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Night Owl: Old hits at crowded Disco Radio Hall

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Aug. 9, 2012, 11:36 p.m. | None — by Anastasia Forina

Night parties featuring old hits gather huge crowds at Disco Radio Hall in Kyiv.
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Anastasia Forina

While most Kyiv nightclubs feature modern music, Disco Radio Hall plays retro hits every Saturday night.

There I listened with my friends to the best songs of Gloria Gaynor, C.C. Catch and Modern Talking. 

The track list was selected and played by DJs with Hit FM, Kyiv’s most popular radio station. Sprinkled with techno tunes and mixed with modern pop hits, the music left the impression of something new and unique, as well as old and familiar.

The club was packed, but we found a place on the small, crowded dance floor. While the two-story club is big and spacious, the dance floor is sandwiched between the bar and a row of tables. Besides, three podiums for go-go dancers are right in the middle of it. When people are stepping on you, it’s hard to enjoy dancing. And it’s hot, with no air conditioning in evidence.

There were, however, 10 huge plasma TVs near each table on the second floor. 

Luckily, they have an open-air terrace which we visited several times to get a whiff of fresh air and enjoy the panoramic views of the Dnipro River.

The club’s second floor is a lounge bar. There are plenty of tables as well as cozy sofas where you can watch people dancing downstairs. But it’s better to reserve it in advance. A small table for four people will cost Hr 500, credited to your food and drinks order, while the reservation price for eight people is Hr 1,500. 

The club’s cocktail menu is almost the same as in most clubs and the prices are reasonable. The drinks were all tasty and looked nice, but weak in alcohol content.

That was my first time in Disco Radio Hall since the club moved from the Podil neighborhood to Moskovskyi Avenue next to the Moskovskyi Bridge. Its previous location was a big advantage. At the new digs, a narrow path leads to the place. The river is dirty in this location and smells badly. 

So far, Disco Radio Hall is a good place to listen to old hits, but nothing more.

Disco Radio Hall
32 Moskovskyi Ave.; Petrivka Metro
Entrance fee: Hr 60 women, Hr 80 men
428-7388
disco-club.kiev.ua

Kyiv Post staff writer Anastasia Forina can be reached at forina@kyivpost.com

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