El Copitas

St Petersburg, Russia

50Best Accolades
  • No.27 The World's 50 Best Bars 2019

Book ahead at El Copitas, a cash-only underground bar in a Mexican neighbourhood of St Petersburg. Opened in 2015, when mezcal wasn’t officially available in Russia, the dark, 25-seater venue quickly made waves – and is a new entry to the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2019. Guests are greeted like old friends with a tequila or sangrita. The weekly changing menu comprises four cocktails and four dishes – think authentic tacos and loaded nachos. The concept sounds simple, but the experience is much more than the sum of its parts.

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Kolokol'naya Ulitsa 2, Tsentralny District, St Petersburg, 191025