Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Vladivostok

Moonshine

This exceptionally well-stocked and stylish place right by the seafront offers cocktails and a small but tantalising bar menu as well as wine by the glass. There's lots of exposed brickwork, distressed industrial fi…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Vladivostok

Old Fashioned

This fabulous cocktail lounge is a low-lit and beautifully set-out space, with a gorgeous wooden bar and gloriously comfortable sofas and chairs to lounge in. There's a meaty restaurant attached, where diners eat in…
Top Choice Lounge in Khabarovsk

Gatsby

Handsomely designed Gatsby has a main-level restaurant and lounge (with good food from R300 to R800). Downstairs is a swanky bar in one room, with big comfy seats around a horseshoe-shaped bar, and a small dance flo…
Top Choice Coffee in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Kofeyko

Friendly barista Maksim, one of apparently just three trained coffee professionals on the Kamchatka Peninsula, runs this tiny little stand and shop, where he grinds one of over a dozen coffee types from around the w…
Irish Pub in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Harat's Irish Pub

There are a number of Harat's pubs in Russia, and we imagine that this one has comforted many a homesick traveller. There's a terrific range of brews on tap including Guinness, Magner's, London Porter and Oyster Sto…
Pub in Vladivostok

Stary Kapitan

Facing the marina, the Old Captain has an excellent selection of draft beers, such as German Weihenstephan. The delectable seafood dishes (pan-seared tiger prawns and scallops) and appetisers (salted herring with bl…
Club in Vladivostok

Ra

Where the cool kids can be found hanging out on the seafront boardwalk on summer evenings, this black-painted brick warehouse is a simple bar with a pool table facing the beach during the day. Come nightfall the spa…
Craft Beer in Khabarovsk

Brozbar

With its industrial feel, this new edition to Khabarovsk's busy bar scene is definitely on the edgier side atmosphere-wise (well, at least by local standards). It has a good range of local and international craft be…
Pub in Yakutsk

Dikaya Utka

A favourite of expats, the spacious wood-lined 'Wild Duck' is the go-to spot for refreshing brews, and there's decent pub grub on hand. There's live music on Friday and Saturday nights (cover R300; from 9pm). It's i…
Bar in Vladivostok

Mumiy Troll

A fun and lively bar that draws a mix of locals and expats, rock-loving Mumiy Troll – set up by the nationally famous local band of the same name – has live acts most nights (from 10pm). There's rarely a cover, but …