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1. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

As we've had a best beer thread, it would be nice to know the best bar to go to drink the best beer. Any suggestions from anyone.

Pat O'Briens in New Orleans was good for me. As was being an 18 year old in Hooters, Miami.

Though i do love a few of the beach bars in Thailand. There was also an outside bar on Paradise island, Bahamas done out like the upper deck of a big old pirate ship, with a few hot tubs around the side - now that was the way to get drunk!!!

2. Posted by daz82 (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

"joe kools" north beach, durban, South Africa
the slogan reads "the worst bar in the world"
but its not that bad!!!

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

O'Neachtain's pub in Galway, Ireland - brilliant spot loved by tourists and locals alike - excellent Guinness

4. Posted by Bluenose (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

Nobody Inn in Doddiscombsleigh, Devon. The only pub to appear every year in The Good Pub Guide. Good beer, 800 wines, 250 whiskies and good food too.

5. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

My fav pub is "The Anchor" in Faversham, Kent. It's my local and love it cos its old, maritime themed and has live folk music every sunday evening. ALWAYS a freindly atmosphere there.

Although sitting on the armchairs under the umbrellas (classed as a bar) on the beach in Dahab, Egypt havin a pint and Hookah was great.
This link is me and some freinds i made there:
http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs6/i/2005/067/f/0/Hookah_by_mattxiii.jpg

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

“My Mojito in La Bodeguita, My Daiquiri in El Floridita,” Ernest "Papa" Hemingway. Had drinks in both. Bodeguita Del Medio can be found at Calle Empedrado 207, Havana, Cuba. El Floridita is located at Calle Obispo 557, Havana, Cuba.

Really, though, just drank there for the stories. I'm more of a sports bar man myself. Favorites include The Sports Column on Blake Street in Denver, Colorado, USA, and the Sports Centre Cafe on St. Clair Ave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Greg

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I found Pat O'Briens in N.O. a bit too touristy at first - but we ended up going just about every night. Fantastic mint juleps!

I also vote for Hurley's Irish Pub in Montreal - mosty because it's one of the easiest, most convenient and entirely laid-back places to go. Le Dix in Paris was the same - simple and unpretentious. There was a little bar in Ronda over the gorge - but it was the view and not so much the bar that was spectacular.

8. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I have to admit that the best bars in town here are usually the Irish Bars...wonder why that is?

9. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Because they're the most english.
You've got bars, but an english pub is nothing like a bar.
A pub is relaxed, freindly, old and quiet.

10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting MattXIII

Because they're the most english.
You've got bars, but an english pub is nothing like a bar.
A pub is relaxed, freindly, old and quiet.

Wow, I didnt realize there was a difference between a bar and a pub. Thanks for the clarification! :)