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Chainaya. Tea & Cocktails

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1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya d.29 str.1, Moscow, Russia

Good bars are hard to find. This one seems especially difficult to locate. Its full name is Chainaya. Tea & Cocktails and the local Time Out describes it as a place of “endless infusions... even Grandma[‘s] jams... and accurate balance of taste, and generous portions of alcohol, and dishes”. The reviewer adds it’s like having a bartender in your home.

Chainaya is the brainchild of bar supremo Roman Milostivy and it opened its very secretive doors in September 2011 – a good month to launch a bar since the world’s drinks professionals descend on the city for the Moscow Bar Show. That it has made the list so quickly is testament to the expertise of Milostivy and his team.

It’s in Moscow’s Chinatown and, in keeping with the ‘local’ cuisine, the bar offers ‘real’ Chinese food.