As the management put it: ‘It’s the same old Black Jack, just a new place’. Black Jack has been plying its punters with booze for 13 years now, making it one of Baku’s oldest nightspots, although it has been at its current location for only the last couple. At first glance it’s just another underground dive – laser light shows; variable music policy; sometimes quiet, sometimes rammed; pool table out back. Look a little closer though and you will find very friendly management and a more convivial atmosphere than much of the competition. Even the extremely friendly good time gals perched at the bar will try and hit on you with a knowing, wry grin. Generally busy at weekends, if you feel like slumming it some, then Black Jack is one of your best options in the downtown area.