Oktyabrskaya (October) Square: Public events and celebration
I am not exactly nightlife person and when I walking around the City at the night with my friends on our journey trough Eastern Europe we didn't try to find the nightlife spot. This is merely observation on life in capital one summer night in 2011. So, this tip also can be serve as local custom too.
Public events on open air and free of charge concerts with lots of additional services as a beer and light snack is not news for me. Public celebration and free concerts on city square is local custom in Balkan. I don't know how much this type of events are frequent in Minsk but I am glad we found it.
On big and beautiful October Square in heart of Minsk we attended a seems to be a memorial concert to Nemiga tragedy by Mango-mango band from Russia. If I might write this because I am not familiar with its pop entertainment scene. But what I find online and from my photos and video it should be it. There is something that I remember what I heard from singer from that night, because I understand a Russian language too.
The band was play from one interesting stage and people dance around it. It see ms that this music attract all generation not just young ones.
Good illumination and sound system with lots a table under a tent with beer and biggest fountain in City is just some of reasons why is a good place to visit.
I find out later that this square on winter is place with ice rink, so it seem its good place to visit all year long.
Dress Code: No special dress requirements.
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Voglia Matta: having fun
From where to begin??!! A very nice place i should say. A place where you can combine good italian kitchen and great modern music. We were dancing the whole night. There were a lot of people. And all of them really very friendly. Even if you come alone without a company you will make friends in 5 minutes. The place was full of very beautiful girls. All of my friends were impressed with the beauty and kindness of belorussian women. The service was very fast. We haven't had any problems in having beer or pizza immediately. And the waitresses are great. All of them speak english and many also italian. They all are very kind and polite. For sure next time in minsk will pass there!
Dress Code: no sport shoes
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Voglia matta: Interesting Restaurant-Disco
price: no entrance fee; normal prices for food
music: pop with more italian songs
people: dozens of girls sit at various tables
place description: mix of restaurant and small disco floor
comment: I didn't stay until midnight when the local supposely starts boasting. I suppose it can be a very interesting place
my rating: 6.5/10. Worth going once.
Dress Code: casual, elegant
Africa: Very expensive Disco
price: 25$ entrance, 8$ beer
music: very hard techno/house; very loud; impossible to dance
people: the snobbest in Minsk;
place description: one etage; 80mx30m; some dining tables between dancing floor and bar
comment: very boring and expensive place; go there if you want to boast if you already have a local girlfriend
my rating: 3/10. Don't go there
Dress Code: glamorous
price: 5$ entrance, 2$ beer
music: pop english-russian
people: belarussian. Lots of girls. Expected is the russian-gentelman (thus: invite and pay for all). Probably kind of "prostitutes".
place description: rectangle (50mx20m) with hidden spots for dining-tables (russian eat and dance in discos!)
comment: Good place to easy listening-dancing and chill (next to the wardrobe :-)
my rating: 6/10. Worth to go once.
Dress Code: casual
price: 10$ entrance, 3$ beer
music: smooth electro/house. English-Russian (No latin)
people: mix of foreigner and belarussian (18-30 y.o.). Not snob. Easy going.
place description: Single etage. Semi-circle form. Big (more than 100m)
comment: An entertainer sometimes improvises shows with the guests.
my rating: 7/10. (Best of Minsk)
Dress Code: casual-disco
i guess the best nightclub here in Minsk now is Alcatras its a great place to go to and chill up.And the place is always full of P.P which means you can go and pick up some nice pus*sies.Great service and good food and the best location in Minsk (aktyabriskaya square).
Dress Code: i go there with an outfitter and Jeans there is no special dress code
west world center: visit sheiba
the west world center or in belarussian called scheiba is a disco with restaurant. if you are a foreigner and know how to behave you can meet a lot of nice belarussian girls there. no prostitutes!
X-Ray: The most chic & extravagant
The place is probably more like a bar, also it also has dance floor, and tables on the second floor. A very modern place to hang out.
Dress Code: It's very glamorous and chic, so you need to look glamorous as well.
Reactor: Dance Club and strip club next door
Reactor is a happening dance club for young-mid 20 somethings though I saw a few younger kids in there. The music was loud and mixed by live DJs in the 2nd floor booth overlooking the dance floor.
Next door and down some stairs is an intimate strip club. This is much less intense than the American strip clubs that I've visited. In this club the men make themselves comfortable on one of 6 leather sofas ringing the place. The girls do a number on a small stage and then come to you and work their majic right in front of you. They accept tips as in American clubs. For $50 you can get a "private dance" in the back which was fun, but not sure worth the money. For those seeking sex it is worth noting that there was no prostitution going on in this establishment.
Dress Code: Typical nighclub attire with an emphasis on black.
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if your ever lucky enough to stay soba long enough there is lots of clubs etc in minsk the only one i went to is yula but that was a while ago to be honest all you need is a bottle of vodka good company and some good belarussian food heaven!
Westworld: Dance till you drop
The hotel nightclub of Hotel Belarus. Of course - expensive (for Belarussian standards), usually some prostitutes, totally drunk tourists (respectively in Minsk rather business travellers, since there aren't many tourists anyway). Still - great fun!
Dress Code: No special dresscode - anything goes, even sport shoes and old t-shirt. Though, as it is a nightclub, you may want to look as nice as most others do ;-).
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Pall Mall. During the week,...
Pall Mall. During the week, it is a 'regular' nightclub. On Wednesdays, however, it turns into a jazz club. The owner, who plays sax, is a big fan of American jazz and over the course of the evening, several different groups perform. Very casual. Excellent music. But very smoky.
I did not go here personally. ...
I did not go here personally. However, a good friend who is a Minsk native recommends Club 28 for those who are 'younger'--meaning in their teens and twenties. My friend Ivan highly recommends it but says not to go until around midnight. They also offer special programs on the weekends.
Rakovski Brovar: Beer Haus
Really cool beer house restaurant. The beer is made on site and comes in several varieties. We found the beer to be enjoyable.
Dress Code: Don't wear sneakers and jeans.
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