CLUBS IN TBILISI

Below we have listed several major clubs you should visit while in Tbilisi


Bassiani

Location: 2 Akaki Tsereteli Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia

Description: Bassiani, the biggest techno club in Tbilisi, is a maze of poured concrete in the basement of Dinamo Arena, Georgia's national football stadium. On Saturday mornings, once the sun is up, you can watch smoke drift across the pitch, belched upwards from the party downstairs, where as many as 1,200 people shuffle around an empty swimming pool. The DJ booth is in the deep end, facing a landing strip of a dance floor that ends at a sitting area of bare cement (formerly the kids' pool). From there you can take in the whole scene: countless silhouettes on elevated catwalks and a sloping dance floor, encased in a room whose vastness becomes clear only in brief flashes of colored light.

Text taken from RA article

More on bassiani: http://calvertjournal.com/articles/show/6970/rave-nightlife-techno-new-east


By the way, according To HOSTELWORLD article and Resident Advisor, Bassiani has been named among best clubs in the world!

See the article here.


Mtkvarze

Location: 2 Nikoloz Baratashvili Named Left Bank, Tbilisi, Georgia

Description: A Soviet-era fish restaurant-turned-nightclub overhanging the river, it is not just about the venue and music: there is a real sense from the crowds that this is a new and exciting scene, something positive and long overdue.

Text taken from The Guardian article

Mtkvarze is a spacious club, in an old beautiful building, located over the Kura river. It is a performance venue for non-commercial music, mostly techno and house. The club has two rooms with diverse vibes, hosting international and local artists, djs as well as vjs. Mtkvarze is open since 2012 and it has twice won "The Best Venue" price at the Awards Ceremony for the Innovative Pop Culture - "Electronauts". The club is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 23:30. Its closing time is not specified.

Text taken from RA article


Cafe Gallery

Location: Griboedov str. 34, Tbilisi, Georgia

Description: A pleasant cafe and art gallery by day, at night Café Gallery becomes probably the best nightclub in the Caucasus. Weekends see the place's two storeys packed out by revellers dancing to a steady diet of minimal techno and house, until way past everyone's bedtime.

Text taken from article 

                       

Khidi

Location: Vakhushti Bagrationi Bridge, Right Embankment, Tbilisi, Georgia

Description: Khidi club opened on 4th of June, 2016 in the center of Tbilisi (Georgia). Khidi means “the bridge” in Georgian, it is located in Vakhusti Bagrationi Bridge, which originates from the Soviet era. The venue is divided into three floors, main stage, small room and exhibition area. The club has a capacity of 1000 people.

Khidi’s program has a strong focus on a mix of local and international techno artists who are given the opportunity to play live, hybrid or Dj sets. The club already hosted techno artists such as - Tensal, Pfirter, SNTS, Boston 168, SHXCXCHCXSH, Scuba, Regal, Phon_O, P.E.A.R.L., Moteka, Arnaud Le Texier etc.

A parallel to Khidi’s regular club nights is its avant-garde live acts in the experimental direction. With a small audience and in a sit down format, these acts offer Khidi’s audience a unique experience. In addition, Khidi will have a separate exhibition space on the third floor showcasing local and international artists. The club is open every weekend.