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Russian Vodka Museum

Konnogvardeiskiy Blvd., 4 | Metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 570-64-22
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Russian Vodka Museum reopened in a new location at Number 4 Konnogvardeysky Boulevard under the same roof with the new restaurant "Russian VodkaRoom No. 1"Restaurant and museum complex is situated in the very heart of St. Petersburg near St. Isaac’s Square in the historical building of Headquarters and Stables of the Horse Guard Regiment.Russian Vodka Museum is the first museum in Russia and in the world dedicated exclusively to Vodka. Its exhibition tells about the drink which has been an integral part and essential attribute of Russian life for centuries. Russian Vodka Museum is a member of "Museum Quarter. St.Petersburg." The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour around museum our guests will hear about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions, Russian vodka Kings, and get to understand close link between the history of the Russian State and the history of this strong drink.
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Konnogvardeiskiy Blvd., 4 | Metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 570-64-22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In just 30 minutes, with the delightful, cheery and fluently English Veronica as my guide, I learned boatloads about the history of Russian vodka, from pre-Ivan the Terrible days in the 12th century all the way to Putin's relationship with the clear spirit. Veronica is...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on a group tour and this came as part of our 'experiences'. As I'm not a vodka drinker I wasn't expecting much but, in fact, the Russian guide made it very interesting as she walked us around the small museum. We then proceeded...More

Thank Jacki51
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour does not last very long, but you are shown round and told the process of vodka making, the guide was very good. After this you get to sample 3 different vodkas with some nibbles, the vodkas were good, but not sure about the...More

Thank sally j
Reviewed 1 week ago

TripAdvisor should create a separate entry for the restaurant. We did not go to the museum but went to the restaurant on our first evening in St. Petersburg. It's a warm and comfortable location with booths and tables. We had a booth in the front...More

Thank Tacopete5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice supper here with the best vodka I have ever had! There was a large selection of plain vodka as well as multiple selections infused with herbs and other flavors. Nothing at all like vodka bought in the US. Also are some red...More

Thank gasdad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum showing the history of vodka in Russia. After the tour there is a chance to sample three types of Vodka with snacks. There is also a restaurant attached, but we did not eat there. The restaurant looked nice and inviting with indoor and...More

Thank Kirk P
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We had dinner here before going to the Russian folklore show nearby. It was a great meal - they had menus in English and the staff spoke English very well. We shared the dumplings (EXCELLENT) and cucumber dill salad. My husband had chicken kiev and...More

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of a small tour group to have lunch. The purpose was to experience Russian cuisine. It was a set menu which included salad, mushroom soup, beef stroganoff and sweets. Whilst the food was okay it was not very special. The surrounds were...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my Russian Fiancée stumbled across this place and it was fab! If you want a true Russian experience with a miserable Russian waiter this is the place to go. We had 6 different shots of Vodka along with some traditional Vodka sharing foods....More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I'm not a vodka drinker and so the museum tour and three samples were a bit wasted on me. Those with me really enjoyed both, however. I enjoyed the food served with the vodka and the atmosphere. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

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7 February 2017|
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Response from RuideMorais | Reviewed this property |
The museum is, indeed, associated to the restaurant. I believe the museum closes at 20:00hrs but you can still have dinner in the restaurant after that hour. Not so sure about the bar in the museum. Enjoy
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Erica A
23 June 2015|
Response from Marina S | Property representative |
Hello! Dear Erica A, We always recommend to our guests to make reservation before visiting the Vodka Museum especially in summer time. In this case the guide of the Museum will pay special attention to the guests that will... More
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