The 5 Best Moscow Clubs
Nov 14 , 2011
Moscow clubs are in a league of their own, and if you're in the city you should definitely take advantage of the dazzling, energetic scene many Moscow clubs have to offer. With a long list of clubs to choose from, we've narrowed it down to five Moscow clubs that will provide you with a great foray into Russian nightlife.
When you're on vacation in Moscow, you want to make the most of every minute—so make sure you save plenty of energy for the city's nightlife. Here are five Moscow clubs that will keep you drinking and dancing into the early hours of the morning.
First on our list of the top five Moscow clubs is Imperia Lounge, which opened recently in 2010. Remember the Russian Standard vodka company you read about? It owns Imperia Lounge, a visually stunning example of what Moscow clubs have to offer. Imperia Lounge is open until 7 am on Fridays and Saturdays, which is perfect if you're looking to party into the early hours of the morning. The club is also open until 4 am on Thursdays for club-goers looking for a weeknight adventure.
Next on our list of the top five Moscow clubs is Soho Rooms, which consists of four spaces: "Bar Room," "Dining Room," "Disco Room," and "Pool Terrace." This makes Soho Rooms one of the best Moscow clubs because rather than trying to figure out a different bar or club to move to throughout the night, you can switch from one distinct space to another without leaving the building. The Dining Room has an intimate feel with chandeliers, the Bar Room combines antique and modern design, and the Pool Terrace is a great place to take in some fresh air.
Expect to get pleasantly sinful in a heavenly atmosphere at Rai, which means "Paradise." In addition to the main dance area, Rai has two smaller spaces aptly called "Heaven" and "Elysium." Heaven is a bar, while Elysium is typically for private parties. Just like at other Moscow clubs, expect high drink prices--a small price to pay for being in "Paradise," right?
Solyanka Club makes our list of the top Moscow clubs because its less-than-typical scene allows you to take a break from the bright lights, pumping music, and DJs that define several clubs. Often featuring live music, Solyanka has a young, hip crowd--perfect for twenty-somethings visiting Moscow. An interesting aspect of the Solyanka Club is that there's a restaurant, a clothing store, and even a magazine associated with it.
Krysha Mira may be one of the most exclusive Moscow clubs, especially for tourists, but that's precisely why it's on this list of Moscow clubs. If you can get in, you'll take in views of the Ukraina Hotel and the Moscow River from its outdoor space. Don't take our word for the club's reputation? Krysha Mira appeared on TIME's Travel section on its "Moscow: 10 Things to Do" list.