Drinking and nightlife in Northern European Russia

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Murmansk

    7 Nebo

    There are stupendous panoramic views of Murmansk on offer at 7 Nebo (Seventh Heaven), located on the 17th floor of the Azimut Hotel in the centre of the city. With imported beers and decent wine list, plus tasty pasta and pastries, this is the place to watch the sun descend languidly towards the horizon during the long summer nights.

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    Bar Barevich

    Craft beer in the Arctic Circle! This US-style bar serves a range of limited craft beers (from R250), oysters from the White Sea, and grilled meat. Also has darts and multiple TV screens that show sporting events. It's near Lake Verkhnee, a short walk from the centre of town.

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    Start-Up Cafe

    This centrally located cafe serves great toasted cheese sandwiches (R150) as well as the usual range of caffeine hits. There are also piles of Russian-language Marvel and DC comics on the shelves if you feel like brushing up on your superhero vocab.

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    Pinta Pub

    With its Germanic facade, Scottish decor and merry-old-England bathroom tiles, the Pinta seems to be in the midst of an identity crisis, but who cares when it has its own on-site microbrewery? There are regular live gigs on weekends, from rock to jazz.

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    Atmospheric British-style pub, with dark-wood furniture and a good selection of imported beers.

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    Disco Kruzhka

    Cocktails and disco music in the Arctic Circle. Why not?

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    Grey Goose

    Cavernous lounge cafe/bar done up in faux gangsta style with massive red leather seats you can lose yourself in. There's sushi on the menu and imported English ale on tap. Incongruously located in a small shopping centre.

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    Beyond the bar in this entertainment complex inside the Hotel Meridian, there's billiards, bowling, and large dance floor with music themes changing nightly.