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 Gay bar "12 VOLT"

  Hidden from your eyes, its located on a small old Moscow street in the basement. Cafe-club "12 volt" opened in May, 2003 by the founders of the gay - lesbian movement in Russia. This is a place, where homosexuals and lesbians can not just spend their leisure, talk'n'eat, but also get consultated about inportant social questions. It has a "kissing room" with cozy couches in it. Although lacking a compelling interior - the easy twilight and background music create a pleasant atmosphere for dates. The music is so soft as to be inaudible. In the cafe there is a chill-out place with deep sofas. Smoking is permitted, however the cafe has a good air-conditioning system. The menu is traditional and the food is fairy good. Prices for drinks notably lower than at it's nearly rivals in the center. Snack foods cost 80 to 300 rubles. Hot dishes start from 200 and drinks from 50 rubles.

Get there: Tverskaya st, 12 bld. 2 (nearest metro - Tverskaya), phone: 933-28-15, web: Russian only). Open: 6pm-6am.

Just on opposite side of Tverskaya there is a nice modern bar

Gay bar "TSYFRY" (old name - 911)

Bar 9.1.1 -  conviniently located in the downtown near Metro Pushkinslaya this basement bar/cafe serves lunches and cofee during daytime. Quiet intimate bar and a small dance floor. Starting at 20-21.00 party crowd starts to fill up, ready to dance all night. Erotiс shows late at night. European, Mexican and French cuisine, dinner around $20. Business lunch 150 Rbl. VIP seats near dance floor. The basic part of visitors is made by representatives of middle class - young employees of modern offices and stably developing companies. Food and drinks: European and Mexican cuisin are offered to visitors.

Get there: 3 Glinischevskiy pereulok, next to Studio casino, a bit further down the lane on the left side (Metro Tverskaya, Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya). Tel.: +7 (495) 692-2911 Open: 16.00-6.00 (4 pm-6 am). Dancing on Thu, Fri, Sat. Cover fee: 200 Rbl on Fri and Sat.


 Gay bar "ELF CAFE"

A business cafe at daytime magically turns into a gay bar every day at 20.00 (8 pm). Bear parties on Wed and Sat start even earlier at 18.00 (6 pm). This is the oldest gay cafe in Moscow what reflects on the visitors -  the guys who don’t need an extraordinary food and interior but extraordinary atmosphere.

Get there: 23 Leningradskiy Prospekt (Metro Dinamo, Metro Belorusskaya). See map (in Russian). Tel.: +7 (495) 926-48-37, 626-48-37 Open: 11.00-6.00 (11-6 am) Mon-Sun. Cover fee: free, Web:



                                                      Sunday Gay dance at club "ROPAGANDA"

Propaganda is a trendy place that seems to be transplanted into Moscow straight from the Manhattanian Soho: bare brick and metal constructions instead of gaudy wall decorations, sturdy wooden tables and chairs, semi-private cubicles for larger parties on the sides and side galleries raised high above the dance floor. Very popular with the young and trendy. Excellent value-for-money ratio for food and cocktails - try a very refreshing Mojito with fresh mint leaves for bare 130R! Sundays are more gay than other nights, but the club is predominantly mixed. This nightclub, which has maintained its popularity with the student crowd for more than seven years, is a happening place not only at night, but also during the daytime, when it turns into an inexpensive European eatery. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, the main dining room turns into a dance floor at midnight. Chinatown parties draw throngs of gay men every Sun. 10pm-6am. An emphasis on house and garage. Often overcrowded on weekends.


Get there: 7 Bolshoy Zlatoustinsky per. (Metro Kitai-Gorod, follow the Maroseika ulitsa and take the first lane on your left). Phone: +7 (495) 924-5732, 923-3494. Opening time: Gay nights begin at 22.00 (10 pm) on Sundays, but the club is open 12.00-6.00, Mon-Fri, 15.00-6.00 (3 pm-6 am) Sat-Sun.




Get there: Stoleshnikov Pereulok, d.7 str.2 (Metro Kuznetsky Most). Phone: +7 (915) 386-07-40 Opening time: 18.00 - 6.00  Web:

Updated info: 1 March 2016