Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Moscow

White Rabbit
Hotel National
The National offers some truly spectacular sights both inside and out of the hotel (and has played host to Lenin and a series of other famous names). It also has an excellent restaurant, voted one of Moscow's finest.
Citrus
Big, beautiful buffet fare at Citrus, all-day dining inside the Leela Kempinski.
Jagger
New York-style warehouse bar and club with billiards room, a summer terrace and a tattooist...
Pavilion
A trendy fusion restaurant in the upmarket restaurant district of Patriarch's Ponds.
Shatush
Head to Shatush for an avante-garde Oriental experience.
Garage
Garage's automotive theme sets it apart from other clubbing choices. This is a smaller venue which also offers several bars, a restaurant and weekly strips just to keep things interesting.
Central House of Writers
Following the hallowed trail of Russia's rich literary legacy? Seeking to soak up some linguistic inspiration? Or do you just wish to dine Russian style in a bond fide Russian architectural treasure? This is the place.
Propaganda
Put your trust in the Propaganda DJs and dance, dance, dance.
Sunrise Cafe
The Sunrise Café is golden and stylish and intimate, everything you could want from a 24 hour DJ lounge, café and bar.
Vanil
A fabulous French and Japanese fusion restaurant with a view of Christ the Redeemer Cathedral.
First
The name is not a false boast; First really is a top venue with a dance floor which kicks off early in the evening without easing off until early the following morning.
Bosco Bar
Drinks and designer ice cream. What more could you want?
Red Bar
Chill out with a glass of something fabulous 27 floors above the Moscow city streets.
Bookafe
Bookafe is oh-so-cool. Browse and flick through books while you wait for your delicious food, admire the interior design - the whole place is modern, minimalistic and marvellous.
Correa’s No. 1
At Correa's the focus is entirely on the food, which is sumptuous. You can even get a takeway or place a delivery order - a welcome initiative given there are only seven (hotly contested) tables.
Seven Fridays
Designed to be a restful haven, Seven Fridays offers six 'bedrooms' for dining.
Barvikha
Aist
Aist (or 'stork') has a café and a restaurant spread across two devilishly stylish floors.
Mio
A restaurant and a nightclub, this place packs a punch.
Galereya
Muscovite snobbery is alive and well here so put on your best face. It's all about image so you'll need to sparkle. But the food and company will make the effort well worth while.
Mix
Uilliam’s
Uilliam's Moscow restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and modern fusion menu that appeals to the city's bright young things...
Skazka
Padded walls here signal the presence of a certain kind of madness at Skazka, which is known to breed on this dance floor - so if you can, get ready for a wild night.
Vogue Café
With glitzy shopping centre Petrovsky Passage only a stone's throw away this is the perfect place to show off your dazzling new acquisitions before gaining inspiration for the next one from the extensive collection of Vogue back issues.
Golden Apple
The Golden Apple opened in 2004 and has been a raging success ever since. This unique hotel has a chic yet unpretentious atmosphere - with an excellent restaurant and bar to back it up.
Soho Rooms
Uber- exclusive lounge bar and DJ venue with upstairs restaurant- a honeypot for Moscow's stunning young socialites.
The Artist
This camp and colourful new dance club is already being lauded as one of Moscow's premiere DJ venues. If it's real Russian hedonism you're after, a night at The Artist guarantees to be anything but ordinary- a truly theatrical clubbing experience.
Manon
Lounge bar by day, Michelin-starred restaurant by evening, glamorous DJ venue by night. Luxury bars in Moscow don't get much more eclectic and hip than this. 
Imperia Lounge
Imperia Lounge is one of Moscow’s biggest and most visually spectacular nightclubs, featuring performers and international DJs. 

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