May 11, 2018
This bar’s full name is Chainaya. Tea & Cocktails which gives you a good idea of what they specialise in. The bar is the brainchild of bar of top mixologist Roman Milostivy and it’s been a popular spot since it opened its doors back in September 2011. It’s located in Moscow’s Chinatown area and is a bit hard to find but well worth seeking out. Housed in a former teahouse, it’s an atmospheric space. Getting there is, to be fair, a bit of mission – you need to pick your way through a very unprepossessing courtyard past a lot of industrial debris – but once inside you’ll be rewarded with an evocative, earth-toned and low-lit bar area and a team of skilled bar tenders; the inventive, elegantly presented drinks are frequently tea-infused and aromatic, laced with spices and made with homemade cordials, shrubs and infusions. The bar has a stylish vibe and the kitchen serves up an array of Chinese-inspired dishes.