Minsk never sleeps and you shouldn’t either. Use this Minsk nightlife guide on the best clubs, bars, casinos and other fun places to be on the same page with the locals.
Get ready for a long night out that can easily run through to the following afternoon. Go partying till the sun comes up and goes down again.
Nightlife in Minsk is replete with notoriously naughty nightclubs, huge parties, and a diverse crowd. Don’t forget to dress up accordingly, most Minsk clubs have strict dress-code/face control and are adults only.
Don’t know where to start? Rich Cat is the ideal setting for your next unforgettably memorable night out with wild go-go dances, barmen show, and hookah, cool tunes, and nice food.
Gain a feeling for the city’s clubbing scene and party hard at Dozari, Black House Club, Next, Mouline Rouge, NLO, TNT Rock Club or Re:Public. Just check beforehand whether a place you’re planning to visit matches your music tastes and expectations.
Those willing to try their luck at one of Minsk casinos, rejoice, unlike Russia, Belarus has no laws forbidding gambling. Casino XO clubs, Shangri La, Royal Casino, Casino Skyline, Victory and many others keep their doors open day and night.
Chill and hookah
Fancy Svobody, 4 and Čapski Bar are about to close? No worries, there are plenty of places nearby ready to share joy and sorrow of a sleepless night with you.
Hookah Lounge №1, DIY BAR (Zybitskaya, 6), Myata Lounge (Dzerzhinskogo Ave., 57), Plan B (Bogdana Khmel’nitskogo, 10а) and The Office (Kulman, 9) are at your disposal till 4-5 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Don’t limit yourself with Minsk alone, check out the best bars and places to hang out in Brest, Gomel, Vitebsk, Mogilev, and Gomel with BelarusFeed guide to 5 major Belarusian cities or check Lonely Planet’s nightlife list.
Learn and have fun
Unfortunately, most aristocratic pleasures in Belarus’ capital tend to end until midnight. Cultural hub OK16 is a meeting point of intellectuals, hipsters, underground party animals, art lovers, and bohemians.
Are you one of them? You know where to find your kindreds. There’s a fat chance you will be able to see any operas or theatre performances at night. Well, the same can not be said about museums.
One night a year, all Minsk museums open their doors for everyone willing to know something new and beautiful. Don’t want to adapt your visit to this particular night?
While one can enjoy night movies at cinecentres only as part of festivals or special screenings, you can arrange a movie under the stars by yourself – on a big screen and out at night.
Whether you have a romantic date or gather a company of 15 loud friends, screening room Kinokomnata at Melezha, 1, is open for you 24 hours a week. Pick any of 1000+ Full HD movies or bring your own.
On Fridays and Saturdays (till 2 am), KinoForum (Rotmistrova street, 61a) will put you in a home-away-from-home atmosphere. By the way, there also have an Xbox here.
Want to watch a movie or sports broadcast, play PlayStation, use virtual reality glasses or sing karaoke? For a luxurious experience visit 7 rooms in Private House (Zybitskaya, 9). Besides, you can eat there, the kitchen works till the early morning.
The AutoCinema (Men’kovsky Trakt, 2) is a McDrive in the world of cinema – you can get there only by car. No complaints about uncomfortable chairs or noisy chewing neighbors are guaranteed. Screenings usually start at 9 pm and 11 pm.
Don’t forget about summer open-air screenings such as Kinemo in the courtyard of Zair Azgur’s museum (Azhura street, 8) or #Μοrekino on the beach of Minsk Sea, aka Minskoye More/ or Zaslawskaye Reservoir.
The night book exhibition-fair takes place at Daŭmana 23 from Friday midnight till 2 pm on Saturday.
Probably it’s the only way to have fun, get enlighted and save money at night in Minsk.quest
Use your brains
Try to escape Claustrophobia rooms work till midnight! Just choose what suits your taste best – the Simpsons, the Trail of Alice, Phantom, or Code Da Vinci: in search of the grail.
If pirates and astronauts theme sounds boring and you’ve got a lot of nerve, Saw and Mystery of Chernobyl will keep you awake through the night.
Move your *ss
Change your pillow to a helmet, paintball gun and light-and-noise grenades. UFO, 0.67, Dynamite, LaserBattle, and ExtremeShooting Club (paintball, airsoft and laser tag, extreme shooting) are open 24/7.
Have enough energy to play big tennis till to 11 pm? Smena tennis court is waiting for you. At night, billiard and bowling clubs. Luch (Talbukhina, 4, room 41), NLO (Jakuba Kolasa, 37) and Madison (Timiryazeva, 9) work in a usual mode.