A brand new and absolutely unique in its style wine bar has just opened in St Petersburg. It’s called Big Wine Freaks – a fantastic name for a very stylish and pretentious bar. It’s quite spacious and has two long snaking bar counters and some tables with chairs or armchairs. All the furniture was designed in Scandinavia in the 50-70ies and was bought specially for this place at Northern auctions. Most of the pieces you’ll recognize from books about design history or from museum collections.
Still it’s not the best thing about this bar! The wine list is just jaw dropping: terroir and vintage champagnes (some of them are served by the glass, which is quite rare in St Petersburg), unique wines from France, Germany, Italy and even Slovenia, imported by the owners especially for Big Wine Freaks and Tre Bicchieri restaurant (300-600 rub per glass). For special occasions they serve Dom Perignon 2004 at the price of 12700 rubles.
Fabulous food, prepared by cooks that interned at Noma, probably the most well known restaurant of the world nowadays, perfectly matches the wines. Don’t miss my favorite Duck Wraps (300 rub), Smoked Whitefish Tapas (210 rub), Shiitake Dim-Sum (270 rub) and Deep Fried Scallop (360 rub).
The bar is off the beaten path and located in a secluded area, still it’s not very far from the very center if you take a taxi or you might prefer a long walk. Nevertheless it’s highly recommended to book a table in advance.
Big Wine Freaks | Bars, Restaurants (Mixed) | Grüner Veltliner Nikolaihof Wachau Austria 2012 RUB 300
Instrumental’naya 3 | +79219386063
Tue – Sat 18:00 – 01:00