Russian drinking: more than just vodka - in Moscow - LikeALocal Guide

Russian drinking: more than just vodka


3000 RUB

Explore the rich drinking tradion of Russia by visiting our favourite bars and restaurants! Discover that there is much more than just vodka by trying local craft beers, nastoikas and appetizers! Learn about appropriate toasts and traditions from a local.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Olga

Originally I'm from Siberia ( Novosibirsk), I know what is cold and days in the train on practice! I live in Moscow for 15 years now, I'm a happy mother and wife, I'm a passionate tour guide who knows off-the-beaten paths of Moscow that you'll definately enjoy!

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  • Best local bars in the busy nightlife area
  • Traditional drinks with yummy appetizers
  • Nightlife in the heart of Moscow

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This is not a usual pub crawl, it is a cultural experience with drinking! You will visit three authentic and cosy local bars that we chose from our favourites. On the way to the bars, as a starter, you will hear about the most popular drink in Russia, which is...not vodka! It is tea.

You will be introduced to the craft beer rush and visit an extremely popular craft beer bar. You will learn how to toast in Russian and how to drink nastoikas - berry infused spirits, so commonly made at Russian homes. We will teach you which appetizers work best with which drinks before you get a shot of the queen of spirits - Russian vodka!

If you feel that the night is young, and you want to explore the other bars, just ask your guide for recommendations. Luckily, our tour takes place on the busiest bar street of the city.

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What’s included & not included

  • 1 beer
  • 1 nastoika shot
  • 1 vodka shot
  • appetizers
  • extra alcohol
  • extra food

Meeting point

Griboedov Monument outside Chistye Prudy metro station (Monument to Alexander Griboedov)

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