|| Drinking & Dancing
&Club (M. Krasnopresnenskaya):
Multi-level entertainment center with bars, a chill-out room, dancefloor.
12 Volt (M. Pushkinskaya):
Has a "kissing room" with comfy sofas. Cafe situated in the basement. Prices for drinks notably lower than at its nearby rivals in the center.
A Priori (M. Arbatskaya):
Named Moscow's "Best After-Party Club" at this year's Night Life Awards: all the more reason for weary clubbers to come here at 4am for an early-morning dose of progressive techno. Face control can be tough.
Abzats (M. Chistiye Prudy):
Unpretentious cafe-club with democratically priced cocktails. Billiards.
Alabama Jazz (M. Okhotny Ryad):
Cozy, pleasant club with nightly jazz performances.
Albion Pub (M. Okhotny Ryad):
British-themed pub attached to the Phlegmatic Dog, also managed by the Dog's English general director Chris Karle. Hosts regular expat gatherings.
Amazonia (M. Chekhovskaya):
Jungle exotica in a cave-like setting with a Hawaiian-style thatched-roof bar. Striptease, live acts, dancing every night. www.amazonia.ru
Amsterdam (M. Ploshchad Revolyutsii):
Cafe, club, bar, restaurant and beauty salon all in one. Cozy chill-out rooms as well as areas to enjoy hookahs and cigars. DJ plays Sat.
Amsterdam Cafe (M. Taganskaya):
Striptease, crazy menu, karaoke, sushi and European cuisine.
Angara (M. Smolenskaya):
Microbrewery with a huge bar and dance area upstairs. Loud live music nightly. Relatively expensive cuisine. Good beer.
Apelsin (M. Krasnopresnenskaya):
Former &Club. Multi-level entertainment center with bars, dancefloor, chill-out, restaurant, bowling center.
Apshu (M. Tretyakovskaya):
Evokes the Baltic Sea haven Apsuciems. Nice design recalling seaside patios or dacha backyards. Easy listening and folk gigs, poetry and prose readings, amateur art shows and weekend parties for the kids. Members only at peak times.
Artplay Center (M. Novoslobodskaya):
B.B.King (M. Tsvetnoi Bulvar):
Moscow's best venue if you are into old blues and rock 'n' roll. Has an impressive record of gigs with international stars like Deep Purple, Rod Stewart and, of course, B.B. King.
B2 (M. Mayakovskaya):
One of the best live venues in town. Huge four-floor entertainment complex with several bars, karaoke, coffeehouse, restaurant, dancefloor, billiard room and jazz club. Good design allows short people to see the show.