Ilnar Tukhbatov/TASS
The football on TV and rivers of beer notwithstanding, BEERLOZHA knows how to be a place for everyone, not just a hangout for men. The menu is the meat-lover's scripture and a draw that never fails. Goulash, pelmeni, steaks, home-made sausages, shin of pork, assorted meat plate… None of that haute cuisine nonsense! Everything is solid, basic, good… About a dozen draft beers are on offer to complement the meat.

The walls are draped over with T-shirts of Kazan footballers and TVs with sports channels on most of the time. There is a party room, which holds about 20 people.