“Moonshine” is perhaps the only classic drink bar in Vladivostok. The name of the bar hints at the era of Prohibition in the United States. The style of the establishment is minimalistic: rough brick, black reflective surfaces, polished wood, copper, steel, glass, and panoramic windows overlooking Pogranichnaya Street. Here you can sit back, relax, sip your cocktail, and people watch.
The glassware is meaningful too: intricate and concise glasses, tumblers, snifters, pewters, and beer mugs constitute a single aesthetic whole.
You can go on and on about the assortment of drinks at “Moonshine”: the bar offers a quality selection of wines, port, rum, whiskey, sherry and eau-de-vie. However, the key feature is its cocktail list. Cocktail creation in this establishment is elevated to the rank of art. Just like their famous “Penicillin”, the lineup of signature cocktails is very impressive, with the undisputable leader being the “Brighton” cocktail, a sea buckthorn-smoky twist to the classic “Manhattan”.
The food menu is a compromise between a classic American bar menu, with mostly finger food and typical Russian appetizers to go with your drink.
The ambience of the bar is subdued, relaxed, and casual. The mood is set by jazz or blues music playing in the background. (Loud parties with DJs would not fit in here). People come to Moonshine Bar to sit and chat, recharge their batteries after work, share a good story with a bartender, and explore new tastes.
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