Zamoskvorechie Nightlife, Moscow (Self Guided)

An international hub that sees a fair number of tourists through its city throughout the year, Moscow features its share of hot nightlife establishments where the party never ends. Many Moscow nightclubs include restaurants on the premises where guests can enjoy fine dining, great cocktails, and a hot night of clubbing all under one roof. Take this Nightlife Tour in Moscow to see the very best the city has to offer when the sun goes down.
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Zamoskvorechie Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Zamoskvorechie Nightlife
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow (See other walking tours in Moscow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: Xena
Strelka Bar

1) Strelka Bar

Located along the embankment of the Moscow River, Strelka Bar is attached to the Strelka Design Institute. Appealing to an upscale crowd, this hot establishment regular hosts sets from the most popular DJs in Moscow spinning a mix of mainly house, lounge, and electro music to a packed dance floor. Weekend crowds can differ depending on the popularity of the DJ spinning, but the smallish dance floor can get quite crowded most nights. Strelka Bar also features a menu of fine international cuisine, including plenty of vegetarian choices, as well as a fantastic selection of cocktails to choose from. The crowd includes a lot of English speakers, and live acoustic music can often be found earlier in the evening.

Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – midnight; Friday: 9 am – 3 am; Sunday: 12 pm – midnight

2) Gipsy

A swank nightlife establishment with a strict face control and dress policy, Gipsy is the absolute place to party in Moscow till the sun comes up. During the daytime, Gipsy is a restaurant, highlighted best during the summer where guests can dine on the outdoor terrace. During the evening Gipsy heats up with great house and popular dance tunes getting everyone shaking on the dance floor. The restaurant includes a Spanish theme to its décor, while the nightclub space is decorated with one hundred disco balls hanging above, animal skin walls and graffiti murals behind the DJ booth. Friday nights host a regular techno jam session that really packs a crowd, with Saturday night having a more mainstream sound.
Rolling Stone

3) Rolling Stone

Another upscale nightlife establishment in Moscow, Rolling Stone is also notorious for its rather particular face control and dress policy. Those able to get in to this exclusive nightclub are invited to enjoy the posh party atmosphere, featuring a spacious outdoor terrace decked out in plush lounge seating that is open all year long and has a splendid view of the Moscow River and the Peter the Great monument. Inside there is a lounge on the ground level where its upscale clientele mingle and enjoy cocktails from the bar. Upstairs is a nightclub with a DJ booth and dance floor. Music generally includes British rock music and classic hits, as well as mash-ups to get the crowd going.

Operation Hours: Friday - Saturday: 10 pm – 7 am; Thursday: 10 pm – 6 am
Icon Club

4) Icon Club

One of the largest nightlife establishments found in the city, Icon Club occupies an impressive 4500 square meters and can hold a maximum capacity of up to 2500 guests between its three spaces. The Icon Bar space is where guests can enjoy lively mash-ups and popular club favorites, while the Icon Club space is where the main action takes place, serving up anything from commercial house to experimental beats depending on the whim of the DJ through a state-of-the-art sound system and accompanied by a dazzling lights and lots of LED screens surrounding the dance floor. The Icon Hall is where live music performances take place throughout the year and is also reserved for private events and corporate functions.

Operation Hours: Friday – Saturday: 11 pm – 7 am
GQ Bar

5) GQ Bar

A massive upscale nightlife establishment covering an impressive 15,000 square feet of space, GQ Bar houses a fine restaurant and is part famed Moscow restaurateur Arkady Novikov’s empire which also includes Café Vogue and the China Club. The restaurant here serves new spins on traditional Russian dishes, as well as an assortment of international dishes. The crowd here generally includes a lot of international businessmen as well as local young professionals looking for a fabulous evening out. Two indoor terraces overlook the dining areas, and is furnished with designer lounge furniture. The walls are lined with posters of GQ covers from the past as well as some modern artwork.

Operation Hours: 24 hours

6) Fabrique

A large nightclub and restaurant aiming to provide a deluxe evening for its affluent and beautiful crowd, Fabrique spans two levels providing nearly 1500 square meters of space and holding a maximum capacity of 1500 guests. The snazzy restaurant attached to the club includes Baroque-style antique furniture, a glass floor, and stained glass stairs. The menu includes a fusion cuisine of Japanese and European flavors. In addition to the spacious dance floor found on the lower level, an outdoor courtyard is a great place where guests can relax underneath a lime tree while watching the latest sports match on the big screen. Face control is very strict at this popular club, and queues can be quite long to get inside.

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