The 2018 World Cup is here and Russia is abuzz with excitement. Watching the game over a pint of cold beer with a group of friends in an atmospheric sports bar is a great way to partake in the action. Here are the best bars to watch the games in Kaliningrad.
Gastropub, Pub, Russian, British, Contemporary, $$$
Modelled on a British pub, you’ll find wooden furnishings, beer and whisky, and fish and chips aplenty here. Britannica may not be the cheapest, but it’s definitely a great place to watch a match in a bigger group. The food has a reputation for being delicious, so it’s a perfect spot for foodies as well.
Bar, Restaurant, Russian, German, $$$
If you want to feel the stadium atmosphere, Kropotkin is the place to be. Boasting more than 30 screens and a room that fits up to 500 people, Kropotkin is one of the most popular bars in Kaliningrad. As if that wasn’t enough, the bar also brews its own beer.
Pub, Contemporary, Irish, $$$
LiBEERti is an Irish pub in the very heart of Kaliningrad. With its cosy interior, eight TV screens, wide selection of beers and cocktails, and tasty food, you can’t go wrong with watching the World Cup at LiBEERti .
Corner Pub is one of the oldest sports bars in town. With four screens and 30 seats, head to Corner Pub if you’re looking for somewhere cosy and local to watch the game.
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Budget restaurant Khmel is located in the city centre. Offering some 200 seats, two big projector screens and eight smaller ones, this spot also brews its own beer. Khmel is the perfect place to spend an evening.
Bar, Contemporary, $$$
As a restaurant kitted out like a pirate ship, it’s fair to say Pirate House is strange place to watch a football match. But with its many TV screens and reasonably priced drinks, you’re sure to have a ‘barrel’ of laughs no matter the score.