Located close to our hotel, this was a natural first stop in Minsk, we were both hungry and thirsty, and was curious about Belarusian beers and pubs. Well inside it looked like a Czech hospoda, if it hadnt been for all the various levels and steps, which made this a rather intimate, but big place. Beer on tap was macro only, a dissappontment, I chose an Urquell and didnt regret, fresh and crisp as it was, good and reasonable priced food at first glimpse. Clean toilets. (Visited with Bryne 12.10)
Our first stop in Minsk. We were ready for lunch and Gambrinus was just some minutes walk from our hotel. Nice cellar restaurant with several rooms and levels. Super attentive staff! Friendly service and perfect English spoken. Great Czech cousin. My goulash with dumplings was just great! 30 cl Pilsner Urquell was 6 roubles. Beer selection? Well, you will not find something crazy and hardly any local beers. Common beers from Czech Republic and England. About 100 bottles in their menu. I’m sure this is excotic for the locals, but not for a beer traveller as me. And, I think this place is rather expensive for locals. (Visited October 12th 2017 with Gunnar)
The highlight of this place is the abundant tables on a covered patio overlooking a park with a nice old church. Inside there are several different rooms, each cozier than the next, that would be best in winter. Beer range is mostly foreign stuff, with just a couple of local macros. Some beers listed as Belorussian are actually Slovakian beers contract brewed locally. Food is pretty tasty. Staff are friendly and helpful and speak English quite well. Worth a look.
Central location and good selection of imported beer. Not much interesting on the menu if one is looking for local beer, I only found one industrial lager from Belarus. Service was fair enough and so was the food. Beer selection is far from interesting if one is looking for local stuff. Not really a place I would recommend for visitors.