Best bars in Moscow?- Updated April 2022

Best bars in Moscow

So, you are in the capital of Russia. Now you are faced with the question of where to rest after a business meeting or a tour of the Tretyakov Gallery. You may have heard many legends about «terrible» Russia, in which it is dangerous to go anywhere beyond your hotel. And you know what? Yes it’s true! However, we hasten to assure you that this was true 20 years ago 🙂 In 2022 Russia has long been a safe and progressive country in which you can feel confident and relaxed. And if it made sense to advise you to be a careful tourist, then this is relevant in any country in the world, isn’t it?

In this article we will tell you what is the best bars in Moscow?


There are many places of entertainment in Moscow, and in this selection we will advise you on the best bars, as well as provide links to their Instagram profiles.

1. Mendeleev Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Russian, $

The adress: Petrovka St. 20/1, Moscow 115487 Russia

Neighborhood: Tverskaya

How to get there:

  • Chekhovskaya • 12 min walk
  • Kuznetsky Bridge • 10 min walk

Secret cocktail bar on Petrovka from Arkady Novikov. Mendeleev belongs to the speak easy format. Historically, this was the name of the clandestine clubs in Prohibition-era US that sold alcohol illegally. Today, speakeasy bars are considered semi-closed places for their own. You can get to the Mendeleev bar only through an inconspicuous door in the small Chinese shop Lucky Noodles. The difficulties do not end there: there is a strict face control and dress code at the entrance.

In an atmosphere of bohemian chic, surrounded by stucco, crystal and burning candles, the local audience drinks and dances. In the interior of the Mendeleev bar, there is the decadence of an artistically dilapidated cellar with a vaulted ceiling. The space is divided by Chinese-style screens. You can sit in a leather armchair, on a sofa or a stylish red couch, there are still places closer to art — behind the bar. A deposit is valid for table reservations.

Food in Mendeleev is far from being in the foreground. A light snack is served with cocktails. As a last resort, you can go out from under the dark curtains to a Chinese shop and have a bite to eat.

On weekdays, Mendeleev Bar offers live music, piano evenings and jazz concerts. On Saturday, trendy techno and house DJs are in charge of the atmosphere. Noisy afterparty is organized on Sundays.

2. Strelka

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Russian, $

The adress: Bersenevskaya embankment, 14/5, Moscow, 119072

Neighborhood: Red October

How to get there

  • Polyanka • 15 min walk

SEE ALSO: how to get a taxi in Moscow?

Strelka bar is one of the most confident in its ability to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. It attracts a bunch of fashionable Moscow youth: students, designers and artists. The interior of this bar is made in 70s Art Deco style, it is comfortable and aesthetic. The cocktail menu is lovingly crafted from local and seasonal ingredients. Finally, not only the breathtaking views of the Moskva River, but the varied program of concerts and club nights proves why this bar continues to be the headquarters of Moscow’s hipster mood.

3. Tema bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Russian, $

The adress: Potapovskiy per., 5, bldg. 2, Moscow, 101000

Neighborhood: Downtown

How to get there

  • Chistie Prudi

The Tema Bar is considered one of the oldest cocktail bars in Moscow and continues to live up to its reputation as one of the best. Its menu is impressive! Here you will find over 150 dizzying cocktails. While you sit back and enjoy the experienced bartenders juggling and lighting their glasses with fireworks, be sure to sample the adventurous menu of Uzbek national cuisine. The bar is open around the clock, so time flies by in one of the most popular bars in the capital of Russia.

4 комментария к “Best bars in Moscow?- Updated April 2022”

  1. What do you think about Mercedes Bar in Radisson Collection hotel?
    I’m living here and once tried to get some drinks.. prices looks incredible expensive. But view from the bar is amazing!

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