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ost bars in the city tend to be on the high-end and somewhat classy. But it is a varied scene. The majority have several rooms, each of which offers a different environment, to chat with friends, to smoke, or to dance, so that activities do not clash. In general, the music is not as loud as it is in clubs and, unlike the nightclubs, you can actually talk to friends without having to shout.

While bars do not impose a dress code, you are nevertheless expected to look presentable. There is no cover charge. The music at most bars is “lounge” modern, but with a more relaxed tempo than at the nightclubs. Some bars have DJs, but many just pipe in the music.

Most bars also offer private VIP rooms, where small groups can gather in private. All serve food. A popular item is having a grill at the bar, where you can order shish kabob, burgers and other grilled items.

 

 


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8 Drops Music club
Description: 8 Drops has two locations which specialize in Karaoke. Russian, Kazakh, American and European songs are all on the menu. A popular attraction is a competition between tables which sing as groups, and the crowd votes for their favorite table. A host encourages and entertains while patrons build up the courage to jump in with their own performances.
Address: 29 Abai Street and 6/4 Kabanbai
Batyr Avenue
Phone: 8 (7172) 46 70 18
Hours: 8:00 pm – 4:00 am

Albion
Description: This bar features 12-foot pool tables and Russian billiards.
Address: 6 Korgalzhinsky Highway
Phone: 8 (7172) 79 69 90, 8 (7172) 79 69 91
Hours: 12:00 pm to last visitor

Balkan
Description: This recently opened bar provides a traditional rural Balkan cuisine and is located above Che Guavara. It is relatively new and is awaiting the judgment of the city.
Address: 33A Respublika Avenue
Phone: 8 (701) 517 38 86
Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

Beermac Bar (Khan Shatyr)
Description: You can stop by this newly opened, modern style bar for a beer or a snack while shopping in the largest mall of the city. It also offers a wide range of pastries and cookies.
Address: 37 Turan Avenue
Phone: 8 (7172) 73-47-68 (Khan Shatyr main
number)
Hours: 10:00 am- 11 pm

Boulevard Grill Bar
Description: The grill offers European, Japanese and Caucasian meals and is located across the street from Cafestar, in the alley of the Singing Fountains near the Baiterek Tower. The specialty of this place is grilled foods (25 kinds of shish kebobs and steaks cooked on an open fire). The bar has 2 levels with large plasma TVs and quiet background music.
Address: 14 Kunayev Street (Nursaya Residential
complex)
Phone: 8 (7172) 24 45 31, 8 (7172) 24 45 32
Hours: 10:00 am – 1:00 am

Che Guevara
Description: This is one of the “cool” places to see and be seen in Astana. The atmoshphere is very relaxed. The bar is well known for its theme parties and has DJs rather than piped-in music. The bar is not that big and offers a cozy atmosphere. They have an annual Halloween party, including the traditional skeletons and pumpkins.
Address: 33A Respublika Avenue
Phone: 8 (702) 723 39 79
Hours: Fri 8:00 pm – 4:00 am
Sat 8:00 pm – 4:00 am
Sun 8.00 pm – 4.00 am


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