Moscow’s bar scene is on the rise, but finding a place for a late-night drink can be challenging. We’ve put together a list of Moscow’s 24-hour bars, so that you can satisfy your cocktail craving at any time of the day.
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Russian, $$$
The first bar in Moscow with a Hawaiian ambiance, Tiki-Bar is a lively and colorful place offering tropical cuisine and rum-based cocktails. Apart from the unconventional concepts, the place is famous for regular themed evenings with salsa nights on weekdays, weekend DJ shows and kids nights on holidays.
This is the best place to watch sports in Moscow, and not just because they are streaming them 24/7. Housed in a century-old mansion, Liga Pap is a technologically-advanced restaurant with massive TV-screens, quality food and drink and pan-asian business lunches.
A posh bar with a swagger, founded by an uber-famous Moscow designer, Denis Simachev Bar hosts weekly live DJ shows, featuring both local and international celebrities. Favored by Moscow’s gilded youth, the place is famous for its inventive cocktail bar, signature salmon pizza, and an early-bird special, offering a 43% discount from 6 am to 10 am.
A short walk from the Lubyanka metro station will bring you to Jean-Jacques, the only branch of the French-style restaurant chain that’s open 24/7. Always cosy and cheerful, Jean-Jacques has a great choice of wines, beers and food.
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Caribbean, Mexican, Soup, Pub Grub, $$$
Most people come to Mulata for its caribbean cocktail card, and arguably the finest selection of rums in the city – from Cuban, to Trinidad and Austrian. Favored for grilled fish and steaks, Mulata specializes in mexican food, but you can still order a tom-yum soup here.
This is a 24 hour bar steeped in history, as it’s housed in a former dairy that was operating at the times of Tsarist Russia. This spacious and bright bar is perfect for any occasion: be it an early breakfast, a late lunch or cocktails after work. The bar cherishes the glorious past of the building it’s residing in and offers farm milk, beside vodka and cocktails.
Located in a lively party district, this might be the oldest cocktail bar in Moscow. Famous for a wide selection of drinks and open 24/7 hours, Tema Bar is the place to have a decent meal, wash it down with an original drink and have fun. On weekends the bar’s full of people dancing to live music and DJ sets – sometimes on the bar top and windowsills.
Bar BQ Cafe, Pyatnickaya Street | Courtesy of Belfast Irish Pub
One of the few places you can have a late-night drink in Pyatnitskaya, Bar BQ Cafe boasts a tempting selection of meat dishes. But this place is not just about the food, there’s fun too – live music nights, DJ shows and salsa evenings make people come back for more.
As the name implies, Let’s Rock Bar is all about the rock: from its bold interiors to vibrant atmosphere and weekend music bashes. A favored hangout spot, Let’s Rock Bar is known for its cocktails with over 200 varieties of drinks and generous business lunches.
A fairly popular food and fun place at the center of Moscow, Baga Bar offers satisfying dishes and entertainment at an affordable price. The place positions itself as an indian restaurant, but you can also order westernized sushi rolls and Uzbek dishes here. With its multi-colored mandala-rich interiors, Baga Bar is a nice place to have a decent meal, wash it down with a glass of beer and dance to some music. From Thursday to Saturday you can dance to live music or DJ sets and that’s when Baga Bar tends to get overcrowded, so make your reservations in advance.