St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, is also the capital of the Russian brewing industry and provides a staggering concentration of drinking establishments per capita. How do you choose? Here are ten of the most charming and atmospheric bars to start with.
Sidreriya Pub could roughly be translated as ‘cider bar’, and offers ten variations of draft cider; everything from well-known Russian brands, such as Altai Glory Wood, to Irish classics, such as John Kepplers. The collection of ciders also includes rare varieties of bottled cider which are strictly imported in small quantities. The interior of the place itself resembles a cave, with a semi-round arch in one of the rooms, and is full of stylish whitewashed brick walls, light wooden furniture, and vinyl albums scattered around the walls.
Karavannaya Street, 6, Saint Petersburg, +7 (812) 994-67-52