St Petersburg is considered one of the best cities in Russia in terms of night life, bars and restaurants. Tourists will have a wide range of locations to choose from ranging from small taverna-like bars frequented by the locals to private clubs and high-end restaurants serving up contemporary cuisine. We have put together our top 3 recommended bars and restaurants in St Petersburg.
Nightlife in St Petersburg
Money Honey styles itself on a wild western saloon and has been considered a mainstay on the St Petersburg night scene for many years. This bar is host to a wide variety of events and is particularly well known for it's rockabilly and rock'n'roll bands. The bar is open from 10:00am until 3:00am Monday to Thursday, 10:00am until 5:00am Friday and Saturday, and 10:00am until midnight on Sundays.
The JFC Jazz Club is a cosy, late-night club directed by Andrei Kondakov, one of Russia's most famous jazz musicians. Jazz-lovers will find that JFC covers a wide scope of musical tastes from blues and rock to more avant-garde elements.The venue is open 19:00pm until 23:00pm every day.
Poltavskaya 7 has been voted the best lounge bar in St Petersburg for the last two years (2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons). This club caters to all interests and includes a karaoke, hookah bar, restaurant and prestigious cocktail bar. This cocktail bar is open 24 hours 7 days a week.
Restaurants in St Petersburg
Kokoko opened in 2012 with the aim of providing world-class Russian cuisine with a contemporary twist. The restaurant serves up a great blend of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes sourced from local produce. This restaurant has split opening times running from 7:00am-11:00am and 14:00pm until 1:00am Monday to Friday, and 7:00am until 12:00pm and 14:00pm until 1:00am Saturday and Sunday.
Mamalyga is a must visit for anybody interested in Caucasian cuisine. The restaurant places comfort at the center of its concept, giving a much more homely feel. Perfect for lovers of barbecue and tandoori dishes. Mamalyga restaurant is open 10:00am until 1:00am Monday to Friday, and 12:00pm until 1:00am Saturday and Sunday.
The Tayaki Cafe is the perfect destination for lovers of Japan, and offers a quintessentially Japanese experience away from home. The restaurant is known for its Japanese street food, however you will often find events taking place in the cafe including tea ceremonies and lectures on Japanese culture. This quaint cafe is open 11:00am until 21:00pm Sunday to Thursday, and 11:00am until 22:00pm Friday and Saturday.