If sitting inside a hotel room while you’re in Bishkek seems boring to you, step out into the city and explore Bishkek’s many dance halls and nightclubs. Even cafes and restaurants that are quiet in the afternoon are transformed into lively hangout spots in the evening. Live music, delicious cocktails, and DJs take over Bishkek at night.
Clubs in Bishkek are separated by genre, price range, and age of clientele. If you’re a fan of rock, jazz, blues, techno, or pop music, you’re sure to find a club that suites your tastes.
The average cost of a trip to a nightclub is about $8 and drinks at the bar will cost you an average of between $25-30 per night. Of course, tips for the waiters and staff are at your discretion. Most waiters and bartenders are familiar with at least basic English and can easily take orders and carry on a conversation.
Although Bishkek locals are usually very friendly, don’t forget to take some basic precautions while out in the city at night. Try not to carry around large sums of money or flash money around. Some people, recognizing that you aren’t a local, might try to take advantage of you by establishing a quick friendship and then trying to lift documents/money off of you. While this doesn’t happen everywhere, be aware that situations like this are known to happen in Bishkek. If you’re going to a club and think you might need a ride home, take a business card with you of the hotel where you are staying so your taxi driver can make sure you get back to the right place at the end of the night. The cost of a taxi ride from any hotel to any club in the city shouldn’t be more than about $8.
Nightclubs in Bishkek are usually very popular with visitors to Kyrgyzstan. People go to meet new people, strengthen friendships, and just kick back and relax. So while you’re in Bishkek, check out the city’s nightlife and see what appeals to you!
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