Nighttime Dancing, Saint Petersburg
Western fun rock from Elvis and beyond. Three floors, live music first floor, russian disco upstairs and billiard room.
Entrance 150 rubles women, 200 rubles men on weekends.
Usually two bands per evening with fun American rock. Decor is Elvis and music Americana.
The clientele are mostly normal working Russian people, but foreigners can feel welcome, but the bar people may not understand english.
Dress Code: Come as you are!
A popular club for people who want to have fun Russian style.
Need to reserve a table a week ahead or go early and sit at the bar. Later there will be no tables or seats.
On a friday or Saturday there will be a lot of people and you can see a lively club of people having fun. There may be some strip shows after midnight on the bar. But the main attraction is lively music with a DJ and emcee to make sure everyone is having a good time.
It has face control and reservation of a table is 1500 rubles (And tables are all reserved every night) But you can go before 9 pm and sit on a barstool and see an upscale Russian club for free. Tea is 100 rubles a pot with cookies, interesting mohito drink is 300 rubles.
Dress Code: Dress well, clean, successful looking. Three big security guys at the door make sure no troublemakers get in.
They have another club at the Yacht Club and a new one opening on the gulf next to the Russian Fishing restaurant on Krestovsky Ostrov.
A more mature crowd aged between 20 and 40, City Club specializes in pop/rock, blues, reggae and Latin. They serve hot food, have three bars, billiards, plus real fireplaces - but nasty security. Live shows Monday through Sunday at 8:20 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, also at 1 a.m. Entrance 60 rubles.
Dress Code: Casual...more dressy on saturdays
A relatively large place. A new location for the infamous and once hugely popular grungy student hangout. Still oriented toward the bohemian crowd and expats, Occasional free gigs by some of the city's finest underground bands. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Friday, Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Dress Code: Casual
Be amazed in the nightclubs by the puls and the partyatmosphere. Well, if you avoid the touristtraps such as the mainstreet stripclubs, that is. Depending on your wallet, age, style, taste in music etc there are hundreds of options! Students have a good time at Club Havanna (metrostation Teknologitjiskij institut), Metro club (Ligovskij prospekt), La Plage (northwest suburb) and many more. "New Russians go to Magrib (Nevskij pr.) and such more expensive places.
My favourite: Metro club
Three big etages with a dancefloor and separate bars each. 1st floor holds a russian disco, 2nd is rave/house maybe? The 3rd has the latest international hits, and also a male dance show popular amongst the girls (driving them crazy) = also popular amongst the boys! The owner is interested in design so the inteiors really make it worth a visit, even if it's not your place otherwhise. Age 17-30, peak around 20.
Dress Code: Be trendy and you're in! Don't be noisy in the que, and you're in! Don't wear a raincoat, ugly hat or anything else you wouldn't wear at home on a club! Jeans is perfectly ok. A costume might be a bit to updressed...
and yes the cue-syndrome is spreading, but don't despair! It's usually fast moving and if the beautiful girls can stand it during wintertime sometimes wearing miniskirts, well you just look unaffected or take an extra zip of vodka before you go there!
This place is good cheesy fun. Beers are cheap, the atmosphere is lively and it's open until 6 a.m. Three clubs in one, one the closest to a country bar / swing bar you'll find in St. Petersburg.
Dress Code: Whatever you want.
Frankly I consider SP a very good location around the Europe for have fun, especially on white nights.. lot of people around, and late club closing. U can find also rave parties, till 4PM of the next day.. tons of clubs, I suggest you the Ludovic area (on the right side seeing gostiny dvor building) where behind that club is Shine club (fashion, average age 23) and small cheap (or free) clubs like Fidel (everyone knows it in SP!), Dasha and Belgrad. It's not worthy if u like just fashion (well I'm fashion too) but it's truly good spirit there. Remember one thing, changes about clubs in SP are frequent as weather, don't consider at all the tip suggestions here if they're to old. It's unbelievable how a club/restaurant which works well could be closed in the next 30 days..
This is one of the best Discotheques I've ever been, not only in Spb... Three floors, with three differents Music styles. First floor with russian pop, second one with hip hop or techno and third floor with international pop music and house. Every floor has a lunch where it's possible to drink and to speak without the noise of the loud music.
The prices are differents for men and women and they depend also on the time and the day you get in. A boy can spend up to 500 rubles on Saturday after Midnight. The entry ticket includes 5 non-alcoholic drinks.
Cool atmosphere and wonderful girls :-) Open daily from 10.00 PM until 6 AM!
At the moment you get in, a bodyguard check if you have a gun with you, because it's not admitted... Also not admitted are chewing gums...
In general I would go there during the week days (sometimes the 3rd floor is closed but the club is always full!) because on Saturdays it's even too crowded and it costs too much (comparing to Spb prices).
Dress Code: Every dress code is allowed.
Large club with smaller rooms. Lots of comfortalbe seating and a unique rotating bar.
Modern decor, meandering layout.
Dance music, feeling of VIP.
Entrance is 500 rubles ($19)
Dress Code: Face control! That means if they don't like how you look, you stay on the street.
Its a gay club but definetly worth to visit even you are not gay. Unfortunatly no photo as they are taking your camera to lock it in a safe at the entrance.
Its a 3 floor place and each floor there is something else. Nice drag queen show at the ground floor. Russian is a must to understand the dialogs. And for the music, i'm sure that you can find a music that you will like as each floor has two rooms with a different music inside.
The most beatifull russian man can ne found in here but no luck ladies, they are all gay :(
Our Russian friends exagarated this place. They are celebrating New Year every night and making a special wedding ceremony to those who want. But i didn't like much the place. Its like the places from a David lynch movies.
But its very very cheap. We were in 6 and i don't remember how many Vodka or Champagne (Russian one, not the French of course) were opened and the end of the night the bill was 70$ in total. Can you believe that? + There is also an entrance fee.
One of the best club concert areas of the city. At evening there plays live concerts of well known bands (usually russian but sometimes foreign too). At night play DJs and electronic bands.
Two-floors club, 2 dance stages, 3 bars.
Capacity of the club is 800 people.
Dress Code: no dress code
10.11.01 was founded this excellent place.. Dj's play house music from 23pm-7am on Thursday-Sunday... 2 dancefloors.. 2 bars.. good atmosphere for chatting and dance.. entrance 100-300rub ($3-10), vodka 40rub, juice 30rub, beer 40rub
on August 2005 Par.spb was closed! don't try to find out it..
Dress Code: strict facecontrol
Went to Papanin in St petersburg, not sure where it is actually but was great. Theres a small casino inside if you fancy some blackjack or whatever. They had free nibbles at the door too!
Cloakroom was free! Good dance music, but some unknown russian dance too which the locals loved...... not too sure. Quite cool decor and drinks weren't too badly priced.
One thing to mention was that some of the tables in the club you had to pay to sit at or order food. But hey, boogie on the dancefloor! Very multicultural place. Nice bartenders! Lots of beautiful russians to admire all night.
Dress Code: Women are very dressy. Imaculate infact!
Men, just smart will do.
Look out for advertising posters or at the CD shops for gigs in summer! Last summer there was a great outdoor gig all night long feat. Dutch DJ greats like Tiesto and Ferry Corsten! Tickets around 25 USD.
Dress Code: It's quite cold even in summer nights. Jacket required.