10 Best Bars in Kitai Gorod, Moscow


Kitai Gorod Fodor's choice

Several rooms in this high-ceilinged converted mansion double up as a great café and restaurant during the day and a dance club after hours. Thursday through Saturday are laid-back techno and funk club nights, a top choice among Moscow's hipster youth, with free entry on Thursdays.


Kitai Gorod

With its homely atmosphere, film nights, and tasty food, this club has become the top refuge of Moscow's gay and lesbian community and offers dancing and a good range of cultural events. Visitors should exercise caution when entering and leaving, though, as the bar has been subject to homophobic attacks in recent years.

6 per. Milyutinsky, Moscow, Moscow, 101000, Russia

Chinese Pilot Jao Da

Kitai Gorod

Live music and tasty, affordable food draw a bohemian crowd to this cellar, whose name translates as "Chinese Pilot."

25 pr. Lubyanskiy, Moscow, Moscow, 101000, Russia

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Club Che

Kitai Gorod

A Latin American–theme involves occasional live Latino music, though music is usually provided by DJs playing Eurodance. Drink service can be slow at night, when the staff often dances with the crowd. Show up early or you'll never get in.

10/2 ul. Nikolskaya, Moscow, Moscow, 109012, Russia


Kitai Gorod

A cavernous venue with free entry and cheap drinks, which caters to lovers of reggae, funk, and soul.

5 ul. Yauzskaya, Moscow, Moscow, 109028, Russia


Kitai Gorod

Live musicians perform songs from the Soviet era at this enormous retro eatery with a big choice of beers, including its own brand. The traditional Russian dishes are expensive but served up with style. Book ahead, as it gets busy even on weeknights.

5 ul. Bolshaya Lubyanka, Moscow, Moscow, 125040, Russia

Karma Bar

Kitai Gorod

R&B and hip hop hits, live music, and hookah pipes make this club a popular night spot for expats and Russian alike. Lenient face control also helps bring in the crowds.

3 ul. Pushechnaya, Moscow, Moscow, 107131, Russia

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Chistiye Prudy

An easygoing but stylish clientele fills this café-bar. In the evenings, the staff pushes away the tables to create a small dance floor. Live music on the weekends is mostly indie-rock, but DJs through the week play an eclectic mix of pop, rock, reggae, and funk.

16/16 ul. Pokrovka, Moscow, Moscow, 101000, Russia

Papa's Bar and Grill

Kitai Gorod

Themed nights, daily happy hours, and disco music ensure there is always a party atmosphere at this lively club. Entrance is free during the week and expat nights are held every Wednesday.


Kitai Gorod

This is probably the city's most reliable club for trendy, yet laid-back crowds and good DJs. It's the place to be on Thursday night. On Sunday night it turns into one of the city's most popular gay clubs.