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June 21, 2016
Times The Moscow

I’m a night owl. Is there anything to do in Moscow after hours?

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2 years, 2 months ago Times The Moscow

You have come to the right city! One of the best things about Moscow is the many places you can eat, play, exercise and have fun all night long. First of all, no need to worry about a health problem in the middle of the night. Note which pharmacy near you has a 24 in a circle; that means it’s open 24/7. Once you take care of your headache: go shopping. If you want to stock up your pantry, many Azbuka Vkusa, Magnolia, Perekryostok and even Auchan stores are open around the clock, not to mention hundreds of smaller mom-and-pop shops. Need a new gizmo for your home theater at 3 a.m.? No problem — head over to M.Video, ION, or Evroset. Feel the need to read? The bookstore Moskva at 4/7 Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka, Bldg. 1 (across from metro Biblioteka imeni Lenina) is open 24/7. Wake up at 4 a.m. in a cold sweat because you forgot your girlfriend’s birthday? Dash over to Respublika at 10 Ist Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ulitsa (between metros Belorusskaya and Mayakovskaya) for a book, funny mug, or Moleskin notebook — and then walk over to Gruzinsky Val by Belorussky Station to pick up armfuls of flowers at wholesale prices. Can’t get to sleep because of stress? Check out www.7kpacok.ru and go to one of these Thai spas for a massage. Can’t stand your hair another minute? Call and make an appointment at one of Moscow’s hundreds of all-night beauty salons, like Maki at makisalon.ru. Feel like working out? A number of the Zebra (www.fitnes.ru) clubs operate around the clock, as do some Dr. Loder (www.loder.ru), Planet Fitness (www.fitness.ru) and others. If you have a spur-of-the-moment need for a swim, head over to the SWIM club at 3 Stolyarkny Pereulok, Bldg. 2, metro Ulitsa 1905 goda (www.swimfitness.ru). Hungry after all that running around, working out, and shopping? Well, there are hundreds of places to get a bite to eat. We are partial to Shokoladnitsa (shoko.ru) and of course, the Starlite Diners (www.starlite.ru) because there’s nothing like sitting in a booth with a cup of Joe, watching the sun rise over the city.