Comrades Bar

Don't try ordering caviar at this tough Russian hangout in Hove Beach or you might end up with a permanent smile on your face. No one knows your name at Comrades Bar.
-- Grand Theft Auto IV manual description

Exterior of Comrades Bar in GTA IV.
Interior of Comrades Bar in GTA IV.

Comrades Bar is a bar in Grand Theft Auto IV Hove Beach, Broker, Liberty City and is popular with the local Russian immigrant population. Located at Mohawk Avenue, the bar is situated directly opposite GTA IV's Broker Safehouse.



The bar is frequented and owned by Vladimir Glebov (before his death) and is the base for his missions in Grand Theft Auto IV, while Mickey works as a bartender there. Early on in the game, the bar is close to being closed down due to customers smoking in the bar. Three missions start from the bar, starting with Bull in a China Shop, after Easy Fare from Roman. A baseball bat can also be found in the back of the bar.

Roman, early on in the game, is uneasy being taken to the bar due to the possibility of meeting Vlad, but upon leaving becomes more confident. If you take him to the bar after Vlad has been killed, he says that they will raise their glasses to the late Vlad while they're there

Due to the realignment of the elevated subway track above Mohawk Avenue, the Comrades Bar's frontage is not visible in the Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars rendition of Liberty City in the day; it is only at night that it is easily visible due to its glowing neon light sign.


The interior of the bar, accessible during Uncle Vlad and multiplayer (in all modes except Free Mode) and in GTA IV Episodes, features various easter eggs and references to previous GTA titles, including Vice City postcards and a jukebox with albums from OG Loc, Madd Dogg and Funk in Time, a song from Lips 106 in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. The bar also has a framed picture of Vlad that can be easily noticed in the "Ivan the Not So Terrible" mission.