Top choice club in Kyiv

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More than just a nightclub, Closer is a bohemian tour de force that epitomises Kyiv's emergence as a hub of creativity and counterculture. Heavily influenced by Berlin's community of 24-hour party people, Closer throws weekend raves that last well into the following afternoon. There are spaces to fit all moods, including three dance halls, a chill-out garden and a mini outdoor amphitheatre.

There's even a vintage clothing shop on premises should you feel the need for a 4am buying spree. Sporadic weekday events include superb jazz nights roughly every other Thursday – check the Facebook page for the schedule.