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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Moscow Nightlife

Dyagilev Project

Moscow’s trademark nightclub has a vast interior jam-packed with showgirls, acrobats, and party-goers. Book a table to avoid the mobbed dance floor.

3 Karetnyi Ryad, 011-7-495-790-7400
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | nightclub


It can be difficult to move around in this always-crowded, multi-level club, but there is always someone to talk to amid the crashing house music.

3 Sadovnicheskaya Ulitsa, 011-7-495-953-6576
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | open late | nightclub

Krasny Bar

From the 27th floor of a skyscraper off Kutuzovsky Prospect, take in all of Moscow over cocktails, especially the White House, which Boris Yeltsin ordered shelled during the parliamentary impasse in 1993.

23a Taras Shevchenko Naberezhnaya, 011-7-495-730-0808
Tags: nightlife | views | trendy | bar


This “closed club” is one of the hardest to crack in Moscow – only the incredibly fashionable, wealthy, or well-connected make it inside. In summer, the rooftop patio opens up, revealing full-length views of the Moscow River.

Taras Shevchenko Naberezhnaya,
Tags: nightlife | views | trendy | dancing | nightclub


The street outside this mainstay is always packed with expensive sedans, beautiful girls, and guys on the make. If you make it past the doorman you’ll find plenty of surplus energy, light, and sound.

6 Trekhgorniy Val, 011-7-495-205-9822
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | nightclub


This Moscow stalwart has been catering to a young-ish, laid-back crowd since the ‘90s. The dancing continues late into the morning.

7 Bolshoy Zlatoustinskiy Pereulok, 011-7-495-924-5732
Tags: nightlife | smart splurge | dancing | open late | nightclub


Opened in summer 2007, Solyanka has a ’70s-themed interior and music that never stops. Expect to be pulled onto the large dance floor – which is somehow always packed – by any number of revelers.

11 Solyanka Ulitsa,
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | open late | nightclub

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