Kyiv’s night life: Party like a local
Enough of the embroidery and borscht, Kyiv: Eurovision tourists want to party. The capital of Ukraine is, of course, the cultural center of the country, but while staying here foreigners will want to experience the nightlife as well. So here’s a list of some of the top Kyiv clubs to visit for a fun night out.
Indigo night club is known for its high-level parties — good sound, professional service, dancing shows and energetic MCs. The bar menu contains both classic and original cocktails. The club throws parties nightly from Thursday to Sunday. The organizers have also prepared a special event for Eurovision guests — the Euro Dance party — on May 5.
Indigo (3 Kudryashova St.) Thursday — Sunday. 10 p.m.— 6 a.m.
This modern venue in the heart of Kyiv is the place for energetic dancing and relaxing on the lounge terrace. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the wall-sized windows. Its three bars offer a wide range of drinks. The dance shows, bright lights and loud music at SKYBAR will entertain guests and keep them up all night.
SKYBAR (5 Velyka Vasylkivska St.) Monday — Saturday. 11 p.m.
Fans of fiery Latin rhythms have been gathering here for nearly 20 years for energetic parties with dance cover-bands or original dance mixes. Its large dance floor gives visitors an opportunity to have an unforgettable time. Caribbean Club (4 Petlura St.) Monday — Sunday. 6 p.m.— 6 a.m.
This is one of the capital’s best clubs, close to Livoberezhna metro station and the Eurovision Song Contest arena. B-52 is a combination of a dance club, restaurant and summer terrace, designed in a futuristic style. It offers visitors simple but delicious cuisine and original drinks. Guests can also order a hookah or play billiards.
B-52 (52 Bratyslavska St.) Friday — Saturday. 9 p.m.— 6 a.m.
Famous Restaurant and Dancing Terrace works in shifts: it’s a relaxing hangout during the day, but in the evening it transforms into a karaoke bar and at night it’s a dance venue. Located in the center of Kyiv (in the Arena City complex), Famous is not only a fancy night club, but also a place to meet creative individuals — photographers, designers, and musicians — who are frequent visitors.
Famous (5 Chervonoarmiyska St.) Friday — Saturday. 10 p.m.— 6 a.m.
Although Ukraine is considered unfriendly to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people ( the LGBT+ community), Kyiv has several popular gay clubs, and Lift is the best of them, known for its lively parties, spectacular drag queen shows and fun karaoke nights. Shows are nightly, but those who want something special should visit on Fridays or Saturdays for the gorgeous Grand Show on the main stage.
Lift (72a Velyka Vasylkivska St.) Sunday — Thursday. 11 p.m.— 6 a.m. Friday — Saturday. 10 p.m.— 8 a.m.