Top Nightclubs in St. Petersburg, Russia

By Kerry Kubilius for tripsavvy on Oct 17, 2017

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From techno music to live punk or jazz, St. Petersburg has a nightlife that will appeal to anyone. Dance till well past dawn at Metro, experience gay Petersburg at Greshniki, or book a table for two at JFC Jazz Club.

1. Par.spb

This is a no-holds-barred club of exceptional proportions. Themed weekends, an ample list of DJs, and an indoor lounge means that Par.spb is just the ticket when you want a little of everything. Alexander Park 5B, Gorkovskaya metro

2. Moloko

The funky, fun interior is original and welcoming. Moloko features live music and inexpensive beverages. Prices will vary by gig, and all bands begin at 8 pm. Perekupnoy per. 12, Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevskovo metro

3. Money Honey

This "saloon" takes you back to a Wild Wild West that could only be conceived of in the minds of Russians. You have to see it to believe it. Play pool with your buds or kick off your boots in front of the fireplace. Live music every night at 8pm and 12:30 am. Apraksin dvor, korpus 13, Nevskiy Prospekt metro

4. Fish Fabrique

This artsy club has long been a mainstay of St. Petersburg. Live concerts, table-football, and movies are some of the entertainments at Fish Fabrique. Ligovskiy pr. 53, Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro

5. Circus Night Club

Get your drinks served by angels or demons in this gay club. Four floors, themed parties, and lots of tight clothing. St. Petersburg is known for being more liberal towards homosexuality than other parts of Russia, and Circus Night Club is a big hit. Keep the card you're given at entry--this will be used to keep a tally of the cost of all your drinks, and there is a steep penalty for losing the card. nab. kanala Griboedova 28/1, Nevskiy Prospekt metro

6. Saint-Petersburg State Jazz Philharmonic Hall

Advanced tickets are required for this swanky jazz venue. Founded by David Goloshchokin, a St. Petersburg musician famous for being one of Russia's premier violinists. The Saint-Petersburg State Jazz Philharmonic Hall is not for a casual night out, so plan ahead and dress to the nines. Zagorodniy pr. 27, Vladimirskaya/Dosoevskaya metro

7. JFC Jazz Club

A small, popular joint catering to a more casual crowd. One of Russias most prestigious jazz musicians, Andrei Kondakov, directs the club. Make sure to make reservations--JFC fills up early. Some of the shows include Dixieland bands, blues, rock, and even the avant-garde. Shpalernaya ul. 33, Chernyshevskaya metro

8. Red Fox Jazz Club

This friendly establishment features classic jazz from the 1930's and 40's. Their website is pleasantly bilingual and charmingly amateurish. Live music every night except Monday.

Open 10:30am weekdays, 2pm weekends
ul. Mayakovskovo 50, Chernyshevskaya metro

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