Europe is a tourist hotspot and at the moment its enjoying one of the biggest heatwaves on record. Temperatures around the continent are soaring, 40C recorded at Madrid International Airport in June and high temperature warnings were in place for Poland, Switzerland and Hungary. The summer is on track to go down as the hottest European summer in record since 1540.
With all that sunshine, holidaymakers and locals are finding themselves extremely thirsty! Read on for some of the continent’s most picturesque beer gardens and what to order when you get there.
The Eagle, London
If you can’t leave British shores then you only need to head to West London for a beautiful outdoor drinking hole. The wooden decking and bright furniture will whisk revellers away to a poolside hangout worthy of Ibiza. There’s even some deck chairs a beanbags to relax on after work on a sunny afternoon – bliss!
Augustiner Keller, Munich
If you’re looking for some of the world’s best beer, why not head to where it all began – Bavaria. Munich has over 180 beer gardens to choose from, but Augustiner Keller is one of the best. Popular with tourists and locals alike, the beer is kept in rustic wooden barrels and it only comes in one litre steins. Drink up!
Café Sound Garden, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is another city which has a lot to offer when it comes to alfresco drinking in the sunshine with an unbeatable view. This edgy bar offers a sun-drenched split-level garden area with charming canal views and live alternative music. It’s an ideal spot for people watching and spotting the barges drifting by.
Letna Beer Garden, Prague
Known as Pargue’s best beer garden, this place is located within city gardens, and the simple picnic tables make sure this is a relaxed affair. The beer by the glass can be served with pizza if you’re hungry, or order a takeaway beer and head out into the gardens to lap up the sunshine.
[Image credit: http://www.praguebeergarden.com/pubs/post/letna-beer-garden]
Drinking establishments with pretty gardens can get extremely busy over the summer period. Bar owners should make sure they protect their premises with a suitable public house insurance policy, which includes material damage and public liability.