CLOSED Motel Bar Moscow reviewed by Moscownightguide
Read the Moscownightguide review of Motel Bar Moscow. I cover all you need to know from a Moscow nightclub.
UPDATE: As of summer 2017 Motel is closed and seems to not be opening for the foreseeable future.
Where is the Motel Bar Moscow?
What kind of music do they play in Motel?
Loungier type of electro and house. The music, like everything in Motel, exudes a very chill and laid-back vibe. You can dance away or just enjoy a cocktail at the bar and you’ll always feel like the music hits the vibe of the place perfectly.
What kind of people go to Motel and how is the vibe?
The Motel Bar Moscow opened in 2015, so it is still rather new on Moscow’s nightlife map. But Motel has already managed to establish itself as one of the new cool and hip places to go to. The bar appeals across different styles and tastes: it pulls people from the neighboring Valenok and Buddha Bar, which both cater to a higher-end crowd. You’ll also find the crowd that used to frequent the Krasny Oktyabr area, young professionals and students from Moscow’s upper middle class. The club even draws people that you would expect at more underground places (some would call them hipsters).
The Motel Bar Moscow is located on three floors and styled after an American motel from the 60s. You will feel like you entered Don Draper’s stay, while he’s taking a business trip to the West coast. Old furniture, vintage-styled bars, hell they even have an entire bed in there (not for those purposes though, it’s right behind the DJ). Motel makes you want to wander around the bar and take pictures in almost every corner. If you take a tour around the Instagram accounts of Moscow’s females, you’ll see they are very successful with that.
There’s are not tables but the party still goes strong and quite long. Motel strikes a good balance between a chill and a dynamic vibe.
When should I go to Motel?
Some nights are slower, some are hotter, there is no general rule of thumb for the Motel Bar Moscow. Since it’s located to two other nightlife venues and has established a good reputation, you can expect people to turn up even at later hours of the night.