Caribbean Club, Sky Bar, CHI or Closer – choose a night club in Kiev, so that the evening was a success
When you are going to a new country, it is very easy to determine what attractions are worth your attention and what are not. Google is literally teeming with pictures of places to see and go in every corner of the world, and offers a list of must visit attractions in every city. If you still do not have such a list for Kiev, then you should know that when in Kiev, you should visit Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, St. Sophia Cathedral, Museum of the II World War, Golden Gate, Khreshchatyk Street, St. Andrew’s Church, St. Michael’s Cathedral. All that – in addition to the main square, of course. No matter what your route in Kiev is, any tourist in Kiev sooner or later finds himself on the Maidan or Independence Square, as it is officially called. However, when it comes to cafes and restaurants, the question is rather controversial, since the Internet does not always provide the right amount of photos, and the photos are not always reliable and the reviews does not describe exactly what you are looking for. You can also use the ratings of the TripAdvisor, which will give you a general idea of the restaurants, cafes and clubs to go to in Kiev in the evening. However, we will make it easier for you and will in detail tell what you should expect in such nighttime establishments in Kiev as: Caribbean Club, Sky Bar, Chi, Dali Park, Shooters, Closer etc.
First, we want to warn you: if you google Kiev nightclubs, you will first read about Forsage or Saxon. You should know that the age category of these places is 16-24. These nightclubs are for high school pupils and University students.
We asked the locals what nightclubs they prefer and how they would describe them:
“Hello, my name is Oleg, I’m 43 years old and I live in Kiev all my adult life. I adore the night life of Kiev! It helps me to break away from current problems and relax at least once a week. My favorite club is Caribbean Club.
The club has face control. In this particular case, face control is minimal. Of course, I do not advise you to go to nightclub in sneakers and shorts; anyway, don’t be lazy and take your ironed shirt and trousers – you will definitely have more chances to conquer some stunning Ukrainian beauty this evening. In the Caribbean Club, entrance for both man and woman is paid, which is explained by the fact that the club often invites musical groups that perform covers on popular hits or Ukrainian stars. In addition, the advantage of this club is that it works 7 days a week”.
The main feature of the club is its multifunctionality. It is easily adaptable to any themed event. According to the idea of the organizers, the Caribbean Club in Kiev is:
- space for concerts;
- night club;
- platform for Latin dances;
This is not a standard dance floor in the traditional sense of the word. Caribbean Club fans come here not only to dance, but also to enjoy the atmosphere. It has a taste of elitism and special chic. The concept of the club has formed a devoted audience, and it is difficult to call these people banal word “party-goers”. They are connoisseurs of quality live jazz and rock music, fans of Latin American dances. Of course, the main feature of the Caribbean club is Latin parties: explosive mix of the most popular things of salsa, kizomba, bachata, zouk; passionate rhythms, tropical cocktails and bright light effects create the atmosphere of runaway holiday. This is where experienced dancers and fans of hot dancing meet.
About 30-40% of the audience are regular customers. That is, these people come to the Caribbean Club at least once a week. A significant part of the permanent audience is still made up of foreigners. This is due to the fact that the club is well known to hotel employees and taxi drivers, and it is here that they often send curious guests.
The club is located right next to the central railway station, near the intersection of Petliura Street and Taras Shevchenko Boulevard. On Fridays and Saturdays club has special programs, unique groups present their music, stand-up shows and even theatrical performances go on the stage.
Therefore, if you are open and love to dance, especially Latin dances, this is a perfect place for you to go.
“Hello, my name is Tatiana, I’m 27 years old. I’m not a fan of noisy parties, but once a month I can go out to the nightclub with my friends. We start the evening at the bar first. As usual, nothing bodes ill, but after a couple of cocktails, the girls want to go only to CHI and nowhere else. I think there are currently no alternatives to this club in Kiev. If you are beautiful, successful, love high-quality house music and also like to surround yourself with beautiful people, then you should go to CHI. The club is young enough, it’s just over a year. The people who created CHI were always in charge of the nightlife of the city, first in the Arena Nightclub, and then in Touch Café, now in CHI. People who go to CHI are always in one tune. However, recently, apparently because the club is very good, foreigners also learned about this place, but so far the number of foreigners is not very large compared to the Sky bar or the Caribbean Club”.
Just when you enter the club, you get a very distinct feeling of Indochina: a copy of a fragment of the Terracotta Army, the greatest world historical heritage and UNESCO monument, specially brought from China, is standing ready under a transparent glass floor.
The main hall is the area of the bar and club, from which in the daytime you can watch the forest from a distance, like in a movie. You can get closer – sit on wide terrace, which is almost in the thick of trees. Now it is completely open, and in winter, it will be separated from the restaurant by a huge panoramic window. The menu in CHI is by Jason Young, the brand-chef from the London Asian Haskkasan Restaurant. Here he demonstrates the traditions of Southeast Asia, India and China, as well as European twists on it. The menu is small, everything is served right after you order; however, there are some items you will have to wait for, for example, clay-pot meals. These are vegetables and tofu in truffle sauce or eggplant with pork in chili sauce. There are pork ribs smoked in green tea, served with mashed yam; or Dong-Po pork brisket with rice wine and anise. CHI bar counter is the kingdom of Karolis Urbonavičius, mixologist from London. In the red leather folder you’ll’ find 30 drinks sorted by taste. Among them is the Bloody Mary section with the Mexican and Asian interpretations of the famous drink; spritzes, including variants with rhubarb and celery; and specials, like Rose Water with rose syrup, rose jam and Martini Rosato.
Like most entertainment venues in Kiev, CHI only works as a nightclub on Friday and Saturday.
It is also necessary to know that the club has fairly strict face control. Foreigners and guests from the southern republics will find it difficult to get into the club if they think that all Ukrainian girls are “Natashas” and ask them: “How much?”. Obsessive, vulgarly dressed girls are not allowed into the club as well. The club values its reputation.
Kiril, 38 years old, about Sky Bar, his favorite nightclub in Kiev:
“I am an avid party-goer and every Friday and Saturday you can find me in in my favorite Sky Bar. Guests, waiters, DJs and PJs have become a real family for me, and I’m happy to come here again and again.
Time passes, new clubs open and close in the capital. According to the established tradition, the Arena city is considered the center of the capital’s nightlife. SKYBAR is the place where all trendsetters and party-goers aspire. Music in SKYBAR is excellent, perfect if you want to dance; there are always a lot of beautiful girls and friendly staff. Yes, the club has face control, so when you are going to visit this place, avoid hiking or sports shoes, your appearance should be neat and elegant”.
Ivan, 25 years old:
“Closer is unique in its kind, as I do not like pathos and vulgar girls. I really like high-quality techno music, and Closer meets this requirement to 100%. Closer is located on the territory of the former tape factory, and to get here you will have to go through the checkpoint. The place was chosen because of the location not far from the city center and in the green zone. The Art Club occupies the second floor of the building, which the people of Kiev have already nicknamed “The Kremlin” because of the red brick walls. Before the visit, you should definitely call them and find out what is happening on specific day, so as not to find a rehearsal for the Friday concert, the change of Saturday sets or someone else’s corporate party. I love the atmosphere of the underground here. However, the audience here is different and I can question the condition of some people; maybe some of them use illegal drugs. However, I did not catch anyone, but I can see from his eyes”.
You decide where you go to have fun in Kiev on Friday or Saturday night. We hope local residents have cleared up some moments of Kiev nightlife. And if you are not sure, private guides of Guide me UA will kindly help you to spend an amazing night in Kyiv, just book Kiev Bar Crawl with us.