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While Moscow is the place for exclusive clubs and famous DJ names, St. Petersburg has its fair share of nightlife, albeit perhaps a bit more casual. You’ll find more student cafés and hangouts with open mics than lavish, overpriced dance clubs. A few favorite bars with both locals and expats: Datscha, The Office Pub, Begemot and Fish Fabrique.
Locals are known for being proud of their city and for being more than happy to talk to visitors about all the great aspects of St. Petersburg. You won’t find it hard to strike up conversations with the younger generation, many of whom will be pleased to practice their English.