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.
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