There are few things in this world better than drinking a beer or glass of wine at sunset, especially while on vacation. Known as a “sundowner,” people from cultures all around the world take part in this little ritual each day.
But lets face it, a drink in a touristy bar with a great sunset view can be expensive. You pay for the beer with a hefty “atmosphere tax” tacked on. I have one great money-saving tip for you: go to the Bell Bar.
In many places in the world, like everywhere in Europe and in Key West, public drinking is not only legal but de rigueur. In places like this, we buy our beer from a corner store then drink it in a beautiful setting, often right out in front of a restaurant or pub. We call this the Bell Bar.
We are classy, I know.
But we are also
cheap asses frugal and smart. We save a lot of money by having a beer on the street versus a licenced establishment.
The Bell Bar is not only the cheapest bar in town, but also the most scenic. Take a look at some of these franchises. It can be found in stunning locations world wide.
The Bell Bar Santorini
The Bell Bar Zambia
The Bell Bar Namibia
The Bell Bar Symi
The Bell Bar in Symi actually has two locations. One of top of the mountain and one on the harbor.
The Bell Bar can be classy. For example, The Bell Bar in Hania, Greece, is a more formal branch. Dresses are allowed, but not required.
But it also serves canned beer.
We founded the Bell Bar in Key West, Florida. Everyone in Key West starts drinking in the street at 9am, give or take an hour. We were paying $5 for a Corona Light on the street and we realized we could get the beers for about a $1.50 each from a convenience store. We loaded up a cooler in our car and the Bell Bar was born.
Of course, some places in the world do not tolerate public drinking. In such places you may need a Bell Bar accessory.
Like I said, the Bell Bar is classy.
If you are interested in opening your own branch, the franchise fee is only $250. You also pay me 10% of your alcohol sales and 25% of the merchandise sales. Email me if you are interested and I’ll send you a contract.
Do you drink in public?
Are you a hobo?
Do you have any money saving tips for the fellow readers?