People often travel the world extensively to sight-see beautiful mountains and relaxing azure themed beaches. But then there are a few who do it for the food, the music, the dance and the alcohol. For those party animals, here are five best drinking cities with fabulous booze and a happening nightlife. Enjoy!
For a city in a country with rich beer culture, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Munich is well known for Oktoberfest where folk music, beer, and the traditional Prussian attire contribute to the jolly German ambience. Various types of beers are available for the fest and they’re served in huge beer mugs. Doppelbock contains a high percentage of alcohol and can be quite bitter. You can try Kellerbiers if you like unfiltered beer.
Be careful where you befuddle yourself in Amsterdam. Even though marijuana is legal, inebriating yourself on your own terrace ‘while standing’ can land you in jail or hit you with a hefty fine. Start off your booze escapade with De Bekeerde Suster, the oldest operational brewery in Amsterdam. At Bruin Café, a huge selection of gin is available. To drink in a sophisticated manner, you can choose one of the wine bars speckled across Amsterdam. Amsterdam is also famous for Absinthe and the widely drunk beer-Heineken.
Hong Kong is aptly dubbed as the nightlife capital of the east. Here, you’ll find the best cocktails concocted by professional mixologists. These include Sweet Vermouth, Oakwood Smoke, Angostura Bitters, Cherry Liqueur and more. Ozone bar at The Ritz-Carlton offers a splendid view of the sunset when you drink with your friends in the evening. Traditional Hong Kong whiskey can be enjoyed at Whiskey@Stables. There are more than 100 whiskey brands to select from.
Milwaukee, Sand Diego, and Portland
We had to tie these American cities in a single entry as all of them claim to be the beer capital of the world. The nightlife in these three cities is sparsely known. But they do have a large number of breweries. Portland has been nicknamed Beervana as it has the largest number of breweries in the world. You’ll love the beer-tasting sessions and full-fledged brewery tours.
Go Goa if you want the best trance party experience without burning a hole in your pocket. The booze is really cheap but they taste expensive. Feni is a famous indigenous liquor prepared from cashews or coconuts. Tourists can get alcohol of almost any brand in the bars at Tito Road. The best time to visit Goa is in December when the Sunburn Festival rocks Vagator beach with electronic music.
With this list of the best drinking cities around the world, you won’t have to worry about your booze-tooth when travelling. Cheers!
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Last modified: November 3, 2018