Whether you’re a pretty young thing or a businessman celebrating a deal, Almaty’s nightclub scene has something to offer.
Larger and more established than the scene in Astana, Almaty has already learned how to get its groove on and welcomes you to join.
So if your Ipod includes a rotating mix of international DJs, head over to Da Freak nightclub which attracts top talent from the UK, Germany and Russia. Looking for a warehouse party? Try Gas where you’ll find a London-style industrial steel and brick space pulsing with progressive house until early morning.
If you prefer your clubs a bit more laid back, Almaty offers Cuba where the live Cuban music is as tasty as the mojitos.
Another unique part of the nightclub scene is long legs. Go-Go dancers are part of the landscape here and clubs will include a show at some point in the night. So if you walk in and see scantily clad women dancing on the bar, just tell your girlfriend it’s part of the culture.
Another thing to keep in mind is that like any major city – the top nightclubs discriminate based on age and appearance. The posher the nightclub, the more difficult it is to get past the velvet rope. So if you’re not a pretty young thing, bring one.
And be prepared to pay a cover comparable to other major cities — $20 plus.
But once inside, it’s definitely a good time. World class cocktails, top DJ talent, private VIP rooms and dance floors full of locals happy to be young and free.
La Villa Club
It’s a comfortable place, with a closed VIProom, including karaoke and cinema, as well as a summer terrace with great views.
Lariss Ivannu Hachu (also restaurant)
Sini Fun To Mass
Offers you a wide range of alcohol and crazy drive atmosphere
Chukotka is a very popular bar, restaurant club complex located in one of the main parks.
A club that claims to be “a place willing to constantly surprise its visitors”