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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

A Basic Beer Basement

MTShef i Grigorich, or Shegry, is a cozy nook in a redbrick cellar with atmospheric, arched ceilings.
Shef i Grigorich is a classical basement beer bar. Located in a redbrick cellar, its low arched ceilings and the odd cobweb generate a real retro beer bar feel. "Shegry" has the kind of atmosphere that no kit pub can create.

In the main hall, there is a huge screen to show sporting matches or the musicians performing when they have live music in the other room.

The range of beer snacks is excellent -- even for a beer bar. Boiled crayfish cost 800 rubles for 10 critters, boiled prawns cost 180 rubles, fried calamari rings go for 170 rubles, and buffalo chicken wings cost 220 rubles.

There are various types of toasts and croutons, including the "Shef i Grigorich" croutons, costing 120 rubles. Fried bread Andalusian style (120 rubles) comes baked in a tomato-garlic sauce, and the "Back to the '80s from the Shef" has black and white bread baked with cheese and garlic (150 rubles).

A cheese plate costs 240 rubles, while a mixed plate of beer snacks goes for 300 rubles and includes lightly salted salmon, calamari rings, toasted garlic bread, herring and olives. An assortment of grilled sausages costs 250 rubles.

The beer selection is decent and includes dark and light Bakalar (160 rubles a half-liter), the bar's own dark and light house beer (100 rubles a half-liter), Kozel beer (120 rubles a half-liter) and Sibirskaya Korona both unfiltered (110 rubles a half-liter) and filtered (80 rubles).

15 Ul. Maroseika, 641-0698, noon-last guest, M. Kitai-Gorod.