by Hanna Hrydziushka

Although we are famous for our vodka, we also make damn good cocktails! We have selected 5 of our top favourite places in Minsk to try some of these damn good cocktails! We are sure you’ll have a good time discovering Minsk nightlife!

Bessonnitsa (“Бессонница”)

Hiercena St., 1


+375 29 144-11-55 

The name stands for ‘insomnia’ in Russian and you can spend many sleepless nights here. The Art Deco interior takes you right back to 1920s New York. You will find a great choice of cocktails and also delicious desserts. We recommend you try Charlotte Cake made in tiramisu-style.


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Peresmeshnik (“Пересмешник”)

Niamiha St., 5

12:00-1:00, Fri 12:00-3:00

+375 29 140-40-66

If you’re feeling hungry at midnight, it’s a perfect place to go! Firstly, the kitchen is open until the bar closes, and secondly, there is a wide variety of classic and unique cocktails. From Wednesday to Saturday you can enjoy acoustic music in the evenings, and the rest of the week they play rhythm-n-blues from the 60s and 70s.


Revaliucyjnaja St., 7

18:00-2:00, Fri-Sat till 4:00, closed on Mon

+375 29 693-93-34

Try to find this secret cocktail bar while discovering Minsk nighlife. As the name reveals, this bar is hidden and pays tribute to the ‘Prohibition Era’ in the US when the consumption of alcohol was illegal and bars went underground. Order by telling a bartender your mood or taste and he/she will prepare you a cocktail accordingly. Drinks cost around €7-8. Enjoy!


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Geroi (“Герои”)

Kazlova St., 3

18:00-2:00, Fr-Sat 18:00-5:00

+375 44 544-11-44

Bar ‘Heroes’ was suppose to be a place for the elite, who enjoyed expensive liquors, cigars and big bar tabs. However, it quickly changed its target audience when non-elites started to frequent it. Now the bar is famous for being Royal to everybody! According to many, Geroi bar has the best cocktails in town! So try it out!

Sweet & Sour Bar

Karla Marksa St., 14

16:00-2:00, closed on Sun

+375 29 628-25-93

For something totally different, namely a cafe that combines Jazz with 30s elegance, this is the bar to visit. It’s a great place to drink a good cocktail and enjoy some jazz music. As the bar is quite small, you might encounter some trouble getting a nice table. But, it’s totally worth a try!

You can also get good coctails in the top-5 bars in the city center. If you prefer wine we suggest you to check these the best wine and dine places in Minsk.