Armenia itself is a place to drink, with no prohibition against drinking in public. Cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs and the countryside on a picnic are all popular places for vodka, the usual drink of choice, with wine, beer, champagne and brandy all popular as well. You can even drink in a car â as long as youâre not driving. Drivers cannot have a drop of alcohol in them, with Zero being the legal threshold â and the penalties for violating this are stiff.
drinks to try
Cognac â see the buy section above.
Homemade fruit vodkas â these are not flavored from fruit like most of the western vodkas, they are actually made from pure fruit. The most popular is the Tutti Oghi Mulberry Vodka, but just as impressive if you can find them are the Cornelian Cherry Hon, Pear, Apricot and Peach.
Wine â Areni grapes are only grown in Armenia, which is in the oldest grape and wine producing part of the world. Old Yerevan is the best brand.
Compote â if you can get it, this usually home made fruit juice is fantastic. Ask locals, and if some of them have it at home, they will drag you in to try.
Tan â blended plain yogurt with water and a dash of salt, this drink is often an acquired taste, and very refreshing. Itâs a healthy alternative to soda, so give it a try. You can sometimes find bottled fizzy tan, which is an even more acquired taste!
places for a drink
The most popular places to drink in the summer tend to be outdoor cafes and cafÃ©/restaurants. The cafes by the Opera and Republic Square are always packed.
Cheers Pub Yerevan 3, Abovyan Street is the most popular bar for tourists, locals and the ex-pat community. Cool drinks, great music and friendly/multilingual staff.
Bars such as Tro's Pub Saryan 5 St., Troll Pub (http://www.facebook.com/t...), Rock Bar Parpetsi are popular spots with visitors. Dolce Vita bar of Hotel Yerevan Golden Tulip, 14 Abovian open round the clock.
Popular nightclubs are mainly in the center, with longtime standbyâs such as Atlantic, Relax, Astral and Club One usually full on the weekends.
Like mentioned before, "Jazzve Cafe" is also a wonderful place to meet up with someone For a drink make sure to try is wonderful strawberry coffee as that is a drink like no other!
There is also a little place called DIY, on Parpetsi street. Its fun, funky, innovative, alternative and a place to drink, have fun, make music and meet people from every background.