Samara nightlife guide
Nightclubs, discos, clubs and bars
Even though it is an industrial centre, Samara’s inhabitants know how to have fun, when it comes to relaxing and hanging out with their friends. Samara nightlife is exciting and full of interesting events. During the summer a large number of cafes up along the river Volga open their outdoor terraces. The atmosphere at this time of the year equals that of a trendy beach resort. People are chilling in swimming gear and live music and karaoke is on the menu in many places. The smell of kebabs, barbecue, roasted chicken, lamb pilaf, and salted fish fills the air.
Most popular club in Samara is definitely Zvezda (Star). This multi-complex includes a cinema, a bowling area, a casino, a pool, shops, rock bar Skvozniak and an ultra hip dance club. Especially during the weekend,the place is packed with the finest selection of Samara girls. Club Aura makes also good hunting ground. In this disco you can find on Fridays and Saturdays a lot of local ladies to mingle and flirt with. Another legendary club in Samara is Iceberg (Dachanaya Street 2) where you can admire local hotties sipping cocktails and dancing to the modern house and club tunes of popular DJs. The place is visited a lot by foreign tourists and especially businessmen due to its reputation of local meat market. There are also short striptease shows. Phantom is another popular nightclub in Samara. Its entrance fee is more expensive, but its outgoing atmoshpere and beautiful girl are worth it. The stylish designed club Besheny Straus (Crazy Ostrich) often organizes student parties which are visited by a jumpy and frisky crowd. Besheny Straus is on Leningradskaya street 37 and plays often exotic music like Latin and Italian disco. Popular with university students in Samara is club Polet which has two dance floors usually packed with young girls dancing to pop and disco music. Due to the cheap drinks and high alcohol consumption of its visitors the atmosphere in club Polet can sometimes be a bit wild and raunchy. Also popular with students is Sever on Novo-Sadovaya street 149. Club Metallica offers a more underground scene and rock music.