Those who are interested in getting to know Odessa from all its sides and facets should not miss entertainment opportunities the city offers in the widest variety. Odessa has 7 theatres, 2 chains of modern movie theatres, indoor and outdoor clubs, and a selection of restaurants and cafes that can satisfy almost any taste.

Theatrical life in Odessa certainly concentrates in its magnificent Opera and Ballet Theatre. None the less famous and interesting are the performances in the Theatre of Ukrainian Drama, the Theatre of Russian Drama, and the Theatre of Musical Comedy. There are several specialized theatres such as ‘House of Clowns’, Puppets Theatre, and Children Theatre.

All new movie hits are to be found in two of Odessa chains of movie theatres. In total, they have five cinemas in various areas of the city. 

The nightlife is extremely varied, with many bars, pubs, discos and nightclubs open until the small hours. Odessa club life is diverse and active in all seasons. In wintertime there are quite a few clubs offering various types of music and entertainment – from latest electronica to newest pop hits, from dancing to variety shows. There is a choice between major show clubs and small exquisite places offering a trendier atmosphere. Summer is a perfect time for beach clubs, which are very numerous throughout the city. 

Restaurants and Cafes 
A Cosmopolitan Flavour
Odessa cosmopolitan flavour is matched by the city’s many restaurants and entertainment venues, which provide a truly international array of choices for the visitor. There is something for almost any taste in Odessa – from finest European cuisine to exotic positions of Japanese, Chinese and Indian traditional menus. Certainly, many places offer excellent Ukrainian dishes. There are also restaurants of Russian, Jewish, Italian, American, Cuban, Mexican national cuisines.
The restaurants offer a remarkably diverse range of food and beverage outlets. They cover everything from coffee shops to fine dining and speciality outlets and the standard of service is on a par with the best in Europe. 
All eating places are air-conditioned, clean and are often culinary adventures in their own right. 
The average cost of the meal is 5-6 Euros. Most places have happy hours and special offers.