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“Great cocktail bar”
Review of Franky

Ranked #11 of 1,627 Restaurants in Nizhny Novgorod
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Franky Bar is a genuine embodiment of American culture, aesthetics and lifestyle as they were in the first half of the XXth century. Not much time has passed since Prohibition was revealed and the Golden Age of cocktails in America began. What is very distinguishing about this place is its atmosphere which comes directly from the surroundings. Being located in the heart of the city, Franky Bar is still hidden at a rather exclusive spot. Aromas of coffee, Sinatra's sweet voice, twilight...This is something that fills the atmosphere here. In our bar card you'll find pure old-school recipes as well as many original cocktail specials. For those who love experiments we offer just to tell the barmen which beverage to choose as a cocktail basic part. Though if it's too hard to choose, you won't be asked too many questions. Some polished movements and you get the cocktail which reads your mood and matches the time. Franky Bar is a place where a life well savoured with classic cocktails presents us with such a unique gift as luxurious rest filled with meaning.
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“Great cocktail bar”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Franky is just a few meters from the beginning of Bolshaya Pokrovka street (the uphill end, near Gorky Square) and is one of the two very good cocktail bars in Nizhny, the other being the Beriozka bar just a few meters around the corner from Franky. Which you prefer depends upon the mood you want.

Franky is an upscale, calm place with decor like a fine club. Oil painting portraits of famous cocktail culture personalities like Hemingway and Sinatra are on the walls. It's a great place for conversation. Pavel, the former head barman from Beriozka now can be counted up on to mix the best Manhattans in Nizhny at Franky. For a truly special Manhattan, choose the version using Utah's High West Double Rye whiskey.

I've never eaten here so I can't comment on the food, but it is a perfect place for grown ups to visit on a classy date. Beriozka is great if you want more of a night club scene with nonstop music but for conversation and great, expertly-made cocktails without all the ruckus in the background this is the place.

  • Visited February 2013
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