A ravishing new nightclub that’s wowing the Almaty in-crowd, Cartell occupies a huge premises complete with nightclub, lounge and VIP karaoke rooms. The main club runs at weekends and boasts a glossy monochrome theme with an unmissable pink-lit central bar where award-winning barmen show off their skills, a large dance floor and numerous tables. A central stage backed by columns of bubbling water plays host to a roster of visiting artists and performers (plus go-go girls) and is overseen by an elevated DJ booth from which DJs spin club and house tunes. As Cartell is one of the hottest spots in town, the 25-plus clientele is subject to strict face and dress control; and whilst entry is free, table deposits range from 30,000 KZT upwards on normal nights to 60,000 KZT plus when one of the aforementioned VIP performers is on the bill. Those averse to the full-on club experience will be glad to hear that the red-and-black lounge area operates all week, and is ideally suited to kicking back with drinks and kalyan.