Another cold winter is in the books, and Moscow’s citizens are looking to spend as much time outdoors as possible. No more underground bars, warehouse clubs or dark lounges. Summer in Moscow is all about rooftop terraces with fantastic views, of what is one of the world’s premier mega cities.
Here is a selection of the coolest bars and restaurants on top of Moscow’s sprawling buildings, compiled with the help of TripAdvisor.
Strelka Bar: Address: Bersenevskaya Emb., 14/5A. Strelka is definitely summer must. Located in the center of Bolotny Island, right opposite the Kremlin, Krymskaya Embankment, ‘Museon’ Park and Gorky Park, Muscovites choose Strelka daily, for an after work drink or late night party spot.
Time Out Bar: Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 5/1 | Pekin Hotel, 13th floor. Amazing Moscow city view from the open terrace, located atop the tower of the Hotel Peking. You can have excellent cocktails at the bar during the day. At night, Time Out turns into a lively night club.
O2 Lounge: Tverskaya St., 3 | (The Ritz-Carlton Moscow). Located in the center of Moscow, on the roof of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, O2 lounge has one of the best summer terraces and amazing view over Red Square. Innovative cocktails and creative sushi dishes make O2 a Moscow city summer hot spot.
Kalina Bar: Novinskiy Blvd., 8. Cosy and classy, with a reputation for excellent service, Kalina Bar is located on 21st floor of Lotte Business Center. With a high class lounge feel, Kalina is a perfect summer destination for a date, business dinner, or a friends night out.
Sky Lounge: Leninskiy Ave., 32A. One of the best panoramic restaurant/bars in Moscow. Sky Lounge offers its guests an excellent view of the city, with exquisite cuisine. Top notch service in a relaxing atmosphere, makes Sky Lounge a premier spot for a romantic dinner.