St. Petersburg is not the place to sleep at night, so make sure you arrive well rested if you don’t want to miss out. Depending on what your preferences are, there is a wide range of choices for going out. You can choose bars, clubs, or even nightclubs. Each option has its own style and type of music. Here are some of the best options in the city to make it easier for you to choose among so many venues. They are all guaranteed to provide a memorable night out. So get out of bed, put on your party clothes and head out now!
1. Dumskaya ulitsa: countless options
You can start your discovery by heading to Dumskaya ulitsa. There are countless bars and pubs around this area. Having a short walk will give you a better idea of the general vibe of the city at night. You can also choose the bar that suits your mood best.
Bars and pubs
Address: Dumskaya ulitsa, St. Petersburg
2. Rock 'n' roll in Money Honey
Money Honey is the place to listen to live rock ‘n’ roll. The lively atmosphere will surely lighten up everyone’s spirits. The crowd is generally energetic and friendly, making it the perfect place to start your evening. Make sure to mingle with the locals and exchange some life stories.
Money Honey bar
Address: Ulitsa Sadovaya 20/30 (metro – Sadovaya)
Opening times: noon until the last customer leaves
Contact: 00 7 812 310 05 49;
Website: Money Honey bar (in Russian)
3. Meet artists and musicians in Fish Fabrique
Located right next to each other, Fish Fabrique and Fish Fabrique Nouvelle manage to attract an interesting crowd — mostly artists and musicians of all ages. Because of its small size, it creates a cozy atmosphere making it the best place for an intimate live music experience. On top of all that, if you finish catching up with your friends, you can always challenge them to a table soccer game.
Address: Ligovsky Prospeky 53 (Metro: Ploshchad Vosstaniya)
Opening times: Daily, 3 pm to 6 am; Concerts, Tues to Sat 11 pm
Contact: 00 7 812 164 4857
Website: Fish Fabrique (in Russian)
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4. Celebrate New Year at Purga Club
In Purga Club, it doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve for you to be able to celebrate New Year. In Purga, every day is New Year. It’s a fun and quirky place that has a lot of character. So, join the party and make the most of it! The entrance is free and spirits are always high.
Address: Fontanka river embankment, 11
Opening times: Daily, 4 pm to 12 am
Contact : +7 812 570 5123
Website: Purga Club (in Russian)
5. Have a bomb party in Griboedov club
Upstairs a cafe and downstairs a club, Griboedov is the perfect place for any occasion. Back during war times, the location used to be a bomb shelter. It makes you think of how easy it is for a place to change its purpose — what is now a party place, used to be the place no one wanted to go.
One of the highlights is that they have cheap vodka on their menu. You can also have dinner in the cafe upstairs. In case there is live music playing (usually Sundays or Mondays), you might have to pay an entrance fee.
Address: Voronezhskaya Ulitsa 2A (Metro: Ligovsky Prospekt)
Opening times: Daily, 5 pm to 6 am
Contact: 00 7 812 764 4355
Website: Griboedov in Russian
6. Indulge in wine and whiskey at Dead Poets Bar
Dead Poets Bar has a wide variety of drinks on its menu. However, the most popular are the selections of wine and whiskey. The atmosphere is relaxed, making it a suitable place for any sort of event. They also serve a small selection of food and snacks. It’s not a place for a party, but definitely a good place to start the evening.
Dead Poets Bar
Address: Zhukovskyogo Street, 12
Opening times: 2 pm to 2 am; Fri 2 pm to 8 am
Contact: +7 812 449 46 56
7. Party like a local in Chroniki bar
Chroniki has a more local vibe than a tourist attraction, because it is a bit off the mainstream. The service is good and the music is enjoyable here. Don’t expect a large variety of cocktails, as they mostly serve spirits. The white-tiled walls give this unpretentious bar a stylish, modern, Scandinavian look. Yet it still is a great place to get the feel of a traditional Leningrad bar.
Address: Nekrasova Ulitsa 26 (Metro: Mayakovskaya; Ploshchad Vosstaniya)
Opening times: daily 6 pm to 2 am; Sat 6 pm to 4 am
Contact: 007 911 275 31 61
8. Have a break from the city at Dunes bar
Dunes is the perfect place for a sunny summer day. The backyard with its beachy look makes you feel like you’ve left behind your busy city life. The music is generally great and there’s even a swimming pool and a barbecue in the courtyard. In case you feel sporty, you can also challenge a friend or a stranger to a table tennis match.
Address: Ligovsky 5
Opening times: daily 4 pm to 1 am; Fri & Sat: 4 pm to 6 am
Experience the cultural capital of Russia at its true potential
As you have probably noticed already, there are many reasons why St. Petersburg is called the cultural capital of Russia. There are a lot of choices for activities both during the day and at night, so make sure not to miss out. The locals are friendly and interested to talk to tourists. On top of that, they really know how to party! So, go explore, have fun, and take notes from the locals on best places to make sure you have a wonderful night out.
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