1. Moscow crowds are much less diverse
In a typical Moscow club, you will meet 90% Russians and the rest will be tourists, with a few expats sprinkled in between.
In NYC clubs, pretty much any race and nationality can be found.
Well, unless you dislike women in dangerously high heels, super short skirts, or body-hugging dresses. Moscow women will always look stunning for going out, no matter the time of the year and how cold it is.
And here’s the best part: not only do they look amazing, but if you are coming from Western Europe or the US, they will also be much more pleasant to talk to than the girls you know.
Women in Moscow are on the whole highly receptive and open to meeting new people when going out. Getting to know someone is laughably easy. So easy that getting girls’ numbers does not mean all that much.
P.S: If you do get rejected, it will usually be with a friendly excuse. Maybe you will get ignored sometimes, but that is more the exception than the rule.
3. Moscow NEVER sleeps
In Moscow, you can party 24/7 if you know your spots. Most clubs will eventually close at 6-7 AM. And if you want to keep the party going, you can just head to one of the after party clubs and dance till the morning. This is partly because nightlife in Moscow starts much later than in many other countries.
P.S: If you just plan to visit a club in Moscow, don’t even bother showing up before midnight.
In NYC, no official nightclub works after the “last call” (usually 2-4 AM).
4. Moscow is really buzzing on the WEEKEND
On Fridays and Saturdays the clubs will be packed, and Moscow will be letting loose like there is no tomorrow. Thursday is a half-day and Wednesday maybe a quarter-day (if you know where to go).
New York is lit seven days of the week.
5. Moscow has something for everyone’s taste
You like partying with models and bottles? Or you prefer to get smashed with students and dance on the bar all night long? Are you more of a karaoke fan? Maybe you dig Latin music and like to dance salsa? Or is down and dirty more your thing and you prefer underground clubs like in Berlin?
If none of the above is for you, there’s still the option to enjoy a chill night at a cool rooftop bar or a nice restaurant. Those with a smaller budget can hit one of the many Moscow pubs, where you can have cheap beers all night long.
P.S: Moscow is also more unpredictable. Sometimes you might not get in the club where you smoothly got in last week.
In NYC, clubs have pretty much the same style and spirit.
6. In Moscow, you can party with almost ANY wallet
While being the capital of fancy and lavish style of partying, Moscow is home to a lot of bars and pubs where you can have an absolute blast for pocket money.
Nightclubs in Moscow are mostly free to enter. Some might have a deposit, which means you will have to buy a card that ensures you spend at least about 1000-1500 Rub on drinks.
Cabs are ridiculously cheap. If you are paying more than 10 Euros, you are either getting ripped off or traveling more than 50 kilometers.
P.S: Expect a number of Caucasian cab drivers eagerly approaching you for business when you stumble out of the club in the morning.
NYC offers great nightlife too, but that comes at a steep price, and you better have your finances in order if you want to enjoy yourself.
7. Moscow is unlike anything else
While it’s really similar to other big cities in Europe or the US, it is also really different and unique.
Although Moscow is generally safer than New York, a random fight might break out of nowhere.
At the same time, everything and everyone is also looser, wilder, and rougher. The parties are longer, the cars in the parking are much more expensive, the high heels are higher, and the drinks are stronger.
Moscow’s nightlife is quite literally its own untamable beast.
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