The 5 Cocktail Bars in Minsk
There are countless bars in this city that can make a proper cocktail, but the establishments on this list go the extra distance.
Vulica Hiercena 12
Tue-Fr, Sun 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sat 6 p.m.-4 a.m.
El Pushka is a small bar in the center with a strong Latino vibe, live music performances, and unpretencious atmosphere. The cocktail card is mostly based on rum or tequila and being updated constantly. Here you'll find all-time classics like a Daiquiri or Margarita and original cocktails (€ 5-6). In summer on Friday and Saturday nights the bar’s tiny courtyard gets stuffed with the half of Minsk.
Vulica Internacyjanalnaja 25a
Tue-Sun 6 p.m.-4 a.m.
This bar is proud of its original cocktails and extraordinary serving, and we have to admit that it's totally justified. To get a proper first impression get an "Evening bath" cocktail – it's served in a real tiny bath with a toy duck in it. The prices for cocktails are about € 4-5, and € 3-4 for shots. Sometimes you can catch their happy hour and have two cocktails for the price of one.
Praspiekt Niezaležnasci 18
Mon-Fr 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
It is a tiny two-storey bar located right on the main avenue of Minsk on the spot of former legendary coffee bar London. The prices are slightly above average, but here you'll enjoy an exquisite cocktail in a stylish interior.
Vulica Revalucyjnaja 7
Sun-Thu 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Fr-Sat 6 p.m.-4 a.m.
This speak easy bar with sophisticated drinks and cocktails is hidden in a secluded and cinematic Red Yard in the city center. In summer it is one of the coziest terraces of Minsk with live performances of musicians and DJs.
Vulica Zacharava 18
Mon-Sun 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Another place where the concepts of "to eat" and "to drink" exist in harmony. Here you can always have a nice breakfast and lunch, and in the evening it's nice to hang out with friends. Do not necessarily stick to the cocktail card (which, however, is also good) – better tell the bartender about what you like, and ask to surprise you with a delicious drink. Tinctures and bitters for cocktails are prepared according to their own recipes.
Photos: official Instagram pages, BarDuck - The Village. Cover photo: Kew London