One More B&W
Craft beer and wine bar rolled into one
One More Beer&Wine exploits two trendy directions in Moscow restaurant business simultaneously. For beer lovers, there are ales and stouts (from 335 rubles). Wine lovers have a wide selection, including from Russian producers (from 250 rubles). The menu is inventive: green waffles with duck pate or red salmon caviar (210 rubles), a pastrami sandwich in black pita or various steaks and burgers cooked in a Josper oven.
+7 (495) 280 0845
9 Zemlyanoi Val. Metro Kurskaya
Burgers by the park
Vice Burgers has a straightforward setup. Just across the road from Gorky Park, the open kitchen serves five types of burger in a simple interior with a few tables and plenty of paper towels for sticky fingers. They do one thing and they do it well: perfectly toasted buns, tasty beef sourced from a farm in Penza and delicious skins-on fries. Try the classic Vice burger with melted cheese or the vegetarian Aventura with chickpeas and guacamole (both 350 rubles).
8 Krymsky Val. Metro Oktyabrskaya
Quintessential expat hangout
Behind the doors of Papa's Zoo lies a sanctuary for any expat party animal. With cheap local beer — and Guinness, too — whether you're fuelling up for the night ahead or dancing to their live music, this new joint by Moscow's famous Doug Steele will surely become one of Moscow's more raucous hangouts. Keep an eye on their daily deals on drinks and classic pub grub.
+7 (495) 755 9554
4/6 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa. Metro Barrikadnaya
Moscow's first gourmet fast food joint
Chicken Run's viral video, featuring Instagram star and actress Irina Gorbacheva, claimed that they could do any dish in five minutes. We tested it, and while it wasn't exactly five minutes, it was pretty close. The place specializes in gourmet-quality food on the cheap. Tender chicken breast with quinoa garnish will cost you 310 rubles, as will stewed chicken leg tandoori style with potato mousse and smoked cheese.
+7 (495) 280 3767
8 Ulitsa Arbat. Metro Arbatskaya