p.m. The menu will please both the connoisseurs of Chinese cuisine and those who are cautious of exotic foods. It’s authentic, but not to an extreme: no snakes to be found, just some pork ears and chicken legs.

There’s a local joke in Nizhny Novgorod:— «Dad, dad! How long has this blue fence been here?»— «This blue fence is here for as long as I can remember, son…». The blue fence, is a symbol of resilience and stability for Nizhny Novgorod. As time goes by and the city gets bigger, the eye catches this rich blue color more and more often on the city’s central streets. Bar Siniy Zabor opened its doors on one of those streets, Piskunova 9, in October 2017.

Except calling it a bar is not exactly correct. It’s more of a common conceptual space shared with an artsy store Rodina. Bringing together craft beer, nine original pizza recipes, a photogenic loft, and an open-minded artsy crowd, the owners created a bar you can’t help but keep coming back to. There’s no surprise, the two partners behind this place are no strangers to the business: Ilya Fedorov is co-owner of another cult spot called «Freakadely» while Andrey Ulyikhin is a professional chef and co-owner of «mEAT».

Craft beer, nine original pizza recipes, a photogenic loft, and an open-minded artsy crowd

The atmosphere in the bar is laid back and welcoming: cozy strings of lights, exposed brick walls and fun original paintings by St. Petersburg artist Ksusha Lastochka decorating them. You can either socialize at the big table or have some privacy by the bar and enjoy your pint to the sounds of old school rock and metal. At Siniy Zabor, thick-crust pizza is always served fresh from the oven with a special cheese dip on the side.

If you’re over the ordinary pizzas like Margarita or Hawaiian, try the chef’s original spicy recipe with Bavarian sausages, bacon and jalapeno (crank up the heat with Tabasco or Red devil sauce if you’re feeling adventurous), the vegetarian pizza with oyster mushrooms and Kenyan beans or the Russian version of «three-cheese» with mozzarella, smoked suluguni, and creamy cottage cheese.

There’s always craft beer on tap to accompany the pizza and 90% of the brews come from local producers. The bartender is a real enthusiast, so if you’re clueless about craft beer he’ll go so deep explaining the basics, you might end up feeling like it was a free master class.

They believe at Siniy Zabor that Saturdays are for chilling with chilli con carne and other spicy Mexican favorites. While Thursdays are «beer & beard» days, when every bearded guy gets his second beer for free. If facial hair is not your thing but you want a free drink, one comes with every pizza as part of the daily business lunch offer.

Thursdays are «beer & beard» days, when every bearded guy gets his second beer for free.

ADDRESSES:

9, Piskunova

HOURS:

12 PM – 11 PM, daily

Phone:

+7 343 271-78-78

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