Greece: Lounge Cafe at the Sailing Club of Chania

Neorio Moro, the home of the Chania Sailing Club, was originally built during the city’s Venetian occupation in the 16th century. The space was restored and renovated in 2009-2010. The over-sized wooden doors anchoring the modern glass front entrance open into the popular Lounge Cafe. Inside, the open loft-like space houses a colorful huddle of […]

Greek Punch Bowl, Rethymno’s Irish Pub

In terms of the crowd and drink offerings, Punch Bowl is as classic and laid back as any other Irish pub. Its uniqueness and what you will remember, in addition to the friendly staff, is the “decor,” used in the loosest sense of the word. Curios ranging from beer signs, twisted glass beer bottles, hats, […]

The Historic Catalan Beer Company: Moritz Brewery

A local beer, steeped in the region’s history, had its beginning at the arrival of Louis Moritz, who first arrived in Barcelona from Alsace in 1851. After several years of teaching beer making he decided to purchase a small brewery, which launched the Moritz Brewery in 1856. The beer would go on to win numerous […]

Barcelona: Banker’s Bar at the Mandarin Oriental

Tucked inside one of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotels, the Mandarin Oriental, the Banker’s Bar is a sophisticated and unique cocktail den. The entryway and ceiling are fashioned from original security boxes, a design feature hinting to the building’s past as a bank. Offering ample indoor and outdoor seating, the bar has become a destination for […]

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