Drinking at the best bars in Moscow is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way you should have a much better understanding of the scene soon.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Moscow. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. This region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Moscow might just be:
- Voda at Petrovka Ulitsa, 17 #7
- Moskovsky Bar at Ulitsa Okhotnyy Ryad, 2
- Magnum Wine Bar at Lesnaya Ulitsa, 5B
- Korobok at Bolshaya Dmitrovka St, 7/5
- Martinez Bar at Sretenka, 1
Voda offers delectable and custom-made drinks, live music, and DJ performances.
Moskovsky Bar serves one-of-a-kind cocktails in your area made using regional ingredients.
Magnum Wine Bar serves classic European and American beverages as well as a delectable cuisine.
Korobok presents a contemporary interpretation of a cocktail menu in a chamber setting.
Martinez is a cozy bar near you that serves excellent cocktails and exquisite cuisine.
Moscow Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Liga Pap at Ulitsa Bol’shaya Lubyanka, 24/15 #1
- Loft Sport Bar at Ulitsa Barklaya, 6
- Stolichnyy Pab at Ulitsa Bol’shaya Cherkizovskaya, 306
Rants & Raves Brewery is a family-friendly restaurant that is enthusiastic about artisan beer, craft drinks, locally produced culinary items, and customer service.
Liga Pap is one of the best sports bars in Moscow that broadcasts all major sporting events on large-screen televisions where European-style cuisine and drinks are available. It is open from 11am to 12am Sunday through Thursday but closes at 3am every Friday and Saturday.
Loft Sport Bar has 6 plasma TV’s in the common area and a VIP lounge for all important sporting events in addition to a comprehensive selection of bar items and European meals. You can drink there from 10am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday but it closes at 12am every Friday and Saturday.
Stolichnyy Pab is a local sports bar with a superb beer selection and screens showing all important sporting events in addition to a large range of domestic and international craft beers in the glass.
Local Drink Specials
Save some money buying cheaper alcohol at these bars with drink specials near you:
- Mandy’s Apothecary at Street Kuznetsky Most, 19/1
- Mitzva Bar at Ulitsa Pyatnitskaya, 3/4 #1
Mandy’s Apothecary provides a wide range of cocktails, wines, and beers near you along with delicious meals.
Mitzva Bar is a fashionable subterranean bar that serves Israeli food, wines, and cocktails which is open from 6pm to 3am Sunday through Thursday but closes at 5am every Friday and Saturday.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- Craft Republic at Malyy Gnezdnikovskiy Pereulok, 9, #7/9
- Lion’s Head Pub at Myasnitskaya St, 15
- Jim ‘N’ Jack’s Expat Bar at Myasnitskaya St, 38
- Dzhon Donn at Nikitsky Blvd, 12
Craft Republic serves 25 craft beer taps from Russia, Europe, and America’s greatest independent breweries.
Lion’s Head Pub has terrific meals and a fair beer variety in addition to live music and television for sporting events which is open from 12pm to 12am Sunday through Thursday but closes at 6am every Friday and Saturday.
Jim ‘N’ Jack’s Expat Bar has stand-up comedy at 7:30pm, live music and a dance party at 10:30pm, DJ’s, and a pleasant ambiance which is open from 6pm to 12am Sunday through Wednesday but closes at 5am Thursday through Saturday.
Dzhon Donn has wooden décor designed after a typical British pub in addition to a huge screen showing sports and a Moscow bar quiz night at 8pm and you can drink there from 12pm to 6am every day.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- Fortepiano Karaoke at Bolshoi Putinkovsky lane 5
- Bowie Bar at Myasnitskaya St, 18
- Studio 46 at Novoslobodskaya Ulitsa, 46
- Propaganda at Zlatoustinsky Big Lane, 7
- Let’s Rock Bar at Kuznetsky Most, 4/3
- Rock’N’Roll at Sretenka St, 1
Fortepiano is a charming chamber club with cutting-edge sound equipment that hosts bar karaoke nights and dance parties in your area while also serving a broad range of food and beverages.
Bowie Bar is a karaoke bar for those who enjoy singing good international music but do not enjoy typical domestic karaoke. Everyone may sing in turn on stage much like a genuine live performance besides they also provide excellent beverages and delectable meals.
Studio 46 is a karaoke bar, a club, and a theater which is a mash-up of incompatible genres and a one-of-a-kind ambiance with live music that is open from 6pm to 6am Monday through Thursday but opens at 5pm Friday through Sunday.
Propaganda is the locals’ favorite venue to eat, drink, and dance into the wee hours of the morning.
Let’s Rock Bar serves a range of meals and cocktails plus they offer a dance party with live music every night near you at 8pm and it is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Rock’N’Roll is a bar with a dance floor where DJ’s work the console from 10pm to 6am every day and the bar provides cocktails, 17 varieties of bottled beer, 4 types of draught beer, and drink specials and they are also open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Some more fun bars for Moscow music lovers include Voda, Hunga Dunga Brewing Company, Lion’s Head Pub, and Jim ‘N’ Jack’s Expat Bar from our different lists.
We also have written posts on:
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In Saint Petersburg
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In Minsk
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In Kiev
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In Warsaw
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Moscow
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Moscow.