The Best Hidden Bars of Rostov-on-Don

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Yulia S.

Contributor / Journalist

What is it about the hidden bars of Rostov-on-Don that make them so special? Is it because they are frequented by locals? Yes! Folks in Rostov-on-Don make these places the memorable experiences they are. Is it possible to have an extraordinary vodka tasting experience here if you aren’t local? Undoubtedly yes! And trust us, you can only have it here. All of these spots have their own unique atmosphere, distinct from an ordinary bar in the city. Whether it’s being surrounded by classic Russian architecture or looking out over the Don river, you’re guaranteed to feel the local vibe in all of these places. Here’s where to find the best hidden bars in Rostov-on-Don.

1. Publika Bar

Bar, Cafe, Russian

There is no place quite like this in the whole city of Rostov-on-Don. Since its opening, this place has become a beloved spot for the community to gather for drinks and good regional food. If you venture in in search of a good drink, you’ll be surprised by their ever-changing cocktail list, which includes everything from the basic Aperol Spritz to Long Island Ice Tea to French Bourbon with pineapple, lime and hibiscus. There’s no limit. Don’t forget to call a taxi after, Russian nights have a tendency to get long.

2. Mojo Bar & Cafe

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Russian, Cocktails

This hidden and beloved spot is known for its live music and the best DJs. The quickest way to find Mojo Bar & Cafe is to ask a local. Finding it can be half the adventure, especially if you’ve just arrived. You’ll undoubtedly find many fancy cocktails on the list, as well as extravagant bar food. A normal evening at Mojo Bar & Cafe includes DJs spinning a mix of house and minimal beats while visitors kick back to chat with friends.

3. Svoy Bar

Bar, Russian

Svoy (свой – ‘ours’ in Russian) Bar is a bar about locals, for locals. Trust us on this one; it is truly hard to find. The most you’ll be able to learn about it from Google will be its Instagram account full of beautiful cocktail and party pictures. You won’t find any cellphone number or directions, just ask someone and come over. Cocktail menu varieties include different varieties of Tequila, Negroni, Sex on the Beach, Aperol Spritz, dry martinis and more. You can ask them to prepare you anything and it will be done in minimal time. There’s also an extensive wine and vodka list. Don’t miss it when you’re here.

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