So it was my first night in Kiev, I’d just made a couple new friends at Kiev Central Station Hostel and we had decided to go for a night out. I was in charge of sourcing the nightlife so after some quick googling we were off.
Our first stop was The Caribbean Club, with me thinking this was going to be some traditional clubbing in Europe. But we step inside and it turned out to be the most stunning jazz club I’ve ever seen (not that I had many to compare it to). I headed to the bar to get my bearings, ordered a blue lagoon cocktail and we took a table in the back. I was captivated by the band on stage and the atmosphere they were creating. The singer’s silky smooth voice echoed out and the low lights warmed the room with their colours.
I decided to continue sampling their fantastic cocktail menu and ordered a loud orgasm, I promise for the ingredients and not the funny name. The bartender’s style when making our drinks reminded me why I wanted to take a serious course in cocktail making. The drinks were finished, the performance over and it was time for the next stop of the evening.
We went to B-Hush Rooftop Bar, again a choice of mine from the thorough googling endeavours. Instead of a cheap bar with a DJ like I was expecting, we were lead to the top of a luxurious hotel and seated with the kind of respect where they called me ma’am. Thanks to the shockingly cheap prices of Ukraine, we were actually able to fake it and enjoy the high life of luxurious drinking. While enjoying an apple martini and avocado maki I took in the view, a panoramic lit up city, as alive and bright on the ground as the stars above.
Finally our night ended at a local bar themed as a hospital with staff dressed in nurse and doctor outfits; cheap, good food and mildly entertaining. We headed back to the hostel and I went to bed with a smile on my face. Some would say our night of luxury was just a lucky mistake, but I’d call it serendipity.