Happy hour just arrived at the spacious new Kachka, which opened in July complete with stunning gold and red oil cloths over tables and pillars carved like the chicken legs of Baba Yaga’s hut. The happy hour menu is the final service launch for the new space, following a revamped dinner and a brand new lunch menu.
Running from 4 to 6 p.m. every day, the happy hour menu boasts drink specials like $6 Moscow mules and $5 glasses of Eastern European wines, but it’s the food portion that is most enticing: the silky, rich vareniki and pelmeni dumplings are $9, assorted vegetables from the garden are $7, and sheep cheese with challah is $4. Diners looking for a light dinner can go for the combo meal: $12.95 gets you a cup of soup, cabbage roll, bread and butter made in house, pickles, and a glass of kompot, a non-alcoholic fruit juice. And for a truly decadent treat there’s the caviar buterbrod—a delicate rectangle of challah topped with butter and white sturgeon caviar for $24.
Back in the old space, the casual, buzzy Kachinka is skipping happy hour, offering accessible prices on all of its fun drinks and beautiful bar food instead, and staying open until midnight to satisfy late-night dumpling cravings.