A museum where one can have a drink – who could have thought? Viktor Tsoi, the herald of Perestroika, and his band Kino were very popular, in underground too, in the 1980s singing about Russian Wind of Changes. Though they belonged to elite Leningrad Rock Club community, making money for a living was tough and Viktor together with several more pals worked as a stoker in coal boiler room in 1986-88 – the same basement now turned into memorable bar.
You come here for observation and atmosphere in the first place. The picture is overwhelming with a local band playing Kino songs. So you should definitely consider checking the date and time to pay a visit. Posters, old photos, audio recordings, various little details from back then decorate the walls and bar space.
This very 80s – 90s place I personally find weird in a positive way. It is absolutely preserved. The same music as 20 years ago, often the same visitors, several long Spartan benches and tables and a set choice of liquor. Kamchatka has ABSOLUTELY no intention to follow the modern rules. That rocks.
Tip #1: visiting during concert is strongly preferable. Tip #2: Kino is really great Russian band with touching lyrics.