Top choice club in Almaty

Good rock bands from around 9pm and DJs spinning house, soul, hip hop and disco after midnight make sure the dance floor is never still at this ever-hip Almaty nightspot inside Panfilov Park. The crowd is open-minded, student-to-30s and gay friendly. The free admission helps, as do the relatively reasonable drink prices.

The upstairs section, called Dacha, has DJs only and a slightly more sedate atmosphere, and opens every night except Monday (but can be dead midweek). You can eat in both sections.