Or through the arch into a dark, typical St-Petersburg yard and to the metal door with no signs on it. This is most likely what the directions to El Copitas would sound like. Moreover, one needs to call/text/send an FB message to book a table in advance, otherwise no-one is going to open that intriguing black door.
Generally this bar’s image reminds me of the amusement park that South Park’s spoiled kid Cartman built only for himself, but it gained extraordinary popularity, because the entrance was strictly forbidden to strangers. Following this analogy you might expect that tables here are neatly booked and you’d be right.
Inside, the place is a Mexico-themed refurbished cellar with very warm atmosphere and incredibly outgoing staff (English-speaking). In the first minutes they sound strict: – May we sit at that corner table? – No. You sit here (at the community table which is basically a huge slab of concrete). But later they call you señorita, make compliments about your smartphone case and when you leave provide you with a cup of slightly spicy hot chocolate to keep you warm on the way home.
Mexico served as inspiration for the owners, so all food and drinks – mostly cocktails – on the concise hand-picked and regularly updated menu are themed, as well as the personnel’s communication.
Open: Thu to Sat – if nothing comes up, e.g. a trip to Moscow to take part in the cocktail competition.
Recommended season to visit: when outside it’s cold and dark.
Payment: cash only
El Copitas | Bars, Restaurants (Mexican) | Cocktail RUB 350
Колокольная улица 2 | +78129417168
Thu – Sat 19:00 – 02:00