Originally, the plan was to convert the space into expensive flats, but thankfully the financial crisis called an end to that plan, and now the factory is home to restaurants, bars, exhibitions, shops and studios. The hipster takeover in Mosare weird and wonderful, and causes you to wonder under what influence exactly was the interior designed. Regardless, the result is fabulous and even if you don’t enjoy the repetitive house music, simply soaking up the atmosphere is an experience in itself. Gipsy, like the other clubs lining the embankment such as Rolling Stone and Icon have strict face control. This can be off putting, but the earlier you go the more chance you have of getting past the discriminate gatekeepers.
Whether you’re a Moscow local or just visiting for a few days, definitely make Red October a priority. Soak up the history, rub shoulders with Moscow’s creatives or see the city by night from one of the many clubs. This riverside complex is a true gem and is teeming with delights for both the arty, the technological and anyone who simply enjoys discovering new and magical spots in Moscow.
City centre location