In Russian, solyanka is stew made of whatever can be found in the kitchen. It's a dish widely open to interpretation. This night club's interpretation includes every part of nightlife culture. The high end kitchen serves up a variety of European inspired dishes with fresh ingredients. The decor during dining hours is absolutely unique. Comprised of several rooms, none of the furniture necessarily matches, but makes its own ambient story, very much like an often occupied and never decorated living room. After dining hours the rooms are converted into a club complete with dance floors, flat screen tv's and wall to wall speakers. Somehow in all this, there is also a clothing store called Twins, which is run by twin sisters. Not to be missed, Solyanka has developed quite a reputation in the Moscow nightlife scene.Â
For a relaxed and intimate dining experience, choose the rooftop O2 Lounge of the famous Ritz-Carlton Moscow . With its polished black tiles, bright red cocoon chairs, stark white furnishing and to top it all, a dramatic glass dome the lounge is one of the top places to be seen at. The menu includes sushi, created with expertise by Chef Seiji Kusano, known for his famous gourmet roll prepared with Beluga caviar and blue fin tuna, garnished with gold leaf. Remember to ask the vodka sommelier's comments before choosing from the largest collection of the finest of vodkas from across the world. The music is trendy and at dinner time features hits from around the globe.
The brainchild of Arkady Novikov and Igor Lantsman, Mendeleev Bar is tucked away in a small noodle shop called Lucky Noodles. This cocktail bar features a menu by Roman Milosteviy, a famous Russian mixologist. Their drinks are based on absinthe and you can order light snacks from the noodle shop. Enjoy eclectic music at this hidden bar.
This place boasts the trendiest Thursday nights in Moscow. It brings together the Russian middle class, local and foreign students, expatriots and anyone else who can appreciate the DJ's tunes and the club's relaxed atmosphere. It's widely known as one of the best clubs in Moscow. Normally quite busy, it gets packed by midnight when the disco begins. The music played is mainly acid jazz and all manner of variants, with the occasional switch to non-techno hits. Cover charge depends on the night of the week and the talent.
This is a very hip New-York style dance club. The music is played by DJs from the most popular radio stations. The club offers a variety of music but the main emphasis is on house style. The club is located in a basement and decorated as a garage. It's very crowded on weekends. The club has a restaurant that offers some good choices of food like chicken wings or Beavis and Butthead nachos.
Overlooking the Moskva River, Gipsy is a popular spot for clubbers in Moscow. With hundreds of hanging disco balls and cartoon graffiti walls, this eclectic late night destination has the best of DJs in town spinning top techno beats and other popular tunes. It also hosts live music occasionally. Whether you are dancing inside or on the rooftop terrace floor, you can be sure of a memorable time. Once you tire of dancing, replenish yourself with tasty food and drinks, and start swaying again till way into the morning.