May 11, 2018
A relative of Moscow’s decadent and slightly uptight Bosco Cafe, this quirky and hip venue has character in spades. The idiosyncratic décor is the first thing that strikes you: lots of bold colours, seats hanging from the ceiling, and a distinctive striped bar. It’s bright and fun, with more than a hint of seventies kitsch. All this is almost in danger of overshadowing the bar’s superb location, perched on the perimeter of Red Square itself, and accessible via the epic and iconic GUM department store. A menu of cool cocktails awaits visitors, not to mention some incomparable views of Moscow’s greatest landmarks, enhanced in summer when pavement tables are set up outside the door.