In the 1940s, the space currently occupied by KGB Bar was a Ukranian socialist club. KGB opened in 1993 as a Soviet-era themed bar, and it remains a well-known literary venue. The bar hosts fiction and poetry readings most nights of the week, and admission is free.
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