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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

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Red Bar

For a spectacular view of the city, take the private elevator up to the 27th floor of this sky-scraper overlooking the Moscow River. Despite its opulent décor, the ambience at Red Bar is relaxed making it the perfect place to enjoy vodka before heading out to paint the rest of the town red.

 View Map ... 23a Naberezhnaya Tarasa Shevchenko, Floor 27, Moscow, Russia
Sky Bar

For one of the best views of Moscow head up to this trendy rooftop playground with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Moscow skyline. The longest and most dramatic bar stand in the city is located on the 22nd floor of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Have time out from the rush and fuss of this frenetic city by taking an aerial perspective of its high life from Sky Bar’s urban terrace.

 View Map ... Leninsky Prospekt Dom 32A, Russian Academy of Sciences, 22nd Floor, Moscow, Russia 119991
Soho Rooms

Chunky, spunky, high ceilings, low lounges, small plates, big tastes and a hip clique getting wasted. Welcome to Moscow’s Soho Rooms, where dolly birds preen and peacocks strut their stuff. Housed in a converted derelict building in the “Moscow Silk” factory, this mega-club showcases a glitterati pool-terrace, numerous VIP rooms and the Disco Room with the most powerful sound system in Moscow. Decadent entertainment includes a suspended catwalk, lingerie shows, live dancers beating to opera tunes with techno beats, and go-go dancers gyrating on window sills to acclaimed international DJs. Airtight velvet rope protects the glam from the clam, so ask your concierge to get you on the list or flash some bling and look like you belong.

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 View Map ... 12/8 Bolshoi Savvinsky Pereulok, Moscow, Russia
Vogue Café

Vogue is as chic, stylish and fashionable as the magazine itself, to which it is affiliated. Come here to strike a pose and mix it up with the most stylish of Moscovites. By day models read the mags from the wall displays and sip café lattes and by night they revel on potent vodka cocktails. Vogue is plush and fashionable, yet tastefully understated.

 View Map ... Ulitsa Kuznetsky Most Lubyanka, Moscow, Russia

what we think

Luxury, glamour, extravagance. Once upon a time it was hard to believe these words might be used to freely describe Moscow. But, designer labels and expensive tastes are now as much a part of Moscow as the breathtaking architecture of the Red Square. Vodka will certainly keep you warm in the freezing winter (even early in the morning as it is often cheaper than water! UNION ALL SELECT and you’ll enjoy the black caviar all year round. The bars, restaurants and nightclubs are expensive, catering for the Moscovites who have more money than they can spend. You may not be able to afford to live in this city, but for a short break, the hedonist will certainly indulge.