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New Year Nightlife Renewals
Miguel Francis

Welcome to another amazing year of unforgettable nightly adventures in Moscow. PASSPORT continues to bring you, the expat, the best venues, best events and best times that Moscow has to offer. The cold weather has been biting us hard over here in this cold town but remember, Moscow nights bring captivating warmth and passion that will heat you up, guaranteed.

Let’s jump right in with the latest grand opening in Moscow. Ladies and gentlemen, all welcome Sinatra. This place is a mixture of glamorous surroundings with a very easy breezy feel to it; once you enter you feel engulfed in luxury. The place is a mixture of a karaoke bar, restaurant and a club. You can always enjoy a delicious dinner here, but be warned you won’t able to sit for too long with the tunes that are spun here. The music here is very light, easy to dance to and positive. Lots of disco house and Freemasons being spun and those guys are the biggest British house remixes of all time in my opinion. Sinatra also has very uplifting live singing done by ex-pat divas! To top it all off, this place is filled with ex-pats, and that’s always a good find in Moscow. The place is definitely pricey 15-20 US$ per drink and no less than 50 US$ average light food bill. (Bolshoi Putinkovskii 5, Metro Pushkinskaya,

Now back to the future and more playful glamour, although that could be good in some cases can’t it? Posh Friends is an extension of Friends Bar that used to operate in 2009. The place derived its concept from Opera Club, which burned down a couple years ago. The best comparison for Posh Friends is a mixture of Opera and Imperia, fun and sophisticated. This club is filled with very positive energy and very interesting people, sometimes rendered as “kids”. Nevertheless the club’s design is very common, stretching from the design of the old giants like DyagileV and First. The face-control man is none other than DyagileV’s very own Sasha. Anyone who’s been in Moscow in 2005-2006 will recognize the man at the door. The pricing is very standard, about 12-15 US$ per drink. If you’re looking to cut through the night with some child-like passion then this is the perfect destination for your night! (Pushkinskaya Ploshad 5, Metro Pushkinskaya,

It’s January, Moscow has its official 10 days of holidays starting January 1st. The place is half full. Where did most of the Russians go? Well, they love going to Courchevel, France. The amount of partying, drinking, snowboarding, dancing and fine dinning that is done by Russians in Courchevel probably surpasses any tourist group that visits those snowy Alps. The more prominent organizer of these “group goings to Courchevel” is the Titan Event Agency operated by DJ’s turned into businessmen Vengerov&Fedoroff If you want to join the pack all you need to do is call the number on their website and they will let you know when is the next trip. The trip is worth the networking that’s for sure. Regular attendees of these exclusive Courchevel gatherings are mainly local celebrities like Timati, DJ Smash, Zhanna Friske etc. as well as major businessman of Russia. But if you want a local Courchevel then don’t hold back, Moscow just recently grand opened the Courchevel karaoke lounge/restaurant, a bit pricy about 2000-5000r average bill for dinner but so good and cozy it’ll make your head spin. Located at Kuznetskii Most 7, Metro Kuznetskii Most.

Happy New Year everyone, lets make this a good one! For feedback and comments, advertising, joint PASSPORT nightlife events, please write to

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