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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hair of the Jolly Dog

MTJolly Dog Pub has a wide variety of dishes and balanced range of beers.
The Jolly Dog Pub is the kind of place you wouldn't travel across town to visit but that you'd be happy to see open in your neighborhood. Its location, not far from a busy intersection out past the Third Ring Road, is not ideal. What's more, it's in the basement of a new building housing a Ssangyong auto enterprise. Still, if you're in the area, which you might be if you ever go shopping at the enormous Ramstore nearby, then this cute little pub might be a pleasant place to kill some time.

Except for a small stage and flashing lights, the decor pretty much follows the standard Moscow pub formula, although it is thankfully free of tacky memorabilia and kitsch souvenirs.

The menu, however, has a wider selection than is usually found in local pubs. In addition to the usual favorites such as pork ribs (295 rubles), "hunter's" sausages (200 rubles), two sorts of chicken wings (12 wings for 220 rubles or 24 for 360 rubles) and club sandwiches (150 to 180 rubles), there are tacos (150 rubles) and nachos (110 rubles) and even tandoori chicken with rice (250 rubles). The British offerings include something called fish and chips (300 rubles), which is actually fish cakes and chips, and an English breakfast deal (250 rubles).

The draft beer selection has been wisely chosen and is well balanced, consisting of Foster's lager (120 rubles for 0.5 liters), unfiltered Kronenberg Blanc (160 rubles for 0.5 liters), Newcastle Brown ale (180 rubles for 0.5 liters), and creamy Kelt Stout (180 rubles for 0.5 liters).

Although the pub's business cards state that it works round the clock, a piece of paper stuck to the door says noon to midnight, so call first if you're planning on an early English breakfast.

34 Sheremetyevskaya Ul., 619-9454, 24 hours, M. Alekseyevskaya.