We'll walk along one of Moscow's main nightlife streets and enter different bars and restaurants that locals go to. Russians are known to be big vodka drinkers, but on this tour you will learn it is not only about vodka! On this tour you will try shots of vodka, vodka-based cocktails and different infusions, with typical Russian flavors. We'll stop in a charming restaurant to enjoy very typical 'zakuska' appetizers that pair so well with the tinctures we will be drinking. While you snack away, we guide you to the Russian drinking etiquette and traditions. Next door there is a party-hard bar with many locally invented shots with crazy flavours. We often switch bars, and among the ones we visit there will be either a soviet style 'kvartira" bar, or a KGB-themed cellar in the shade of the former KGB HQ, where we will try vodka - traditional Russian drink, and various infusions invented by creative local barmen. By the end of the tour, you’ll be well prepared to party like a Russian and probably start to speak Russian as your tongue will twist! If you feel like staying up all night, there are lots of bars around Lubyanka Square - don't be shy and ask for more recommendations!
Hi there! We are five friends - Masha, Nick, Alina, Katya and Nikita. We are passionate about all the different aspects of Russian culture, one of which is the drinking tradition! Each one of us knows loads of history, toasts, facts, drinking rituals, what kind of appetizers go best with what type of drinks. Alina and Katya used to work as bartenders and enjoyed every minute of it, Masha loves to go out and has countless stories about Moscow, and Nick and Nikita know all of the best and trendiest places in the city. We will be happy to introduce you to Moscow's vibrant nightlife and show your our favorite bars!
Variety of snacks and appetizers (pickles, herring, lard, varenikis and other)
2 shots of Russian vodka, 4 shots of nastoikas (infused vodka) with different flavors
We walk through Myasnitskava Street. Its cosy labyrinth of side streets is also full of fabulous places to eat out. This area is a magnet for the hip crowd. We will visit three of our favourite bars and try three traditional Russian drinks with appetizers.
Your ID : unlikely, but at a bar you might be asked if you are 18
Check different dates a cheaper price (it is a limited offer). The tour is not only drinking, but a lot about the drinking culture and history! It is perfect for any kind of weather!