Propaganda – Moscow
Propaganda, located at 7 Bolshoi Zlatoustinsky Pereulok, is one of the oldest and best nightclubs in Moscow that has recently regained its erstwhile glory and popularity among clubbers, expats, tourists, and the cosmopolitan in-crowd, while maintaining a novelty factor.
The club’s interior oozes casual chic, there’s an open space at the main dance floor, as well as cozier corners on the first floor. The bar serves beverages for cheap during the early hours. As the night wears on, tables and chairs are shifted to make additional space at the dance floor and the casual bar transforms into the party centre.
Propaganda is open Monday to Friday, noon-6am, and 3pm-6am during the weekend. Thursday night house parties are the most popular and get some of the best music and crowd, when the famous Moscovite DJ Sanches mans the console. Guest DJs from Ninja Tune, Compost, Grand Central, and major UK house labels have also played at the club. Saturday night draws the sub-urban crowd to Propaganda, while Tuesday and Wednesday nights are mostly dedicated to electronic music and underground hip hop. Chinatown parties on Sunday nights are gay events for the rainbow family. In 2007, Propaganda launched the ‘nu rave’ parties which are now a regular on Fridays and attract long queues and huge crowds with glowsticks and colorful outfits.
The club also functions as a chill-out café during the daytime, serving delicious food and moderately priced drinks until around 11pm when the dance events begin. This bustling hotspot attracts a mixed crowd and is one of the best places to go for an unpretentious boogie. There’s a strict face-control policy at the doors one should beware of con artists and pickpockets near the club. Nonetheless, in the Russian epicenter of glorious hedonism, Propaganda promises to be one of the best night outs in town!