Zababa seems to be a typical Pavlodar night spot. It is really restaurant but has dancing to go with the food. The waitresses are friendly and it is perfectly acceptable to ask total strangers sitting at tables eating to dance. The other similar place was the Taverna. The Taverna was a lot busier the night I went (Saturday night). Another similiar spot (by reputation) is West. The night I went to west (a Monday) it had a private party but freinds have told me it is normally quite busy.
Dress Code: Casual
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Favorite thing: I wouldn't voluntarily come to Pavlodar. I'm here for work, at the pipe mill installing some machinery so my view is a probably a bit one sided. I didn't get to do much sight seeing. There is a spectacular mosque and othoxdox church. The night life is pretty lively, with lots of very, very pretty girls. A few people know English and will practice on you. The language everyone speaks is Russian, and little bit of German and French in addition to English.
Favorite thing: Pavlodar has large oil refineries to supply western Siberian oil and oil products to Central Asia. An alumina plant was established in Pavlodar in 1964, using bauxite ore hauled from Argalyk, a city 1,000 km (600 mi) to the west. A large copper and molybdenum deposit was discovered nearby in 1930, but has not been economically feasible to mine because of the low ore content. A dam constructed on the Irtysh River upstream from Pavlodar provides electricity for the alumina plant; it also supplies water to the important IrtyshQaraghandy- canal system, completed in 1972, irrigating 37,000 hectares (90,000 acres) of land around Pavlodar. A large tractor plant in Pavlodar produces the Kazakhstan tractor.
Pavlodar, city in northeastern Kazakhstan, administrative center of Pavlodar Province, situated on the right bank of the Irtysh River.
It is only 100 km (60 mi) from the Russian-Kazakhstan border to the east.