If you wish to meet interesting Russian people during your trip to Russia, here is the list of Top-5 ideas for you, how to do it.
Many of them are held in anti-cafes. For example, Tsyferblat (Kuznetsky Most st.,19) or English Speaking Club in Wooden Door Anti-café (Milyutinsky per., 6) in Moscow.
Board games and Mafia game evenings in English
Some English-speaking clubs try different formats for the communication. One of them is Mafia Club on Sitcev Vrazhek per., 44/28. Games take place every Saturday from 19:00 to 23:00.
Bars, restaurants and clubs
Live music, friendly atmosphere are just made for meeting new people. Among those are Irish pubs (Silvers on Mashkova st., 28/20 bld. 1, Chesterfield, New Arbat, 19), Thema-bar (Potapovsky per., 5, bld. 2). There are also night-clubs Karma-Bar (Pushechnaya st., 3), Hard Rock café (Arbat st., 44, bld. 1).
For those who love dancing and who come to Russia during summer time, there are dancing classes and parties held on the embankment in Park Gorkogo.
With the help of couchsurfing, you can not only get acquainted, but to be a guest in a local’s house. A local resident knows more interesting, non-touristy places. That way a traveler saves on accommodation and dives deeper into the culture.
Those who are afraid to live with strangers, use the site as a simple way just to meet people. Travelers write the city of destination and date of arrival and find new friends.