Arbat Blues Club

"Arbat Blues Club" is considered a "Citadel" of the Moscow´s jazz. The club is open on Fridays and Saturdays. It is located in the building of the theatre-studio called "Na Starom Arbate". Aksakov Per., 11


Tex-Mex bar "Armadillo" sticks to the music styles of "country" and "reggae". You may also play billiards and darts in the same bar; enjoy Mexican cuisine and fine Mexican beer Khrustalny Per., 1

A priori

Modern nightclub, every 2 weeks have huge tematic parties and have world-famous Dj´s. It has 2 floors and 2 dancefloors with different types of music Open: Friday - 02:00 -10:00, Saturday - 02:00- 10:00 Face Control, Dress Code. Entence: 300 rub. Bolshaya Molchanovka


A huge dance club with four floors, several dance floors, a large chill out room with a restaurant and pool rooms, a cinema room, a cafe, a big scene on the last floor. B3 features all kinds of music: from Russian rockers to British electronic music. Bolshaya Sadovaya (Garden Ring), 8

Ballantine´s Bar

This friendly club doesn´t wear on the nerves or the wallet. Inside you´ll find two bars and a jam-packed dance floor. Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-6 am, Friday and Saturday 24 hours. Dress your best to get past the face control. Nikolskaya st., 17 (metro Lubyanka)

B.B. King´s

This place features blues and rock acts, including some bands from abroad. Good selection of Cajun food and beer in a casual atmosphere. Daily from noon. Cover varies. Sadovaya Samotechnaya 4/2, Moscow.


B-club is one of the most popular and glamour R&B nightclub in Moscow. Every friday and saturday from 23:00 till the morning. Club has face control and dress code. Location: Strastnoy bylvar, 8a.

Bolshoi Theatre

One of the most famous theatres in the world, and rightly so. Inside the pink colonnaded hall, the Bolshoi Company stages some of the world´s most celebrated operas and ballets (though its ballet company has been eclipsed in recent years by the Kirov in St. Petersburg). Try to get to one of the performances during your visit, but be aware that tickets for Swan Lake are always hard to come by, and probably not worth it if you are a serious ballet connoisseur—most of the audience will be tourists. Note: Ticket scalpers stand outside the Bolshoi every evening pushing tickets on unwary tourists. Some do offer reasonable deals, and if a performance is sold out, a high price may be worth it to you. But a common scam is selling standing-room or restricted-view tickets for exorbitant prices. Beware—and keep in mind that the real cost is printed on each ticket in large type, so you can see how much the mark-up is. Season runs September-June. The ticket office is open noon-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Tickets cost 200 rubles-3,000 roubles, depending on the performance and the seat. Teatralnaya Ploshchad 1, Moscow.


This place is considered the hottest live-music venue in central Moscow. Bunker has an intimate stage and plenty of room for drinking, eating and, occasionally, karaoke performances.Daily from 10 am. Cover varies.Tverskaya 12, Moscow


This is one of Moscow´s super-elitny nightclubs, with tough face control, beautiful clientele and a sea of Mercedes and SUVs outside the door. Snooty and stylish, with cutting-edge DJs, this is a great place for watching the new rich of Moscow strut their stuff. Open Thursday-Saturday 11:30 pm-6 am. No cover. Strastnoi Bulvar 8-A, Moscow.


The first Moscow´s Casino "Moskva" welcomes guests in "Leningradskaya" Hotel on Kalanchevskaya Street (tel. /fax: 975-1967). The set of entertainments is standard: roulette, Black Jack, poker. Jacko´s Bar & Night Club is also located in the hotel building it´s a place where most of merry European holidays are celebrated, St.Valentine day, for example.

Chamber Music

Moscow´s Chamber Musical Theatre headed by Boris Pokrovsky is especially popular with the theatre-goers. The unusual is the repertoire of this theatre, it doesn´t include classic performances, instead, it presents the unknown or little-known works of famous authors ("Nose" by Shostakovitch, Salieri´s "Word After Music"). Leningradsky prospekt, 71


Billiards, TV´s, bar (russian, european, home cuisine) open: daily 11.00–06.00 st. Dolgorykovskaya, 5/2/27 (metro Mayakovskaya)

Club M

This is a club for professionals, billiards fanciers and those, who wants to watch others playing and to have a rest in a friendly atmosphere. In the bar there is a wide choice of alcohol drinks, juices and ect. Russian billiards - 200 rbl., American pool - 150 rbl. Hourly pay. Open 24 hours a day Krivokolenny per., 10/5

Crisis of Genre

Similar environment attracts visitors to another club, called "Krizis Zhanra" (Crisis of Genre) Pereylok Ostrovskogo Street, 22/4

Dirty Dancing

This club seems to have taken off with the jet-set crowd. Good DJs, Europop, Latin and R&B sound. Open Friday and Saturday 10 pm-6 am. Dress in your best to get past the tough face control. 31 Gruzinsky Val, Moscow.

Dusha I Telo

This very popular gay club has four bars, two dance floors and a good restaurant. There are frequent strip and drag shows, DJs and guest performers. Open nightly from 11 pm. 19A Ulitsa Kuusinena (near Sokol metro station), Moscow

Experimental Theatre

Many new, innovative and modern experimental theatres have appeared during the passed few years in Moscow. No doubt, the leading theatres are: Municipal Theatre "New Opera" directed by Evgeny Kolobov, the star of the world value, and "Helikon-Opera" directed by, Dmitry Bert, man. The young artists of these theatres do not relay on theatrical conservatism and old traditions. Thus, "Helikon-Opera" amazed the audience by the unusual interpretation of Verdi´s "Aida". This performance has immediately become a real hit.


Best house-music club in Moscow with comfortable chill out, it also has a restaurant. Club suits 1500 people. Closing time: till the last client. St Sadovnicheskaya, 33


First is popular club with House music. One of the coolest and fanciest night clubs in Moscow full of beautiful girls and "oligarhs" very rich public. Sofyiskaya nab., 34


Garag is the most popular club, which is located in centre of Moscow. Every Wednesday famous R&B party takes place, is sure you´ll have a great time! This small, super-trendy venue for the elite has a 1959 Cadillac inside. Frequently hosts DJs and striptease acts. Strict dress code and face control.Open 24 hours. Tverskaya, 16

Grand Moscow State Circus

Previously known as the New Circus (and also called the Bolshoi Circus), this outfit is famous for spectacular high-wire and trapeze acts. Circus lovers of all ages will enjoy this show. Shows Monday-Friday 7 pm, Saturday 3 and 7 pm, Sunday 11:30 am and 3 and 7 pm. Prospekt Vernadskovo 7, Moscow.


“Harlequin" is the Moscow´s Theatre of Musical Drama, directed by Sergei Melkonyan. The independent Commedia Dell´Arte theatre was founded in Moscow 20 years ago. In 1991, after successful performances in the USA, the theatre has got its international status and is currently staging together with the International Arlekin Theatre Corporation (USA). There are three orchestras in the theatre, string, instrumental and folklore. Bolshoi Kozlovsky Per., 3/2

Hungry Duck

The night bar "Hungry Duck", follows the best traditions of rock-clubs. The bar is located on the ground floor of The Central House of Artistic World. This club used to have the reputation as the wildest bar in the city. It has tamed its act since the mid-´90s, but it can still get chaotic. It can be hard to get a drink because the bar is crowded with girls dancing on it:loud, sweaty and hormone-charged. It is popular with expatriates. Open daily from noon. Cover is about 35 roubles, 50 roubles on Tuesday and Friday. Pushechnaya 9(near Kuznetsky Most metro station),Moscow. 


Your hotel can usually help with tickets, but the best broker is IPS, in the Hotel Metropol. It´s best to book in advance—tickets can then be picked up on the day of the performance. Open Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-3 pm. They accept only roubles for low-priced orders but will take most major credit cards for orders of more than 600 roubles. Teatralnaya Ploshchad 1/4, Moscow. 

Karma Bar

This weekend hot spot has booming music and a nice mix of students, stylish (but thankfully not elitny) twenty somethings and expatriates. If itgets too frenzied for your taste, there´s a relaxed room where you can eat Southeast Asian food for very reasonable prices. Open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 pm. Cover 150 rubles. No one younger than 21 admitted. Ulitsa Pushechnaya 3,Moscow.


Big entertainment centre "Karo" is located on Tverskaya street, in the centre of Moscow. This place is marked with peculiar respectability. In casino of "Karo" centre they play for high stakes. The door next to casino takes you to "Utopia" disco-club with a nice bar showing the wonders of barman´s art of "freestyle". Tverskaya street

Kids Theatre

Children´s Music Theatre, established by Nataliya Sats, a prominent master and stage manager, is a unique theatre having a repertoire, which offers the best samples of ballet and opera performances for children of different age and tastes, from Snow White and Seven Dwarfs to Mozart´s Magic Flute. prospekt Vernadskogo, 5

Kremlin Palace Theater

This theatre hosts quality touring acts, though its own productions are pretty mediocre. The ticket office is opposite the KutafyaTower in the Kremlin. Season runs September-June. Ticket prices vary widely, depending on the performance: 10 rubles-5,000 roubles. 

Le Club

As Moscow´s top jazz venue, Le Club attracts the very best talent. Concerts held every night. Open Sunday-Thursday noon-2 am, Friday and Saturday noon-midnight. Cover price varies with the performance. 21 Verkhnyaya Radishchevskaya Ulitsa (in the Taganka Theater building), Moscow.


Great place to party and one of the best club in Moscow. Music: best RnB. Face Control, Dress Code. Closing time: 6 am st. Petrovka, 21


Hotel "Metropol" invites to respectable night shows staged in its wonderful variety theatre. There is also a casino in the hotel.


Mio is a small, but very popular house club and R&B (every Tue). Kaluzhskaya sq., 1

Moscow Art Theater 

Also known as the MkhAT, this theatre offers an exciting mix of Russian classics and modern pieces, as well as work from abroad. 3 Kamergersky Pereulok, Bely Gorod, Moscow.

Moscow Operetta (Theatre of operetta)

The repertoire has both classic operettas and modern musicals. The building of the theatre was constructed in the 19th century.
Tickets - 50-190 rbl. Bol. Dmitrovka ul., 6

Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

This orchestra usually performs at the Moscow Conservatory. On occasion, it also performs at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Season runs September-June.

Music Theatre

Dmitry Bryantsev, the Chief Choreographer of the Music Theatre named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, is especially popular with the admirers of modern ballet-dancing. All performances including classical ballets, such as Don Quixote and The Swan Lake, and typical avant-garde ballets, e.g. The Taming of The Shrew (music composed by Bronner), staged by this popular ballet-master, attract a lot of people to the theatre located in the city center, on Bolshaya Dmitrovka street. Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 17

Musical Comedy

The Moscow´s Theatre of Musical Comedy (Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 6), which is also called "the junior sister of Bolshoi Theatre", presents the undying masterpieces of Johann Strauss and popular musicals with famous Tatyana Shmyga starring on the stage

"Nord Ost" theatre center

The hall of the Center is devoted for 1160 people. As for music, drama and the whole decorating “Nord-Ost” musical is an analogue of the most famous world plays - "The Phantom of the Opera", "Cats", "Miss Saigon". “Link” producer firm works tightly with famous British firm "Cameron Mackintosh Ltd" that is the owner of rights for this musical. “Nord-Ost” is created at motives of Veniamin Kaverin´s novel “Two Captains”, which original plot ideally suits the genre. Love, hate, heroism and treason, tenderness and energy, romanticism and belief in truth are that musical´s parts. 300-1000 rbls. for a ticket. Melnikova str., 7

O.G.I. Club

The haunt of Moscow students and intellectuals, O.G.I. is a bookshop with a great bar attached to it. (Or is it the other way around?) The atmosphere is relaxed and grungy, with good music and cheap beer. Great place to kick off an evening of bar hopping. Open daily 6-11 pm. 8/12 Potapovsky Pereulok, Building 2 (through the arch, off the courtyard), Moscow.


Okno is small, but very nice place. It is a popular place for many students. There are fantastic R&B parties every week. Closing time 6 in the morning st Ostogenka, 32 (metro Park Kultury)

Old Circus

This circus has shows mainly for children—with plenty of acrobats, clowns and animal acts, and a strong emphasis on humour. Shows on Wednesday-Friday at 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 6 pm. Tsvetnoy Blvd. 13 (in the city center), Moscow.


Olympic is a good place for having a few cocktails before going to the clubs.. 18/1 Olympiyskiy Prospekt, 931–9000. M. Prospekt Mira

Phlegmatic Dog

This place sounds a little surreal—an Internet pub in a shopping mall within staggering distance of Red Square. But it´s popular and packed on weekends with a young and unpretentious crowd. You can order drinks online from your table. DJ Kubikov makes Thursday nights worth a visit. Open daily 11 am-1 am (Friday till 6 am). Manezh Mall (Aleksandrovsky Sad entrance), Moscow.

Poor People

The club bearing a specific name "Bednye Lyudi" ("Poor People") welcomes you to Bolshaya Ordynka Street, 11/6 to listen to very interesting rock´n´ roll and jazz programs. The prices in this club are considered rather moderate. Bolshaya Ordynka Street, 11/6


This hip North American-style bar and disco is unpretentious and relaxed. DJs play funk, dance classics and trip-hop. There are two crow´s nests for people-watching. Daily noon-7 am. Cover 70 roubles. Bolshoy Zlatousinsky Pereulok 7 (behind the Polytechnical Museum), Moscow.

Red Bar

The view, the view, the view—atmosphere and quality reign at this New York-style cocktail bar. A private elevator connects you directly to its location on the 27th floor of an office building. 23a Naberezhnaya Tarasa Shevchenko (floor 27), Moscow.

Rosie O´Grady´s

This centrally located Irish pub is often packed in the evenings. Guinness on tap. Daily from noon. Ulitsa Znamenka 9, Moscow.


Music style: dance music&house st Staraya Basmannaya, 30 (metro Krasnie vorota)

Sad Imeni Frunze

This place has ballroom dancing under the stars in summer. Open Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday 6:30-9:30 pm. Admission 15 rubles. Sad Imeni Frunze Park (near the Renaissance Moscow Hotel and the Prospekt Mira metro station), Moscow.


Wednesday: Sweet Life Group presents R´n´B. Free to enter. Thursday: DJ Jastin (disco-house). Free to enter. Friday&saturday: NIGHT at Sahar, Quality promo. electro, progressive, house. Free enter. FC DC. Closing time: 6 a.m. St. Sretenka, 23/25

Shambala DJ Bar

Formerly known as BarbieBar, this is considered Moscow´s best party terrace. It´s full of super-rich businessmen and their supermodel girlfriends. Great (though expensive) cocktails and prime people-watching from the bar area. Daily 9 pm-8 am. A strict face control at the door. No cover. Kuznetsky Most 3, Moscow.


American roulette (11 tables), Black Jack (9 tables), Oasis Stud Poker (12 tables), Craps (1 table). There is a separate room with 4 tables for Grand poker. Bets vary from $2 to $25000. Shangri-La has more than 70 gambling machines in a separate room, 4 bars and a restaurant with European cuisine. Daily lotteries. Money prizes and cars are ruffled monthly. Jazz and variety shows every day from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m., stars´ concerts during super lotteries. (Passport or driving license is a must). Open 24 hours a day. Pushkinskaya pl., 2, Pushkinsky cinema


This place has a very 1990s-expat atmosphere, but it still feels like a real Irish pub. The food is good, especially the chips. Open Monday-Friday from 8 am, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am. 5/6 Tverskaya Ulitsa (near Okhotny Ryad metro station), Moscow. 

Tchaikovsky Conservatory

The great names in Russian classical music, such as Rachmaninoff, have worked there. The interior is just as magnificent as the music. 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaa Ulitsa, Moscow. 

The Boar House

Packed and sweaty, the Boar House is always hopping. The crowd is typically composed of Russian teenagers and foreign students. Cheap beer and theme parties. Daily from noon. Cover of 100 roubles on weekends. Sadovaya Kurskaya (opposite Kursky Station), Moscow.

The Opera Club

The Opera Club is newly opened club with House music. Club is very popular amongst "golden" teens and just rich guys and beauties. It is a cool place, very Moscow-like! Trehgorny val, 6

The Real McCoy

Easily Moscow´s most happening bar, the Real McCoy serves the meanest mojito (a Cuban rum drink) and Long Island iced tea in town. It´s packedon weekends with twentysomethings and expatriates. Daily 24 hours. No cover. 1 Kudrinskaya Ploschad,Moscow. 


An authentic microbrewery with an excellent and varied menu that uses beer in a number of entrees and desserts. There are eight different grades of beer available for tasting. Noon-2 am. Protochnyy Per. 11 (near Metro station Smolenskaya), Moscow. 


You´ll find good classical repertoires in Russian at this theatre. Season runs September-June. Tickets 20 rubles-120 roubles. Arbat 26, Moscow.


Huge club 4 floors, 3500 people capacity, laser shows, dancing all night long in 3 dancing areas, good djs, naked models dance on bar stands, 18+, face control, dress code. Open: 10pm - 8am Avtozavodskaya subway station, ul. Leninskaya sloboda, 19/2