This is another spot on my personal craft beer map of Moscow. The place is very cozy and located a bit farther away from the main restaurant areas. Still, it’s in the very centre of the city right in front of the small city park and a few pedestrian streets (broad pavements and just a few lies of traffic to be exact). The nice thing I like about it is the window ledge used as a bench; sipping sour ale on a warm summer night right in the pedestrian street is also lovely.
The thing that distinguishes this pub from any other is that it’s run by beer enthusiasts who not only like beer but make their own. The pub’s name is Bottle, Mug and Cauldron (if you translate it) and it refers to the brewing.
The owners often organize beer seminar and brewery presentations where they share more about the difference between various sorts and educate visitors to become a sort of beer sommeliers. Moreover the bar tenders are very lovely. The one, Eugeny by name, recognized me and treated like a friend when he saw me for the second time. He says he hardly remembers the visitors’ names but definitely keeps in mind their tastes. Challenge accepted! 😉
When I used to work near Taganskaya district I often walked along Sadovoe ring to make a short stop here and try something new. Now my city routes have changed but I still love this place and strongly recommend it!