The kids over Gridskipper have embarked on the “Trans-Siberian express to obliteration,” a crawl through all of New York’s Russian bars. First up was Uncle Vanya (315 West 54th Street), which they seemed to enjoy (doubly so once they hit the house infused vodka collection).
Next up was Anyway Сafe (34 East 2nd Street, and 2nd Avenue). Like Uncle Vanya this one is more a restaurant than a bar, but also like Uncle Vanya it has more than enough liquor to go around. Apparently there was a male stripper on hand back in March (any clue what was going on there??), but when Gridskipper visited there was only a solitary bard singing chanson.