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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cocktails and Totems

MTTiki Bar offers a taste of Hawaii without leaving the center of Moscow.
A tropical island in the heart of Moscow -- that's the idea behind the newly opened Tiki Bar. And given that its creators are the same group behind such hugely popular cocktail bars as Help, Tema and Booze Bub, it is well-placed to succeed.

The bar, which aims to recreate the atmosphere of warmer climes, has a lot going for it besides its illustrious owners. It boasts a prime location right on the Garden Ring, with easy access both by car and public transportation. The interior exceeds any of its cocktail-lounge cousins in size: At 700 square meters, it must be Moscow's largest cocktail bar. Tiki Bar features two large halls and ample space for dancing in the larger room.

The design is Hawaiian with a retro '70s twist and a cheerful pastel color scheme. The main hall has a massive tiki totem pole in its center, and the bar's shelves are in the form of upturned boats. In a corner, two rowboats hanging from chains serve as swinging seats at one table. A mock ship's deck serves as both a DJ booth and an extra seating area.

Appropriately, the highlight of the menu is the huge tropical cocktails, the largest of which is the Treasure Chest -- 4 liters consisting of three types of rum, cherry brandy, champagne, peach puree, lime juice and rose syrup -- all for 5,000 rubles. Other less gargantuan, but by no means insubstantial, tropical cocktails include the Lover's Cup with vodka, pear puree, strawberry puree, lime juice, lychee liqueur and champagne (500 milliliters, 450 rubles) and the Paradise Punch with light Bacardi, apricot brandy, passion fruit puree, fresh pineapple and raspberry puree (400 milliliters, 400 rubles). There is a long list of regular cocktails as well.

The food side of the menu is decidedly less tropical, with the usual bar food plus a grill selection. Chicken nachos go for 290 rubles, chicken wings cost 250 rubles and calamari rings sell for 200 rubles. More substantial cocktail blockers include pasta dishes, starting at 210 rubles for spaghetti bolognese and grilled meats such as T-bone steak for 1,200 rubles.

3 Sadovo-Kudrinskaya Ul., 712-6403, 24 hours, M. Barrikadnaya.