A good bar is a valuable thing. And Almaty has lots. You’ll find everything from Irish pubs where you can catch the latest soccer match over a game of darts to chic club-like lounges, to upscale business bars.
On the relaxed end of the spectrum, you’ll want to stop in at Line Brew or Mad Murphy’s. Line Brew offers an excellent selection of Belgian beers and will roast your shashlyk over an open fire. Mad Murphy’s offers hearty stouts, billiards and a true Irish bar feel.
More upscale is Almaty’s GQ Asia. This upscale bar is out of the pages of the iconic men’s magazine and is the best place to close or toast a new business deal. You might also want to try Nirvana Bar which has created a Feng-Shui-esque East Asian respite from the noise and bustle of the city.
Among Almaty’s more lounge-like options are Cinzano and Posh Bar. Cinzano can be tough to get into at night, but during the day you can enjoy a sushi lunch in its trendy red- and white-themed rooms. Posh also lets in only the young and beautiful, but during the day it’s the hub for hip business people using Posh’s free WiFi.
Almaty also offers live music at places like Soho and Members Bar.
Though a few of Almaty’s more lounge-like bars discriminate at the door based on age and appearance, most of Almaty’s bars are just that – bars. Places to enjoy a few drinks and a little conversation. So take your pick and toast your arrival in one of Central Asia’s most dynamic cities.
Incredibly delicious cuisine, a huge selection of drinks and cocktails, WiFi, chess, backgammon and checkers, a game of mafia and the best Hookah in the city! Every Wednesday and Thursday karaoke nights!
Gastronomic Bar 111. A unique place on the territory of the shopping center Dostyk Plaza. Located in the courtyard, with a cozy interior and signature cuisine.
This is the highest bar in the CIS – 3,200 meters above sea level! Fresh mountain air will certainly stimulate an appetite. The staff offers the guests the warming drinks, delicious snacks and, last but not least, great company.
This is the place not only for relaxing alcohol and colorful cocktails, but also, it is the place for living. Learn, communicate, fall in love, have fun or just relax! Barmaglot will delight you with a great interior, designed in the style of crazy Carrol’s Alice, so it is diverse bar with friendly staff.
Barstol & Kok
A pub offers stunning cuisine of Europea nations, dinks, and live rock music. The delicious and high-quality food in combination with alcohol and a pleasant atmosphere for a good stay with friends.
A bar with a stage and a large dance floor where every weekend Almaty live bands and resident DJ Abramovich play live performances. There is also a quiet cozy coffee area. It is known for its affordable prices for all dishes and delicious European cuisine.
This place truly has something for everyone. Its upscale space attracts a professional crowd in their mid-20s to mid-30s who come for different styles of music each night. Wednesday nights are 80s retro, Thursday is R&B night and Fridays offer a rotating roster of house music DJs. And the not-to-be missed striptease show happens on Saturdays.
The pub offers European cuisine, fresh brand beer, sausages of own production as well as a varied menu, democratic prices and high quality service. A place is more likely to be a club for like-minded people who celebrate a variety of themed parties and holidays together.
GQ Asia Bar
This is the bar for off duty businessmen and the women who love them. If your sense of style fits nicely in the pages of the iconic men’s magazine, you’ll feel right at home in this upscale bar. So loosen your silk tie, hang your suit coat on the back of your chair and toast to the deal you came all this way to close.
The name pretty much says it all. Guinness Pub is just what you would expect it: It’s got the famous Irish stout on tap, billiards and the food and live music of the Emerald Isle.
Irish Pub Dublin
A traditional Irish pub in Almaty. It’s famous for its location, vibe and music.
La Villa Bar
La Villa Bar with a touch of European cuisine, but above all it is a bar with its history of fine cocktails and affordable prices. It’s a comfortable place, with a closed VIP room, including karaoke and cinema, as well as a summer terrace with great views. On weekends there are theme parties with club music and performance of show groups
Think Braveheart before Mel Gibson wasn’t cool and you’ve got the vibe of this UK pub. Its interior is gothic castle, the beer is Belgian and the chef will roast your traditional shashlyk right there over an open fire.
Line Brew Mix
Line Brew Mix is the only premium gastronomic restaurant of Chinese (Cantonese) and American cuisine in Kazakhstan. Singaporean Chef Wilson offers the most vibrant variety of Chinese, Cantonese and Singaporean cuisine.
You go to an Irish bar to find a hearty stout, a game of darts, billiards and a little soccer on the tele. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at Mad Murphy’s. It’s also a popular haunt for expats who like to take in their matches on the bar’s large televisions.
This is where you go for the sweet sounds of live jazz. The music usually starts around 11 pm. Call to see who is playing and when.
Old Trafford Pub
Old Trafford Pub is famed for its Italian cuisine and 12 LED large-screen TVs. “We value each and every customer!” is the pub’s credo.
Shtab is where you go for beer. It’s a tiny local bar opposite the Hotel Ambassador with just a handful of tables, but an ample selection of local and foreign drafts.
This is a live music joint with something from everyone. On any given night you’ll find bands singing everything from 1980s love ballads to Beatles classics. Almaty’s jazz musicians are also known to take the Soho stage. So call to find out about the current music lineup.
Think of bar
Think of Almaty bar. The bar offers a range of beers, drinks, cocktails, live music and an abundance of food and different cuisines.
Tot Samyi Bar
The best parties in the city, popular music, attentive and cheerful staff and talented chef gather in one place with only one purpose – to give joy and fun to everyone.
Yard House Pub
By “Nirvana” this place is referring to Asian contentment rather than the 1990s grunge rock band. It uses the four elements of life — air, fire, water and earth – to create a calm, Feng-Shui-esque respite from Almaty’s business bustle. It’s the place to go for a little peace and Eastern-style quiet with your after work cocktail.
Zavod – the bar with real drinks! Famous for its Czech beer and ZD snacks.