Restaurant Cult

It’s not an easy task to find the Cult cocktail bar in the tangle of Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda neighborhood’s courtyards on the shore of Lake Kaban. But as soon as you see a delicate neon sign “Vibe,” know that you are almost there. The bar is run by the same team as Setka (located in the same courtyard), which means you can be sure of both the excellent drinks and appetizers. Chef de cuisine Denis Fadeev has decided on pan-Asia with several delicate European accents — bao buns with duck confit sit next to the gazpacho with sorel, and fried iceberg lettuce — with honey glazed chicken wings. The bartenders will mix any cocktail on demand, but it would be sensible to start with the signature drinks — Not Sor Bad with chrysanthemum, lily, and cranberry and Plu Ame with apricot and plum.