The Best Cocktail Bars in Moscow

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Yulia S.

Contributor / Journalist

Modern Moscow’s cocktail bar scene could make even the pickiest beverage connoisseur happy. Local bars offer pretty much everything, from an Italian Aperol Spritz to Negroni Sbagliato to never ending signature cocktails, classics and vodka shots. Most of the bars are centrally located, so finding them won’t be a problem. Here is our list of favourites.

Keanu Bar

Bar, Gastropub, Contemporary, Russian, Pub Grub

It might be a Monday night, but this local gastropub and bar has been open since eight in the morning and has seen visitors from all over Moscow. Located in Soho in the Patriarch Ponds district, Keanu Bar always has the best cocktails and local snacks. You can also expect great wine and vodka, and of course, a lot of fun with DJs starting at seven every night.

Mercedes Bar Moscow

Bar, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, European, Japanese

Located on the top floor of the Radisson Royal Hotel, Mercedes Bar offers its visitors not only an extensive cocktail and wine list, but one of the best views in Moscow as well. For automobile enthusiasts, this bar has extra appeal. The interior design and cocktail list were created by the head office of the Mercedes Benz corporation, located in Germany. We highly recommend booking a table in advance; this place is very popular among locals and visitors.

Buddha-Bar Moscow

Restaurant, Russian

Buddha-Bar Moscow is the local representative of a very popular global chain luxury lounge bar and restaurant. Buddha-Bar venues are located all over the world and are frequented by many celebrities and business elites. The best cocktails and drinks are available daily, and they are made even more enjoyable with the best DJs and performers. We guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun, but be prepared to spend some money.

Strelka Bar

Bar, European, Beer

Located in the heart of Moscow, in the Red October district, Strelka Bar and institute offers its visitors an extensive cocktail list, wine list and local liquor selection. You’ll also find ping pong and the best view in Moscow. This bar is fun year round, but is especially entertaining in the summer with a beautiful backyard and comfortable terrace.

Magnum Wine Bar

Wine Bar, Pub Grub, Russian

This wine bar and enoteca is located in the business and financial district of Moscow, near Belorusskaya metro station. A vast choice of local and imported wines await visitors here, along with mouth-watering savoury snacks that perfectly complement specific wine choices.

Mandarin Combustible Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Russian, European, Asian

With world-class cocktail experts behind its bar, Mandarin Combustible is undoubtedly one of Russia’s cocktail gems, located not too far from Red Square. It is a spacious venue decorated beautifully, and it serves up wines and classic drinks crafted to perfection. For a memorable night out with your loved one, Mandarin Combustible is a winner.

15 Kitchen + Bar

Restaurant, Bar, Russian, Australian

Both a bar and a restaurant, 15 Kitchen + Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a good drink with friends, especially if you want to make a great impression. Not only does this venue offer a varied selection of Russian cocktails, it also specializes in Australian cocktails as well. It has a relaxing vibe and good music, so you can’t go wrong. A good time is guaranteed!

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