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food

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clientele

you don't wanna know

service

okay

interior

you don't wanna know...

ambience

>> pei look-alike <<

address

leninskiy prospekt 32a 117334 moscow

phone

+7 495 7815775

website

www.skylounge.ru

author

superfuture

date

18 november 2009

last checked

18 november 2009

some loaded big shot must have read the previous review and recognized the potential of this spot as it has been restyled, renamed and rebranded as moscow's latest upscale lounge/restaurant, worthy of a wallpaper cover shoot <=== odd off-the-beaten-track spot on top [22nd floor] of magnificent tower of the academy of science. the whole complex has the appearance of a plush 5-star hotel designed by ioh ming pei until you're brutally confronted with reality inside. located on the banks of the moscow river southwest of the kremlin you can imagine the views are awesome. the academy club is in fact an incredibly corny restaurant cum ' irish' bar both with fading 80s interiors and mediocre food and snacks. the best time to visit this place or rather, the panorama deck, is during summer when a cool breeze heightens the delight of a cold beer. do note that putting on specs will increase your academic aura and should get you passed the morose guards near the elevator.