Being a cultured drinker can be hard to prove to some people who think you’re just in it to get messed up, but there are few pleasures greater than discovering a new watering hole after a long day’s travel. You know that this is where real local culture is made and found, in the barrooms and dance halls of the world where people get together to drink and socialize.
Bearing this in mind, we look at some of the best cities in the world for the discerning drinker.
2Munich, Germany – Traditional Bavarian Beer
Most famous for its Oktoberfest where beer lovers come from around the world to drink the famously good Bavarian take on the beverage, you can head to Munich any time of the year and still be inundated with amazing options in beer gardens, pubs, and restaurants all over the city. Ancient purity laws mean the beer only has three natural ingredients, and those have to be in specific percentages to pass.
Traditional beer maids will bring you liter glasses or steins to your table in many establishments, often in traditional garb as well. Nuremberg and other Bavarian cities are also fabulous for this experience, and it is a must for any serious beer drinker to visit Bavaria at least once in their lifetime.