This nightclub located in Italian Boulevard is a specious place with many tables, good music and many visitors, although it is an upmarket place.
The entrance fee is 35 UAH.
We went there with my British friends, sailors of an oil tanker who had a short leave in Odessa. We met them at Mick O’Neills Irish pub in De Ribas Street. Since I was “a local” to them who had visited Odessa several times, I took them all to Palladium where we had a good time together.
In fact, Palladium is also a hotel with a Turkish bath and a Finish sauna.
Here are phone numbers for reservation:
+38 (048) 728 66 51
+38 (048) 728 77 30
fax +38 (048) 728 77 99.
The address is 4 Italian Boulevard.
Have a look at their web site:
Dress Code: casual
Since I have often stayed at Magnolia sanatorium, I used to frequent Magnolia nightclub.
I found it to be a very attractive nighttime destination of many students of the neighboring National University.
Located at the complex of Magnolia sanatorium, this place is a genuine Ukrainian nightclub popular with many young people.
I always enjoyed the music and the atmosphere there.
The entrance fee is 50 UAH (if you want to sit at the sofa) or you have to reserve a table beforehand.
There is a good change of music there.
Out of many nightclubs I have visited in Odessa this one stays in my memory for long.
I have singled out this nightclub in French Boulevard as my favorite one due to its lively and relaxed atmosphere and nice music.
It is always full of people and is located not far from Dolphin beach – 15 minutes’ walk down the stairs.
My American friend Omar (on the picture at the entrance to the hotel) whom I also took to several nightclubs in Odessa approved of my choice and enjoyed his stay in "Magnolia" too thanks to its musical program, bar and atmosphere.
Dress Code: casual
This pub is very popular among foreigners.
It has two floors and a large bar.
It has a special design and the bar is decorated with a lot of bills from different countries with autographs of people who presented them. The bills hang from the ceiling and we, my foreign friends and I, decided to take a picture taken there.
They also serve different sorts of beer here.
There is also a computer with Internet ($2 an hour) to the left of the entrance for you to work on the Internet, if you need it urgently.
Dress Code: casual
Many visitors of Odessa (I was not an exception) stop in front of this magnificent building admiring its beautiful windows, impressive columns and the wide marble staircase at the entrance.
You can see a bronze plaque at the facade stating that the building is the architectural monument of the 19th century.
There is a bust of the author of this superb building - architect A.A.Bernardacci.
The building was built in 1894-1899 for the city stock exchange.
Philharmonic Society in Pushkin Street moved into this building in the twenties of the 20th century.
The hall seats about 1,000 spectators.
The interior is very attracting, too, especially that of the Main Hall that is 15 meters high.
Odessa Symphony Orchestra and lots of other orchestras, music groups and theater companies gave performances and concerts here.
This building is also called the highest one-storey building in Odessa for its height.
Dress Code: theater dress code
This nightclub is located between French Boulevard and Shevchenko Avenue, opposite the stonewall of the champagne factory.
You can order some hot dishes cooked in the open, but the most attracting thing there is the disco.
There are Free Microphone musical parties;
the disco party usually starts at 11 p.m.
The entrance to the disco is free.
There are a lot of young people there – the students of the neighboring National University.
Dress Code: casual
If you want to party, go to Arcadia beach at night (at least in summer). A lot of clubs are waiting for you to dance till the morning light. I spent one night there and had the impression that most of the party-people were young russian tourists and I must say, I was glad not to hear any English or German language there....
Of course, Arcadia in summer is an interesting place to spend during the day, but it is not the only beach worth a visit ;-)
It is often called Club City: you can do many things here: take a picture at the photo studio, enjoy the interior and have dinner.
You can enjoy special variety programs starting at 10 p.m.:
First Future (on Thursday)
World Treasures (On Saturday).
Dress Code: casual
At night there are a lot of bars and restaurants to hang out. It is beautiful especially in summer as nearly every restaurant offers outside seating facilities.
If you want you can smoke a waterpipe, which is very common in Odessa...
If you like classical music, an opera or ballet performance is really worth a visit.
The main music-theater is the famous Opera House, of course (see 'Must-see-activities'). Besides the Opera House there is also the Musical-Comedy-Theater near the railway station.
I saw the ballet "La Bayadere" (Minkus) there (as the Opera House was closed for restoration). The audience was quite young and very enthusiastic, the performance in my opinion very average. Let me know your experiences!
Ibitza is open 24 hours. In the disquoteque the sound quality is great. Every night there is a show and occasionally - mostly on the weekends during the summers there are concerts.
This club is a little bit younger than Itaka but it is one of my favorites in Odessa. Come prepared to dance and again dress to impress if you want to stand a chance.
Dress Code: Come looking your best.
Ibiza is the place to be if you want to have a blast off evening in Odessa,Ukraine...Superb music with at least one or twice a week a live DJ act...Funky club tunes,good sound&light shows...And the best part,tons of hot chicks!!!!
All wearing sexy clothes...Dancing sexy...Uhhhahhh->Go and see by your selfs...You'll not reget it!
The atmosphere is inmaginable,feel the fibes and dance till noon.Best peroid to visit is mid of july till mid august...
How to find Ibiza,simply go to the beach promenade near Arcadia,go straight ahead for 5 mins....
Dress Code: Just go like you want,but if you want to score dress sexy and up-t-date...That will improve your chances....
Odessa's Opera and Ballet Theatre first opened in 1810. It is the second most famous landmark of Odessa, after the Potemkin Steps. It was originally designed by the St. Petersburg architect, Thomas de Thomon, but in1873, the building was badly damaged by fire. Two Viennese architects, Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer were commissioned to construct the larger replacement, work started in 1884 and the theatre, which cost 1.3 million roubles, was completed in 1887. But, in 1925 there was another fire. The current theatre's façade is decorated in the Italian baroque style. In the niches are the busts of Mikhail Glinka, Nikolai Gogol, Alexandr Griboyedov, and Aleksandr Pushkin. The large hall was modeled after the style of Louis XVI. It is richly decorated with gilded stucco figures and designs. The architects provided the foyer with twenty-four exits, to avoid tragedy in the case of yet another fire.
Tchaikovsky, Rimskykorsakov and Rachmaninov all conducted here, Chaliapin, Tito Ruffo, Batistini and Jeraldoni sang here and Anna Pavlova danced here. I saw a good performance of Carmen. The Odessa opera company is well known throughout Europe, but the audience was disappointingly small and the theatre was three-quarters empty.
My ticket for the stalls cost 50 UAH ($10). My advice is buy the cheapest seat possible as when the performance starts everybody moves to a better seat anyway.
Dress Code: I was a bit apprehensive about the dress code as it is such a grand theatre and I only had my backpacking clothes. but I needn't have worried. People do not dress up to come to see opera here. Jeans and T-shirt are fine although smart casual is the norm.
A really cool place for people who enjoy loud live music, good food and fresh beer. A sort of a pub. Every day after 21:00 a different local band plays blues, rock'n'rool, jazz etc:) Sometimes come bands from other cities and even countries. It's better to reserve a table for weekends.
Dress Code: No special dress code:))
Odessa is known for many things, one of which is the wild nightlife. There are numerous new hotspots in Odessa such as Visavis, Skazka and of course the classics such as Ibiza, Palladium and Itaka so make sure to check them all out while in Odessa this summer or whenever you choose to come. New Odessa nightclubs are located in the very center, right near Deribasovskaya street. Visavis for instance brings a flavor of New York city posh lounge with it - something that Odessa has not yet seen. Make sure to visit it if you are in Odessa but be aware it is not cheap. A good evening out there will run at least $100, that is if you do not gable. If you do, you will need a lot more! Good luck. A great up to date nightlife source for Odessa nightlife is located here: http://www.odessaapts.com/night_life.asp
Dress Code: Stylish wear is required to get pass the door staff here.
Itaka is open 24 hours. Itaka has a greek design., with a concert arena. Every night the party gets going very late by western standards, around 1:30am. Music is a mix of pop, remixes and slow classics. Overall the vibe is fantastic but definately do dress to impress if you hope to meet some locals.
Dress Code: Dress to Impress.