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Drinking in Europe..?!

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1. Posted by alexprice (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Me and some friends are going traveling round europe this summer, we hope to visit- spain, france, italy, switzerland, slovenia, hungary, czech republic, germany and holand.

The problem is, we are all 17, will be able to buy drink most places, how strict are these countries about age? and will we get into clubs bars and pubs?

And how much will a pint cost us in these countries in their average bar?

2. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

i fu look like little punks then you might not get served, but in alot of places the drinking age for beer n wine is 16 so you can buy it at the shops n stuff, you just might not be able to get into bars n stuff (sometimes, theyre pretty lax tho).

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Check out on this wikipedia page. For most of our friendly European neighbours it's 16 for beer, so need to worry too much, you can drink yourself sick as a proverbial norwegian blue. ;)