Tucked away just round the back of the Grand Tien Shan Hotel, this bar is quite the find. Set in a semi-basement, L’Fame has that underground urban sophistication about it, and along with the stylish décor – comprised of dark walls, glitzy mirrors and chandeliers – the celebrity faces on the wall look less out of place than usual. Nightlife in Almaty tends to wait until Friday, but here the live music kicks off on Thursdays and continues on Fridays with a DJ taking over on Saturdays. On top of the drinks, shisha and cigar menus, there is a mouthwatering food menu that offers European cuisine with a slight Kazakh touch (notably, the horse steak). In summer, the part-open, part-covered terrace is a great spot to sink into comfy sofas under the plane trees and enjoy lunch and free WiFi.