If going to a very upscale restaurant is not your thing, you don’t have to. You should go to places where you feel good, since it will be easier to meet people there. Enjoy the outdoors? Ask for a buddy to go rock wall climbing to establish a quick bond. Enjoy concerts? Check out your local website for live music places. Love culture and the arts? Visit tiny art galleries or exhibitions in your neighborhood.
So, avoid scenarios that you’re not feeling… and go places where you feel comfortable and interact with those you feel most comfortable.