This is one of the most interesting St Petersburg private tours held by our experienced Saint-Petersburg guides because it shows a real life of our beautiful city. This way you will get some Russian experience.
The majority of Russians work very hard. The usual working day starts at 9am and finishes at about 9 or 10pm. In the evening after a difficult day everyone needs relaxation. This is the reason for pubs stay open the whole night.
On the other hand, Russian people are very conservative from the point of view of alcohol. As far as we know British, for example, can visit several pubs within one evening and usually have only drinks. Russians may sit in one and the same pub for hours and also will eat properly. That is why seated areas in pubs in Saint-Petersburg, Russia are usually quite big and most of the pubs have waiters and menus with a wide variety of dishes.
Locals gather there for a pint of some local crafts, very often watch sports on TV and discuss latest news. Very often there is live music in pubs on Fridays or dancing on Saturdays. The owners arrange different events and give presents to guests who participate in joyful competitions at the weekends in the bar itself or at the internet sites. During the day you can have a delicious and not expensive lunch here.
Recently many pubs of the new fashion have been introduced in the city. They have long bar tables with high stools and areas to stand. Such pubs look very English and offer great variety of beers, nice food and cheerful atmosphere that makes it a good place for starting the night. If this is a network of several pubs and you are going to visit several of them you will get a free pint in the end of the route. People seem to receive them well. Their dark wooden interiors are loved by visitors and represent the new style of drinking beverages.
During summer months outside almost every pub or bar there will be several tables or just a few chairs for those ones who would like to have a glass of bear in the open air.
Within this guided tour of Saint-Petersburg we are planning to look into the most interesting pubs and bars in the center of the city, to meet local people, to learn how to choose a cocktail that suits us and to enjoy the atmosphere. Food and drinks are optional. Book more than one tour with us to get a great discount!
The price includes a professional English-speaking guide for three hours.
Transportation is not included. If needed for three hours it is 85USD.
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