Za PivOm (Kutuzovskiy)
Taps: 7 / Bottles: 2
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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3.5/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
This place is located across a major thoroughfare from the "Defenders of Moscow" Memorial. The door is right on the corner of a massive 8 story building that serves as one of the diplomatic ghettos strewn across town. During the summer, they set up a nice seating area big enough for 50 under a tent right on the sidewalk. To get to the main restaurant, go through the quaint wooden door and down a narrow staircase. When you enter the room, there is a huge keg embedded in the wall on your right. Straight ahead are the bathrooms. Everything else is left. After you take that turn, the fairly long wooden bar is on your right, flanked by ten metal barstools. Going further down the long and narrow rectangular shaped room, you find on the left two wooden booths, then seven green painted wooden tables with accompanying green painted wooden tables. On the wall above the tables are mosaics depicting beer related scenes. Faux gas lamps hang above the tables from the plain white plaster ceiling. The floor is paved with multi-colored tiles. On the right is a row of seven huge kegs lying flat, with tables and benches built into each one big enough for six customers. Total seating is a bit under 100. On the bottoms of the big barrels are etchings of Germanic looking scenes. Between the kegs at ceiling level are paintings of what look like the coats of arms of six German federal states. One large flat screen TV hangs on the far wall. German oompah and pop music plays on the system. The name means, literally, "behind beer" (in the sense of "in favor of").
Just seven taps, with a disappointingly mundane line-up: Warsteiner, Hofbräu Helles, Krombacher, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Kursovice Dark, Spaten and Franziskaner. Yawn. The beer is served in the right logo glasses, with the right logo coasters, but mine seemed a bit warm. The waitress, dressed in a dirndl, was pleasant and attentive enough. The place was a bit less than half full on a beautiful Tuesday at 2:00. The outdoor seating area was also about half full. If you are in this part of town anyway (Victory Park is also not far), this is an OK place to stop. There are, however, far more interesting places in Moscow.
05-02-2006 18:31:36 | More by Globetrotter
Za PivOm (Kutuzovskiy) in Moscow, Russian Federation
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