St Petersburg wine bar scene is showing no sign of slowing, with new hot spots emerging almost every month.
Sipping a glass of wine while hanging out with friends during the weekend is one of our favorite pastimes in St Petersburg. And, if you too love drinking wine as we do, here you'll find a great list of St Petersburg wine bars where to sample some amazing wines from around the world.
The city’s wine bar scene has never been so explosive. As the city's residents are starting to become more and more perceptive when it comes to wine, new bars emerge every month opening up to both a young and middle age audience.
As a result today St Petersburg offers dozens of charming and humble spots serving hard-to-find wines by the glass, bottle or carafe. To help you choose the perfect St Petersburg wine bar, we’ve rounded up six of of what think are the best city's wine bars. Pick one, grab a glass of red or white wine, and enjoy a pleasant evening in Russian style.
Below a list of well known wine bars in the city worth visiting for tasting good wines.
Address: Mokhovaya Street, 26| St Petersburg 191028 Russia | Phone: (+7) 812 995-47-94
"For Wine and Fine Cuisine Lovers"
Bar 74 was named after the legendary highway in France. Route D974 in fact passes from Dijon to Bon, dividing the vineyards of Burgundy, and the fine wines of this region form the basis of the bar’s extensive wine list. You’ll love the modern interior designed by the best of St Petersburg’s designers and artists. Great food, the best varieties of French wines and jazz evenings make this a compelling choice. You can also try Mark (home-brewed hooch) or a light apple liqueur Pommeau de Normandie, as well as French beers, traditional vodkas, Armagnac, or Pastis.
Address: Rubinstein St, 6| St Petersburg 191025 Russia | Phone: (+7) 812 950-04-74
"Fashionably and Youthfully"
Crazy Wine Bar can’t be missed as it features neon lights and music pumping out into the night. They offer a huge variety of wines (27 by the glass or 130 by the bottle) and their food range is also vast – salads, soups, tapas, fish or meat. If you’re not into wine and prefer beer or cider, this is the place to come as they have some really good French, Spanish, Belgian and Russian selections. Whether you come for the food, wine, beer or cider, you’ll have a great time here.
"Wine Lovers' Paradise"
Prosto Vino is Spanish for Simply Wine, but this Prosto Vino bar (open from 4pm to midnight, or 2am on Fridays and Saturdays) serves all manner of wines from Spanish cava and rare Russian wines to New and Old World and mainstream wines. Look on the big blackboards for the sampling wines of the day. The small blackboards show the food offerings which, like the wine, change regularly and include an all-day breakfast. This is a great spot for wine buffs and the subdued lighting and funky music gives an ambience that will induce you to become relaxed and talkative. Enjoy!
Address: Rubinstein St, 9/3| St Petersburg 191025 Russia | Phone: (+7) 812 310-80-51
"Family Friendly Atmosphere"
Vinnyy Shkaf prides itself that its staff can all help you choose just the perfect wine for your occasion. While they primarily focus on importing wines from private wine cellars and local suppliers, you can also find here wold brands imported from Portugal, France and Italy. Classics like Chablis or Gavi are also offered. This is a cosy family-like atmosphere offering food and wine of high quality. Once you’ve chosen your wine, the menu will wow you with its unusual dishes like duck leg with wild wheat garnish, or lamb with cocoa couscous.
Address: Birzhevoy Pereulok, 4| St Petersburg 199034 Russia | Phone: (+7) 812 198-27-87
Bratya Tonet translates as Brothers Thonet who were master furniture makers in their day. This wine bar and restaurant on Vasilyevsky Island has a collection of furniture of differing periods and styles and is a favourite place for romantic couples, and lovers of old Europe. Be seduced by the strings of a temperamental Spanish guitar or the sounds of an old piano. Wines, beers and vodkas are available and are a good reason to visit the island. The food is fresh and tasty, and the staff and owner are very friendly and welcoming. Reservations are advised.
Address: Vosstaniya St, 24| St Petersburg 191014 Russia | Phone: (+7) 981 986-98-26
Small but perfectly formed this St Petersburg wine bar serves a wide choice of wines, both local and international. Do Immigration is open from 6pm – 1am (3am on Fridays and Saturdays). They serve delicious snacks including meat or cheese platters to complement the wine and on some days there’s a BBQ grill on the wine bar’s rooftop. The bar is situated in a hidden wine loft in one of the old yards in the centre of St Petersburg and is well worth a visit.
Written Davide C.