Bucket List Happy Hour Spots Around The World
We all enjoy happy hour, but believe it or not they're not all made the same. Here are my favorite spots to enjoy a drink around the world.
This happy hour spot is the ultimate in bucket list items. A cruise to Antarctica is a must-do for any adventure traveler. But it's not all rough and tumble, the cruise ships are comfortable places to relax at night and watch the ice float by.
One of my favorite destinations in the world is Iceland, and one of the top spots to visit in this northern country is the famous Blue Lagoon. Enjoy a beverage in the cafe overlooking to healing, blue waters of the spa for a tranquil happy hour.
When it comes to craft beers in the US, there are few better places to visit than Colorado. Stop by this brewery for a sample of their hearty brews, doubly impactful since you're at elevation.
Cruising along the Mekong River in Laos is ideal for a happy hour, especially if you can enjoy it on your own private island. Either enjoy a French wine or the more local lao lao spirit as you watch the sun set behind the mountains.
St Kitts is a popular destination for sun worshipers, but thanks to a vibrant local culture it's also a great place to enjoy a happy hour. Head down to any 1 of a number of beach shacks for local drinks, food and amazing views.
Cognac is more than a flashy drink for pop stars, it's a time honored tradition in France and a visit to the family who manufacture this potent potable will give you a whole new appreciation for the libation. Plus these views make it a great spot for a happy hour.
Jenever is a juniper flavored liquor from which gin evolved and today is only found in the Netherlands and Belgium. Ghent, Belgium is the perfect backdrop to your first jenever experience, just be careful, this is strong stuff!
The Caribbean may be famous for its rum, but so is Bermuda. Located in the Atlantic about 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina, Goslings rum is the drink of choice for locals and tourists alike. Try it in the famous mixed drink, the Dark n Stormy.
One of the first cocktails ever created, Sazerac is a unique blend of whiskey and absinthe and there is no where better to try it than in New Orleans.
Not every happy hour has to include alcohol and in Sweden coffee is an afternoon tradition. Fika is the term used by Swedes to describe spending time with friends in the afternoon, having a snack and a cup of coffee. It's a marvelous tradition and one I got used to right away.
Going on safari in Africa is on most of our buck list's, but so should the Sundowner. This bush happy hour happens on most safari experiences and gives visitors the chance to enjoy a cocktail while in the middle of the wild.
Everyone knows that Italy is famous for gelato, but did you know you can also have gelato for happy hour? During the Firenze Gelato Festival in Florence, visitors can sample a very unique gelato cocktail, a great sweet treat for adults.
Dubrovnik in Croatia is famous for its beauty, but it's also a great town to explore. The city is made up of hundreds of narrow alleyways, hiding shops, restaurants and cafes like the D'vino wine bar. This is one of my favorite spots to people watch and enjoy being with friends.