Moscow Nightlife

Moscow's notorious nightlife features an amazing selection of bars, clubs, bowling alleys, billiards rooms, casinos and concert venues. The most popular party scenes can generally be found in and around Kitai Gorod, Arbat and Garden Ring, and a stroll along 1905 Goda Street is a must if you're on the look for the latest hot spot. Be aware that many Moscow bars and nightclubs operate on strict face control systems, and dress code - as dressed-up and up-to-date as you can manage - is very important.

Bars like Piramida and Nightflight have prime spots near Red Square, the Hungry Duck has been popular for years and Propaganda is another renowned bar/club. Manon is a swanky spot located in an old castle that serves unusual cocktails in interestingly-shaped glasses. Authentic jazz venues include the likes of Forte, the more upmarket Le Club, and the intimate Dom u Dorogi, while Dolls is a classy Moscow strip club. For a full-on club night, Fabrique is the place to go, and Mio is also quite trendy. B2 and the Chinese Pilot are not to be missed for live music. One of the latest additions to the Moscow bar scene is Bazaar Bar, a slick space serving cocktails and bar snacks.

Moscow's casinos include Carnival and Casino Desperado, and bowling alleys like Bi Ba Bo can also be good fun, as is the Onyx Billiard Room. Luzhniki Stadium hosts massive international music concerts, while Hermitage Garden is good for open-air performances and contemporary electronic concerts, and also has the Novaya Opera Theatre and an ice-skating ring.

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