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Address: 5 Ul. Bol. Lubyanka
Metro: Kuznetsky Most
Phone: 928 2591, 924 1996
European and Russian fare in a 1960s Soviet nostalgia pub. Live music from 8pm-11pm. Noon-last visitor.
A blast from the Soviet past, Glavpivtorg roughly translates to Central Beer Restaurant No.5, and it manages to exude a sense of nostalgia without descending into pantomime. As well as superior beers brewed on site, you can sample some excellent Russian fare, while performers sing rousing revolutionary songs on the stage downstairs. Prices are moderate and the location is perfect - the notorious Lubyanka KGB headquarters is just down the road!