Saturday , December 3 2022

Odessa Nightlife Guide: (2023 Update)

2023 UPDATE: Due to the war in Ukraine, no flights operating to Ukraine and its not advise to travel right now! Kindly check another similar cheap and safe nightlife destinations such as Bosnia, Poland, Georgia, Czechia

Are you guys looking for unlimited fun, cheap in cost and colorful nightlife? How about the very famous Ukrainian coastal city Odessa? You may have heard about repetition of Odessa nightlife. In this article I shared my own experiences to help people that looking for information about nightlife in Odessa, Ukraine!

Odessa nightlife one of the best experiences I believe I had in my life in Western Europe. You guys just need to know where to land. Since Odessa derived into 2 centralized nightlife which is far from each other. Central Odessa offers more on his historical structures along with Deribasovskaya (Derybasivska) Street. This street has a lot to offer during day especially cafes, restaurants and bars would cover your breakfast to lunch or dinner and coffee breaks.

Its not located near the black sea. Bars like bistros are mostly occupied streets along with cafes that has lounges on the street. It’s quite nice to spend your whole day here before getting ready to go actual nightlife spot called “Arcadia”!

It’s also hosts many shisha (waterpipe) cafes with variety of tobacco flavors. When I was passing by near one of them, I really amazed with the smell of aromatic hookah. Prices are reasonable but you may still need to watch some tricky restaurants to charge double from tourists.

Accommodation

One of the most important questions here must be the accommodation. I would recommend you to book apartment instead of hotel. Apartments are more comfortable than hotels. In my first night, I stayed in a hotel in Deribasovskaya Street but the hotels there usually located in those historical buildings which is why they were not comfortable enough and so oldish. They also not allowed or asked for extra charged for my friend that I met in bistro bar at Deribasovskaya Street.

Actually, she is the one who recommend and help me to find my apartment since its really hard to find someone who speaks English. House holders are usually grand nannies that looks like remains from Soviet Union. Its not a joke! You can’t talk with them since they don’t speak English at all. So, we decided to book an apartment with full black sea view and walking distance to hearth of nightlife in Arcadia.

accommodation in arcadia

Well, very beautiful view and nice room though. And no one cares how many people you invite to your room. You pay for room not per person! That’s why I would definitely recommend to book apartment in Arcadia. By the way if you still want to stay in Deribasovskaya Street, Arcadia is about 20 min far from there by taxi. There is public transport but I would not recommend since it’s not going to worth it!

Well let’s continue with our night. After we transferred next day to Arcadia, I really forgot about Odessa central. Odessa central needs only 1 day to discover and no need to stay there forever. Arcadia is the best place for nightlife. It’s safer too since its tourist destination. Let’s get start with the real clubbing experience, at the heart of the nightlife with crazy foam parties, head spinning cocktails and amazing girls from Odessa.

Arcadia, Odessa Nightlife

Midnight people from all over Odessa meets up in Arcadia. And its not only people from Odessa but also nearby cities visiting especially local youth from smaller cities nearby Odessa at weekends. You can feel slight difference between weekdays and weekends nights. I was so excited while walking through Arcadia when you see very beautiful Ukrainian ladies like competing each other.

It’s so normal to ask them for a drink together which will secure your night as well. Since I had my girl in Odessa, I was not single but last 2 days I was single since my girl need to go back to her city (Vinnitsa). She also visited Odessa for her 3 days holiday.

Here you would not see a history but a super live nightlife scene. Almost every corner you find nightclubs full of girls and tourists. Arcadia was designed for nightlife since it’s a coastal town next to the black sea and its atmosphere is amazing. I was shocked the quality of nightclubs there is really on top level. Almost all are safe and with guards. They don’t allow everyone though. You must have proper dressing code, and you must pay the entrance fee which is most of them have.

Once you are in, be careful with sudden foam party. that was very interesting experience for me though but I really enjoyed a lot. We jumped almost 4 clubs in my first night out and all of them was so classy. Let me introduce you below.  

Popular Odessa Nightclubs

  • ITAKA: Especially preferred by Russian models and singers, the venue is quite popular with its light shows. Colorful design and open air giving this venue quite good reputation. Can be preferable but quite expensive and has dress code + entrance fee.
  • VECHERNYAYA ODESSA: Pretty good cocktails and lovely staff and the placed right in the sea. Enjoyable atmosphere but quite expensive + entry fee.
  • IBIZA: Almost everybody knows but quite expensive especially late at night. Entrance fee and strict dress control. Safe to stay but girls are so goldish. Be very careful here when you offer drink a girl. She can enjoy with you whole night in club but sent you home alone…
  • FAKTURA: An option for Jazz and Classic music lovers. Level is so serious and expensive. But no goldish girls accepted. Almost all girls inside ready to meet with you.
  • GOLFSTREAM: If you prefer to watch some dance shows, Golfstream for you. Find your partner there and join the party. They do Karaoke time to time as well. With different kinds of vines, they offer you enjoyable time.
  • YO! CLUB: Also, one of the most popular club through the Europe but still best choice for live music lovers in Odessa.
  • PALLADIUM: One of the most known clubs in Odessa which also preferred by Ukrainian celebrity. They open their door at 23:00 PM till morning and offering unforgettable night. It’s also expensive but worthy.

Well along with this night clubs, there are small bars and some restaurants opens 7/24 to support your late-night hunger. Amazing memories but don’t stay alone. The first thing to in Odessa to find a woman that could accompany you. there are many of them ready for this since they also need your support to cover their holidays.

Don’t get me wrong, many Ukrainians are not looking for money but they are happy if you provide them some nice clothes, make up sets or some jeweler (I mean affordable ones) believe me it worth! Imagine she would be very happy and let you be happy too 😊

I have met 2 more girls once my girlfriend moved back to Vinnitsa. Found them online with Ukrainian dating website. I prefer dating websites since its easy to find English speaking girls. Otherwise, English is really a big issue all over the country. Even in capital Kiev. So better find your girl through online, don’t take the risk.

Don’t forget, Odessa nightlife without a girl would be really boring. I suggest you UKRAINIAN CUPID to find only Ukrainian girls. Just be decent. They know what you want and you know now what they want. Be always polite, you would be really satisfied a lot. Vin vin. If you guys have any questions in your mind, feel free to comment below. Enjoy unforgettable nightlife in Arcadia.

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