Gay club "69 POPUGAEV"
This new gay club has been recently opened and it's very famous among gay and lesbinas. Each of six halls has its unique interior. The "Blue" has been decorated with a high-tech style, the "Pink" would offer you very cozy atmosphere sitting on an ottoman. It is easy to suggest that biggest hall of this gay club is a dancing place. Medium level Moscow prices. Beer starts from 70 rubles. No entrance fee. Gay club open: daily, 7 p.m.- 6 a.m.
Get there: "Begovaya" metro, Rozanova Street, 4,
tel: +7(495)580-6927, +7(495)940-2769
Gay bar "BAZA"
Just a 10-minute walk from the main gay cruizing area "Kitai-Gorod" this small gay bar is always crowded. Mostly by the regular visiters from Kitai-Gorod or students who don't have enough money to visit big gay clubs such as "Soul and Body". The prices are realy cheap here to compare with other gay places. Too smoky and loud.
Get there: Milyutinskiy Pereulok, 6 metro Lubyanka
Gay bar "BAZA" open: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Gay club "SECRET"
There is one more new gay club on the surface of Moscow has been recently opened. For those who prefer to pick up younger boys dancing out the night. A vodka shot: from 60 rubles, beer from 70 rubles.
Free entrance from Sunday to Thursday. Friday: 10pm-11pm - free entrance, 11pm-00am - 100 rub., 00am-01am - 150rub., 01am-04am - 200 rub. Saturday: 10pm-11pm - free admission, 11pm-01am - 150rub., 01am-04am - 250 rub.. Boys aged 18-22 - free admission at any time. Print your free admition card here: http://m-secret.ru/flaer.html
Get there: Nizhnyi Susalnyi per. 7, bld. 8, Kurskaya metro station. Web: http://m-secret.ru/
Gay bar "12 VOLT"
Hidden from your eyes, its located on a small old Moscow street in the basement. Cafe-club "12 volt" opened in May, 2003 by the founders of the gay - lesbian movement in Russia. This is a place, where homosexuals and lesbians can not just spend their leisure, talk'n'eat, but also get consultated about inportant social questions. It has a "kissing room" with cozy couches in it. Although lacking a compelling interior - the easy twilight and background music create a pleasant atmosphere for dates. The music is so soft as to be inaudible. In the cafe there is a chill-out place with deep sofas. Smoking is permitted, however the cafe has a good air-conditioning system. The menu is traditional and the food is fairy good. Prices for drinks notably lower than at it's nearly rivals in the center. Snack foods cost 80 to 300 rubles. Hot dishes start from 200 and drinks from 50 rubles.
Get there: Tverskaya st, 12 bld. 2 (nearest metro - Tverskaya), phone: 933-28-15, web: www.12voltclub.ru (in Russian only). Open: 6pm-6am.
Just on opposite side of Tverskaya there is a nice modern bar
Gay bar "TSYFRY" (old name - 911)
Bar 9.1.1 - conviniently located in the downtown near Metro Pushkinslaya this basement bar/cafe serves lunches and cofee during daytime. Quiet intimate bar and a small dance floor. Starting at 20-21.00 party crowd starts to fill up, ready to dance all night. Erotiс shows late at night. European, Mexican and French cuisine, dinner around $20. Business lunch 150 Rbl. VIP seats near dance floor. The basic part of visitors is made by representatives of middle class - young employees of modern offices and stably developing companies. Food and drinks: European and Mexican cuisin are offered to visitors.
Get there: 3 Glinischevskiy pereulok, next to Studio casino, a bit further down the lane on the left side (Metro Tverskaya, Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya). Tel.: +7 (495) 692-2911 Open: 16.00-6.00 (4 pm-6 am). Dancing on Thu, Fri, Sat. Cover fee: 200 Rbl on Fri and Sat.
Gay bar "ELF CAFE"
A business cafe at daytime magically turns into a gay bar every day at 20.00 (8 pm). Bear parties on Wed and Sat start even earlier at 18.00 (6 pm). This is the oldest gay cafe in Moscow what reflects on the visitors - the guys who don’t need an extraordinary food and interior but extraordinary atmosphere.
Get there: 23 Leningradskiy Prospekt (Metro Dinamo, Metro Belorusskaya). See map (in Russian). Tel.: +7 (495) 926-48-37, 626-48-37 Open: 11.00-6.00 (11-6 am) Mon-Sun. Cover fee: free, Web: www.elfclub.ru
Sunday Gay dance at club "ROPAGANDA"
Propaganda is a trendy place that seems to be transplanted into Moscow straight from the Manhattanian Soho: bare brick and metal constructions instead of gaudy wall decorations, sturdy wooden tables and chairs, semi-private cubicles for larger parties on the sides and side galleries raised high above the dance floor. Very popular with the young and trendy. Excellent value-for-money ratio for food and cocktails - try a very refreshing Mojito with fresh mint leaves for bare 130R! Sundays are more gay than other nights, but the club is predominantly mixed. This nightclub, which has maintained its popularity with the student crowd for more than seven years, is a happening place not only at night, but also during the daytime, when it turns into an inexpensive European eatery. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, the main dining room turns into a dance floor at midnight. Chinatown parties draw throngs of gay men every Sun. 10pm-6am. An emphasis on house and garage. Often overcrowded on weekends.
Get there: 7 Bolshoy Zlatoustinsky per. (Metro Kitai-Gorod, follow the Maroseika ulitsa and take the first lane on your left). Phone: +7 (495) 924-5732, 923-3494. Opening time: Gay nights begin at 22.00 (10 pm) on Sundays, but the club is open 12.00-6.00, Mon-Fri, 15.00-6.00 (3 pm-6 am) Sat-Sun.
GAY CLUB "THREE MONKEYS: NEW AGE"
A new nightclub has come to replace the old Three Monkeys on Sadovnicheskaya embankment and the Central Station. It has three floors, a huge dancefloor with mezzanine and tables, drag show, go-go boys, a separate "cinema room" (where a copy of the Queer As Folk is shown in Russian), computers with Internet access and several bars. A young sibirean artist Yuri Pasin has created his new drawing specially for this club. The best gay club these days in Moscow. Free entrance lures student-age cash-strapped boys and older daddies who prey on them. Heavy dance music dominates the dancefloor. Much fewer curious straights than in any other gay club, the crowd comprises many patrons in stylish clothing smelling sweet perfumes. Free entrance for men before midnight. Cozy chill-out section as well as areas to enjoy striptease, live acts, dancing every night. A perfect place for dancing. The food isn't bad either. Lots of draft and bottled beer. Gets crowded at peak times. Face control can be tough.
Get there: bldg. 1, 11 Nastavnicheskiy pereulok (Metro Chakalovskaya). Tel.: +7 (495) 916-3555, 916-3808 Opening time: 22.00-7.00 (10 pm-7 am) Mon-Sun. Cover fee: 22.00-23.00 (10-11 pm) free for men. Web: www.gaycentral.ru
GAY CLUB "BODY & SOUL (CHANCE)"
The new incarnation of the oldest gay club in Moscow, reopened at a new location. The place has grown bigger and cruisier. This is the largest gay venue of Moscow, hence, it is densely populated, but the quality of the crowd greatly varies. Here we go: 2 dancings halls; the big hall where it is possible to sit and communicate; some VIP-zones, taking place in the main hall; 4 bars; VIP-restaurant with striptease; billiards; the big stage CHANCE is a more democratic alternative to the ultra-fashionable Three Monkeys. The most renowned and visited too. No stiffness, more intimacy, a tad of shamelessness. Tides of lust spread all over floors and bathrooms. The decor is simple, modest, yet sophisticated. Bars and techno-dancing on the first floor add glass and metal. Steep stairs lead to the second floor that shelters a billiard room and a separate dancefloor with a bar for pop-music lovers. This is a rather expensive place, but it is value for money. Male striptease is a real turn-on, young and muscular Russian hunks in tight narrow thongs perform on the bar counter. The stage is the realm of drag queens: cross dressers have their own theatre "Gay Broadway". Has two dance floors (one techno, one pop), go-go boys on the bar and a black room that women are prohibited from entering. There are two dancefloors in Chance - smaller one is taken by DJs playing Russian music and the main one plays foreign dance music. With its large dance floor and easy decor, the crowd is becoming more mixed as the word spreads through Moscow's tusovshchiki*. Tusovshchiki = people who are into hanging out.
Get there: 19A Kuusinena ulitsa (Metro Polezhayevskaya). Phone: +7 (499) 943-36-06Opening time: 23.00-6.00 (11 pm-6 am) Cover fee: Men: 100 Rbl. Women: 300 Rbl. (Sun-Thu free) Web: www.clubchance.net
Gay bar "SAMOVOLKA" (doesn't exist any more)
The name of the bar can be translated as 'unauthorized absence from military quarters', something that Russian young men serving their military duty associate with freedom and plenty of sex and booze. The club has opened on February, 28, 2001 and a month later became rather popular Moscow gay - club. Unfortunately, no use to expect for stay in club of military men. The name of "Samovolka" mean itself not substantial, but emotional sense. As a matter of fact, it is a cosy strip - bar where it is possible to spend pleasantly as one, and in the company familiar. The interior of club cannot be named refined, but it is rather functional. Club includes bar, restaurant, a disco and even an authentic Turkish bath in the basement. The main hall represents a spacious place with a dancing in the middle which is intended not only for visitors, but also for performance actors, and also strip-dancers. The dancing is designated by camouflage grid tense under a ceiling. On one of walls three monitors showing musical clips or a sensuality are established. The program begins shortly after midnight and includes performances of strip-dancers and trance - show.
If you are in Moscow on Sunday night don't miss the chance to visit club