rock, etc.

A rock venue mostly featuring heavy metal concerts.
38 Ulitsa Beringa. Metro Primorskaya
+7 (812) 952 4696

A new concert venue located at the
St. Petersburg hotel.
5/2 Pirogovskaya Naberezhnaya.
Metro Ploshchad Lenina
+7 (812) 907 1917

Cheshire Cat
A new, third location for the underground club. Singers/songwriters and lesser known rock bands.
9 Ulitsa Lva Tolstogo
Metro Petrogradskaya
+7 (812) 448 7749

Chinese Pilot Jao Da
A local branch of the notorious Moscow underground rock club, which also has a branch in Montenegro. Seva Gakkel of Akvarium rock band and TaMtAm club fame is the venue’s art director. Live rock, jazz and electronic music.
7 Ulitsa Pestelya
Metro Gostiny Dvor/Chernyshevskaya
+7 (812) 273 7487; +7 (911) 751 8339

Fish Fabrique
One of the oldest surviving local music clubs has expanded and now also has a larger room called Fabrique Nouvelle which hosts concerts and film screenings.
53 Ligovsky Prospekt
Metro Ploshchad Vosstaniya
+7 (812) 764-4857

Part of Pushkinskaya 10 alternative art center. Mostly experimental and improvised music, some rock and electronic acts. A very limited selection at the bar.
53 Ligovsky Prospekt
Metro Ploshchad Vosstaniya
+7 (812) 764-5258,
+7 (812) 764-5263

A larger venue for big Russian and international rock and hip-hop bands.
2 Kremenchugskaya Ulitsa
Metro Ploshchad Vosstaniya
+7 (812) 905 7555

Located in a former bomb shelter, Griboyedov is one of the oldest and most respected local clubs, with live concerts in the evenings and DJ sets at nights. Griboyedov Hill is a more recently opened restaurant on top of the bunker, where concerts are also held.
2A Voronezhskaya Ulitsa
Metro Ligovsky Prospekt
+7 (812) 764 4355,
+7 (812) 973 7273

A rock music club and a brewery. Mostly cover bands.
2 Ploshchad Konstitutsii
Metro Moskovskaya
Tel. +7 (812) 923 1292

A larger concert venue launched by the team behind the now-defunct A2. Pete Doherty played here.
24 Bronnitskaya Ulitsa
+7 (812) 922 1300

A rock club with a restaurant and billiards.
90 Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
Metro Pushkinskaya/Zvenigorodskaya
+7 (812) 713 1945

A new location for the popular youth-oriented bar. Live concerts and DJ sets. Enter through the courtyard.
7 Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
+7 812 712 0734

Money Honey
A rockabilly club with a fixed schedule of cover bands. More diverse bands perform upstairs.
28 Sadovaya Ulitsa
Metro Gostiny Dvor
+7 (812) 310 0549

Yet another new location for the rock club, five minutes from the old one. Metal, rock, alternative.
3 Instrumentalnaya Ulitsa
Metro Petrogradskaya
+7 (812) 958 3888

PirO.G.I. on Fontanka
A branch of the hip Moscow network of restaurants with live concerts and art events launched last summer. A dining room and a bar with performances by bands and DJs.
40 Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
+7 (812) 275 3558

Zal Ozhidaniya
A rock and pop concert venue. Part of Varshavsky Express retail and entertainment complex located in the former railroad station building.
118 Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo Kanala
Metro Baltiiskaya
+7 (812) 333 1069

An underground rock club managed by the people from the now-closed Moloko club. Punk, indie, alternative and some experimental electronica.
2/3 3-ya Sovetskaya Ulitsa
Metro Ploshchad Vosstaniya
+7 (812) 274 9467


Jazz Philharmonic Hall
The oldest local jazz venue directed by local jazz patriarch David Goloshchyokin. Ellington Hall is a bar located in the upstairs area with a stage used for smaller concerts.
Mainstream, Latin jazz, blues.
27 Zagorodny Prospekt
Metro Vladimirskaya/Dostoyevskaya
+7 (812) 764 8565

JFC Jazz Club
A smaller jazz club that operates daily.
33 Shpalernaya Ulitsa
Metro Chernyshevskaya
+7 (812) 272 9850

The Other Side
A bar and restaurant with jazz and blues concerts at weekends. A popular expat hangout.
1 Bolshaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa
Metro Nevsky Prospect
+7 (812) 312 9554

Street Life
A pop-jazz club and restaurant.
6 2-ya Krasnoarmeiskaya Ulitsa
Metro Tekhnologichesky Institut
+7 (812) 575 0545

dj bars

A notorious DJ bar, popular with students and expats.
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
9 Dumskaya Ulitsa

Dyuni (Dunes)

The second incarnation of the urban beach bar, brought to the city’s alternative bar crowd by the founder of Datscha. Located in the unlikely setting of an industrial courtyard, Dunes boasts ping pong, bar snacks and of course, lots of sand.
Metro Ploshchad Vosstaniya/Ligovsky Prospekt
50 Ligovsky Prospekt (walk through the courtyard to the very end).

An art bar launched by several members of rock band Leningrad. DJs, fashion shows, occasional concerts.
Metro Ligovsky Prospekt
50 Ligovsky Prospekt (Korpus 6)
+7 (812) 610 1990

A DJ bar next to Datscha.
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
9 Dumskaya Ulitsa


A new art bar celebrates St. Petersburg’s northern neighbor.
DJs, poetry readings.
31 Kadetskaya Liniya
Metro Vasileostrovskaya
Tel: 995 1 995

Mishka Bar

A new bar popular with expats, with DJs and local celebs spinning discs.
40 Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
Metro Gostiny Dvor
Tel: +7 (921) 322 5194


A DJ bar launched by the Achtung Baby team.
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
7 Kazanskaya Ulitsa, in the courtyard

Siny Pushkin
An art bar conceived by Sergei Shnurov and Ivan Ushkov. DJs, occasional concerts.
43/12 Khersonskaya Ulitsa
Metro Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevskogo
+7 (953) 347 6676

A launderette bar. DJs, small live concerts.
26 Kazanskaya Ulitsa
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
+7 (812) 314 5371


Central Station
The city’s premier gay club.
1/28 Ulitsa Lomonosova
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
+7 (812) 312 36 00

The Club
A recently opened gay club.
17 Shcherbakov Pereulok
Metro Vladimirskaya
+7 (812) 912 11 69

The city’s oldest gay bar, much loved for its shows.
181 Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo Kanala
Metro Baltiiskaya
+7 (812) 575 4512

Golubaya Ustritsa
A self-described “trash” gay club, close to Central Station.
1 Lomonosova Ulitsa
No phone.


Ice Palace
1A Prospekt Pyatiletok
Metro Prospekt Bolshevikov
+7 (812) 718 6620

Lensoviet Palace of Culture
42 Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt
Metro Petrogradskaya
+7 (812) 346 04 38

Music Hall
4 Alexandrovsky Sad
Metro Chernyshevskaya
+7 (812) 232 9201

Oktyabrsky Concert Hall
6 Ligovsky Prospekt
Metro Ploshchad Vosstaniya
+7 (812) 275 1300

Peterburgsky Sports and Concert Complex
8 Prospekt Yuriya Gagarina
Metro Park Pobedy
+7 (812) 388 1211,
+7 (812) 378 1710

Yubileiny Sports Complex
18 Ulitsa Dobrolyubova
Metro Sportivnaya
+7 (812) 498 6033