Questions related to buying and consuming alcohol (for example, specific age restrictions, or social/religious acceptance) when travelling to another country.

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How to avoid drinking vodka?

This summer, I spent some time in Moscow and St. Petersburg; I also visited a friend and his family. Their custom was to drink a lot of vodka during the meal. We, the guests, also had to drink some ...
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What kind of ID does the US accept when visiting bars or drinking age events?

For tourists visiting the states, what kind of ID do you need to carry with you to visit bars or drinking age events? I understand the passport is the main piece of ID but do they accept any other ...
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Will I get in trouble if I drink beer in public in Dubai?

As far as I know, Dubai is a Muslim country. And as far as I know, it is forbidden to drink alcohol in Muslim countries. Is this also true for Dubai and tourists? So as a tourist can I drink alcohol ...
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Do rental cars in France come with the two legally required breathalyzers?

As of June 2012 France requires all cars / drivers to carry two self-test breathalyzers. Do all rental car companies supply them and if I use one what is the charge associated with it?
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What is this North Korean booze?

So a friend of mine managed to get his hands on this bottle: It's obviously 40% and made in North Korea. I can't make out the cursive script ("..hung Sul"?), but it says 인풍술 (Inpungsul) in Korean, ...
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Is it feasible to do a Monopoly board pub crawl in London?

Putting aside the question of how intoxicated one might become, is it feasible to travel to all the "streets" on a Monopoly board in London in a single day? How long would it take? Do all these ...
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What are the rules surounding alcohol in Morocco

I will be in Morocco for New Year's: what are the rules surrounding alcohol? Firstly is alcohol even available? If so do I need a permit or is it just a case of showing your passport at the store? ...
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Will bringing your own bottle of wine to a restaurant in France cause bad service?

There is a law in France that states that you can bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant. The restaurant cannot prevent you from doing this. Thus, you can either bring your favorite wine, or ...
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For fear of flying is drinking alcohol a healthier option than pills?

I have a series of flights ahead of me and I have a fear of flying. I usually drink in excess prior to boarding. I have had people recommend pills. I have also heard a mix of opinions on which option ...
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How to avoid having my drink spiked in a bar

How do I avoid being the victim of drink spiking in a bar? (As in spiking to steal money or commit credit card fraud, not for sexual assualt) Presumably I should avoid places promoted by touts from ...
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Can I import absinthe into Australia?

While absinthe is legal in Australia, several sources like this Sydney Morning Herald article and this article on absinthe.com.au claim that a special permit is required for importing it from ...
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Can I import homebrewed alcohol to Norway?

In Norway, as far as I know, the sale of all alcohol is nationalized. I'm going to visit my friend there, and his parents want to send him a bottle (He is from Slovakia, same as myself). Is it legal ...
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What's the drinking age on Icelandair?

I'll be flying from Sweden to Iceland on Icelandair in a week. Will they serve me alcohol when I'm 18 years old? The drinking age in Sweden is 18, and in Iceland it's 20. If they will serve me, I'll ...
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Is it allowed to drive a bike after 1 (2, 3) beers in Germany?

What is the regulation about bicycle driving in Germany? What is the acceptable alcohol rate in blood? So, am I generally allowed to drive a bicycle after 1 or 2 beers? In Poland, for example, I ...
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What's the drinking age in the duty free area?

Is the drinking age in the tax free/duty free area the same as in the country you are in or is there no real drinking age? Can I buy spirits in the tax free even though the countrys law doesn't permit ...
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Is there a Trappist brewery I can visit on a day trip from Ghent?

I am going to Ghent for a conference in October and have a Saturday and most of a Sunday to spend before flying out from Brussels. Is it possible to visit one of the trappist breweries with public ...
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How does flying at high altitude affect the taste of wine?

I can appreciate a wine offered during a flight. It is not uncommon to be offered a selection of wines, but since pressurised cabins affect your taste, does it make sense? Can you assume that your ...
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Swiss customs: necessary when travelling from France to USA via GVA?

I'm a USian planning a summer trip to France. I've already bought my tickets to arrive in Nice and leave from Geneva. I will be travelling thru France mostly via car which I plan on returning to the ...
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Is it legal to drink your own alcohol onboard a plane over international waters?

A debate was ensuing at work about consuming your own booze onboard a plane. The FAA can fine you several thousand dollars in the US if you did this, so naturally this led to people theorising ways ...
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Where can I try a locally brewed Porter in London?

One of my favorite beverages back home is a locally brewed Vanilla Porter. As the Porter style of beer was invented in London, I was excited to try some local English porters... but in every pub, ...
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Importing beer to the US via PHL and SFO

The FAQ of the US Embassy in Germany states Adults at least 21 years of age who are not residents of the United States may bring in, free of duty and internal revenue tax, not more than one liter ...
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Classic Aussie pub (hotel) in central Sydney

I'll be meeting my dad in Sydney next month, and after dinner (already got that scoped out) we'd like to head to a nice, old-school, civilized pub/hotel for a beer or three -- ideally something like ...
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Could I enter Canada with more alcohol than the tax-free limit and pay at the arrival?

I am going to Canada and I would like to bring some specific local alcohol that is apparently not sold in Canada (at least not at the LCBO I would go to). I would like to bring enough for a party of a ...
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Bringing Beer into the Philipines

I will be travelling to the Phillipines soon and I am unsure about what the rules are for bringing in Beer. Official sources are a bit conflicting, so I was wondering if anyone here knew what applies? ...
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What can I use instead of a corkscrew? [closed]

When travelling, we may want to obtain some wine, but I don't want to have to bring a corkscrew with me. What can I use instead?
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Is it possible to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery in a day trip from Brisbane, without a car?

Since coming to Queensland, I've tried Bundaberg rum, cooked with Bundaberg sugar, and now I've found out about the possibility to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Several people have recommended ...
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Bring wine from Europe to Asia

Next month I'll be flying to Philippines with my family and since is not usual to find wine in that country, we thought we can bring our own wine (wrapped and protected) on the checked luggage. Is ...
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Carrying liquor on transit from Germany

I'm travelling from Frankfurt to India next week. I wanted to buy some good liquor for friends back home. I want to know what is cheaper -- to buy in Franfurt duty free stores or in some good liquor ...
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Is there an awamori distillery/factory/etc in Okinawa that does tours or allows visitors, with tasting/samples?

Here in Okinawa there is a local spirit called 泡盛 awamori. It is completely distinct from sake (and from shochu). It's only made on the islands of Okinawa, and there are very many kinds for sale. So ...
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Looking for micro breweries in the Tokyo area

We will spend a couple of days in the Tokyo area and it would be really fun to visit a microbrewery there. So I am looking for microbreweries in the area or places that serve their products. (photo ...
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What will it cost me to exceed the limits of amount of alcohol I'm bringing back into the USA?

I'm an American citizen returning to the United States from abroad, I'm planning on taking 3 liters of spirits back from my trip. I know the United States Federal Government allows 1 liter of spirits ...
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How to Buy Schladerer Kirschwasser in Frankfurt, Germany?

I will visit Frankfurt (Germany) in this August and I want to buy two bottles of Schladerer Kirschwasser (alcohol, cherry brandy) near Frankfurt Main. Since I plan to go back to my country from Italy, ...
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Does the new Doha Hamad International still offer “alcoholic left luggage”, and how does it work?

Recently, Doha has switched from the old Doha International Airport to the new Hamad International airport. The new airport looks a huge improvement on the old one, which is good, but the switch does ...
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Is it allowed and advisable to transport beer in checked luggage? [duplicate]

I'd like to transport a six-pack of local beer from Canada to France. The amount of alcohol falls well below the amount I'm legally allowed to bring into Europe. My question concerns the logistics of ...
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Crossing back into Canada with alcohol already purchased in Canada?

I am a Canadian resident. I recently crossed into the U.S. as part of my vacation and will be re-entering Canada after 4 days in the U.S. When I entered the U.S, I already had alcohol in my RV ...
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How can I identify a good beer garden in Munich (Germany)? [closed]

I am planning to visit Munich soon and the most consistent piece of advice I have gotten is that I have to visit some beer gardens while I am there. However, I have been warned that, other than the ...
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How often do businesses refuse Massachusetts Liquor ID as a proof of age? [closed]

http://wikitravel.org/en/Massachusetts says: Many establishments in Boston and Cape Cod will not serve to out of state visitors under 25. Get a Liquor ID, a state ID card available to ...
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Where can I drink draught Beerlao in Vientiane?

I have now been in Vientiane a bit over one month and drank several varieties of the national beer, Beerlao many times. But what I have never seen is Beerlao on tap. Wikipedia suggests some few ...
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Is it possible to drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts?

In Places you never knew you could ski, it's implied that you can't drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts: Visit Tehran in winter and salivate over the Alborz mountain range that ...
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Is there a bar at Incheon airport?

Is there a bar at Incheon International Airport, Korea (ICN)? I know there are 7-11s etc where you can buy a can and sit at a table, but I'm looking for a bar and some draught beer.
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What do high-end all-inclusive resorts in Mexico dilute spirits & wine with (besides water)? [closed]

I've been delighted with vacations in Mexico from year to year at resorts such as Iberostars and Secrets, but I'm puzzled by the taste of spirits & wine at these high-profile all-inclusives. I ...
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Alcohol limitations crossing into Canada from U.S

I'm planning a trip to Canada from the U.S. this summer and would like to bring some craft beer to share with family members who live there. How much will Canada customs allow me to bring into the ...
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Buy alcohol duty-free or in US?

I will be flying to India via South Korea from SFO. I was wondering if it would be better (cheaper) for me to buy alcohol (specifically Scotch, Whiskey) at a place like Bevmo or at the duty free shops ...
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As a tourist in Doha, what are the rules on drinking alcohol in hotels?

The Wikivoyage page for Doha has this to say on buying alcohol there: You can buy pretty much anything you want in Doha, apart from pork products and alcohol (except with a licence or in the major ...
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Are DUI checks more lenient in Napa County?

Tourists typically don't go to Napa County to drink water. I heard that DUI checks more lenient in Napa County than in other parts of California. Is that true? Lenient -> fewer checks, the actual ...
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Where to get Duty Free Liqour in UAE?

Is there any place from where we can get liquor products at duty free prices in United Arab Emirates?
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Is there another area similar to Waterfront in or around Vancouver, BC?

Today I was at Waterfront in Vancouver. There you can walk around the harbor almost directly at the waterline and get some beer in one of the bars there. Is there something similar anywhere else in ...
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Travelling to Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) - Price of alcohol

I am going to Sharm el Sheikh in June and would like to check out the Naama Bay strip. What can I expect for the prices of alcoholic drinks in Egypt? I know it is a Muslim country and having been to ...
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Can you pass the customs/passport control if you are drunk? [closed]

Can one pass the customs or passport control drunk?
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Town or village in Oaxaca State that is “the home of mezcal”?

Everybody knows you can visit tequila distilleries in the town of Tequila, Jalisco State. But you can also visit distilleries of Mexico's less famous spirit/liquor, mezcal, in Oaxaca State. I know ...