The best places I’ve chilled out with a beer

Every now and then its good to relax, have a beer and take in your surroundings. There are some awesome places on this planet to kick back and chill out and these are some that stick in my mind. So here we have the best places I’ve chilled out with a beer!


Top of the Strand – New York

Roof top bars are really popular in NYC but the most enjoyable one for me was the Top of the Strand. Simply for its amazing view of the Empire State Building. I’m a huge fan of architecture so to sit back on a comfy sofa, put my feet up and stare at such an iconic building whilst chilling out with a beer was a great way to end a hectic day sightseeing in New York.

top of the strand new york

Vogel – Slovenia

The first time I visited Vogel I remember it talking my breath away and thinking wow I love this view. Vogel is a quiet ski resort by European standards which makes it even more alluring! High above Lake Bohinj is a bowl full of runs that lead back down to the top of the gondola. Right here by the gondola is a bar and restaurant that looks straight out over the mountain. It’s a great view and a great place to stop for a break and have a beer. I would highly recommend the local beer, Lasko Zlatorog which is very refreshing.

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vogel empty slopes


Okay so I couldn’t choose one sunset as the best place I’ve chilled out with a beer so here are the best three.

Key West

Sunsets in Key West are a daily celebration and Sunset Pier is cool place to people watch and see street performers. Get a Corona and some conch fritters find a good spot and watch the sun go down with everyone else and don’t forget your camera!

Key West Sunset

Pacific Beach – San Diego

Another USA sunset. Every evening the sea is full of surfers enjoying the last few waves before chilling out and enjoying the sunset. Grab some beers and sit on the cliff top or the beach and watch this fantastic sunset. This is a good spot to try to witness the green flash.

pacific beach san diego sunset

Poole, UK – Home

I can walk from my house to the Holes Bay in Poole and get to enjoy some pretty nice sunset’s. On a warm summers evening I quite like to walk out and remind myself how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

holes bay poole sunset

Skybar – Bangkok

Ok so I know it’s another roof top bar in another city but the Skybar in Bangkok is pretty great and has some amazing views. The Hangover movie was filmed here so it’s quite a popular location. Whilst a beer is great it’s also worth trying out the Hangovertini too.

skybar bangkok

Buzz Bar – Olu Deniz

I’ve chilled out in a lot of bars around the world but for some reason the Buzz Bar really sticks in my memory. It’s a roof top bar (there seems to be a theme here!) that overlooks Olu Deniz beach. They serve up some great food and have comfy booths that look out to sea. Whilst it is quite chilled in the day it becomes even busier in the evening with a relaxed party vibe. It’s also a great place to catch the sunset too.

buzz beach bar olu deniz

Staminee de Garre – Bruges

If you’re in Belgium chances are you are going to be drinking some beer and eating some waffles. For the beer drinking part I highly recommend Staminne de Garre in Bruges. Not only is the beer great but the atmosphere is fantastic. You will probably find yourself sharing a table with other travellers or locals which means you can all order different beers and try each others. The beers normally get served with simple snacks such as cheese and pate. Great beer, great atmosphere and a great bar. Just be careful not to get too chilled, you’re legs get heavy after one too many Belgian beers!

Staminee de garre beer bruges


Harmony Restaurant – Ios

Ios Island in Greece is the epitome of chill out during the day. Whilst it can get crazy at night it’s easy to find places to chill out too. For me Harmony restaurant is a great place to end the day. If is situated right by Mylopotas Beach. With swings and hammocks to chill out in and live music every night in the summer it is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy dinner as the sun goes down. Ios is one of my favourite places to visit you can read more about it here –

So there we go these are some of the best places I have ever chilled out with a beer. I actually have a whole load more and could keep going on and on so might make this post into a series at some point. In the meantime enjoy 🙂

Where are the best place you have chilled out on the planet?

9 thoughts on “The best places I’ve chilled out with a beer”

  1. Ny favorite bar was “Dusk to Dawn” in Hong Kong, now it is the “Asia Bar” in downtown Salir do Porto, a village of 900 people in central Portugal on the coast. Live music, from as far as Denmark or as close as the Russo down the rua, the Asia Bar is packed nightly with locals and expats. Grandparents, kids of all ages run in and out playing tag or hide and seek in the placa. Many times I’ve stumbled out of there as dawn breaks and into the bakery next door for fresh rolls. Sometimes, it takes a village.

    1. Hey Constance the Asia Bar sounds really cool and definitely my sort of place. If I ever get to that part of the world I will try and remember to check it out!

    2. Key West rocks! My favourite place, without a doubt. I didn’t know you were such a beer lover. I’m working on a collaborative post on Different Beers From Around the World, so email me if you would like to contribute!!

    3. Cool places! My favorite spots to enjoy a beer while watching the sunset are Arpoador in Rio de Janeiro and Port Barton in Palawan, Philippines!


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