8 Saint Petersburg’s rooftops where you can tan and watch movies

Picnics with shish kebabs, outdoor movie viewings, open air yoga classes, and scenic views of the Botanical Garden — or a simple cup of coffee under a glass dome. Here is a list of eight rooftops in Saint Petersburg where you can do all of the above and more.

Loft Project Etazhi

The roof of the Loft Project Etazhi (Floors) is the tallest observation deck after Saint Isaac’s Cathedral – at 27 meters above ground. The 1200 sq.m. deck hosts concerts, yoga classes and various master classes. It’s also a common spot for picnics, birthday parties and weddings and is open 24/7!

ADDRESSES

74, Ligovsky Prospekt

Entrance fee

$2

The Hi-Hat

A summer deck with a panoramic view of the Botanical Garden is located close to the Karpovka embankment. Every week the Hi-Hat hosts open-air parties, theatre performances, shows and concerts. This place only open on event days, so it’s best to follow them on social media for updates on their event calendar.

ADDRESSES

4, Aptekarsky Prospekt

Entrance fee

Depends on the event

The DOT

This deck is located on Vasilyevsky Island on the rooftop of a 19th century leather factory building. Evenings at the Dot are all about live music and in the daytime about the food. Tuesdays are reserved for DOTKINO — movie screenings and film lectures, while on Wednesdays the place hosts open air yoga classes. There is no fixed entrance fee, but donations are welcome.

ADDRESSES

30, Kozhevennaya Liniya

Entrance fee

Depends on the event

MOD Club

On the days when the club’s summer deck is not reserved for a concert or a movie screening, it operates as a rooftop bar with its own pizzeria. The terrace opens at 6 PM as does the main indoor club space. The entrance fee depends on the event — on concert days or special event days you’ll need a ticket. Otherwise, if it’s just a normal bar day, the entrance is free. Even rainy days are not a problem as the club has a tarp to cover its visitors from the rain.

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ADDRESSES

7, Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova

Entrance fee

No fee except for event days

The Kosmos

The Kosmos deck with the view of the historical city center is located on the roof of a business center on the Petrograd Side. This space can be rented out for a very special date, a photo shoot, a wedding or any other occasion and can host up to 200 people. It also has a canopy for when it rains.

ADDRESSES

5, Lodeynopolskaya Ulitsa

Entrance fee

You can rent out the space for ($25) per hour

The New Stage of the
Alexandrinsky Theatre

The roof of The New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre hosts silent movie screenings — visitors are given individual headphones for the sound. There are lots of cozy throws and blankets along with various hot and cold drinks in the bar. On non-event days, the rooftop opens its doors at 2 PM and is free to enter.

ADDRESSES

49A, Naberezhnaya reki Fontanki

Entrance fee

None

Creative Lab Solaris Lab

A cozy hidden gem of a coffee shop, the Solaris Lab is located in a glass dome on the roof nearby Voznessensky Prospekt. The space also has an open air veranda with just a few tables. You can kick back and sip some tea or coffee while looking at St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Doors open daily at 1 PM.

ADDRESSES

18, Pereulok Pirogova

Entrance fee

None

Hotel Nevsky Bereg

The space on the roof of Nevsky Bereg can be rented out for weddings, parties and photo shoots. The deck is equipped with hammocks, lounge chairs, tents, a large charcoal grill and a cooking countertop along with a sink. The 200 sq.m. floor is covered with synthetic grass and fenced with wood, feels like the countryside with a view of the city!

ADDRESSES

122, Nevskiy Prospekt

Entrance fee

Upon request

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