5 Bars with Panoramic Views over Moscow
From the sheer number of rooftop restaurants and bars it would seem that Muscovites enjoy a drink with a view, and who can blame them with a skyline as beautiful as Moscow’s? If you’re after cocktails in the sky, then here are five of chicest rooftop bars to watch the sunset over this opulent, golden-hued city.
O2 Lounge, Ritz Carlton
The best view of the Kremlin can be found atop the prestigious Ritz hotel. Located on the 11th floor, this cocktail terrace is as modern and shiny as they come. Head straight through the impressive glass dome to the bar where the vodka sommelier will advise you on which of the 400 vodkas to choose.
Tverskaya St, 3, Moscow
Open every day 12pm-2am.
Park Hyatt Conservatory Lounge & Bar Terrace
If you haven’t managed to get your hands on tickets for a performance at the Bolshoi, then drown your sorrows at a rooftop terrace overlooking it. A stone’s throw away from the famed theatre you’ll find the chic Park Hyatt Conservatory Lounge, which has become the ‘it’ spot for rich and beautiful Muscovites.
4 Neglinnaya Ulitsa, Moscow
Located right on the river’s edge, Strelka boasts beautiful views over the Moscva river and the gold-domed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. In the summer months, this sun-soaked terrace is where everyone wants to be with a refreshing champagne cocktail in hand. The night needn’t end early, as there is an adjacent nightclub and live music venue.
Bersenevskaya embankment, 14, building 5а, Moscow
The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit needs no introduction, already included in the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and in Lonely Planet’s 50 Bars to Blow Your Mind, this is one bar to add to the bucket list. Enter the rabbit hole for a night of debauchery, cocktails and beautiful views over Moscow.
Smolensky Passage commercial and business complex, Smolenskaya Square, 3, Moscow
Café Kranzler Bar & Terrace
This terrace is part of the 5* Hotel Baltschug Kempinski and offers breathtaking views over the Moscva river with the Kremlin in the distance. Enjoy a romantic evening of fiery Moscow Mules and shots of Beluga Vodka whilst watching the sunset over the iconic Kremlin.
Ulitsa Balchug, 1, Moscow