Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Almaty

4A Coffee
This cosy coffee house serves mind-blowing sandwiches and fantastic fresh coffee.
Biskvit
Popular for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and even a nightcap, Biscvit is an old favourite in Almaty.
Black & Brown
Busy, friendly little café with great food and live music on weekend evenings.
Coffeedelia
Jumbo lattes and excellent breakfasts by day, cocktails by night: CoffeeDelia is perennially popular.
Vogue Bar
Wonderfully cool décor, luscious long drinks and an intimate atmosphere - Vogue is not to be missed.
World Fashion
Fashionista flock to this stylish bar, where the décor pays homage to the greats.
Vertaliot Public Lounge
Perfect for weekend partying, as the young crowd sweep in to drink and dance.
Ultra’s
Offering a wonderful roof terrace, sushi, beer, cocktails and live music, Ultra's is all about unpretentious fun.
Velvet Lounge
The ultimate rock'n'roll location, this place knows how to party.
Barrel Bar
Live music and cool artwork combine to make this one of Almaty's most popular bars at the weekend.
GQ
A guilt-free gourmet restaurant where the customers are quite rich but the food isn't. It has all the trappings of a place where you would go for an indulgent night out with the bonus of a wonderfully healthy menu.
L’Fame
Undeniably cool, this chic lounge bar is a great spot for an after-dinner drink.
Nirvana Bar
Nirvana Bar is another of Almaty's super-hot destinations for chilled lounge tunes, fierce cocktails and a sophisticated restaurant.
Posh Bar
With a New York chic interior, all day opening, chilled music and fabulous drinks Posh Bar ticks many boxes for its stylish crowd.
Trader Vic’s
Check out the chilled Polynesian vibe at this surfer's paradise.
7Sky Lounge Bar
Miami comes to Kazakhstan with this tribute to the joys of cabana beach clubs.
Bar Garbage
An underground feel pervades this hip hangout for scenesters.
Kok Tobe Grill
One of the best views of the mountains, relax on the terrace and just gaze.
Vobla
If you're in need of a long cool beer to wash down your food, Vobla is the place to find it.
Wild Asia
One of the most comprehensive menus we've come across, with excellent cocktail-aided atmosphere.
Zheti Kazyna
Authentic Uzbek, Russian and Japanese cuisine, each in their own rooms.
Zontiki
Minimlaist yet delicious Oriental cuisine and décor.
Sumo San
Serving seriously good sushi and teppyanaki this authentic Japanese spot is popular all year round.
Thai
This funky art deco spot in Central Almaty is quite simply a must.
Primavera
Elegant fusion restaurant with a New York penthouse feel. Go for sunset drinks to enjoy the great views.
Samal
A beautiful restaurant, with stunningly good food and delicate decorative touches.
Safran
An authentic Arabic experience Safran is a wonderful place to sample Moroccan, Turkish, and Georgian cuisine.
Los Gauchos
A popular choice in Almaty for all comers, celebrating the classic Argentinean dish.
Namaste
Namaste provides a wonderfully informal Indian dining experience in an authentic environment.
Pomodoro
A taste of Tuscany, Pomodoro combines an exceptionally good menu and fresh ingredients with attractive rustic decor.
Kabuto
Authentic and original Japanese cuisine, with a wide selection.
L’Affiche
Delicious food and a stunning location combine in this dining haven.
Line Brew Mix
The clue is in the name here, with everything in this restaurant a real mix of flavours, styles and diners.
Dali
Situated within one of Kasakhstan's most prestigious golf clubs the Dali Restaurant is a real treasure for the taste buds.
Faccia
A chic, stylish Italian for those with expensive tastes.
Bibliotheque
A truly charming experience; this European restaurant offers good food in a peacefully warm atmosphere.
Bolognese
The Kazakhs love Italian, and this restaurant is one of the better ones we've found, with the titular meat sauce to die for.
Chekhov
With a nod to the neighbours, this restaurant fuses Russian and Kazakhstani dishes with delicious results.
Barbaris
The perfect place if you've KZT's to burn and a penchant for champagne.
Beirut
A taste of true Lebanon is on offer at the aptly-named Beirut.

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