Totsami is Almaty’s answer to Coyote Ugly. A long, narrow club, all eyes are drawn to the lower-than-usual bar that runs the length of one side. Essentially, the bar is the dance floor (girls only) and is flanked at all times with gorgeous young things shaking it to whatever comes on the playlist. The music is not always great, but that doesn’t stop the bar-top action unfolding. A VIP balcony overlooks the bar for those who don’t want to be caught ogling, but most just embrace the fun and cheer on the girls from down below. The crowd is a total mix of ages and nationalities and it’s always busy, so get there before midnight to guarantee entry. Lastly, watch out for the one-way mirror in the ladies’ loos with men’s urinals set behind them. If you’re readjusting or leaning in close to touch up your mascara, you’ll be putting on something of a show yourself without even realising it.