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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Hey, gals, are you ready for the big bad wolf? If you are, Moscow's first club exclusively for women, Little Red Riding Hood, has got him. This place gives new meaning to the phrase "girls' night out" f it's a bachelorette party Moscow style, with charming, bare-chested waiters and ripped, professional male strippers. Yes, these are the real thing f no gaunt, goateed gay boys at Riding Hood, no ma'am f and they're out to make each of the club's patrons feel like a long-awaited guest ("My, what big eyes you have, grandma!"). The club has a dance floor, a VIP room with a great view of the stage, reasonably priced drinks and a dessert menu. Plus, tropical cocktails (180 rubles) that you won't find anywhere else. I highly recommend the "Crazy Coconut," which is a delicious blend of coconut milk and rum.

After midnight, Riding Hood boasts entertaining, interactive strip shows and, let me tell you, these boys really know how to take it off (but only with audience encouragement). What really sets Riding Hood apart is its services menu f a wide selection of services provided by the strippers, bartenders, waiters and even art director, including private dances (1,500 rubles), romantic dinners (3,500 rubles) and erotic massages (5,000 rubles). But don't get the wrong idea, the club is not a bordello. Since men who aren't on the payroll aren't allowed inside at all, in fact, it's effectively a hassle-free environment that's surprisingly refreshing in a wildly politically incorrect kind of way.

Krasnaya Shapochka. 10 Tverskaya Ulitsa. Metro Pushkinskaya. Tel. 933-7573. 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Credit cards: none.

f Julie Marquardt