Nightclubs and bars in Moscow

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    Club Che: meeting point for Spanish

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Dec 22, 2006

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    This is a meeting point for Spanish speaking people in Moscow, from Cuba, Peru, and very few from Spain. Music is good, russian and American, and cocktails are mainly from the Caribbean sea countries.
    Sometimes they play salsa music.
    There is also a restaurant in a part of the club, but although I did not eat anything there, I fear that the dishes are not especial.

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    Hard Rock Cafe: popular pub among youngsters

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Dec 22, 2006

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    This is very popular pub among youngsters, like everywhere else (we also have Hard Rock cafe in Barcelona, Madrid, etc.).
    It is located in the lovely pedestrian street Arbat (in the past this street was much better than now, too much commercialized).
    When you buy something (T shirt, for instance) they give you a gift.

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    Night Flight: A truly fascinating cultural experience

    by sjvessey Updated Oct 13, 2006

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    Let's not be coy about it. Night Flight is basically a brothel masquerading as an expensive nightclub. Every single woman in the club - with the exception of the staff - is a prostitute. There will be at least 50, sitting on all the seats, standing in lines by the bar, waiting for a likely punter to talk to. There is no euphemism or subtlety. A typical conversation usually lasts for about three sentences and goes something like this:

    Hello, what's your name?
    Where are you from?
    Would you like to have sex with me?

    Sometimes they might also throw in an incredulous Why did you bring girls with you? (if indeed you went in a mixed group to begin with). Fortunately, there is very little sales pressure. The instant they realise you aren't going to pay anything, the conversation is terminated and they move on.

    Now, so long as you are comfortable with the idea that every last woman in the club regards you as no more than a walking wallet, you can actually have quite a good time at Night Flight. The music is rubbish, there's no-one on the dance floor anyway, and the drinks are no doubt cripplingly expensive (I didn't pay, the company was picking up the tab), but the eye candy is totally professional, and thus will only approach if you actually make eye contact. Consequently, my advice is to fix your gaze at least 12 inches below eye level, or lower (depending on personal preference), and keep it there. This way, you can sit back and enjoy the view without anyone bothering you. And clearly it is quite a good view - it's entirely fair to say that the girls in Night Flight are probably the most attractive hookers you will ever see.

    Should you ultimately decide to take the plunge, bear in mind that a girl for the night will set you back US$200-400 depending on your negotiating skills, plus you will probably be expected to pay a bit extra for her cab fare home. And you might get HIV.

    By the way, photos are not allowed. Try to take pictures and you will probably be thrown out by the bouncers.

    Dress Code: Smart. Most of the guys are in suits. This is because they are businessmen playing away from their wives and girlfriends. But presumably the wealthier you look, the higher the prices you will get offered. The girls themselves wear anything from "not very much" to a fairly basic t-shirt and jeans combo - whatever they believe will highlight their not inconsiderable assets the best.

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    Nikulin Circus: Mosocw Circus

    by aukahkay Written Jun 26, 2006

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    The Nikulin circus is the old circus located at Tsvetnoy Bulvar. It is a modernised 19th century building and performances include acrobatics, gymnastics and the use of dogs, chimpanzees and tigers.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Entrance to the Nikulin Circus The park outside the circus Acrobatics on display The arena
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    Red Square: Red Square

    by sue_stone Written Sep 20, 2005

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    We didn't get the chance to check out any official 'nightlife' while in Moscow, but there is one thing you must do at night when you are there.

    Take a wander to Red Square - it looks even more amazing at night!!

    The buildings are all lit up beautifully and there are so many less tourists here than during the day. Best of all are the red stars on the top of the Kremlin towers that glow in the dark - magic!

    Dress Code: Depends on the season...but don't forget your camera!

    Kremlin Tower Red Square St Basil's Cathedral
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    Victory Park: Join moscovites...

    by call_me_rhia Written Aug 28, 2005

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    Victory Park is a park dedicated to the men and women who died defending Russia during World War II. Curiously the park is located on the spot where Napoleon had watched Moscow burning.

    If you visit during the day there is a crescent-shaped building containing the Great Patriotic War Museum housing war memorabilia and photographs. Opening times are 10 a.m. to 6p.m., closed on Monday.

    My suggestion, however, is to visit it at night, when the fountains are lit up - red is the colour, so as to remind one of the blood spilled. It's a very suggestive sight, which you'll share with many moscovites, young and old.

    Victory Park at night
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    Boar House: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by pretty33555 Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    I had NEVER seen anth as huge as this one!!!!
    And! I have never seen as big bar as that one !!! :D

    The most important tip! That was actually the reason why my university group "colleagues" decided to go there EVEN on Monday! :D
    That's because ON MONDAYS (!!!) from 7pm-8pm you orfer ONE drink and you get FOUR at a price of ONE! From 8pm-9pm - 3 drinks and like that till 10pm :D
    I did like that place!
    The music is "various": from George Michael's "Freedom" or "Dumb and Dumer"'s OST till Black Eyed Peas' "Let's get it started" :-)

    Dress Code: Beeeee Yourself!

    You See?!

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    Vermel': have FUN there!

    by pretty33555 Updated Nov 6, 2004

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    terrific club with a splendid selection of music:)) You can here there everything: 80's and 90's hits, the best russian ones:)))))
    The club has restaurant and disco hall, which are separated and it's very comfortable as you can hear none of what's going on the disco and you can sit there for a while and relax ...if you find vacant places...hehe

    ;-)

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    Cabana: Super Douper Orange Place!

    by pretty33555 Written Nov 6, 2004

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    One of my favourits!
    I like it for its orange "warm" interieur", for the atmoshpere:-)))))))
    The music is good. It's not sophisticated...lol... Basicly R'n'B, latino - all contemporary hits :-)))))))
    For ladies 150r, for men 200rub.

    Dress Code: Be cute ;-)

    ENJOY!!!!

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    Che: Che Guevara Bar

    by Hewer Written Sep 29, 2004

    Dimly lit and very chic, this is for those seeking a refuge from the booming capitalism of central Moscow.

    The walls inside are adorned with posters and artifacts from 1950s and 60s, with just enough bare wall space to look more Spartan than HRC. Everthing is renovated to look a little worn and shabby, but the decor is clearly quite new.

    You can order food there (tortillas and nachos, among others) and they do have English menus (clearly labelled "Gringos" in large letters on the front).

    Good place to go if the focus is more on chatting than partying.

    Dress Code: This is an interesting point. I`ve heard of people being refused entry for being dressed in bright colors but there are no firm rules.

    In regards to dress code, think of what you`d like to wear and what Che would wear, and then put on something in between.

    Bar Che, Moscow

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    Kitaysky Lyotchik Jao-Da: Live bands, cocktails and diner

    by Patriquito Written Sep 5, 2004

    There is live music, but not every night. Get the schedule at their website. The dishes are very good and the staff friendly. Despite its name and its location in Kitai Gorod (= Chinatown) it has nothing to do with anything Chinese.

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    Papa Johns: Papa Johns

    by ratherton Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Hidden away downstairs in a cafe on Myasnitskaya Ulitsa (metro: Christye Prudy, Red Line), Papa Johns is a lively place and it's also the first night club I ever went to in Moscow.

    It's free entry before 10pm and I can't tell you how much after 10pm cos every time I've been there that late, I've been slightly drunk.

    They have live music for about an hour starting at 11pm which starts to liven things up and then the club resorts to a disco.

    There is a good selection of imported beers and spirits as well as the local brands. Apart from that, it's a typical Moscow night club and worth a visit.

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    by Moscowguide Written Dec 15, 2003

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    I may be your Moscow guide and take care about you in your trip to Russia either on business or for pleasure. I am very pretty, decent, educated, tactful, sexy Moscow girl, fluent English speaker. I live and I work close to the center of Moscow. I can show you Moscow in day and night time and we can enjoy together best things in life. Lena. I will send you my photoes and home and mobile phones. My e-mail: lenamosc@yahoo.com

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    Park Avenue Disco: Park Avenue Disco

    by twaj Written Aug 15, 2003

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    One of my favorite things that Russians do is take what they think is an American concept, overplay the sex, and sell it to the New Russians (Russian Nouveau Riche). A prime example of this is the inappropriately named Park Avenue Disco near Taganskaya metro. The disco is on Taganskaya Ulitsa - not the famed Park Avenue, which one would assume is the one in Manhattan, and not, for instance, the one in Hoboken. This place kind of makes the casual observer think of what a nightclub should be - what 17 year old boys that watch too much television assume night clubs are.

    This place had two main floors, plus a roof-top deck and a basement. On the ground floor it had a bar, a dance floor where they played Russian pop, and a karaoke lounge. On the second, they had another bar and a techno dance room with strippers and cage dancers. On the roof they had a grill, pool tables and a bar where I bought Absenthe. We'll get to the basement later.

    Not only was the second floor home to a techno-venue (which pretty much only played hard house, but who the *** cares about music - you have a computer, download MP3s) but there was a stage act that would have alternating male and female dancing contests. The second such contest basically denigrated into a live sex show when the guy and the girl took each other's clothes off. The host got the crowd to encourage the girl to blow him, but she refused. I don't think she even wanted to be naked up there - it was all peer pressure, giving the spectacle a Bangbus/Interview with a Vampire feeling. Most of the dancers doubled as whores, and here's where we get to the basement. The sign leading to the basement said 'Internet Klub' although I never really saw the internet there. What was there were rows of booths with televisions showing pornography that you could take your whore into for a wall ***. I dreamed of this concept when I was about 14 years old, but nowhere has anyone been bold or daring enough to implement it, to my knowledge, until now.

    Dress Code: They pretty much let everyone in the door. Bring a student ID on weeknights if you have one.

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    DOWNTOWN: DOWNTOWN

    by pretty33555 Updated Jun 29, 2003

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    It used to be a very nice place. I haven't been there since the lst summer, twice.
    When my friends took me for the 1st time, I liked this place: good music (from EuRo ToP), cheap food and drinks. Also they have game center there and cinema:))))
    My 2d time there was the best and the last one.
    The best one because there was a party devoted to "MIB-2" movie with numerous shows and drawing of the MAIN PRIZE of the party: a box with 6 bottles of "MARTINI" ... and I won it by chance:))))) so, ofcourse this place is realted with one of my best memories:)))))
    and it was the last one , because I've heard that it's spoiled very much both in terms of music and public.

    Dress Code: it doesn't matter

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