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Bear beer bust [ Monday, 04 Jun 07 | 16:14 ]
[My Location |El Masnou (Barcelona) España]
[My Mood |drunkdrunk]

Last night I attended my first “beer bust” here in Catalunya. I used to be a regular at the Lone Star Saloon’s weekend “beverage benefits”, as they are now called. The event was held at Sweet Café, a venue in the Gaixample district of Barcelona and only a block away from Bacon Bear Bar. One of the sweet things about Sweet Café is that they don’t allow smoking, a rarity here for a bar.

A difference in beer busts is that usually in the States draft beer is served, whereas last night they had Amstel in bottles. I spent most of my time catching up with gorkabear, although there were a number of the “usual suspects” present. Bearcelona was one of the event organizers.


From: that_dang_otter
Monday, 04 Jun 07 | 14:51 (UTC)


That is the funniest name for a bar I've ever seen.
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Monday, 04 Jun 07 | 15:09 (UTC)

Re: BACON???

I asked the bar manager when they changed the name a while back why they picked it. Carlos said that it's because BaCoN contains the airport code for Barcelona which is often used as an abbreviation. Other abbreviations for Barcelona include "Barna".

A nearby bedroom community of 210,000, Badalona, often uses "BDN" as a mocking abbreviation. There is some graffiti near the train station that I have to laugh at... "Badafuckers".

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