So I’m opening a separate page dedicated solely to this time warp.
It is behind Metro Novokuznetskaya. Open from 10am, when a lone alcoholic may wonder in for a hair of that dog. Full of rough looking men from 5-8pm. Closes at 9pm I think.
Second Wind is generally acknowledged by connoisseurs of anti-glamour as the dirtiest and stinkiest of Moscow’s low-life drinking establishments. Standing room only. Hole in the floor toilet. Smoking permitted and expected. A classic.