THE SOVIET UNION RESTAURANT & PUB: COOL FOR CATS
PLEASE NOTE: Often listed as U.S.S.R. Pub in guidebooks.
Do you remember those fantastic basement bars in college/university with loads of character(s), cheap beer, good times and not much else? This is the bar in Baku for you! I was in the Soviet Union when I was a student, and it was never as fun as this bar. I was welcomed with open arms by 2 attractive ladies, the cat and later the manager. Great people – great beer – great prices.
The bar has lots of old Soviet memorabilia on the walls and ceilings. They also have flags donated by visitors like me – and a VT Flag is on its way to them. Mixed in with uniforms and foreign money on the walls is a pool table and plenty of places to sit and get smashed.
The manager spoke to me about the history of the bar, what they served and about general Baku life. A great man.
I really enjoyed my evening here. It was the best night out I had in Baku.
Make sure you make the trip! Your wallet will appreciate it.
BLUE JEANSRelated to:
- Budget Travel
- Beer Tasting
THE BREWERY: 3 GREAT CHOICES IN AZERBIJAN
GET IN THERE!
Located near the Icherisheher Metro Station in Baku, this excellent bar and micro-brewery is practically on your way to anything. It is worth the visit as well for real beer drinkers. Down the stairs you will find a very ornate basement with friendly staff and a simple choice of ales produced here:
Light, Medium and Dark.
I went for the dark, perused the pricey menu, thought about playing with the nice chess game, then settled down. For another contemplative dark beer. The quality is excellent, but you can happily buy and drink inferior mass produced beers as well. Spirits, wine, its no problem. They do serve elaborate ‘bar snacks’ and have a full food menu with a German slant. With all the great restaurants in town with often lower prices, you might want to make it drinks only.
The Brewery is a definite ‘Must Drink’ opportunity for any tourist. You will find loads of Ex-pats, events, live music and plenty to drink.
For the gents – you have the best toilet facilities in Baku. There are separate urinals (pictured) so that you rid yourself of unwanted liquids in color order. They also have some odd beer ‘freebies’ in a basket as you go out. Help yourself.
Should you require any support from Law Enforcement after too much to drink, there are loads nearby due to the Town Hall, main Metro Station and other important buildings. I told you it was well located.
Respectful clothing.Related to:
- Beer Tasting
- Business Travel
Streets: Nighttime in the Middle East
There is a wrong idea that nightlife is insecure in the Middle East and that danger could be viable and that it is unsafe to walk and hike in the evening and night!
Well let me assure you that it is really a wrong idea and I think there is no much safe places than the Middle East! In spite of being the Hottest spot in this planet!
Except the conflict zones.
These are not my words!
Actually this was the speech of all the tourists they have been in this area!
When they say it they say it in a surprised way as they checked out that it is very safe indeed!
And they changed the wrong image in their heads!
And corrected it instead with a new self-made experience.
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Dress Code: Presnt-future and past make a circle .
Don't expect wild nights. I...
Don't expect wild nights. I have found no nightlife at all here. Evenings spent in apartment listening to music. Only BBC World & sometimes EuroNews on the TV other than Iranian and sometimes one or two French channels
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In Abdoon ..west of Amman that...
In Abdoon ..west of Amman that is where it is all happening...the night life ahhhhhhh!!! where the wealthy Saudis go..to drink as there is no alcohol allowed in Saudi Arabia.
Very expensive to enter a Club you have to know someone to get into one...I am talking about Abdoon.West Amman..
Dress Code: I just dressed in casual attire, I did not bare my arms..modest is the word.
No real night-life here lest...
No real night-life here lest you just can't stop shopping! If you are in the Eastern Province drive across the longest causeway in the world to Bahrain and party there (usual big city nite-life). Bring your passport!
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Dance the night away in the exclusive surroundings of the Al Andalus night club which often features famous figures from the world of international cabaret .
Dress Code: Smart clothing is preferred.
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