How To Live Like A Local In Tbilisi, Georgia?

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If you want to live like a local in Georgia you should take a few steps. First, you should get to know the culture and cuisine of this country and after that, the practical stuff begins. If you are living or visiting Tbilisi you have to know what happens in a specific part of the city.

Where To Buy Things For Cheap In Tbilisi?

Of course, there are lots of different shops in different streets of Tbilisi but you will probably have to buy at least one thing near Station Square. This place has 3 Subway entrances and near them, different shops are located.

You can buy clothing, household things, products to eat, electronics, sim cards, gold, silver and almost everything there.

When you get to Station Square you will see the large area of markets there. But you probably don’t know that there are also shops underground. This place is known for second-hand clothing but you can also find brand new things there.

central station square and local market
Central Station Square

Basically anything can be found in the bazaar area for a fraction of the price that you might find in commercial shops like Carrefour. Be sure to have your “local” face on, and basic Georgian phrases ready, so you are sure to get the best price. The Station Square area might take some patience to get through, but here you will find the best deals & hard-to-find items as well as benefit the local economy.

Where To Have Fun In Tbilisi?

If you are done with the general sightseeing, you may want to start having fun as a local. We will not talk about Cafes and Restaurants near Rustaveli Avenue. We will show something more. 

rustaveli ave. in sololaki district
Rustaveli Avenue

Some of the most exciting bars in Tbilisi are located near Marjanishvili Street. 

You should enter the Fabrika Hostel area to find them. These bars are united in the huge yard where lots of different people gather.

fabrika hostel in marjanishvili district
Fabrika Hostel

From 20 minutes walking distance from Fabrika Hostel is located Dedaena Park. Here, flea markets of dry bridge are usually held. Nearby, there is also a skate park. So there is some kind of attraction for all kinds of people.

art and antics market in dry bridge
Dry Bridge Flea Market

If this is too touristy for you, you can try hanging out in places near your house. That’s what local males usually do. They gather together, have fun and talk about simple topics such as football. They will more than likely be happy to include you! They like to chat with foreigners and practice their non-native language. But as usual, you should use your intuition about the situation as there is usually a lot of alcohol at such gatherings. 

For now, that’s all. If you have some good advice about this topic, we will be more than glad to hear from you in the comments.

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