I used to be in the Navy. With my work I have visited places that are "off the beaten track".
I have had some amazing experiences but I have NEVER been anywhere quite like SHOOTERS!
The place is like a constant party! Full of people that just want to have fun!
It's the sort of place that, if you saw it in a film you'd think, "That place is too good to be true!"
Go and have fun!
Dress Code: Smart.
Shooters is a disco for the young people. Its only one place in kiev that open every night of week. So if u visit kiev only for a few days during the week - chose Shooters. There r always people partying...
The goul of this place is: "you can do whatever you want". There is no tabu for having fun... The owner of the disco is a scotish guys. All barmen and other male stuff wearing kilts - that is very sexy.
Good music and real Limoncello in the bar. On the second flour you can visit a nice restaurant "limoncello" with italian and georgian food and big wine room. On the ground floor - a great lounge cafe HAREM (turkish style) and outside of the Shooters - summer terrace.
Dress Code: no special dress code. Sometimes ppl cant get in without reason. The real reason can be:
Club can be packed. Or ppl who wants to get in r already a bit drunk. Or u had a bad experiance in a club before. Security on the door wont explain u the real reason.
If u really want to spend a night in shooters, come a bit earlier there, have a dinner on the 3d floor (belive me, meal there is worth it!!!) or few drinks on terrace or hookah in Harem and when time is around midnight, just get downstairs at disco when all the rest r waiting in a line to get in.
Considered to be a new one in Kiev. It was opened somewhere in February-March 2006. Sochi is quite good place to start your party. You can get good cocktails, nice music, and quite comphortable atmosphere. Beides, if you are hungry, you can find good food here.
Havent been in this nightclub but i read in the newspaper and i think its interesting info for those who will visit Kiev...
By Patryk Reid, Kyiv Post Staff Writer
Dec 26, 2002 19:02
Opium: the ancient drug of the Orient, the subject of not one war but two, and the confessed vice of “eater” Thomas de Quincey. It’s also the name of Kyiv’s newest hangout.
The old Saigon club has been transformed, reopening as Opium Dance Club in November.
Dress Code: Open Thursday to Saturday,
11 p.m. till noon.
Hydrozone - a nice nightlife spot on Trukhaniv Island on the Dnipro ('Hydropark' Metro Station).
It includes a disco bar, a sauna, a restaurant and billiards room.
Entrance fee is/was 10 UAH on weekdays and 30 UAH on weekends and holidays.
You can reserve sauna for you calling 516 47 17 (the fee is/was 100 UAH an hour).
I write is/was since it is hard to follow the ever changing prices with us...
The menu of the disco bar includes different dishes and cocktails such as
B-52, BMW, Cocoa Milk, Angel's Kiss and others.
There is a VIP hall downstairs (517 68 81) where you can see a show ballet programm and listen and dance to live music. See also: www.hydrozone.com.ua
its proximity to the metro station, good live music, very crowded, reasonable entrance fee.
Dress Code: casual
Joss Street" – this is an amusement complex at “Tourist” hotel.
To reach this place by underground you have to get off at “Left-Bank” metro station.
This picture was taken in “English Pub” where I could sit and enjoy the English atmosphere drinking a pint of beer.
It was nice to take a picture with this Beafeater that is only a dummy.
I found it to be impressive, did you?
You can reserve a table at this pub by calling 552 5091.
On Friday nights there are beer parties there.
“Joss Street” also includes:
- a disco-bar,
- “Riviera” restaurant,
- “Kioto” Japanese restaurant (tel. 516 2145)
- a casino.
You can also call “Joss” Club 516 86 74.
They call this place "A successful place for successful people".
Dress Code: no jeans would be good, a suit instead...
menorca you are right, here in kiew extremly high percentage of girls are in the clubs, who only want drinks and fun for a night. So better look for your money here, as in other cities.
To river Palace I must say: Only go to this place if you want to meet whores and loose money with drinks. But Its cheaper to go directly to these gilrs without River Palace! So I found this club awful! No athmosphere there, because the club is small and no one likes to dance (only the whores!)
i should say i know really quite a lot about the night scene here as i went out practically every night for like 2 months and became .. lets say acquaintances with a lot of people that work there. the first thing to say is "face control" you have to look or dress good to get into most places, it's not about race or anything personal, i'm asian. as soon as they know you are foreign people will try to milk you, dont be flash with your money , there's no point. some places like arena hire girls to hang around and flirt with you, i knew a lot of them personally.
patipa is a great place as the staff are very friendly . but the crowd can be mixed.
security everywhere will never give you problems if you are not rowdy and are not disrespectful to them. tipping wins you favours with the staff, but again be careful , they may try and milk you. crystal hall and dlux are now the best top end clubs, dlux is too big , crystal hall has all the big shots and girls looking for such types.
be careful of girls as most just want free drinks and they can be very very flirtatious. if you are interested in a girl, you can just tell if she genuinely likes you or not.
arena club used to be great but it has lost its appeal with clubbers. the best place at the moment is vodka bar , staff are very friendly particularly security and the place plays awesome music , the crowd is totally unpretentious, and there is no entrance fee at the time of writing. these days in the clubs there tend to be more guys going out than girls, whereas before i remember it used to be 70 % girls, some nights it's still like this.
river palace is a club where a lot of working girls go, in fact all of them are working girls, it's still a good place to go to admire pretty girls and chill out. it's common to smoke hookahs in clubs.. be careful of taxi drivers they will always charge you more.. but it's usually not expensive if you compare it to london.
oh disco radio hall is great if you are looking to hang out with a more mature crowd and professionals who are also natives and most women there are not after a rich guy, just out to have fun
oh for the top clubs you usually need to pay 150 to 100 of their money unless you know people who work there. drinks range from 60 to 100 depending on what you get.
This like many nightclubs in Kiev is distinctly Rascist-I visited this with my Indian friend & was schocked that he was turned away & for him this was the second time it had occured. After the first incident the owner(a Brit) promised him it would not happen again.
It did & as we debated with the doormen as to the reason he was not allowed in(they didn't stop me) & asked them if it was because he was 'chornie'(dark) the policeman who arrived answered positively.
Nopw with a name like the Carribean club you may think that rascism would not be an issue but it is.
The nightlife in Kiev downtown is a kind of strange. It's hard to find the right places if you don't know some "insiders". And the level of prices in nightclubs and outdoor restaurants are high for many local people.
The streets in the downtown are filled with people in the nights (especially Khreshchatyk Street). They are walking around drunk with their beer bottles. Apparently no problem since I didn't see any disturbance. But is it allowed to drink alcohol on public places in Ukraine?
Go to Route 66 in Kiev its great fun and the live music was superb. It also has a pool table and table football which is ideal for teaching the local VT members how to play or was that the other way round..? Haha
there are several nice places to go salsa dancing in Kyiv. El Asador, Carribean Club and Khameleon are probably the most popular. very informal atmosphere, great music. both places offer dance lessons. The styles include New York, LA and casino, and casino rueda. There is a slight shortage of male partners, so if you are male and good dancer, you will have a lot of choices :)
Salsa nights at El Asador are on Sundays. Salsa nights at the Carribean Club are every day. Salsa nights in Khameleon are on Fridays.
P.S. El Asador has been closed for the year now. so the Carribean Club is the only choice now(Feb. 2009).
Dress Code: dress comfortably, it tends to get very hot there :)
sorry for my inglish is not to good
if you meet a girl in kiev and you ask her to see her other time she allways tel you yes and when you call her she allways goin to meet you for dinner and make you pay a very spencil dinner and afther you ask her to go fo a disco and she say ok but i must tel my friends
so in the disco she ask for many drinks after the friends come and you pay for all the drinks becoso you think you goin to get her and after the big bill they just say bye bye
and the next girl is the same histori
and if you go for lunch after you she have to go and others call her to go out for the nigth to discos
There are many bars in Kiev -mostly near the centre enough to either walk or a short cab ride.
O'Briens - an irish bar - just up a street off independence square - big bar and does food
Mandarin-a club which is a boat, just get a cab there as i dont know where it was - good fun.
Shooters-a bar not too far from the centre, either walk or get cab, busy on sunday night. entry is 70 GRN
Golden Gate-an irish bar near st sofia church, not very big but good selection of beer and sport on tv
A beer is roughly £1-£2 depending on the bar
there were other bars which were more for locals but cant remember the names
Great spot under a bridge where cool parties are organized.
I was there at a Schranz (hardtechno) party with Jan Fleck and Acid Flux, the they before there was a Drum 'n Bass party with Eye-D & Hidden, and the next week there would be a party with Ophidian.
Great atmosphere, very cool people, and really awesome to find something like this in Kiev :D
Dress Code: You can dress anyway you like :)