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.
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 is one place where you will never have to dance to Britney Spears, Ricky Martin or Scooter. 16 Tons is one of the first few clubs in Moscow to welcome and encourage Russian groups and progressive bands to play at their venue. Its refined atmosphere can seem a little cold at first, but it has gently persuaded more than a few skeptics to stay for coffee or a drink. 16 Tons brews its own beer, focusing on British-style ales and bitters; they are reasonably priced and pub grub is also available. The pub opens daily at 11a, while the club opens later at 6p.
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.
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.
Swedish management and chefs provide Scandinavian DJs, cuisine and prices every night of the year at this sleek nightspot. The decor is exquisite: brick walls with good oil paintings and horizontal windows that give a broad view over Tverskaia street. Foreign travelers looking for Russian company often come here. The menu is heavy on meat: Reindeer with morels, cherry jus and herbed potatoes, and Oscietre Caviar as a starter.
Experience fine British cuisine in the heart of Moscow at London Gril. Occupying a busy spot in the city's northern region, this English-inspired eatery is known for its succulent steaks and an impressive selection of beers and spirits. Additionally, gourmands are also treated to staple Russian fare. Preparations are competitively priced and the service never disappoints. Hop in to dig into a wholesome cheeseburger and your favorite beer, even as you catch your favorite league live in action on the large TV screens at the gastropub.
Unwind after an exhaustive day with your favorite people and great drinks at Burgermeister. This pub is popular for serving a wide range of German beers along with other refreshing beverages. In case you feel hungry, Burgermeister entices your taste buds with some scrumptious German delicacies. The cozy interiors and friendly staff assure you having a good time. Located in the neighborhood of several attractions of the city, this pub is crowded with tourists and locals alike.
The only access to this bar is through the Gosudarstvennyi Universal'nyi Magazin (GUM) right near historic Red Square, the Bosco Bar is a cousin of the Bosco Cafe. The use of bright red colors is striking as soon as you enter the bar. Glass walls allow awesome views of the Red Square. A regular haunt of the rich and famous of Moscow. Essentially Italian in feel, this place serves sumptuous fare as well as great cocktails. A great combination to have after a shopping spree at the GUM or just a visit to the square.
The Ritz-Carlton brand has long been synonymous with luxury, style and class, and the Bar & Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Moscow is no exception. Classically chic and sumptuous, the lounge is preferred by those who savor understated elegance and refined taste. The menu offers a selection of premium spirits, cocktails and other beverages that can be enjoyed alongside delicious appetizers. Afternoon tea service, complete with scones, pastries and sandwiches, can also be arranged upon reservation. Furnished with comfortable couches enrobed in silken cloth, gilded frames and sparkling chandeliers, the The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lobby Lounge is a fine place to host a relaxed business meeting, or to simply enjoy the good life with a drink and cigar.
Novikov Restaurant & Вar is the second outpost of restaurateurs, Alexander Sorkin and Arkady Novikov. Their branch in London is one of the most popular eateries. Set in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel, this classy Pan-Asian diner has interesting, contrasting designs that are visually very appealing. Right from the black walls to the gray and red chairs, creative light fixtures, stained glass window and candles along with the beautiful flowers adorning the wooden tables, everything is well-thought of. This includes their open kitchen with two huge warrior statues on either end and a 15th-century door from China as its adornments. Their lovely terrace has a breezy look to it and is a nice option for alfresco dining. Their private dining room has a warm, rustic ambiance with its fireplace and wooden accents. Savor their delicious fare which includes fresh seafood, meat and sushi. Their bar has an impressive collection of whiskeys and other fine drinks.