Down at the Garden Ring end of Novy Arbat, hidden amid the bright lights and concrete, is Sunrise Café – a 24-hour DJ lounge/bar/café.
rnOn the second floor, this quirky golden venue representing the sun (golden tiled mosaics in the wooden floor, golden circular swirls painted on the ceiling, golden shapes randomly placed between sofas and golden muslin drapes) is a happening place frequented by the young, beautiful and sophisticated Moscovite set.
rnIt’s an informal lounge, where the fashionable drink, eat, smoke hookah pipes and listen to music – generally to see and be seen. Very plush, stylish and image-conscious, the warm and intimate vibe is complemented by the smell of burning incense.
rnSunrise has an extensive cocktail list and you’ll find the service, from waitresses with impossible cheekbones, seamless.