We are moving into spring and early summer, which are the best seasons for Moscowâs nightlife. CafÃ©s and restaurants will again conquer the sidewalks. Bars and clubs will fight each other with the best open-air terraces and views. Moscow at its best.
Feel like catching some of the Russian pop star glam? Go visit Emin Agalarovs âRose-Barâ, which he designed himself. The glass roof can be partially opened and the venue is trying to give you the feeling of being on a stylish yacht.
âMotelâ is probably the most fashionable place to be these days, it seems inspired by 1970s styled hotels in the U.S. and Tarantinos movies. It offers a lobby and a few rooms, where people can hang out and sip cocktails, while listening to Mashup Pop Music.
âKvartiraâ became the hardest door of Moscow. The semi-private member club at Rochdelskaya is the favorite meeting place for Moscowâs rich and beautiful. Theyâll meet at âDuran Barâ for a few drinks on the open air terrace (Be aware! Its also a very hard to get in venue) and move over to âKvartiraâ for the afterparty. While you can always line up at âDuran Barsâ door and you might even have a chance, if you come early and are properly dressed for a Moscow elite place, you wonât have a chance at âKvartira,â unless you are on the guest-list.
Despite the need for some fresh, open-air, during this season; the secret hideout of Mendeleev, is still my favorite place and âliving roomâ these days. They manage to make the stretch between stylish bar and minimal techno club, where you can get some of Moscowâs best cocktails, but also listen to Berlin styled tunes.
âJaggerâ is still the best party bar, especially with its summer terrace.
âKonstruktorâ is a new underground venue. Its Art Director Sergey Sergeev used to be the director of places like Solyanka and LOL, so you know what to expect. Youâll find more of that on the art play rooftop bar âRodnyaâ.
âTime Out Barâ is planning a roof for their terraces. Iâve seen the plans on Facebook and now I am wondering, when the construction will take place. It will make the terraces weatherproof, but also take away that special open-air feeling, which we all loved so much.