Traditional alcohol belts in Europe; red indicates wine, brown indicates beer, and blue indicates vodka or other spirits
Europeans generally have liberal attitudes towards drinking, with the notable exception of Scandinavia (excluding Denmark). The legal drinking age varies between 16-18 in most countries, often with differentiated limits for beer and spirits. In most places drinking in public is both legal, and a common warm weather activity, and police are more likely to give you a warning and send you on your way to bed, than issue fines for drunken or rowdy behaviour. Except on the British Isles, the nightclubs rarely gets going until past midnight, head for the bars and restaurants to find people until then.
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