A few weeks ago, my doctor friend invited me to have a beer in a new cool “hipster” pub. The rule: always trust doctors, they know things best.
This small pub is not so easy to find: there is only a small street sign under the archway. Go upstairs and take a seat. The atmosphere in Howard Loves Craft reminds me of an old English pub in London, mixed with modern hipster culture. Friends chatting, crowds cheering, someone playing guitar — and the beer. The beer is
the coolest feature of this pub: they have more than 30 craft beers on tap, and even more bottled.
There is virtually no kitchen, just simple snacks, cured meat, cheese (try the factory-packed Dry Cheese Snacks!) and sandwiches, but the beers are surprisingly cheap
and it’s fun to have one or two near the window, looking at the Tverskaya street and meeting nerdy locals.
They have a good selection of tabletop games, from Monopoly to Mahjong and even Warhammer, and you can always join some group playing. The good thing about the nerdy and hipster-style public is that they usually speak decent English.