Whether you are single and looking for romance or just in a mood to have a heart-to-heart talk with someone ready to share and listen, there are places in Minsk that will change your relationship status and bring new people in your life.
Here’s a rundown of places in Belarus’s capital to meet local men and women or crash and burn trying.
Bars and clubs
Okay, let’s deal with the obvious spots and move on to something extra. Going to a club, bar, or party may not be your thing, but they’re always filled with locals looking to have fun and mingle.
The atmosphere can be a little much for some, but don’t give up on them without trying them. And even if you don’t meet someone special there, great music and drinks will cheer you up, anyway.
Grodno, Vitebsk, Brest, Mogilev and Gomel have a lot of fun places to hang out too.
Active sports is an excellent way to meet local people while exploring the city at the speed of your running, kayaking or cycling, so why not try it some time?
Google really comes in handy here or you can just check our ultimate active vacation guide to stay on top of things. You’ll have so many options that you won’t know what to do with yourself.
Coffee shops are hubs for young professionals working remotely while drinking copious cappuccinos and lattes, enjoying the view and having casual conversations.
Plonk yourself down in a cafe with or without your laptop for a morning and you’ll witness a stream of a bit sleepy men and women walk through the door. This coffee snob guide might be of help.
Not a big fan of coffee? Well, we’ve got your back here too. A new gastronomic trend in Minsk is open food courts with live music and places to mingle is Pesochniсa at Horizont plant.
Well, Belarus may not be a shopping Mecca but local shops are probably one of the most non-obvious places to get acquainted with someone who looks appealing to you.
For your best odds, visit a shop that sells men’s and women’s clothing. Try something on, then ask that cute shopper nearby what he or she thinks about the outfit.
Reversing the roles is even better: a well-placed, sincere compliment could provide the spontaneous spark that will pave the way for friendship or even romance.
Besides, you can always mix business with pleasure and enjoy the atmosphere of Soviet universal stores or buy some designer and high-quality made-in-Belarus goods.
Local events and meetups
Most cities don’t leave their singles all alone hanging in the wind. There are events and groups for everything from gaming, watching movies, to practicing karate, knitting, and singing in karaoke.
You’re guaranteed to meet people if sign up for some of these activities or check BelarusFeed events column on excursions, fests and concerts from time to time. Meetups are the way to go too.
Feel free to join our Foreign Belarus group to talk, look for recommendations or hang out with foreigners, expats and frequent travellers. Remember to thank us later!
Why wait for a particular situation to meet someone special? Why not talk to them wherever you meet them? The best place to meet locals is wherever you happen to find yourself right now.
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