When traveling to Moscow, it’s almost a guarantee you’ll be visiting some of the most interesting museums and historic landmarks in all of Russia. But when the sun goes down and the time comes to keep the party going, where do you go? We’ve mapped out the top 3 spots for Moscow nightlife.
City Space Bar
In the heart of Moscow, atop the famous five-star Swissotel Krasnye Holmy is the beautiful City Space Bar. TripAdvisor’s top rated bar/dance club has prided itself as one of the world’s Top Ten Bars according to Bartender’s Guide since 2008. Along with a stylish modern motif, the City Space Bar overlooks Moscow’s cityscape with a 360 degree balcony that is reviewed as “the best part, the views were out of this world.Probably the best view of the city you could get.Would visit again in a heartbeat.”
With an impressive cast of inventive bartenders, the art of cocktailing is on display for all guests to enjoy both visually and with their taste buds. If the mixologists don’t wow you with one-of-a-kind drinks, sample the vast wine list comprised of prized international wines collected from around the world. Following unique local cuisine served during normal dinner hours, the night club stays open for business until three in the morning for avid club goers and bar hoppers in beautiful Moscow Russia.
Piling awards and accolades as high as the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Hotel in which it sits atop, the O2 Lounge is well deserving of TripAdvisor’s #2 destination for Moscow nightlife. Among expensive fine dining and top rated service and cuisine, the O2 Lounge captured TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Much like the view at the City Space Bar, the beautiful view of the Red Square and the Kremlin may in fact steal the title for most breathtaking views. Guest reviews constantly rave about “swift, courteous service” and “superb cocktails” along with the occasional Audi R8 show car on the roof that provides for additional photo ops.
“This place is a must see if you’re in Moscow. It goes without saying that the o2 lounge is expensive, but in my view it is an exceptional experience worth the expense for the most impressive view you will find in Moscow.”- TripAdvisor Guest Review
Perhaps one of the more upscale bars in all of Moscow, Bar Gipsy prides itself on beautiful scenery, beautiful ambiance and most of all beautiful people. Like many of the bars throughout Russia, Bar Gipsy practices facial profiling, or as they call it, “strict face control”. This means upon arrival the bouncers and club workers are able to deny people based on their looks. Striving for perfection in their Russian dishes, cocktail service and ambient entertainment, Bar Gipsy workers take into account a person’s face, attire, price of their car and other accessories that might ensure a guest’s status. Many people see this “face control” as demeaning and rude, however it is the beautiful guests that keep Bar Gipsy among the top three most desirable destinations for Moscow nightlife.