Drinking & Nightlife

Just about anywhere along vul Derybasivska is a good place for a drink. Wine-making is a fledgling industry in the vicinity of Odesa, so pay attention to local brands, such as Shabo, as well as to the excellent wine from neighbouring Moldova.

Odesa's raucous club scene has two seasons: summer (June to August) and the rest of the year. In summer, the action is at Arkadia Beach, where two huge, Ibiza-style nightclubs produce heightened levels of madness seven days a week.