Krestovsky Island is a fashionable area of St Petersburg, perfect for exotic parties or classy drinks overlooking the water. Here is our guide to the best places to mix with a fashionable crowd and be seen.
Bar, European, $$$
In the summertime the Vozduh Club becomes one of the most popular party locations in the city, bringing together many sought-after DJs. The open-air dancefloor is very spacious and on hot summer days it’s possible to dive into the pool or rent a sun lounger for the day. On many evenings during the week there are parties run by invited DJs. Entrance fee usually applies.
Jet Set Sport restaurant combines food and drinks with sport. You can rent all sorts of paraphernalia for fun outdoor activities. In the summertime they rent out bicycles, skateboards and rollerblades, segways and for winter there are sleighs and ice-skates for the skating ring they organise outside of the restaurant. A great combination for daytime fun.
Bar, Restaurant, European, Russian, Vegetarian, $$$
The Royal Beach is located on the Gulf of Finland providing a stunning view onto the water. The restaurant is more for the laid-back type of evenings and perfect for getting away from the busy city. The deep house music sets the perfect mood for a relaxing time.
Karl and Friedrich takes its name from two Germans, Karl and Friedrich, who set up a traditional Geman brewery in St Petersburg back in the 18th century. Now, 300 years later, patrons are still enjoying the best of German brews and tasting smoked beer snacks. There are parties happening almost every day, so get ready for a lively evening.
The Grebnoy Klub, literally translated as Rowing Club, is a pleasant outdoor space that is cafe by day and a dance floor by night. There are plenty activities to do outdoors while enjoying a drink, volleyball, table tennis and badminton, all equipment for which you can rent right on the spot. In the evening there is live music, DJs and movie screenings.
Sunday Ginza is like spending your day in a country house. The open terrace looking out onto the beach is the perfect place to just enjoy a summer’s day. The restaurant may not have a bar atmosphere, but it upholds what Krestovsky island holds dear: a sea view, outdoor activities and maybe a glass of cold wine.
Although La Marseillaise is more of a restaurant than a bar and they take their wine very seriously. The wine list is fairly extensive and comes with a number of snacks to pair it with. From time to time the restaurant also hosts special events, namely wine tastings, which can be an excellent opportunity to try some new wines and have them properly introduced.