Moscow Hermitage Garden (Karetny Ryad Street, Moscow) – this is a park in the central part of the Russian capital. Opened in 1894, it is known for its cultural attractions and nearby theaters. Operas, ballet productions and concerts are typically held here. During the winter months, there’s also a skating rink (Admission: RUB 250 / […]
Troika (Zagorodny Prospekt 27, St. Petersburg) – during the weekends, this is a recommended place to visit for good Russian food, wine and a live show. The famous variety show, that has been on tour in 25 countries of the world, headed by irreplaceable director David Avdysh – is a professional ballet and unique vocal, […]
RAI Club (Block 9a, Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow) – launched in 2007, RAI Club has since been one of Moscow’s more fashionable nightspots (accommodating 3,000 revelers). The management of RAI takes the partying business seriously – which usually has a staff of mermaids, unicorns and half-naked dancers to keep the partying vibe going.
Purga (Fontanka 11, City Center, St. Petersburg) – this nightspot is unusual in that it celebrates New Year’s Eve every night here. For that simple reason, it’s a good idea for revelers to show up here well before midnight – so that they’re on hand to count down the “New Year” at 12 am. So […]
Premier Lounge (5 Mantulinskaya Ul., Bldg. 7, Moscow) – this nightspot is actually owned by a local vodka brand (Russian Standard), so there’s no need to ask for such drinks by label. Despite the club’s name, this is not a small lounge, but a multi-level venue filled with local movers and shakers, and plenty of […]
Posh Friends (Pushkinskaya Square, 5, Moscow) – located in the center of Moscow, this is a relatively new club that is gaining a following among local House and Trance music enthusiasts, as well as with visiting foreigners. Already, it has gotten points for its ultra-modern décor.
O2 Lounge (Ritz-Carlton, Moscow) – Fancy a break from borscht? Then head to the trendy O2 Lounge located high above the city on the 5-star Ritz-Carlton hotel’s rooftop terrace. Serving some of Moscow’s finest sushi and sashimi, as well as delicious grilled steaks, shashlik and seafood, this is the place to be seen as you mingle […]
Noor Bar (Tverskaya Street, 23, Moscow) – for those who simply want a laidback place to have a drink, and not deal with nightclubs and their bouncers, this is a good place to samples the local vodkas, as well as both Russian and imported beer. For those who come after 11 pm,.there are DJing sessions […]
Krysha Mira (Naberezhnaya Tarasa Shevchenko, 2/3, Moscow) – this is one of Moscow’s more popular nightspots, attracting both post-Soviet Russian high rollers and deep-pocketed foreign visitors. In existence since the 1980s, this nightspot has long promoted electronic dance music (with appearances by various regional club DJs). Located on a rooftop of a defunct factory (along […]
Karma Bar Club (Pushechnaya Street 3, Moscow) – this is one of the few venues in Moscow that caters to Salsa music enthusiasts and dancers. Since it’s rarely mentioned in tour guidebooks, there are few tourists here. The crowd tends to be a fun-loving mix of students and younger people (including expat Latins) who prefer […]