Go underground at KorobokMoscow, Russia
A nondescript door with a sign that says ‘Staff Only’ is the lone clue you’ll get that you’re close to stumbling upon Korobok, a secret underground bar in Moscow. Owned and run by the esteemed White Rabbit Group, who also own Tehnikum next door, Korobok is perhaps best known for being the bar with no menu. Instead, head barman Evgeny Shashin and his team of world-class mixologists will whip up a cocktail in accordance with your preferred tastes.
Each drink also comes with a perfume – carefully curated to enhance the cocktail you’ve ordered. Talk about personalised service! Korobok means boxes, or matchbox, in Russian, which is a telling name considering the bar itself is just a single chamber that looks more like a lounge room. With dark leather couches and dim lighting to create a warm and inviting space, you won’t regret having to search a little to find this watering hole.
- The bar with no menu – the intrigue of guessing what cocktail your bartender can concoct to suit your unique taste – who doesn’t like personalised cocktails?
- This hidden gem of a bar with its cosy, dark atmosphere, exquisite furnishings, attentive and devoted stuff and suitable good lounge music
- If you’d rather a more conventional bar…but why not throw caution to the wind for once?