Moscow nightlife: despite the freezing weather, the Russian capital gets hot as the sun goes down. Between discos, luxury, exaggerated parties and beautiful Russian girls, the Moscow nightlife offers everything you need for memorable nights.
The city of Moscow is definitely one of the most interesting European cities: the stories about underground lines and secret bunkers, the architecture of its buildings, from the Kremlin to St. Basil's Cathedral, up to the Soviet style of the Seven Sisters and modern skyscrapers, make the Russian capital is a unique and fascinating city.
One of the many things that Moscow is famous for is its wild nightlife . Moscow never sleeps. If there is anything true about Russians, it is that they love to party! Despite its freezing weather, Moscow turns out to be a hot city with endless fun, hip nightclubs, extreme luxury, beautiful Russian girls and lots of booze when night falls!
In fact, in recent years, the Russian capital has definitively abandoned the gray period of communism and its inhabitants have given vent to their desire for fun. As you might expect in a city of over 12 million people, Moscow has an amazing array of nightlife options and a huge choice for all tastes, whether you are a jazz fan, hardcore clubbers or just plain old alcoholics. The nightlife in Moscow winds through a multitude of alternative and transgressive nightclubs where the watchword is to meet new people and spend a night of unbridled and uninhibited fun . In addition to the numerous discos, in the Russian capital there are also 20 casinos open until dawn. For those who want a break of intriguing relaxation, in the city of Moscow there are also numerous massage salons .
Most of Moscow's nightclubs contain a restaurant, a bar area and a nightclub (the larger ones also have bowling alleys, billiards and a casino!). Perhaps because Moscow is such a large metropolis with very cold temperatures and taxis are so expensive that the owners of the bars and clubs want to offer their customers an all in one place for night entertainment.
So, in other words, Moscow is not the best city in the world for bar-crawling, especially bearing in mind that these multipurpose venues often charge entrance, but rather it is better to carefully choose the club where to spend the night.
For a quieter and more sober evening, head for an evening stroll along the Via Arbat or the Red Square to be fascinated by the lights of the city and the grandeur of the buildings, and admire the shops and street artists. An alternative to experience Moscow's nightlife is to spend an evening of lyric, ballet or opera. The Russian capital is home to around sixty theaters, the most famous of which is the world-renowned Bolshoi Theater (Theater Square, 1, Moscow).
Moscow nightlife districts
Moscow's nightlife is not concentrated in a single district but is scattered throughout the city. However, there are areas with a greater concentration of bars and nightclubs .
The Krasnij Oktjabr (Russian for "Red October") complex, a red brick building located on the island in the center of the Moscow River that once housed a chocolate factory, is dotted with numerous trendy nightclubs and offers spectacular views of the river and the symbolic places of the Russian capital. This is where the most glamorous parties in Moscow take place, there are numerous bars, restaurants and art galleries.
Other neighborhoods with good nightlife are the old manufactory area near the Russian government building which houses some bars, the area around the Trubnaya metro and around Kuznetsky Most , while the Kurskaya groups the clubs with electronic music. We can also mention the area of the Patriarch's ponds, an area that is teeming with quiet bars.
Clubs and discos in Moscow
(Zlatoustinskiy Bol'shoy Pereulok, 7, Moscow) Open daily from 12.00 to 6.00.
Located in the Kitai Gorod , Propaganda is one of the first clubs in Moscow and has been a reference point for Moscow nightlife for over 20 years . The popularity of this club also comes from its low prices and low entry selection. This nightclub is one of the hotspots for electronic music, with lots of local and international DJs coming here to play their sets. On Thursday evening there is the techno DJ set with DJ Sanchez, followed by the “Warehouse” evening every Friday and Saturday with international DJs. Mondays and Tuesdays are dedicated to hip-hop and soul music.
The crowd is very mixed. Students, young professionals, techno lovers, tourists all gather at Propaganda. Everyone comes to enjoy the music and have fun. It is one of the few clubs where the dancefloor dominates and there are hardly any tables, apart from a few that overlook the entire space. Propaganda is a restaurant until midnight. You can come earlier for dinner and stay for dancing. After midnight, the staff clears the tables from the dance floor and the whole place turns into a club. The place is different from the usual Moscow restaurant / club hybrids, however, because the atmosphere changes completely from "relaxed restaurant" to "underground electro club". Not to be missed.
(Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, 3, Moscow) Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 6.00.
The Gipsy Club is one of the most popular clubs in Moscow , frequented mainly by foreigners and tourists. The Gipsy is perfect for a fun night out in a noisy club with cool music and great DJs. The club has changed quite a bit since it opened in 2011. It used to be a rather posh and upscale venue that had a reputation for having a very strict entry selection, but much more indulgent over time. Today, the Gypsy is particularly popular with Moscow's youth, which means the average age is around 23. Recommended on Friday or Saturday evenings.
(Rochdelskaya Street, 15, Moscow) Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 17.00 to 24.00, Thursdays from 18.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 6.00.
Located in an old fabric factory, Duran Bar is one of the most popular clubs in Moscow . Combine a terrace, a bar and a small club all at once. The bar is large and elegant, with large windows overlooking the city. Frequented by an elegant and wealthy crowd, the Duran hosts the best Russian and international DJs to always offer high-level music.
(Kutuzovsky Ave, 12, Moscow) Situated on a terrace with a magnificent view of the Moskva River, Krysha Mira ( "the roof of the world" in Russian) is the hippest nightclub in Moscow . On Fridays and Saturdays, the city's wealthiest revelers gather here to drink and dance late into the night. In the afternoons and evenings, however, it is also a restaurant where you can enjoy Russian cuisine. On Tuesdays there are friendly table tennis tournaments, while on Wednesdays there are gourmet dinners. Usually the Krysha Mira applies a rigid face control and it is difficult to enter: but it is worth it, because here there are always the most beautiful girls in Moscow .
(Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, 9, Moscow) Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 6.30am.
Located in the Krasnij Oktjabr area, Icon Club (formerly RAI Club) is one of the largest and most popular nightclubs in the city, with a capacity of over two thousand people and specializing in hosting premium parties with the latest music trends in Russia. Every week there are parties with famous DJs, Russian and foreign stars, as well as creative themed events and dance performances.
There are more areas with different music. In the first area, expect a mix of traditional music and Russian pop songs. In the second, slightly larger area, there is live Russian pop music until 2am. After that it is mostly some kind of electronic music. The club is frequented by beautiful Russian girls around 18-25 years old, stunning students or models, and of course there is a good deal of young Russians, middle-aged men and foreign tourists trying their luck! Unlike many other nightclubs, the Icon is a pure nightclub and not a club turned into a restaurant. In any case, if you like to party in a big club and want to savor the typical Moscow nightlife , this is the perfect solution.
(Rochdelskaya Street, 15, Moscow) Open Friday to Sunday from 20.00 to 6.00.
The Jagger Bar has an unassuming party atmosphere. This is one of the most popular clubs in Moscow and is a great choice if you are looking for a wild night that only ends early in the morning. It's packed and people only come here to celebrate, and it's great for socializing and meeting Russian girls 20+. The music is a mix of classics like the Rolling Stones, 2000s music and the latest commercial songs. The club is very busy even in summer, when the crowd moves to the outdoor courtyard to celebrate.
(Savvinskaya Naberezhnaya, 12/8, Moscow) Soho Rooms the most exclusive clubs in Moscow. The disco consists of four rooms: the dining room, the bar room, the disco room and the summer terrace which includes a rooftop swimming pool. The terrace of this chic and refined venue offers an enchanting view and the restaurant offers gourmet Asian fusion cuisine with Russian specialties. Come here to immerse yourself in the luxurious nightlife of Moscow .
(Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 58, Moscow) Open Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 4.00.
Siberia is one of the most elegant clubs in Moscow , elegant and expensive. The venue is both a restaurant and a disco, with many tables and a small bar for those who have not booked table service with a bottle. Every Friday and Saturday there is a different artist performing - the club is decidedly Russian with a strong focus on Russian commercial music.
The crowd is the same as in other high-end Moscow clubs. Men are rarely under the age of 35 and are committed to giving the impression that money is not an issue. The women are amazing even by Moscow nightlife - if you want to meet Moscow's super models, this is the place! Ideal if you want to toast with the Moscow elite.
(Tverskaya St, 18, Moscow) Open Friday to Sunday from 18.00 to 6.00.
Lookin Rooms is a nightclub with a large dance floor and frequented by young people in their 20s. The club is somewhat similar to the Icon in atmosphere and design, with the presence of dancers and live entertainment. The main difference is that at Lookin Rooms everything is cheaper, from the admission price to the drinks. Perfect for those who want to spend little and still spend a nice evening.
Rolling Stone Bar
(Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, 3, Moscow) Open Monday through Thursday from 18.00 to 1.00, Friday from 18.00 to 10.00, Saturdays from 14.00 to 10.00, Sunday from 14.00 to 7.00.
The Rolling Stones draws a rather young crowd, one of the youngest in Moscow's nightlife. Here you will find many young students aged 18 to 21. People over the age of 30 are a rarity. This means that the vibe is usually pretty cheap and the parties are very loud, with girls dancing at the bar and bartenders putting on a show.
The club is located on two floors. The lower floor is mainly frequented by people hanging out at the bar and is good for conversation. The narrow stairs that perfectly fit the student atmosphere of the club take you to the main floor where the real party takes place, complete with a bedlam and girls dancing on the bar counter. In the summer months there is also an outdoor terrace. The place is always crowded and bouncers unnecessarily queue people - having a table or someone inside can be the key to skipping the queue. Otherwise, you might end up waiting half an hour or more. Come early or come back late if you want to avoid the crowds.
Coyote Ugly Moscow
(Pereulok Stoleshnikov, 8, Moscow) Open Sunday through Thursday from 20.00 to 6.00, Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 6.00.
If you've seen the Coyote Ugly movie, you probably don't need an explanation. Three things you will always see at Coyote Ugly : girls dancing on the bar, cheap drinks and DJs inviting people to party wildly. This club looks like Crazy Daisy and the people are the same too: students, less wealthy Muscovites and people from the suburbs. Here, too, the atmosphere is very friendly and the place is crowded especially on weekends.
(Ulitsa Sretenka, 1, Moscow) Always open.
The Rock'n'Roll Bar is a fun and cheap place that offers wild party nights with rock music. Here you will hear everything from Blink 182 to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Rammstein (Russians love them). The DJ does a good job of mixing and entertaining people so that everyone is dancing and having a good time. The place is popular with people between 20 and 30 years old looking for a fun evening ready to party all night long. Overall, a good mix of people.
(Ulitsa Sretenka, 32, Moscow) The Crazy Daisy is practically a carbon copy of Coyote Ugly (or vice versa). Cheap drinks, commercial music, hardly any dress code and open 7 days a week. Crazy Daisy is the name of a bar chain with three franchises in Moscow and is the best option for a cheap and crazy party any day of the week. The concept is very similar to Coyote Ugly: girls dancing on the bar, cheap booze and a DJ trying to liven up the crowd. Thanks to the low prices people get drunk, which is also why the boys are always reminded at the entrance not to start dancing on the bar and annoy the girls. The atmosphere is more genuine than in luxury clubs.
(Prospekt Vernadskogo, 14, Moscow) Open daily from 11.00pm to 6.00am.
In the spring of 2008, the London Club opened its doors and since then their parties have ranked among the wildest in Moscow. If you are British you can drink for free by showing your passport.
Fantomas Chateau & Rooftop
(Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, 4, Moscow) The Chateau de Fantomas was once a private club accessible only to a small circle of young Muscovites. Now the place has loosened its selection, hosting parties with techno music. From here you can admire a splendid view of the river and the city.
(Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya Ulitsa, 5/7, Moscow) Located in the Artplay , Rodnya is an underground electronic music club hosting the best Russian and international DJs. The place is housed in a loft space complete with a terrace with a panoramic view of the city of Moscow.
(Goncharnaya Ulitsa, 7/4, Moscow) Open Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday from 12.00 to 23.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 5.00.
Located inside an old building, the Powerhouse is a club that offers a wide range of events ranging from evenings with jazz music, to nights with electronic or hip-hop music. During the day the place is also a restaurant and cocktail bar that prepares great drinks.
(Ulitsa Presnenskiy Val, 6, Moscow) Open daily from 11.00 to 6.00.
English style restaurant, pub and nightclub offering excellent craft beers and live concerts. A good place to socialize and party in Moscow until the morning.
(Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, 24, Moscow) Open Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 5.00, Saturday and Sunday from 14.00 to 5.00.
Restaurant and club with a 1960s Soviet setting offering parties with Russian music, jazz and live rock. The place is in true Soviet style, a far cry from the glitz of the trendy clubs, but authentic and genuine. The Petrovich's menu features excellent traditional Russian dishes , including Russian salad, herring in fur, pirozhki and chrenovucha, a strong vodka with the flavor of horseradish and various spices. Ideal for an evening of eating, drinking and fun! It often happens that you meet some celebrities or some Russian politicians.
(Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 12, Moscow) Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
Gazgolder Moscow 's underground techno outpost, with weekly parties and electronic music festivals. The interior is spacious and dark, with brick walls and velvet armchairs, in the midst of which stands a cozy fireplace. At Gazgolder you will listen to selected and refined techno music, often with international DJs. The entrance is located next to the “Kruzhka” : you have to enter from the back and knock on a closed door without signs.
The crowd that frequents this club is quite mixed. People are less trendy and more underground. The place is suitable for afterhours, so most people arrive from 3am onwards.
(Sushchevskaya Ulitsa, 9, Moscow) I wouldn't say the Tipsy Club is off the beaten track, but it's not quite as well known. The reason is that it's a disco version of a dive bar with out-of-control teens and lots and lots of alcohol. The Tipsy Club is what happens when you put lots of horny kids in a room and offer them lots of cheap booze. The club is neither nice nor elegant and decidedly unsophisticated. But the atmosphere is pretty good and you will see all kinds of "things" happening.
Immediately upon entering, you will have the feeling that you have come to the local high school graduation prom instead of a real Moscow nightclub. There is no real interior design, but basically just a large hall with a stage and a bar. The crowd is almost entirely made up of teenagers and young people. Not many of the teens speak English, but it probably doesn't matter after all the alcohol. The music ranges from Russian pop and hip-hop to the most famous international hits. Perfect if you want to party and drink alcohol in one of the cheapest clubs in Moscow .
(Kutuzovsky Ave, 12, Moscow) Open Friday and Saturday from 0.00 to 13.00.
Miks is one of the most popular afterparty clubs in Moscow and is the best option to keep partying when all the other clubs in the city are closing and all the revelers flock here. Since it's an afterparty, the party doesn't really start until 4am and the music on offer is mostly tech house and techno. With a typically underground style, the club has large spaces and also an area to relax with a drink or a hookah.
Here too, it's full of beautiful girls and it's also a great place to hit them off, as those who come here are notoriously more approachable. The advice is to be very firm with the girls who approach and to make your intentions clear. If you want to be 100% sure to get in, come at 2am when the club is still uncrowded.
(Brodnikov Pereulok, 8, Moscow) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 22.00 to 10.00.
The Garage Club is one of the oldest night clubs in Moscow. Small and quite inexpensive, this club can be considered a true institution of the Moscow nightlife with regards to black music and hip-hop music. as well as techno music and after parties. The club has two distinct areas: upstairs you can relax in the bar or on one of the many sofas, while the real DJ dancefloor is downstairs and is quite small and crowded until late in the morning.
(Kutuzovsky Ave, 48, Moscow) Open Sunday to Wednesday 12.00 to 23.00, Thursday to Saturday 12.00 to 6.00.
Located on the fourth floor of the “Vremena Goda” , Oblaka is the classic hybrid between a restaurant and a club in Moscow. Finding it can be quite tricky: if you don't know the way, follow the smartly dressed people to the elevators and go up to the top floor. The club is really more than a restaurant, it has a separate bar area and main area full of tables. The best part is the terrace which offers a wonderful panoramic view over Moscow in the morning hours. A spacious place immersed in an atmosphere of comfort, relaxation and joy.
Oblaka plays a mix of Russian and international pop music. Occasionally, as in many other clubs, there are performances by Russian pop singers. As is often the case in these types of clubs, the music and DJ are not the best but the guests don't seem to care.
Music Club B2
(Bol'shaya Sadovaya Ulitsa, 8, Moscow) One of the largest clubs in Europe, the B2 offers everything you could wish for during a night of partying and fun. The club has five floors and all offer different activities (bar, restaurant, sushi bar, jazz club, karaoke bar, concert hall and dance floors): you will be spoiled for choice!
Mio Dj Cafè
(Kaluzhskaya Ploshchad ', 1, Moscow) Open from Sunday to Thursday from 9.00 to 1.00, Friday from 9.00 to 6.00, Saturday from 11.00 to 6.00.
Café, sushi bar, club and disco all rolled into one. Minimalist and Japanese-style high-tech interiors, with a dance floor that seats up to 300 people. The music focuses on techno and house rhythms.
(Potapovskiy Pereulok, 5, Moscow) Always open.
Always very crowded on weekends, the Tema Bar is the right place to have a good time and throw yourself into wild dances with beautiful Russian girls.
(Teatral'nyy Proyezd, 3? 4, Moscow) Open from Sunday to Thursday from 12.00 to 22.00, Friday from 12.00 to 7.00, Saturdays from 14.00 to 7.00.
Located in what used to be the historic Baths of Sandunóvskie , Squat 3/4 is a club that organizes underground techno parties on weekends.
(Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, 11, Moscow) Open Friday and Saturday from 0.00 to 8.00.
Bessonitsa is one of the few high-end clubs offering Ibiza-style house music and deep house rhythms. Bessonitsa and Shakti Terrace are two places that work together as one. Shakti Terrace is the outdoor terrace, while Bessonitsa is the covered club part. During the summer months there are many international DJs playing. Bessonitsa is a great club where you can listen to house music in a sophisticated atmosphere. Especially recommended in summer.
(Ulitsa Pyatnitskaya, 25, Moscow) Always open.
Located near Novokznetskaya station, an area famous for cafes and restaurants, Baga Bar is a 24-hour disco bar. Ideal for stopping for a beer and listening to live rock music until 1.00. After this time, the club offers a commercial music mix of local and international songs.
(Bol'shoy Cherkasskiy Pereulok, 17, Moscow) Open from Sunday to Thursday from 11.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 6.00.
Casa Agave is a Mexican bar and restaurant that turns into a club every Friday and Saturday night, offering exclusively Latin music, such as salsa, bachata, merengue and reggaeton. This is in fact the most popular Latin American club in Moscow which attracts all fans of this musical genre.
(New Arbat Ave, 19? 1, Moscow) Open daily from 12.00 to 6.00.
Located on the famous Novy Arbat street, the Chesterfield Bar is a large disco with contemporary international and Russian pop and dance music. Prices are cheap and the crowd is young, mostly students. The best day is probably Wednesday because it's ladies' night and the girls drink for free.
Mumiy Troll Bar
(Tverskaya St, 7, Moscow) Always open.
The Mummiy Troll Bar (named after a Russian rock band) is a classic party bar where people go to dance, drink and have fun. It's also set up as a party spot with a large rectangular bar, plenty of seating, and a dance floor for people to let loose on. The proposed music is a mix of old hits, new songs and Russian pop. All that people can dance to and celebrate. If you are very young then the place probably won't be to your taste for music, but for people over 25 this club is a good option.
(Tsvetnoy Blvd, 2, Moscow) Open Sunday to Wednesday 12.00 to 3.00, Thursday to Saturday 12.00 to 5.00.
The Buddha Bar in Moscow is both a restaurant and a nightclub. The interior has the same style as all the other bars in this worldwide franchise: very classy with an Asian twist. Unfortunately the internal layout in the Buddha Bar is not ideal. At the bar you are a bit isolated from the DJ and the small dance floor near the stairs leading to the second floor. Until one in the morning there is always a kind of dance show and only then does the real party begin. The clientele is made up of people aged 25 and over, that is, not very young. Come after 1.00.
(Ulitsa Bol'shaya Dmitrovka, 20/1, Moscow) Open Sunday to Thursday from 11.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 6.00.
Located on the third floor of one of the buildings in the Kuznetsky Most area, the Rose Bar is a trendy disco bar with the pleasant surprise that it doesn't have any selection at the entrance. Inside there are a lot of tables arranged around the bar. The DJ plays local Russian pop music and the dancefloor fills quite well with young people around the age of 25 dressed up in an elegant way. In general, you will have the feeling that you are in the "accessible version" of a high-end Moscow club.
Moscow's bars and pubs
(Malaya Bronnaya Street, 26, Moscow) Open daily from 17.00 to 6.00.
Open for over 10 years, Klava Bar is an institution in Moscow's nightlife and is the main party venue in the Patriarch's Ponds area. It is actually not a club but a bar that people come to party. It's really small and has only one bar and no more than a handful of tables, but thanks to its solid reputation it's pretty much always full.
The bar looks similar but still distinctly different than regular Moscow posh clubs. Most of the people who frequent this place are over 25, and you can find everything from young professionals to creative types to self-proclaimed models. Great if you want to see the "real Muscovites" celebrate without the overblown flashes of wealth. The proposed music is a strange mix of old and new commercial songs and Russian pop.
(Bersenevskaya Haberezhnaya, 14/5, Moscow) Open Monday through Thursday from 9.00 to 24.00, Friday from 9.00 to 3.00, Saturdays from 12.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 24.00.
Located in Krasnij Oktjabr , Strelka Bar is a trendy place that hosts concerts and parties with music ranging from funk, to lounge and house rhythms. Strelka is definitely not a nightclub but a bar with a very special atmosphere. inside it is quite spacious and has plenty of seating, including many comfortable leather sofas. This is certainly one of the best places in the city to enjoy a good cocktail and listen to good music. For larger parties or special events, Strelka also opens its large stage with grandstands for spectators. The place is frequented by a large mix of modern, trendy and creative people.
Papas Bar and Grill
(Nikolskaya St, 10, Moscow) Open daily from 11.00 to 7.00.
Papas Place is a good choice if you want to watch a game, eat something or meet international people. It is run by expats and has a very open and unpretentious atmosphere. The bar is a favorite haunt of the Moscow expat community. The crowd is therefore much more varied than the usual clubs in the city: expats, tourists, students and regular people who come here simply to eat and have a beer. Downstairs there is a floor dance floor to get you dancing after a couple of pints.
(Sverchkov Pereulok, 8, Moscow) Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 18.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 6.00.
Known as one of the best cocktail bars in Moscow , the Suzuran is a small bar located in a basement that hosts evenings with deep music and tech house, with some of the best DJs in the city. The bar is a small secluded corner which is not easy to find. When you are at the right address, look for the bar sign and enter the small courtyard. Ring the bell if you have to and go down the stairs. It is not a closed bar but a bit semi-secret and it is not that easy to find which makes it a great place not known to all. Inside there is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with very welcoming candle lighting. Thanks to the skilled bartenders, the cocktails at Suzuran Bar are truly fantastic. Great to start the evening.
(Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 12, Moscow) Open Sunday to Thursday from 12.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 2.00.
Located a stone's throw from Red Square and characterized by a casual atmosphere, Ugolek is one of the busiest bars in Moscow . This very popular bar is a good place to have a few drinks and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere.
Downstairs is a large open space that opens its doors wide in the summer. The interior is rustic, yet elegant, with wooden furnishings and plenty of seating. The interior combined with Ugolek's popularity creates a crowded yet intimate atmosphere, especially on weekends. People come to chat, drink and eat. The upstairs bar has a more welcoming atmosphere. It is smaller, with soft lighting and armchairs to be able to relax. On weekends there is a DJ who mixes electronic music and transforms the bar into a relaxed place, ideal for the pre-party.
(Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Ulitsa, 3 ?, Moscow) Always open.
In Maori mythology, Tiki was the first man, and in Moscow the Tiki is the first real Hawaiian themed bar. The inspiration for the trendy interiors, complete with palm trees, rotan furniture, masks and boats, was taken straight from the famous Hawaiian bars. For those who want a true taste of Hawaii, there are over 100 rum types and a large selection of exotic cocktails. The Tiki is a great place to party, especially for those who love to dance, and hosts many themed parties with Latin American, Brazilian and salsa music.
(Ulitsa Kuznetskiy Most, 7, Moscow) Open Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 5.00.
Cherdak one of the many restaurants that aspire to be a club as well, and it's a good place to start the night in a busy place with lots of people and good energy. With its tiny dance floor surrounded by a multitude of tables, the Cherdak is very similar to Oblaka and Siberia, however it is not quite upscale and this may be why it has surprisingly good party energy, considering its restaurant atmosphere. Despite the small space, the crowd goes wild on the dance floor and the alcohol flows freely. People are less elegant and the average age is around 20-25, and there are a lot of groups celebrating birthdays. Overall it looks like a very lively restaurant with party music.
(Tsvetnoy Blvd, 5, Moscow) Open Sunday through Thursday from 12.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 5.00.
The Valenok has established itself as any other to see and be seen in Moscow. Don't be intimidated by the flashy cars in front of its doors, though: face control here is surprisingly easy for a place that caters to the high-end segment of Moscow's nightlife. Frequented by a mixed clientele around the age of 30, the Valenok is ideal for having a drink and listening to house music before heading to some club.
(Petrovka Ulitsa, 20/1, Moscow) Open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 18.00 to 1.00, Thursday from 18.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 6.00.
Bar Mendeleev is one of Moscow's semi-secret hidden bars . The entrance is hidden in the Chinese fast food Lucky Noodles , from where you go down the stairs to the bar. The masonry walls and the soft lighting create a very welcoming and unique atmosphere, which makes the bar very compact, with a rather simple and welcoming style with inviting sofas and armchairs. Live music during the week, while the weekend is full of deep techno and deep house music. Frequented by a crowd aged 20 and over.
(Smolenskaya Square, 3, Moscow) Open Sunday to Wednesday 12.00 to 24.00, Thursday to Saturday 12.00 to 2.00.
Nominated among the 50 best restaurants in the world, the White Rabbit is a very exclusive place built inside a glass copola located on the 16th floor, with a spectacular view of Moscow and its Seven Sisters.
(Mokhovaya St, 11, Moscow) Open Sunday to Thursday from 12.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 6.00.
Located in a large round cellar, the Duma is a bar frequented by a young crowd and featuring live rock and funk music and shows. The interior exudes Soviet elegance of the 1970s: old sewing machines, samovars and radios abound while classic Soviet art films and retro clips are projected onto the walls. In the summer the cellar bar empties and people move to the large terrace in the courtyard. Admission is free.
(Sadovaya-Samotechnaya Ulitsa, 4, Moscow) Open daily from 18.00 to 24.00.
Bar offering live jazz evenings.
(Stoleshnikov lane, 11, Moscow) Open Sunday to Thursday from 12.00 to 23.45, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 5.00.
Named after the famous Russian writer, Gogol is one of the oldest clubs in Moscow. Hidden in the central alleys of the city, there are two cozy lounges and a summer terrace. In homage to Soviet history, there is a "self-service room" built in the style of a Soviet buffet. Here, Muscovites love cheap beers and board games. In warm weather, people move to the summer terrace, designed as an outdoor café and secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you can see people dancing to classic Russian tunes.
(Tverskaya St, 23, Moscow) Open Monday to Wednesday 8.00 to 3.00, Thursday to Sunday 8.00 to 6.00.
Noor Bar is a trendy bar located in the center of Moscow. A usually busy bar with a lot of hustle and bustle, ideal for socializing and meeting new people. The Noor attracts a more cosmopolitan audience with an average age of around 25-35. It is a classic bar where people meet for a couple of drinks, to chat and socialize with other people.
City Space Bar
(Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya, 52, Moscow) Open every day from 11.00 to 2.00.
The view is heavenly. There are no other words when you are on the 34th floor and observe all of Moscow below you. The bar prepares excellent classic cocktails and above all a wide choice of reinvented cocktails. Regular goers from around the world are constantly adding new ideas to the menu, while their favorite creations, like the amazing Siberian , make good use of local flavors. No wonder they are considered to be among the best in the world.
Cuba Libre Bar
(Ulitsa Kuznetskiy Most, 4, Moscow) Always open.
Crowded and popular disco with Spanish and Latin pop music, mostly frequented by students.
Time Out Rooftop Bar
(Bol'shaya Sadovaya Ulitsa, 5, Moscow) Open Tuesday to Thursday from 17.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 6.00.
An unpretentious cocktail bar in a historic setting that lets the view speak. It is located on the 13th floor on top of the Stalinist Pekin Hotel and offers incredible views of the city center in a relatively relaxed environment. This until Friday and Saturday evening. But even then the music is the backdrop to enjoy the company of friends and great cocktails. The menu offers different types of cocktails for different times of the day, such as “5 o'clock tea” and others.