St. Peters & St. Anton
At this jovial English pub in the heart of Moscow, the World Cup isn’t a once-in-four-years event—it’s a state of mind. With one room overflowing with football scarves, jerseys and photos of star players, fans will feel right at home bringing their own FIFA souvenirs. Famous for its rich variety of cask ales, from Cream Stout to Plum Porter, St. Peters & St. Anton also caters to cider fans. Whether you want to have a taste of organic flavored cider like Christmas or cherry, or simply settle down with Varvar’s craft, the pub won’t leave you hanging.
2 Nikitsky Pereulok. Metro Okhotny Ryad. realpub.ru
Pig & Rose
A brand new undertaking by established Moscow restaurateurs, Pig & Rose, which had its opening earlier this summer, is the daring new word on the Moscow pub scene. Set up as a real old-timey English pub, complete with quirky name, distinctive brand and dimly lit interior, the menu of Pig & Rose hints at something more. Combining universally beloved classics like fish & chips and shepherd’s pie with more original inventions, the place aims to capture your heart and your imagination—and the mile-long drinks list will only help.
15 Trubnaya Ulitsa. Metro Trubnaya. pigandrose.me
A mirror image of O’Donoghue’s in Dublin, this Moscow pub is no mere imitation: Every detail of the decor arrived straight from Ireland, and every item on the menu celebrates that Irish heritage. Bookshelves and knick-knacks line the walls of the dining area and add to the homey atmosphere, perfect if you want to unwind and catch a game with a bunch of friends. For the real connoisseurs, O’Donoghue’s has a special section devoted to whiskey tasting. Just be careful: There are more than 50 labels, and it’s easy to get carried away.
29 Pyatnitskaya Ulitsa. Metro Novokuznetskaya. odpub.ru