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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Healthy, Wine Bar, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Karla Marksa St., 40 | 2nd floor, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 395 240-33-99
11:59 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:59 - 23:59
Fri - Sat 11:59 - 02:00
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Redwood City, California
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I were doing our walking tour of Irkutsk and we were cold! The Design Bar was on our route, it was kind of out of the way from the main area of places to eat and drink. It was a Sunday afternoon and not particularly busy. Speaking English was a little challenging, but the staff were so... More 

Thank lovingit_11
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016

No atmosphere. No beer. Poor menu. Portion size small. Remote location not worth the journey. I can't understand why this place has been given such good reviews previous????

Thank qaz999
Leeds, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Located in the "Revolution Gallery", this small restaurant is by far the most interesting thing this otherwise rather lacklustre little shopping-center has to offer. Yes, it definitely has a touch of the хипстер about it - it was the first time in Russia that I found the whole collection of Fentiman's lemonades on the menu, and the friendly waitress was... More 

Thank Pottgirl
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Came here at 8pm to find only 2 customers in the bar making the ratio of staff to clients 4:1, and they did not even serve beer! not sure how it made to the top of Tripadvisor list

1 Thank ukjofer
Lille, France
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Nice, tasty, Friendly, good atmospher, price/quality - perfect! Try the cocktails! Go in and enjoy-) Cédric&Robert

Thank cdementhon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Visited DesignBar in Dec 2015 while staying in Irkutsk. Staff were welcoming and food was nice. You won't find local Russian food here more like a modern fusion of European influenced with a bit Asian.

Thank James W
Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Great restaurant in the heart of Irkutsk, I never expected to eat and drink such high quality of food and beverages. Atmosphere is very comfortable and suitable for everybody, I really recommend this place for every occasion. Buli v restorane v noyabre, ochen vkusnaya kuhnya, horoshii vina i kokteili, personal ochen privetlivui. Neogidal tak kushat v Irkutske, ochen sovetuy etot... More 

Thank Davide Z
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This place is awesome, as I wrote in the title, totally unexpected to have that quality, attention to detail and dedication of staff in Irkutsk. I would expect something of the sort to be in Dubai or London or Sydney, not in the middle of Siberia. Its great to see that finally, Irkutsk is trying to bet with the big... More 

Thank sergeiedway
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

perf place for going out. meet people, make new friends. excellent atmosphere, amazing kitchen, and fabulous cocktails.

1 Thank Alex G
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I am a resident of Irkutsk and I can truly say, that this place is quite popular among residents and has a good reputation. Looking at menu at first you might be a bit confused what to choose from this big number of dishes, but when you have made a choice, you are not disappointed. All dishes are always very... More 

Thank Natalia K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Bar, Healthy, Wine Bar, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:59
11:59 - 23:59
11:59 - 23:59
11:59 - 23:59
11:59 - 02:00
11:59 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karla Marksa St., 40 | 2nd floor, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Siberian District  >  Irkutsk Oblast  >  Irkutsk
  • Phone Number: +7 395 240-33-99
DesignBar - a modern city bar, which is always nice to be. And day at lunch and at the end of the working day to run as an aperitif, or come and stay the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner, see friends or meet new modern nice people. This gastronomic bar with great emphasis on a new supply of quality food. We want to show that an unusual and tasty food can be available and the price, and to understand. And you can see the menu and quite familiar dishes, they have a different cooking techniques or feed. In general, this is the place where you can get and the gastronomic and aesthetic pleasure. Much attention is paid directly filling the bar, an unusual cocktail menu will take a lot of pleasure. Effect, the cocktails - it is also an explosion of taste and a great mood, and alcohol is not the dominant ingredient.

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