The name of this bar goes up to the “Sid and Nancy” movie because “cider” in Russian sounds just the same as “Sir” with an R on the end. Anyway, there’s nothing about the famous movie inside. Instead, it’s all about the cider.
People coming to St. Pete from Moscow claim that there is close to no cider in Moscow. That’s right: St. Pete is blooming with both draft local beer (IPA, APA and all you can imagine) and draft local cider (apple, pear, blackcurrant, plum and others).
I also love cider from Bretagne; you can find many nice imported bottle ciders here at Cider and Nancy. They also serve food (which is not too regular for a bar so I sometimes come here first and only after a dinner I head up to Khroniki or Holy Water).
In the summer, the windows are opened (as you can see in the photo) and the not-so-huge bar is filled with the breeze. There are also wide windowsills and in the evening you can see people smoking and chatting outside.
Earlier, all the bar life in St. Pete was crowded on the Rubinsteina street; now, Belinskogo street and Nekrasova street are even more alive than Rubinsteina. Try all three and choose for yourself. Bar-hopping is the best way to spend your Friday night.