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“Best steak ever”
Review of Shamrock Irish Bar

Shamrock Irish Bar
Ranked #1,992 of 10,568 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: US$7 - US$26
Cuisines: American, European, Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Description: The Shamrock has been at the heart of St. Petersburg's bar scene long before there even was one. This famous local pub, just a pint's toss across the street from the world famous Mariinsky Theater, has also been an essential part of the cultural life of the city since 1994. Well known for its big breakfasts, Irish music, and live English football, the before and after theater crowds add a mix to the scene unique for a typical pub. A rowdy football crowd may change to an Irish folk session which in turn becomes a crowd of theater goers drinking alongside of the singers and dancers they just saw across the street. The Shamrock has a cozy lived in feeling unlike many of the kit and polished pubs around town. With a great steak and the best Guinness in town, a game of darts at The Shamrock is well worth heading off of Nevsky to discover the charm of Theater Square in St.Petersburg.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

A great place overall. The prices are fair, staff (for the most part) was most friendly and English worked well. Food was very well prepared; great hamburgers. The best of the house however was the Filet Balmore! Among the finest steaks I've had anywhere in the world! extremely tender, full of flavor and prepared to perfection. Visited twice in 5 days and would look forward to going again. Location is great right across from the Malinsky theater. And the beer is fresh and cold! (another plus)

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Across the street from the Mariinsky Theatre, we needed a change of pace and an early dinner so we wandered in about 5 p.m. We had the house special Shamrock Burger, which is a very good, correctly made and cooked hamburger. My medium rare was great. Marilyn’s medium well was also great. The french fries were excellent, better than many more famous places with arches, for example. Unfortunately, when a large group arrived, their noise and boisterousness next to us drove us out. But if you can get in before the crowd, the food is good, but pricey: 2 hamburger, iced tea, and Guinness 1,650 Rubles ($48), and English is fluent.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stopped here for some lunch after visiting the nearby Hermitage. The waitress spoke good english so we were able to order without problems. A mixture of Russian and English dishes, simply presented, also provide a good selection of drinks and Guiness of course. Like a typical local pub with a mixture of locals, ex pats and tourists enjoying the atmosphere.

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1  Thank 735PLR
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

I stopped by here for a couple of drinks and food before seeing some ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre. The Shamrock is just opposite the theatre so is very handy for a pre or post theatre drink. Standard drinks are available, including Guinness by the pint. Menu in English, ordered the fish and chips which were okay, not as good as a chippy back home!

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Some of the older reviews on here might be a bit out of date. If you accept that it's an Irish Bar in Russia run by an American, then it's a very good one. Plenty of good beer, decent food and interesting English speakers, Russians and ex pats, tourists and travellers. They have Sky, so all the UK sport (including the cricket) is on the screens and there is always a game of darts available. Waitresses were beautiful too. The ballerinas and other staff from the Marinsky Theatre across the road apparently frequent the place to. Great option for a drink in St Petersburgh.

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Thank Vanmerino
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