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THE SOVIET UNION RESTAURANT & PUB: "COOL FOR CATS" Azerbaijan Nightlife Tip by DAO

Azerbaijan Nightlife: 4 reviews and 7 photos

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PLEASE NOTE: Often listed as U.S.S.R. Pub in guidebooks.


Do you remember those fantastic basement bars in college/university with loads of character(s), cheap beer, good times and not much else? This is the bar in Baku for you! I was in the Soviet Union when I was a student, and it was never as fun as this bar. I was welcomed with open arms by 2 attractive ladies, the cat and later the manager. Great people – great beer – great prices.

The bar has lots of old Soviet memorabilia on the walls and ceilings. They also have flags donated by visitors like me – and a VT Flag is on its way to them. Mixed in with uniforms and foreign money on the walls is a pool table and plenty of places to sit and get smashed.

The manager spoke to me about the history of the bar, what they served and about general Baku life. A great man.

I really enjoyed my evening here. It was the best night out I had in Baku.

Make sure you make the trip! Your wallet will appreciate it.


Dress Code:
BLUE JEANS

Address: Z.Taðýyev küç (street)
Directions: 2 1/2 blocks North East of the Double Gate, 1 block from Fountain Square
othercontact: 050 407 53 64
Phone: 012 498 22 23
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Website: http://NONE

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 30, 2011
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Love the picture of the cat at the bar --- is he serving or drinking?

    • DAO's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2014 at 8:20 AM

      He was a cool cat. He lives in the bar!

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