During the period of the Crimean Khanate, the drink “buza” was considered the nectar of life. And the establishments where buza was served were called “buzakhane”. Such drinking establishments were popular not only among Crimeans. Numerous guests and travelers also liked them. According to their stories, the Crimean Tatars achieved perfection in the production of buza, and their recipe differed from buza of other peoples. What was buza made from, and what did the public establishments of buzakhane look like at that time?