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7. Views of Saransk

  GENERAL INFO - Entertaiment

Russian Federation
Republic of Mordovia
Saransk, 430000
Bolshevistskaya, 68




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Entertaiment

As can be expected from a medium-sized provincial city, Saransk is host to mostly inexpensive but cozy places to eat out and warm up. The recently opened nice cafes and restaurants, however, give a good sign of that capitalism has completely taken over here. Levels of the customer service are still somewhat behind the west, but it’s not the rule! You can expect a special treatment if you hint them that you’re an expert.

“Metro” cafe is probably one of the most interesting entertainment projects in Saransk. It combines the hi-tech entourage that attracts students from all over the city and a business-like atmosphere. A visitor can do whatever he’s after from surfing the web to conducting a business meeting, from having a snack to celebrating a birthday. Live music, performances of renowned DJs and multiple contests add up to the airs of an ‘advanced’ place. For this reason it is usually packed to the rafters.

Address: ul. Kommunisticheskaya, 13.

Open 14:00 – 23:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: average.

“Time Out” cafe. If you are out for an unexpected turn of style and quality, this place is exactly what you would want. Back-into-the-USSR trend makes one feel a special kind of nostalgia, and good music is a background for a nice conversation. To crown it all, snow-white towels were seen to be served here. All in all, it’s a good place to sit and talk over a beer (not much food offered here).

Address: ul. L.Tolstogo, 23.

Open 09:00 – 22:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): 30 rubles.

Prices: average.

“Red Sails” cafe. Pricy but trendy place to warm up. The lower hall will bring you to the atmosphere of a caper’s retreat with a lot of wood and cheap-cigar smoke around. The upper hall provides you with a full load of techno and pop music and plastic setting. An American from LA who had luck of spending a night in this place wrote subsequently: “Viva la Red Sails!” Maybe beautiful waitresses in sailor-like apparel made that special impression on him.

Address: pr. Lenina, 10b.

Open 11:00 – 01:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: average.

“Iolki-Palki” cafe. Also pronounced as Yoloki-paloki – depending on the moods you’re in after visiting this stylized cafe. The name itself means something like “damn it”, but there’s a play on words – it’s also a hint on the wooden trimming of the place. The atmosphere of an old Russian hut with artificial light wooden fences and waitresses in – well – encouragingly short Russian robes makes the traditional food taste in a special way. Billiards and gambling machines are available.

Address: corner of ul. Kommunisticheskaya/Bolshevistskaya

Open 11:00 – 02:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): 30 rubles for women, 50 for men.

Prices: high.

“Piligrim” cafe. Once a fashionable coffee place it is now a favorite place of local big-time entrepreneurs. Live music is not a rare thing here. However, expect a loud disco night if you choose to make a ‘pilgrimage’ to this place. It’s also famous for girls that dance on a floor surrounded by mirrors. Their own reflections must be inspiring and you can expect a rare show if you’re lucky enough.

Address: corner of ul. L.Tolstogo/B.Khmelnitskogo.

Open 11:00 – 03:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): check out by yourselves – it depends.

Prices: average.

“Rosinka” (‘Dewdrop’) cafe. The good old meeting place for students and schoolchildren famous for its non-drinking policy. Do not expect to find gorgeous furniture or service here. Locals love it for special salads, wine, ice-cream and exceptional ‘Napoleon’ cakes spiced with a good atmosphere of chattering about exams and parties. Certified kids are most welcomed.

Address: pr. Lenina, 18.

Open 10:00 – 22:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: low.

“Vosmoje Chudo Sveta” (‘The 8th Wonder’) restaurant. One of the few good restaurants where it is possible to meet a hearty welcome and impeccable service in exchange to the door selection test downstairs. A local production giant invested into the project, bringing it to a new level of quality. It is easy to meet some numerous local and ‘federal’ celebrities that dwell the three stylized halls – Fireplace, Tsarina and Modern. If the chef considers you ‘the hit of the place’, you can expect a complimentary shot of exceptional cognac. Generous portions of food are capable of quenching any hunger. A perfect place to eat out, date or listen to a live music performed on a white grand piano.

Address: ul. B.Khmelnitskogo, 40.

Open 11:00 – 02:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): 50 rubles.

Prices: high.

 “Admiral” restaurant. The first restaurant in Saransk that offers beer of its own brewing. Three eating lounges have enough room for gourmets of any kind. Waiters in the Central hall will offer you a wide range of ‘international’ dishes. The Italian hall is a top notch eating place worthy of the accolades that it attracts. The revamped menu features an array of pasta, risotto, pizza, ravioli, and much more. The hosts of the German hall will conjure up fantastic traditional food. Prepare enough room in your stomach for piles of roasted, smoked, grilled and steamed meat and gallons of lager. To crown it all, the live music adds up to the comfort and calmness of the place. However, go play bowling and billiards if you’re bored.

Address: ul. Ulyanova, 42a.

Open 12:00 - …

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: very high.

“Esmeralda” disco club. Situated most centrally (next door to ‘Saransk’ hotel), this garden of night life attracts hordes of youngsters (and those who still go for it!). They are here to have an energizing night full of really loud music (expect techno and trance pulses in your guts) and buoyant events. Large dance pole, best DJs and … go-go dancing. Professional teasers and relaxed visitors participate.

Address: ul. Kommunisticheskaya, 35.

Open 24x7.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): 40 rubles weekdays, 50 rubles weekends.

Prices: average.

“Bely Medved”(‘Polar Bear’) restaurant. One of the oldest restaurants of Saransk will offer you traditional Russian food that undoubtedly scores points. Once a favorite place of ‘nomenklatura’ people, it now represents a quiet and somewhat old-fashioned place. The salmon cutlet and abundance of drinks and cocktails are the specialty of the house.

Address: ul. Bolshevistskaya, 60.

Open 10:00 – 24:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: average.

“Saransk” restaurant is also one of the oldest of this kind in the city. Situated in the same building as “Saransk” hotel, it is convenient for those who want to have a complex entertainment event. Offers a standard set of dishes, some of them are really worth ordering.

Address: ul. Kommunisticheskaya, 35.

Open 10:00 – 05:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: high.

“Sonata” café. A warming fireplace and separated tables are perfect for those who are here to have a conversation over a cup of coffee or a pint of beer. Those who challenge the fortune can find gambling machines here.

Address: ul. Proletarskaya, 39.

Open 11:45 – 01:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): 20 rubles.

Prices: average.

“Malibou” café. Students having a spare minute or old friends who are desperate for a talk in a small quiet place dwell this café. Do not expect more than a coffee and a snack here.

Address: ul. B.Khmelnitskogo, 33.

Open 09:00 – 22:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: low.

“Pobeda”(‘Victory’) sports bar. Those keen on sports, be it making stakes, watching football (meaning football/soccer!) matches or simply having an expert conversation about Beckham’s new haircut, are welcomed here. A range of beers, gambling machines and TV makes the place complete.

Address: pr. Lenina, 28a.

Open 24x7.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: average.

“12 Stuljev”(’12 Chairs’) café. Being like Putin – there’s a certain touch of style in that in contemporary Russia. Hard to believe but true – Vladimir Putin was here! Fans of the Russian president have a chance to try the special course of the house that Putin enjoyed when he was in our city. In addition, the café offers everything for a successful dinner date – romance, candles, service on a high level of style and attention.

Address: pr. Lenina, 6.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: high.

“Olimp”(‘Olympus’) café. An extraordinary mixture of world-class billiard tables in the upper hall and an atmosphere of a psychedelic dungeon downstairs make you remember the time you spent here. What-you-get-is-what-you-pay-for rule does not work here. Generous portions of food and pull sessions cost next to nothing in this place! Be aware that multiple billiard contests are held here so you have to check whether you will be able to order a table – “Olimp” hosts crowds of people during these days.

Address: ul. Polezhayeva, Sports palace.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): 30 rubles.

Prices: average.

“Otdykh”(‘Rest’) café. Tea lovers have a good reason to visit the café.

Address: ul. Kommunisticheskaya, next to the Central Post Office.

Open 11:00 – 23:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: low.

“Nostalgie” café. Nice beige colors and retro Russian music provide for a remarkable night out.

Address: ul. Proletarskaya, 108 (TsUM).

Open 11:00 – 24:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): none.

Prices: average.

“Vesna”(‘Spring’) café. A good coffee place during the day and a hilarious café in the evenings. Very cozily styled, however, you will have to wait for a while if you ordered something even insignificant.

Address: pr. Lenina, 23.

Open 10:00 – 23:00.

Door-money (after 7 p.m.): 30 rubles.

Prices: average.

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