Best Cocktail Bar: Less Sugar Bar

The concept of Less Sugar Bar, or LSB, is just that: less sugar or, better, no sugar at all. Despite being tucked away in a corner of a courtyard in the Patriarch’s Ponds neighborhood, LSB quickly became a popular hangout among Moscow’s golden youth. The interior is minimalist, with lots of potted plants. The cocktail menu is divided into four sections based on the ingredients to sweeten the taste instead of sugar: honey, topinambur (aka Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke) and agave syrups, as well as “experimental” ingredients. Try “Banana Stream,” which marries rum, aloe cordial and banana as a sweetener (600 rubles), or “Arnie” with bourbon, Fernet Branca and topinambur syrup (500 rubles).

24 Ulitsa Malaya Bronnaya, Bldg. 4. Metro Tverskaya, Pushkinskaya. facebook.com/Less.Sugar.bar