Kiev (Kyiv) nightlife guide
Nightclubs, discos, clubs and bars
Going out in Kiev (Kyiv) means being permanently ashonished by the amazing parade of dreap dead beauties walking by. No matter if you visit a cozy student hang out, an Irish expats bar or an ultra hip dance club, pure beauty is always around. There are places where you can rather easily pick up local girls open for a one-night stands and there are places well known for their pro ladies hitting on foreigners and the local wealthy crowd. Anyway, often it is hard to draw the line between real pro ladies and amateur (student) girls just looking for a sponsor so now and then or who find it adventerous to hook up with foreigners.
The days of River Palace, Kiev's most notorious nightlife spot, are over. River Palace had a sports bar, nightclub and casino and most of all girls, girls and even more girls. Located on a boat in the Dnepr river and famous for its willing ladies, it was often described as the floating brothel of Kiev. In summer 2010 it has been closed down in response to the Presidents crackdown on prostitution and the boat was removed over night.
But that doesn't mean going out in Kiev has becoming dull, on the contrary; Kiev is buzzing all year long and local nightlife amazes by its diversity: relatively inexpensive restaurants, stylish dance clubs or good old fashioned pubs. Kyiv has it all and no matter which venue you visit, you will be impressed by the beauty of Kyiv's girls.
A second branch of the famous Privilege Club in Ibiza is Privilege Kiev. It is the place to be for an unforgettable open air party under the stars during the hot summer nights of Kiev. The club is located on Parkova Lane 2 which is very near the Dynamo Kiev stadium. It is a huge club with an open-air amphitheatre, a marquee clubbing area, three bars and a VIP section. For a flavour of the White Isle in the Wild East be sure not to miss Privilege Kiev. For something less hedonistic head to Morcheeba on Artema street 37-41, a hangout of the alternative and artistic scene in Kiev. In this hip club you will find a friendly atmosphere, cheap booz and a far from snooty door staff.
A disco with a higher number of pro and semi-pro ladies is Arena Dance Club at Basseina 2a, situated in the well know shopping mall Arena City (Mandarin Plaza). The entrance fee is € 20 and although much is about posing and showing off in this club it surprisingly still has captured a sympathetic atmosphere. Watching the beauty queens and glam dolls sipping expensive cocktails and dancing to the house tunes of Arena Dance Club are definitely worth the entrance fee. The club also features cool guest DJs and Felix da Housecat and Tiesto played already their sets here. For some the number of local mafia guys might be too high in this club, but for others, Music Club 112 at the same Arena complex (Chervonoarmiyska 5) is another opportunity to have some uncomplicated fun and hunt for freebees or be approached by pro ladies. Once a week Music Club 112 offers an erotic night with strip shows. Carribean club is also visited by women looking for foreigners. The Kiev youngsters who are into house, RnB and Hip Hop usually head for PaTiPa, the place to be for some unpretentious fun. The club is located at the northern end of metro station Krechatik, not far from the Dynamo Stadium. The stylish 60’s design of the club makes a nice contrast with the glamorous go-go dancers and modern house tunes. Don’t be misleads by the innocent and fresh from school appearance of most girls because in PaTiPa they turn out to be wild party animals. Most bars at the Independence Square (Maidan) make good hunting ground for freebees. If you feel like being surrounded by a local young crowd dancing to great house and techno you can also visit Forsage on Garmatna street 51a, a three-storey club featuring two dance floors.
Club Shooters at Moskovskaya street 22 (the road leading straight from metro station Arsenalna) is very popular with the party minded youngsters of Kiev and attracts many pretty Kiev ladies. At the moment - some locals named it Sluchers (sluts) - Shooters is supposed to be one Kiev's number one meat market and provides good options for picking up pro and semi-pro ladies. It comprises a disco, restaurant and lounge bar in Turkish atmosphere where you can relax and watch the party scene from a distance. Shooters is also well known for its special theme evenings and its waitresses who are dressed to kill. The scene on the dance floor comes sometimes close to a meat market. Decadence House (situated close to the Sports Palace) is an upmarket Italian restaurant by daytime that turns by night into a flashy club for the beautiful and the rich of Kiev. Getting in due to strict face control can be hard, but there waits a vibrant scene of cool DJs and beautiful glam queens for those who make it inside. Buddha-bar, an exclusive and stylish bar and restaurant at Khreshchatyk 14 is a favourite hang out of good looking local girls looking for wealthy foreigners. Avalon is a complex including a lounge bar, disco, restaurant and casino. The lounge bar in jungle design is an ultimate place for having a drink, a snack and observing the posh and beautiful of Kiev.
As so often in Easter European cities the Irish pubs are the favourite hangouts of pro and semi-pro girls who are hunting expats. O Brien’s is such a bar in Kiev where you can usually meet good looking local ladies, sometimes professional golddiggers. O Brien’s is located on Mykhailivska street 17a, very close to Independence Square (Maidan) in the heart of Kiev. Another great pub offering good opportunities to meet Kiev girls is the Hairy Lemon on Lesi Ukrainky Boulevard 34. The Hairy Lemon is always busy and offers a lot of entertainment like casino games, billiards, football and on top of it delicious snacks and cocktails. One of Kiev's most popular places with expats is the Golden Gate, an Irish pub on 15 Zolotovoritska street. Golden Gate is supposed to be a good pick-up place since it is visited also by Kiev girls who are wiling to meet foreigners.
Disco Radio Hall (the former Moda Bar) is devoted each day of the week to a different Ukrainian radio station. Disco Radio Hall, is located in a Chinese ship on the river Dnepr near metro station Poshtova Ploshcha. (Naberezhnaya Pier 6) and claims to have the longest bar in Europe. The club attracts a regular number of pick up girls who not come only for the popular DJs spinning house and trance records but are open to get acquainted with foreigners as well. For more edgy dance tunes like acid jazz, ethnic sounds, electric and other trendy and progressive music styles head to UA Beach Club (Formerly known as Opium Beach Club). UA Beach Club is on Molodezhny Beach and can be easily reached by metro station Hydropark, It is a great place to chill out, drink decent prized cocktails and relax by smoking water pipe: ‘kalyan’, ‘nargile’ or ‘Hooka’. For wild partying at low costs spiced up by the presence of great looking girls on the dance floor Cocktail Bar 111 on Peremohy Square 1 provides good options. For a laid back atmosphere, a multi national audience, Latin music tunes and the opportunity to watch local girls exercising their Salsa and Merengue skills Caribbean Club is definitely worth a visit. Caribbean Club is located on Kominternaya street 4 and has also delicious fish dishes and Latin American meals on the menu. More outside the centre but worth a try is also Disco Bingo (Peremohy street 112) which can be easily reached by the red metro line from Khreshchatyk. Disco Bingo includes also a casino and a strip bar with different erotic shows and is considered to be a good pick up place for freebies and semi-pro ladies.
Update clubs and bars in Kiev:
Barsky Club: despite its young age (started in summer 2007), this art-deco styled club on Krasnoarmeyskay 5 is already very popular with the bold and beautiful crowd of Kiev. The face-control and dress-code are strict and the club especially attracts those who consider themselves rich and successful people. Barsky Club is situated in the Arena City shopping mall complex and from the stained-glass windows of the 6th floor you can admire a wonderful panorama view at the historical centre of Kiev. In the tower with a glass dome are special VIP-zones for 20-25 people. On the muscal menu is usually commercial house, pop and lounge, represented by Russian and Ukrainian top DJs like Dj Shmel, Dj Vinni, Pasha Koreets, Denis Simachev, Light, Eva, Alfred, Bro and Maniak.
Avalon: this multi entertainment complex (Leontovycha 3) includes a restaurant, a two floors disco-club Ajour and lounge-bar. Avalon is one of Kiev's hot spots and has a high rate of beautiful local girls. After the closure of River Palace many Kiev prostitues and semi-pro girls headed to Avalon. The complex is situated between metro stations Universitet and Teatralna, just a few minutes up from the Opera.
D'Lux: this club (Grushevskogo 3) is considered to be a bit too pretentious. But you like high-heeled miniskirted blonde supermodel types surrounded by their rich boyfriends, you probably will love this place. D'Lux is located near the Dynamo Stadium and has also a summer terrace.
Dante Park: this club is considered to be one of Kiev's most exclusive clubs and the playground for Kyiv's rich and famous. Dante Park is located on Park road, 16, at the right bank of the Dnepro river.
Sorry Babushka: for mingling with the Kiev students crowd it is recommended to pay a visit to Sorry Babushka (Dmytrivs’ka 18/24). You can find this 3 floors club near metro station Universytet and Peremohy Square. This pleasant club is a huge hit amongst Kiev's youngsters and the beauiful student girls in Sorry Babushka are usually very down to to earth and easy to approach. The first floor is devoted to karaoke while the dj's on the second floor spins 80’s and 90’s and disco. On Wednesdays Sorry Babushka organises a popular karaoke tournament.