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The Best Cocktail Bars In St Petersburg

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Valeria Nikonova
Updated: 9 February 2017
Saint Petersburg is famous worldwide as a city with thriving nightlife. The historical center of Russia’s cultural capital has a higher number bars than people per square meter. Here’sour guide to some of the areas best bars.
Lobby Bar in the Grand Hotel Europe

Lobby Bar’s menu presents current culinary trends and beloved meals from Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. It offers some flavorsome gastronomic delicacies, including tiger prawns in the Kataify dough, mini burgers with cheese, duck liver and chicken fillet, biological caviar, and author’s sandwich with crab meat. The tasteful decor of Lobby Bar is made in the Art Nouveau style by architect Theodore Lidval, and has been the hallmark of the Grand Hotel Europe for more than a decade.


Mikhailovskaya 1/7, St Petersburg, +7 812 329-66-41

Bar 812

Bar 812 is located in the historical center of St Petersburg, a short walk from the Nevsky Prospect. The interior of Bar 812 features lovely design: a long bar upholstered with copper, Italian designer lamps, a pair of antique tables and soft but elegant textures. The cocktail menu consists of famous classic hits, prepared with a passion for the art of cocktails, and authentic cocktails invented by creative bartenders. The menu also features so-called eco-cocktails, which are based on fresh vegetables, berries, fruits and herbs.


Zhukovskogo 11, St Petersburg, +7 812 956 8129

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Image courtesy of Bar 812

Pif Paf Bar

The owners had managed to fit a full bar, kitchen and a barber shop into a rather modestly sized location. Here you can try everything from a non-alcoholic cider made from elderberry and lime, accompanied by black burgers. The wine and cocktail list presents two dozen classic cocktails, light spirits, wines by the glass, and six types of draft beer imported from different countries. Pif Par Bar is a must-visit spot in St Petersburg.


Nab. kanala Griboedova 3, St Petersburg, +7 981 753 7967

Daiquiri Bar

When night falls, Daiquiri Bar becomes the most fashionable spot in St Petersburg. It’s stylish interior features soft leather sofas with cushions, dim lights, and loud but not intrusive music. The menu at Daiquiri Bar offers 250 kinds of cocktails and a variety of bruschetta, salads, fruit and cheese desserts for snacking. This is a perfect place to drop by and sit in a quiet corner with a glass of author’s Frostbite Grasshopper.


Bolshaya Konyushennaya 1, St Petersburg, +7 812 943 81 14

Image courtesy of Daiquiri Bar
Image courtesy of Daiquiri Bar

Bar Do Bar

Located in the historical center of St Petersburg, stylish Bar Do Bar features monochrome black and white comics on the walls. Here you can taste authentic cocktails and enjoy a relaxing evening. Bar Do Bar frequently holds photo exhibitions and films screenings. In addition, the bar has a variety of board games and books. Creative individuals are invited to create their own cocktail, which can then be added to Bar Do Bar cocktail’s map, which includes classic and authentic cocktail recipes.


Chaikovskogo 36, St Petersburg, +7 812 579 67 98

Arka Bar & Grill

Situated in the historic city center, Arka Bar & Grill gives preference to innovation in design and mixology. The venue is known for its loud parties and DJ sets. The menu is based on European cuisine, and fans of sweet pastry will love the confectionery Sweet Corner located on site. Chef Evgeniy Khitrov has mastered the preparation of tartar with scallops and salmon and cream mushroom soup equally well. The drink menu has gathered a mix of classic cocktails, European and Oriental-styled author selection.


Bolshaya Konyushennaya 27, St Petersburg, +7 812 339 8939

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Image courtesy of Arka Bar & Grill

The Hat

The Hat Bar is a place to listen to high-quality jazz while sitting at the bar and sipping on whiskey. Its owner is well-known musician and member of Billy’s Band, Billy Novick. The concept of the bar is the atmospheric aesthetics of 1960s America and live jazz sessions are held every evening.


Belinskogo 9, St Petersburg, +7 (812) 454-02-22

Tipplers Bar

Tipplers Bar is located in a dark basement. Inside you’ll find reproductions of 17th century paintings and paint buckets instead of chairs. Cocktails are served in very odd containers, including thermos flasks, a tin cup, or even in a beaker. The bartenders pay great attention to the reactions of customers, and each drink is accompanied by a small side dish. Tipplers Bar has collected alcoholic drinks from famed British, Belgian and Irish producers.


Zhukovskogo Street, 17, St Petersburg

Loook Cafe Club

Loook Cafe has quickly became a beloved meeting space for many leading individuals of Russian show business, as well as the vanguard of the global electronic scene. By day, Loook will offer you a treat of a delicious lunch or a fine dinner in a good company, surrounded by celebrities, who often occupy front pages of various Russian chronicles. By night, Loook Café transforms into a trendy venue with electronic music and a wide list of signature cocktails to taste. The refined restaurant menu consists of a mix of Asian and European gourmet cuisine, and was designed by the famous French Chef Gilberto Nasser.


Sadovaya 12, St Petersburg, +7 812 925-37-77