Hole in the wall esteblishment serving
Vasileostrovskoye beers as well as some Czech beer, some of them not in top condition. Nowadays the Vasileostroskoye beers are more accessible, so this place may not be a necessity for beer hunters, but itís still worth dropping in for a beer.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
This place is very much a hole in the wall. I visited in mid-afternoon and there was one other couple there. The only server was a kid who was maybe 20 years old and who acted very annoyed when he found out that I didnít speak any Russian. Definitely a more diverse selection (though not necessarily much larger) of beer than other St. Petersburg joints, especially when it came to imports. It was nice to see a menu dominated by something other than Baltika. The rare beers I had were certainly interesting and worth the trip. I also had a plate of cold fresh fish which was pretty decently prepared. Definitely the best beer place I saw in St. Petersburg, but thatís like saying "the best beer that AB brews".
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (613) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 18, 2004
itís like this - you could get excited about bars that serve Guinness and Paulaner Hefeweizen. Or you could ignore those and seek out places like this - unpretentious holes in the wall that just happen to carry a couple of rare microbrews from the Vasilyeostrovskoye Brewery. The owner loves beer and you can bet that this place is one to watch in the future.