When we were planning our Russia trip we decided that we would eat at one fancy restaurant in Moscow and St. Petersburg. While we were in St. Petersburg we ate at a fancy shmancy hotel and we decided have drinks at the Ritz Carlton. Why not dinner at the Ritz? Well, since the food in Russia didn’t really sit well with me, at this point I was no longer eating in restaurants. I was making my own food at our apartment because I had been sick one too many times. So we settled on drinks on the rooftop bar at The Ritz Carlton.
As you can imagine we were pretty excited about the view. Neither one of us ever thought that we would be sitting overlooking The Red Square. Have you ever taken a trip that you never thought was possible? Russia was like this for both of us and on this night we were in awe of our surroundings. We just sat and took in the magnificent view and enjoyed our drinks. Guess how much a drink at this bar cost? Wait for it…
This sign perplexed both of us. We couldn’t understand why there was a Miami sign on a Moscow restaurant. But as you can see from the pics, it seems as if they have a whole Miami theme going on.
So this was my drink. Normal looking drink, don’t you think? We both only had one. Wanna know why? This bad boy was $30!!! Yep, thirty dollars for one drink. So clearly we only had one. It was nice to soak up the ambiance and have a nice chat with my lifelong friend but for that price, we drank our drink slowly, paid our bill and continued our conversation at our apartment.
See what I mean about the Miami motif? I don’t think I have ever seen a car on a rooftop displayed this way.
Can you see how the seating area has blankets on the backs of the couches?
Sorry this pic is blurry. I tried to fix it as much as possible cause I wanted you to see the bar. Palm trees and sports cars, all on a rooftop in Moscow. Who would have thought?
So there you have it, my lovely evening on the rooftop of The Ritz Carlton. If you happen to be in Moscow, just the view alone is worth the exorbitant price for drinks. When you travel, you can almost guarantee that if you choose to eat or have drinks at a Ritz Carlton, the view and/or your surroundings will be spectacular.