Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Moscow

Room 109
A chic store selling vintage jewellery and designer clothing in Moscow’s Arbat District, Room 109 is a must-shop for fashion lovers.
White Rabbit
Bon
Expeditsya
It would be snobbery to dismiss Expeditsya as a tourist-trap gimmick when the locals have so fully embraced the venue. Allow your imagination free rein as you forge your way through a smorgasboard of hunter's delights.
Chaihona No. 1
It's hard to imagine something more welcoming than this Uzbek Yurt in Gorky Park with its warming colours, roaring open fire and the delicious smell of hookah pipes.
Citrus
Big, beautiful buffet fare at Citrus, all-day dining inside the Leela Kempinski.
Vernisazh Market
One of the top attractions for tourists in Moscow, this market has a wide array of traditional Russian gifts as well other more contemporary choices.
Simple Pleasures
Karoake and a martini? Or perhaps, a glass of a fine single malt whiskey by the fireplace? Indulge your simple, but fantastic, pleasures here.
Noyev Kovcheg
Colourful stained-glass screens and mosaic floors create a pleasant impression of warmth hospitality and comfort at this Armenian restaurant.
Gusyatnikoff
Combining the perfect amounts of relaxed atmospheric splendour and even better Russian cuisine.
Pavilion
A trendy fusion restaurant in the upmarket restaurant district of Patriarch's Ponds.
Jagger
New York-style warehouse bar and club with billiards room, a summer terrace and a tattooist...
Krik
Krik is Moscow's classiest karaoke venue. Yes, we said it, a classy karaoke joint.
Propaganda
Put your trust in the Propaganda DJs and dance, dance, dance.
Che
Rage against the machine (society/government/institution of your choice) in this revolutionary dungeon. After your wild night you could cool off with a nocturnal walk across the Red Square.
Goodman’s
Don't be put off by the plain dimly lit interior: Goodman's offers the best burgers and steaks in town.
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.
Starlite Diner
Aluminum tables wink at you under the bright lights and the walls are covered in pictures which either bring back memories or cause the younger generation to cringe... This diner aims to be all-American and pretty much is.
Bed Cafe
The critical quandry after a day of sightseeing is whether to rest or rejuvenate. Bed undoubtedly is the best answer to both options.
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.
COX
Designer menswear and womenswear produced by up-and-coming Russian talent, often resulting in innovative and sometimes quite unique results. The place for something a little bit different.
Peperoni
Authentic Italian flavours and a classy atmosphere to match.
Shanti
Whether you are in a group or in more specific company you will find a recess to fit your circumstances and frame of mind here in the diverse realms of Shanti.
Maharaja
Should you fancy a curry in Moscow, this is the place.
Goa
Young, casual fashion for that all-American look.
Jazz Town
Head to this club for a night of dance or chill in the heart and soul of Moscow jazz.
Barashka
Barashka is one of several restaurants in this area but it is quite hidden. Don't be deterred, this Azeri cuisine eatery is incredibly good value and has a wonderful wine selection - it's worth finding.
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.
Old Arbat
Both shops and street vendors hawk their wares in Arbat and it is one of the places to go to buy the fur hats and Soviet paraphernalia that no trip to Russia would be complete without.
Pyatnitskaya Fish Market
A fish supermarket, ladies and gentleman. And a good place to get your cheap caviar at that.
Red Bar
Chill out with a glass of something fabulous 27 floors above the Moscow city streets.
Hotel Sovietsky
Shatyor
Shatyor is a welcome and refreshing sanctuary which creates the illusion of being miles away from the buzz of the city, despite being right in the centre of Moscow.
Na Melnitse
A rustic Russian dining experince.
Nedalny Vostok
Pan-Asian restaurant bringing the Orient one step closer to Moscow.
Glavpivtorg
A beer restaurant housed in the former Soviet Foreign Ministry with rooms that are themed accordingly. Intrigued?
Bar Strelka
Riverside bar in the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design attracts a hip, young crowd...
Paname
If you're in this part of town, chances are you've fallen victim to the irresistible charms of Stoleshnikov Pereulok's shops. If you've just blown your budget then haul your loot to French bistro Paname which will be much kinder on your pocket.
Kavkazskaya Plennitsa
Kavkazskaya Plennitsa serves the best Georgian food this side of the Caucus and uses local produce. All this to a soundtrack of Soviet classics makes for a memorable evening at this themed restaurant.

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