“Even vinegar makes a sweet deal when it’s free.” — Russian saying. What can be said about free drinks then? A deal sweeter than honey.
First, the lifehack — download iDrink app from the app store. Monthly subscription costs only (≈$7) and can save you up to (≈$250) a month on your bar hopping. It’s that simple. You’re welcome!
Now, our pick of restaurants and bars to help you make the best use of your new favorite app.
A safe choice for anyone out for a pleasant stroll in one of Moscow’s top parks: Sokolniki, Gorky, Sadovniki, Bauman, Kuzminki or Tsaritsyno. Good quality Italian food: bruschettas, pastas, risottos … the list goes on. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a delicious dessert as well (pro-tip: the tiramisu here is to die for!). You can either pick a free coffee deal (cappuccino or americano) with your meal, or a 2 for 1 beverage deal. La vita è bella!
Steak It Easy
This trendy steakhouse serves legit steaks (we like them with a side of truffled mashed potatoes) and no fewer than 8 kinds of the tastiest burgers on this side of the Pacific, all at bearable prices! Enjoy your meal with a complimentary beverage of your choice: a glass of red or white wine, a cocktail, or tea/coffee. Staking out this steak haven is easy too — head to the 5th level at Afi-Mall or to White Gardens Office Center at the Belorusskaya station (open day and night).
This legendary burger house chain won over the locals’ hearts and stomachs with its selection of generously sized and delicious signature burgers. So which one will it be: Dorky Porky, Butcher’s Daughter, or the classic hamburger with a side of French fries and a piece of dill pickle? The choice is not easy, but at least your drinks are sorted — a complimentary tea or lemonade comes with every meal.
If you are out on a leisurely stroll through downtown Moscow and are in a mood for something oriental and exotic, Chaikhona №1 on Pushkinskaya Square is the place to go to. A simple, relaxing interior, versatile menu and warm hospitality are this place’s trademarks. You can pick a free drink from fruit-infused water, teas, and juices.
Found yourself next to Patriarshie Ponds after dinner time? There is only one choice — Klava bar. First of all it’s always fun and there’s dancing all night long; secondly, you can be sure to bump into someone you know (okay, maybe not if it’s your first time in Moscow; just meet someone by the bar, go out for a smoke, come in again — there you go, familiar faces, told ya!). And last, but not least, iDrink gets you free original cocktails: Van Gogh Cocktail, Okinawa Spritz, My Dear Jose, and Woodstock.
Nikuda Ne Yedem
Ain’t going nowhere
Have you ever made plans for a girls-get-together breakfast only to wake up after noon? Who hasn’t… On days like these Nikuda ne Yedem has us covered, serving breakfast ‘till 5 PM. And since you’re having breakfast late anyway, why not spice it up with a zesty cocktail? You’ll find Seviche Mary and Tesla, Ruby Smash and The Grand Budapest, Gold Rush and many more original masterpieces in the cocktail list—for the unbeatable price of zero point zilch rubles with iDrink.
A perfect choice for those who like their wine Italian, their pasta homemade and their evening meals served in a calm and cozy atmosphere. Enjoy friendly service and relaxing ambience after a busy day — or a busy week — and sip on your free beverage: limoncello, tea, coffee, or a Bloody Mary if that’s what you need to set you right.