Food & Drink - Belarusian
Lenins str., 2
Tel: (+375-44) 7031111
The first restaurant of national cuisine "Cornflowers" The kitchen in the restaurant is mostly Belarusian. Restaurant menu offers a selection of vegetable and meat salads, hot dishes of meat, fish and poultry, soups and, of course, traditional desserts.
Nezavisimosty Ave 16, Nezavisimosty Ave 89, Str. J. Kolasa, 37
Tel: (+375-17) 226 78 74
This horrid little green and white monstrosity in the middle of a patch of wasteland won`t be winning any design awards in the near future, although once you`re inside things are considerably better. You can come to rearrange your brains on the deadly home brew (currently retailing at a respectable 1,654br), or to eat some of the best food in town. Notable are a range of traditional Belarusian soups made from all manner of seemingly incompatible ingredients, and a selection of mouth-watering pork dishes, garnished with lashings of cheese and fresh mushrooms. The spicy rice is excellent. Note the lady with the jugs on the wall.
Tel: (+375-17) 217 84 70
Good place to meet with friends and dring a coffee.
Nezavisimosty Ave 18
Tel: +375 17 327 00 33
By night - Clubs
Night Club "NEXT" in Minsk Belarus
It is premium-class club, the only one in Minsk, where every single client is pure VIP. “Next” means fresh breath into Minsk night life. Large dance flour, elegant bar, modern interior, up-to-date music, original show-programme and hospitable atmosphere – that is all about “Next” club.
Kirova Str., 13 (3rd floor in Crown Plaza Hotel)
Tel: +375 17 218-34-35, +375 44 718 77 77
The most popular and fashion club in Minsk.
Nezavisimosty Ave, 58 (operation time: Wed–Sun - 22:00–6:00
Mon, Tue. — closed)
Tel: (+375-17) 290 05 60
Ya. Kupaly Street 25
Tel: (+375-17) 328 69 13
After dishing out the steep admission fee (also valid for the Blindage club next door - see above), cross the bridge over the psychedelic pond to enter the bar and dancing area. Late Saturday night, we found a rather upscale and meek audience, not really into partying to the mainstream music. More than just a club, Madison also entertains with 10 bowling lanes, computer games and of course a florist.
Tel: (+375-17) 219 00 10
Manhattan VIP Lounge Club
Oktyabrskaya Street 5
Tel: +375-17-226-05-11, +375-29-125-00-06
The face controll makes this place filled with good-looking people; no prostitutes, the biggest bar in Minsk, nice music. The entrance fee is 10-15 USD. They often do not let you in because the club is overcrowded or some special party is held.
Pobediteley Ave., 4
Tel: (+375-17) 203 02 24
Minsk`s most popular nightclub is a veritable monster of a semicircular affair with a bar at either end and podiums for semi-erotic dancing. At about 24:00 the place goes ballistic and fills nightly to capacity with a whole range of characters, from the elegant prostitutes at the bar to the 40-something divorcees hell-bent on having a good time until the sun comes up. If you run out of money, just nip downstairs to the casino where a 24-hour currency exchange will happily provide you with more roubles to waste. Ghastly, fun, and yet ever-so essential.
Tel: (+375-17) 239 17 98
Nezavisimosti Avenue 11
Tel: (+375-17) 2000 25 20