Despite its location not far from Kitai Gorod, the Lumberjack bar doesn’t quite feel like its in Moscow, or even Russia.
On Saturday night a group of us decided to head to a bar in Moscow for the first time to get a feel for Russian drinking culture.
With the staff dressed as lumber jacks in chequered shirts and braces, baseball playing in the background, and the only beers on sale coming from the UK and Ireland, it has a mixed feel of the USA Canada and the UK. Beers and Ciders start from around 390 roubles. It is not the cheapest place in Moscow, but by no means near the most expensive. They also have a wide variety of vodkas, whiskeys and other spirits.
If you’re wanting to find a traditional Russian bar (as we originally intended), this definitely isn’t it. However, the atmosphere inside was good and the staff were very friendly. The burgers are also quite reasonably priced, between 600 and 700 roubles. They also have a number of dishes to share. I would recommend the food.
It seemed to be popular too with Muscovites as it was difficult finding a table at 10:30. There wern’t many around for the rest of the night either!
On weekdays it closes at midnight, but Saturdays it remains open until 3 am. Menus are in Russian only, but most of the staff can speak English.
Link to the bar’s Facebook page can be found here.
Lawrence Toye currently studying Russian at Liden & Denz Moscow.