Drinking and nightlife in Western European Russia

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Veliky Novgorod


    Cool bohemian Samovar is a great spot to hang out, with an all-welcome atmosphere, good vinyl spinning, art on the red-painted walls and a range of Russian craft beer on tap.

  • Nightlife in Veliky Novgorod


    Those seeking out local experiences – combined with cheap beer – should find this tiny dive-bar set in a residential apartment block. There's a number of local lagers on tap (from R65 for 500mL), which you can drink while watching local telly. There's also a range of smoked fish, meats and nuts to snack on.

  • Nightlife in Veliky Novgorod

    All Ready

    All Ready is a bright contemporary cafe with pot plants and comfy cushioned booths. Centrally located, it's a handy spot for a coffee or cocktail break. It also does light snacks and meals (pastas, burgers, salads and so on) from R90 to R320.

  • Nightlife in Veliky Novgorod

    Greensleeves Irish Pub

    An Irish bar in the birthplace of Russia may seem a bizarre concept, but they've definitely got the craic down pat here. There are loads of beers on tap and the obligatory whiskies if you're sick of vodka and cognac.