Krisha means ‘roof’ in Russian, hence the long climb up a flight of external stairs to this rooftop venue. Make it to the top, though, and you’ll find two rooms: one with a bar-cum-DJ booth enclosing trees hung with disco balls and a spacious dance floor surrounded by tables; and the other with Moroccan-style booths for lounging and shisha-smoking among low couches and coloured lanterns. Krisha has a more egalitarian vibe than other Almaty clubs – the ethos here is ‘for the love of music, party and drinks’ rather than for the love of posing – and it attracts a young, local crowd that likes to party hard. The main room offers a ‘heavy disco beat’ (read: pounding house) and there’s a schedule of international visiting DJs, some with accompanying erotic shows, live musicians – and entrance charges. Serious party animals should hit Krisha sometime after 1am and prepare to dance ’til dawn.