Russian Gay Life Pages
- Night Clubs
"Shans" ("Chance") Club
The most popular gay club in Moscow. Very friendly and egalitarian
environment. Great decor. Monday to Wednesday only disco-bar is open.Thursday
to Sunday - also main dance hall and quiet VIP room with their bars are open.
Music: from pop techno and 80's disco in the disco-bar to progressive house
and trance in main hall. The zest of the program is "the show in a big fish-tank"
- naked youths among huge fish. Prices: among the lowest in Moscow - cover
for men 20 to 40 thousand rubles (depending on time), for women - 50 thousand
rubles; drinks from 12 thousand rubles.
"Serp i Molot", Volochaevskaja Street, 11/15. Directions: metro station
"Ploshchad' Il'icha", Radonezhskogo Street towards Cathedral, first right
turn to Priamikova Street, and then left on Gzhel'ski
"Imperia Kino" ("Cinema Imperia")
Reopened at the old spot (DK Kinoaktiora, Povarskaja Street, 33) but
with a new name old "Premiera" ("Opening Night") club. If you need more free
space, you want to have a dinner, or you prefer something more strong than
alcoholic drinks - don't look any farther. Music: "all in one" - from
disco to morning rave. Prices: affordable - from 30 thousand rubles cover;
drinks from 15 thousand rubles. The club is open Thursday to Sunday.
Directions: metro station "Barrikadnaja".
Phone: 290-4489, fax
"Tri obezjany" (Three monkyes )
If you are rich and want to spend time among the same - check out "Tri
obez'iany". To be be sure to get membership card call 230-7111. Prices are
steep - drinks from $4.50.
The only gay restaurant in Moscow. The proprietors and most of wait-staff
are gay. Very steep prices.
Located in "Metropol" Hotel, Teatral'nyj
Proezd, 1/4 (across Bolshoi Theater).
Phones: 927-6068, 927-6069
- Night Clubs
The most popular club in St. Petersburg. Affordable.
33. Open Fridays and Saturdays.
"U Pegas" ("At
Mokhovaja Street, 15
"Privat Club" ("Private Club")
Also known as "U Valentina" ("Ches Valentin") - bar and cafe. Open every
Saturday at 9pm.
Address: Vishniovuj Proezd, 9/11. Phone 13-6509
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