City Space Bar
Crowning the Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, the City Space Bar is located on the 34th floor, offering one of the highest panoramic bar views of Moscow’s skyline. The bar provides a perfect place to watch the sunset while sipping on delicious drinks. Internationally renowned bartenders create both classic and one-of-a-kind cocktails. Their vast knowledge and advice can help you discover new tastes as well as accommodate a romantic evening with excellent service. Make sure to book a table, which can be done through their website.
Kosmodamianskaya Embankment, 52/6, Moscow, +7 495 221 53 58
Modelled after an Indian state of Goa, the sunny BagaBar smells of burning masala and offers customers a chance to relax and to dance to live bands and DJs until early in the morning. Among the statues of holy cows, Hindu gods, and majestic elephants, enjoy Goan rum, Old Monk, fruity cocktails, or an array of smoothies and lassis for non-alcoholic options. Bagabar also has an extended hookah selection – traditional, or with mojito or absinthe.
Pyatnitzkoye Highway, 18, Moscow, +7 495 544 77 74
Hookah Bar Friends
Just as the name suggests, Hookah Bar Friends is a place where you will feel at home, comfortable and cozy. You will find pillows, board games, an Xbox, a delicious food and drinks menu, and, of course, a fantastic selection of hookahs. The friendly staff will not hesitate to advise their customers on different types and flavors of tobacco; there are many to try. This is a welcoming and tasteful place to spend a relaxed evening with friends, or to make some new ones.
Bolshaya Ordynka Street, 13/9, Moscow, +7 966 187 00 80
Bar BQ Café
A youthful bar that is open all hours, Bar BQ Café is like a chameleon. In the mornings, the venue is quite upbeat and coffee-oriented; in the afternoon, you can relax with a carefully selected classical music playlist, and in the evenings, it is more loud. At night, everyone gets up to dance to trendy DJs. You can navigate through an extensive menu and order king-sized cocktails or unfiltered micro-brewed BQ pints. Here, you can do it yourself with an iPad, provided by BQ. Trying a selection of delicious tapas is highly recommended.
Pyatnickaya Street, 25/1, Moscow, +7 495 258 09 95
Belfast Irish Pub
Belfast Irish Pub is reminiscent of country pubs found anywhere between Cork and Letterkenny. Different from the usual chic and glamorous Moscow scene, Belfast welcomes you with its big and comfortable wooden benches, old photographs of regulars and sports memorabilia. This is the place to be if you like Irish stouts, Scottish ales or German brews. To complement the refreshing pints, there is a simple and well-balanced menu. The mouthwatering smells from the kitchen encourage you to try hearty Irish and Russian dishes.
Sredniy Ovchinnikovskiy Lane, 1/13, Moscow, +7 495 953 05 56