Gay life in Saint-Petersburg
In Soviet times, Russia's gay scene was completely underground. After perestroyka, attitudes towards and laws about homosexuality started to change, and, in 1993, was decriminalised. In a lot of ways, Russia remains more conservative than most European countries, which may be why the gay scene in St. Petersburg is smaller and more hidden than you would expect for a city of almost five million.
I will assist you with trying to meet the local Gay population in the city. Also, you may meet someone of interest at the local bars and Bath houses. Prepare yourself for a good time.
Club Central Station
- web site: www.centralstation.ru
The club is located in the heart of the City close to Nevsky prospect. It features great looking dancers who you might wish to feed fruit. With a capacity of 500 it usually draws large good looking crowds. I recommend a visit.
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- web site: www.cabarespb.ru
Disco Gay Bar Blue Oyster
- location: 1 Lomonosova ul., door 69 (30 meters from the gay club Central Station) and next to the oldest shopping center "Gostiny Dvor"
Sauna FitnessSauna is opened 7 days a week (2:00 pm - 6:00 am). You can find dry finnish sauna and Turskish steam room, relax cabins, bar with lots of drinks, masseurs and pleasant atmosphere
Tel.: 970 6409, +7 901 370 6409
Cruising club "Bunker"- web-site: www.bunkerspb.ru
Bunker is located on the Embankment of Fontanka river. There is a bar where you can meet people and watch gay videos, private rooms, showers, pleasant atmosphere.
Tel.: +7 (812) 329 9348
The Harbour bathhouseIt is traditional Russian bathhouse (not gay sauna). Men come here for health improvement. In the steam room everyone uses birch branches. This banya (bathhouse) is good to visit on Tuesday from 7 pm till 9 pm when everyone has a chance to see naked 18-22 y.o. cadets from Naval Academy, which is located nearby.
Gay beachis the part of nudist's beach on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. The beach is situated near the town Sestroretsk on the distance about 45 kilometers outside city
Palace Square is the central Square of St Petersburg was the focal point of Russian revolutions 1905 and 1917 and is now the site of concerts (e.g. Elton John in 2007) and special national and civic celebrations. In the middle of the Square id the massive Alexander Column.