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'Seafood, music, sunset' is the logo of this chilled lounge bar on the seafront. The seafood (mains from R500) ranges from grilled salmon to sturgeon, while the music is jazzy pop...
Below the Winter Theatre, this three-storey brewery-restaurant offers great views of the Black Sea alongside its own beers and a grilled meat-based menu (meals R300-750)...
Sochi’s hottest nightclub of the moment juts over the water and offers a range of environments catering to a high-spending VIP crowd...
A serene perch for a pick-me-up is on the wrap-around balcony of this 2nd-floor café overlooking lively pr Kirova...
An intimate space, the Chaliapin Dacha Literary Museum hosts classical-music concerts on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm. A film club also meets here on Saturdays at 3pm (admission R100 to R200).
This popular tasting complex in the Roza Khutor resort serves up local liqueurs, balsams and wines infused with mountain herbs, fruit and honey from Krasnaya Polyana and nearby Abkhazia.
This venue caters to a slightly older crowd with live bands or DJs playing mostly classic Soviet and Russian rock. Consistently happening and can get downright crazy on occasion.
Built in a majestic imperial style, this massive, colonnaded building would add grace to any world capital. Opera, ballet and drama are presented here.
Many of Russia’s top music acts play in Sochi in summer, and this massive hall, with its open front to the sea embankment below, plays host to many of them.
It’s well worth taking in a concert (philharmonic, organ, opera) in Pyatigorsk’s architectural highlight. Shows are of good quality and rarely sell out.
This sprawling open-air spot throbs to the sound of DJ-spun music while the moon casts a silvery path over the ocean. Often draws huge Russian pop acts.
True to its name, this architecturally striking, neoclassical theatre stages open-air concerts and drama performances during the summer.
With comfy sofas and friendly service, Sea Zone is another popular place to relax with a drink and savour the sunset.
This modern and notable theatre presents ballet and opera between September and June.
This Roza Khutor nightclub is big on 1980s disco and cheesy Russian pop.
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