Noisy or annoying for some and pleasant meeting points for others. Like in my language, they have several names; cocktail bars, saloon, pubs, coffee bars, lounge room, sport bars... maybe it changes the sort of environment but at the end all they have a common denominator, the local where friends meet each other in order to chat while having some drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

Spain owns the most quantity of bars per person but you can realise that not only Spaniards like this habits but also tourists who are even majority in some areas mostly near the coast.

What's the secret of its success? In my view I think it's part of our culture, a matter of character or lifestyle, unlike Northern Europeans we may tend to coexist outdoors and it will also have influence for the improvement of a local gastronomic culture. Actually, not only Spanish or Mediterranean gastronomy is in fashion but also the way of consuming and living the leisure time around these locals.

Obviously tapas are essential in every Spanish bar, they are small portions of elaborated food served with every drink you're having, normally wine or beer.

It's so common hanging out with our mates after work for a few tapas and mostly in this season when terrraces flourish everywhere.

Summing up 'tapear' is synonymous with having fun with friends and mingle.

So, fancy a tapa?

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Comment by Estanis on May 21, 2018 at 13:08

Ermm... Zivi, in such case I'd think it twice and will visit only for The Oktoberfest.

Btw, I wonder why I start to have the feeling that Bavarians are for Germans something similar that catalonians for Spanish :D

Comment by Zivi on May 21, 2018 at 10:46

Hi Estanis, just in case you are thinking about migration in Bavaria, here is the first duty you have to satisfy. You have to learn this:


Comment by Roman on May 20, 2018 at 12:18

:D Thanks!

Comment by Estanis on May 20, 2018 at 11:41

Indeed Zivi! Hmm... yeah I should consider it.

Well I might be wrong but I noticed this city sort of rooted to traditions and catholicism so I guess both religions are compatible with each other :)

Comment by Zivi on May 20, 2018 at 11:26

Hi Estanis, lol Munich as well as all Bavaria has not only a relationship to beer, it is a dedication. almost their religion. Hence you had to convert rofl

Comment by Estanis on May 20, 2018 at 10:23

Hi AG!

So Glee talked to you also about it!? Hmm... I see this girl likes it even more than me lol...  Anyway practice is better than theory :D

Nice seeing you.

Comment by Estanis on May 20, 2018 at 10:18

Hey Zivi! So grateful.

I see this city has a close relationship with beer through the history.   I wouldn't mind to be a German haha...

Comment by Estanis on May 20, 2018 at 10:11

Roman... then I guess you're a so nice guy.  But businessmen can also be good people  :)

Ahh.. and I see you're smart too since you believe in Real Madrid hehe...

Comment by Zivi on May 19, 2018 at 17:18

Hi Estanis, I can tell you what iswritten on them boards. The bigger one above mentions a speicial Munich purity of the beer meaning that the beer is brewed of special hops and malt only -according to a rule that originates from the middle ages (anno.domimi.1487) by a bavarian duke named Albrecht IVth Duke of Bavaria.

the smaller one below means that it is a service dedicated by Munich breweries to the Munich citizens. maybe this explanation is pretty late , but hope it helps.



Comment by AG on May 19, 2018 at 9:04

I learnt about this habit of your culture from Glee.. and it's nice to see it by photos in your blog, my Friend :) 

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