Sochi’s tropical weather can take many tourists by surprise. Stop by at Bar Cocos to beat the heat, where they have an extensive menu of refreshing cocktails. At a beach resort, it’s only appropriate to down a ‘Mai Tai’ in the mid-afternoon. Bar Cocos offers a satisfying variety of alcoholic drinks, from Russian vodkas to tequila and Scottish whiskeys. At night, Bar Cocos becomes a vibrant venue with live music comprised of the best local bands and DJs playing indie, rock, funk, and jazz styles.
Address & phone number: ул. Воровского, 3, Сочи Краснодарский край, Russia +7 988-406-37-68
Once a hotel called ‘London’ in the late 19th and early 20th century, this site attracted Silver Age bohemian artists like the Symbolist poet Maximilian Voloshin, who stayed at the hotel at different times in his life. Today, the location is a bar that hosts some of the best live music in Sochi. The interior is upscale and the atmosphere rather dark and classic, but they also offer fun events like karaoke.
Address & phone number: Ul. Nesebrskaya, 6, Sochi Krasnodar Krai Russia +7 988-238-02-00
The name of the bar is made up of three words, meaning ‘chocolate’, ‘coffee’, and ‘tea’. It’s a place to enjoy coffee, homemade desserts, and tea (a Russian ritual), as well as alcoholic drinks in an elegant lobby inside the Rodina Grand Hotel & Spa with comfortable sofas and a scenic summer terrace. It’s a peaceful place to sit and collect your thoughts or just be zen.
Address & phone number: Vinogradnaya St, 33, Sochi Krasnodar Krai Russia +7 862-253-90-00
Alpine Pub O’Hara
For decent beers and filling and tasty pub fare, try Alpine Pub O’Hara. They have a good selection of beers and serve tasty dishes like duck, shrimp, and other meats. It’s located on the River Mzymta, so you can sit outside, enjoy the view and sound of the rushing water while enjoying a stout.
Address & phone number: Ul. Roz Sochi Krasnodar Krai Russia +7 938-461-67-13
Located on the beach, Dionis Tavern is a great place to get a drink and go for an evening stroll on the shore of the Black Sea. It’s a special place for a romantic date with its beautiful sea view. The music is relatively quiet inside, so it’s easy to carry on a conversation and listen to the sound of the waves.
Address & phone number: ул. Черноморская, 3, Сочи Krasnodar Krai, Russia +7 862-266-18-92
A German-style pub, Frau Marta serves tasty sausages and good beer. You can also bring your own drinks to Frau Marta, which makes it a relaxed place for a party. There’s a small balcony that looks out onto the Black Sea, and the interior decoration is European and mock timber-framed. The atmosphere is rather cozy and warm.
Address & phone number: ul. Atarbekova, 1 Krasnodar Krasnodar Krai, Russia +7 861-200-18-78
Old Boys Pub
A restaurant and bar in a mountain village near the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana, Old Boys Pub serves a wide range of homemade alcohol. You have to take a shuttle or go by car to reach it, but the climb up the trying road is worth it. Perfect for after skiing dinner in the winter, it’s also part of a bed and breakfast and serves high quality food, like locally popular burgers and meat dishes.
Address & phone number: Medoveyevskaya st., 19, Sochi, Russia +7 928-665-96-36
Churchill Steak & Pub
With a selection of some of the best beer in town, Churchill Steak & Pub is both a local and tourist favorite. It serves good food, which is mostly British-inspired cuisine like roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. It’s a fairly stylish pub, with a brick exterior and cozy interior with an intimate upstairs when the bar overflows, which can happen frequently.
Address & phone number: Sovetskaya ul., 42 Sochi Krasnodarskiy Krai, Russia +7 862-259-03-33
Delirium & Boroda
Serving a variety of craft beers as well as favorite burgers, Delirium & Boroda is a great place to go for a drink in Sochi. ‘Boroda’ in Russian means ‘beard.’ Their craft beers include Sochi lagers, IPAs, and blonds. Their music selection is enjoyed by many bar hoppers and tends to be more of the rock genre, and they also have televisions to watch sporting events.
Address & phone number: ul. Gorkogo, 75, Bolshoy Sochi Krasnodarskiy Krai, Russia +7 988-237-15-87
An Irish-inspired pub, Harat’s Pub serves Irish beers like Guinness, Kilkenny, and other European beers, along with a select few Irish whiskeys as well as the usual full bar of spirits. It also serves tasty food, like hot platters of ‘Fried Cheese’, ‘Garliky’ or Russian black bread with garlic, and calamari. It’s a cozy pub with a foosball table, and it’s right on the shore of the Black Sea. This place also often hosts live music.
Address & phone number: Chernomorskaya ul. (Tsentr), 3 Sochi Krasnodar Krai Russia +7 938-440-57-57