As the old continent and the cradle of western civilization, Europe and its amazing cities are a must-visit for any serious tourist. Even though it is most esteemed for its rich history and its amazing natural landmarks, when it comes to tourist attractions, European bars are perhaps equally as relevant. With this in mind, here are five European bars you simply must visit at least once in your lifetime.
Hausbrauerei Feierling, Germany
For any beer lover, there is no higher priority that going to Germany. Although it would be ideal to time your vacation during the Oktoberfest, this is not always easy to manage. However, the next best thing would be to visit a genuine German beer garden. Going to Hausbrauerei Feierling in Freiburg is your safest bet. Here, you will be able to enjoy some of the best beers in the world, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The best thing about these beers is that most (if not all of them) are homemade and completely organic.
The Sheffield Tap, England
Even though most would agree that Germany is the beer epicenter of the world, England (or the British Isles for that matter) is never far behind. You can take our word for it, or you could go to the The Sheffield Tap brewery in Sheffield and see for yourself. When it comes to amazing tap beer, this place is really something out of this world. The greatest downside of visiting any of these two breweries is that they might spoil you for commercial beer further on. However, this is the risk that most people are more than willing to take.
Le Troquet des Glaces, France
Not to be bias towards beer, we carry on to our next miraculous drink and this time it is the sweet nectar of Bacchus. It is of course wine we are talking about and what better place to taste wine than one of the best Parisian wine bars. Le Troquet des Glaces is truly an amazing place which offers some of the most exquisite, as well as some of the most affordable, vintages you could ever possibly hope to encounter. Although this place has existed for no more than 2 full years, it perfectly carries on the millennia long heritage of Paris.
Abraxas Coffeeshop, Netherlands
If you are in for something a bit more daring than alcohol, a good idea would be to take a short trip to the Netherlands and completely legally enjoy in the effects of cannabis. In one of Amsterdam’s most famous coffee shops, like the Abraxas Coffeeshop, you will be able to learn about strains the proper way. The best thing about the Abraxas Coffeeshop is that it is available at two locations, which means that wherever you are situated it will most probably still be in your vicinity. Visiting this amazing place (and city in general) is an opportunity that you simply cannot afford to miss on your next vacation to Europe.
Horror Bar, Czech Republic
If you are in for more than just drink, then the Horror Bar in Cesky Krumlov is the right place for you to be. This of course doesn’t mean that Czech beers or wines in any way lag behind others, only that in this place, the emphasis is not on anything you can order. In this gothic drinking dungeon it seems as if it were Halloween whole year long and it is this incredible atmosphere that makes it truly special. Its amazing features as well as the entire ambiance of this place attract tourists from all over the world who come for a truly unique experience.
Finally, visiting any of these bars is something that is bound to supply you with some lifelong memories. Going on a historic tour can often turn out to be quite disappointing and uneventful, even to some of the most hardcore fans of European past. With this in mind, why not go on a bar spree across the old continent and in this way, write some of the most interesting personal history pages.