There just isn’t much in the way of interesting brewpubs in Moscow... I don’t know why. But 1516 offers a high-quality product and a nice brewpub atmosphere. When I was there they had four beers on tap; I had three (a wheat beer, a PA, and something else) and all were tasty, but were a bit conservative and, in my opinion, nothing worth going out of my way to drink. The interior is very attractive with high ceilings and a view of the brewing apparatus.
Nice place. It’s a real brewpub. The bar gives good sight of the brewing kettles and the lager tanks. Lovely.
The bar sells their own beers and a lot of foreign bottles. Not bad, but i wish they had a few more beers of their own. Nice that you can buy tapped bottles to take home.
The service is normal, just like in every bar. So is the value.
The food is good. The sausage platter we had could easily feed 3 people. Sausage overload, but all very tasty. The perfect food to eat along with a nice beer.
All in all, the perfect brewpub, with very good home-brewed beers. Definitely worth a visit.
Located a bit out of the way of central Moscow, this place is one of the few (only?) brewpubs in Moscow city. The beers left a bit to be desired, but at least the brewery were trying to do interesting things and were also collaborating with European breweries. I seem to remember that they also had a bunch of bottles from European breweries. We had some smoked deer on potatoes and khrenky. The place has very much a US brewpub from the early 2000s feel, which is a fine ambiance, and not exactly common in Moscow. I would visit again, but would not be expecting too much beer-wise.
Visited on a Thursday evening. Service was veeery slow because there was one waiter serving six tables. The place itself is pretty cool, spread out over two floors, and there are conveniently placed plug sockets if you need to charge your phone/laptop. Food was beautifully presented but lukewarm...From the reviews I thought the beers would be great, but in my opinion they are just good. There are 32 bottles on the menu, mostly from Belgium. Also, when I was there a guy kept pulling a trolley through the place, transporting the kegs, so not a good idea to sit near the door, in winter at least.