‘Miserable mornings and neverending nights’ – that’s probably what Moscow’s nightlife is all about. It’s considered to be one of the most intense and energetic places on the planet. When you’re done at one of the bars or nightclubs, you will always find another that’s hopping. Here are our favourite nightclubs that locals love in the heart of the city.
The Strelka Bar and Media Institute is situated in the middle of the Red October digital district, in front of Christ The Saviour Cathedral. Strelka became one of the most beloved spots among locals because of its cultural program, various music and art events, terrace, and bar with an extensive list of exceptional cocktails. If you are looking for the best party in the city complete with interesting people, Strelka Bar is the option.
Propaganda club and bar is one of the oldest nightclubs located in historic Moscow. This place is famous for its regular parties every Thursday night with popular Moscow-based DJ Sanchez. It’s also known for its techno Fridays and Saturdays, tasty dinner options, an open bar on Sundays, and hip-hop and house parties on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Rodnya club is a paradise for minimal techno lovers and is a hidden gem for the local underground dance culture. The club is situated in Artplay, a creative neighbourhood and community, and provides its visitors an opportunity to enjoy a huge wooden terrace during the summer as well.
Denis Simachev Shop & Bar
Denis Simachev Shop & Bar, located in Moscow’s Tverskoy neighbourhood, is one of the most popular nightclubs among locals, who like to have a lot of fun on Friday, drink tasty cocktails, dance and listen to good music. This place has been on the top of the list for 10 years and has never changed its reputation. If you’re looking to hang out with beautiful people, enjoy an extensive cocktail list and experience two floors of parties, Denis Simachev Shop & Bar has everything you need for a perfect weekend in Moscow.
Mendeleev Bar is a real hidden gem for locals located in the centre of the city. This secret place is situated right behind the Chinese Noodles Food Corner; you just need to move the curtain and go through face control. Don’t let the tiny cocktail menu scare you off. The Mendeleev barmen are the real experts and they can make you anything you want in the blink of an eye.
Duran Bar is another local favourite for Thursday and Friday evenings, before heading to the late party. This new space offers an extensive cocktail list, friendly atmosphere and good music. We highly recommend you to visit Duran Bar in the afternoon as well, since it operates as a restaurant too.
Gazgolder Club is the king of Moscow’s techno music parties. Located in the building of an old abandoned factory built in the nineteenth century, this place has a unique atmosphere and a special vibe inside. If you’re a fan of such musicians as Nina Kraviz and Art Department, then it’s the right place for you.