Nightlife in Yalta. Article was written in 2012.
Apelsin chain includes three cafes in Yalta. The cafes differ in atmosphere and style, interiors and exteriors, while remaining similar in service and menus. The cafes offer classic and original dishes of the European cuisine. Probably, Italian and Japanese dishes prevail there. In our opinion, desserts, cooked by Apelsin's confectioners, are the best thing in the cafes.
Fusion-cafe Apelsin that has been opened in spring 2012, should be paid a special attention. The cafe is shaped in the ancient Greek vessel jutting into the sea from the Yalta Promenade. The cafe has a magnificent view over the harbor. Most of the time lounge music is on in the cafe. On Saturday evenings one can enjoy live performances. All cafes of the chain offer high quality service, pleasant staff, stylish interiors, good music and tasty food. Short drinks cost from 50 UAH (6 USD), long drinks start from 80 UAH (10 USD).
Apelsin cafes are open 24 hours. Web-site: apelsincafe.com
The club is considered to be the best in Yalta nowadays. Yet, it is better to visit it, when famous Ukrainian and foreign DJs and musicians come, otherwise it might be boring. The audience is mostly represented by women in their early 20s and men in their late 30s (it's probably the modern tendency, at least in some post-Soviet life style. Entrance fee is 100 UAH (12,50 USD) for men and 50 UAH (6 USD) for the ladies. If you wish to reserve a table, you have to pay extra. Prices for the drinks are similar to Apelsin's.
Ikon is open from 22:00 to 05:00 (May-October).
Cristall Yalta Club is a brand new night life location on the Yalta Promenade. The interior of the club is laconic and stylish – in red and white colours. The first floor looks similar to a lounge bar. Cocktail parties are held there on Thursday and Sunday. Also on Thursdays one can enjoy duets of DJ and saxophonist or pianist, on Sundays – watch classic movies sitting on the cozy puffs. On other days the main action takes place on the second floor. On Friday you can dance to the music of foreign and Ukrainian DJ s and musicians. On Saturday Crimean music stars perform usually. Cristall musicians perform on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Prices in Cristall Yalta Club are similar to Icon's, but the entrance is free. Besides, almost every day visitors can get a free cocktail.
The web site is not available at the moment.
Legends is the beloved bar of the Yalta youth. It offers dishes of European and especially Balkan cuisine. Sushi is available too. Prices are affordable here. Long drinks cost from 35 to 70 UAH (4-8 USD. The atmosphere is friendly, the service is decent. Live concerts take place, at least, one time a week. Legends is the best place in Yalta to spend an evening with friends playing poker or listening to the music. In the evenings Legends seems to be getting more of the pub atmosphere with loud music and many young people, while in the daytime it's a good place to have lunch or business meeting.
Open: 11:00 – 24:00. Web-site: legends.com.ua
Located right on the Massandra Beach. Prices are lower than in Apelsin and Ikon. The entrance has been free until recently. The cafe is rather a lounge place, than a club, but you can dance there, too. After dancing you can relax with a glass of cocktail at the table with cozy puffs. As the bar is on the beach, you can swim right here.
Malibu Lounge Beach Club is similar to the previous one.
Shato club is located in the Primorsky Park, on the way from the Oreanda Hotel to the Levant Hotel. Really dance place.
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