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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Babes in Black

It's a black and white Ptyuch morphed with the rabid, intimate energy -- and tacky furniture -- of Bells. It's Territoria, the new rave bar/club just behind the Intourist monolith on Tverskaya. I've been saying for a while that clubs are getting smaller, shrinking in an "Alice in Wonderland" kind of way, and the basement bar reflects that trend. It's as tiny as a club can be without turning into a bar. Great DJs, hip CD shop and funky cocktails make this an ideal pre-clubbing spot.

Territoria, 5 Tverskaya Ulitsa (in an alley behind Intourist), Fridays to Sundays noon to 6 a.m., weekdays till 11 p.m. Nearest metro: Okhotny Ryad. Cover: 50 rubles.

Suddenly This Summer

Both Four Rooms and Cabana, those once-hip party spots across from the Kremlin, are throwing big bashes this weekend to remind everyone who's forgotten that they exist that they'll be 1-year-old on Saturday. On Friday, Cabana is bringing over those crooners that make young girls gush, and send middle-aged men into a tizzy -- Bravo. Nash's Blast rocks the house at a closed party Friday at Four Rooms that should turn into a free-for-all, once the witching hour approaches.

Cabana, 4 Raushskaya Naberezhnaya, 239-3045, noon to 6 p.m. Nearest metro: Tretyakovskaya. Cover on Friday: 150 rubles.

Four Rooms, 4 Raushskaya Naberezhnaya, 239-3038, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Cover on Friday: closed party, 100 rubles after midnight.