Benjamin Franklin said “beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy".
And in the words of Homer Simpson, "“Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.”
Long story short? Beer good.
Here are five of our favourite places in Europe to drink
1. REYKJAViK, ICELAND
Average price of a pint - £7
Look, we know it's not cheap but Reykjavik is super cool (see what we did there?) with a buzzy bar scene that serve up plenty of inventive concoctions. Plus, why not see the Northern Lights a little squiffy?
We suggest paying a visit to Slippbarinn - located in the Reykjavik Marina Hotel, it's considered one of the city's first and finest cocktail bars.
2. KIEV, UKRAINE
Average price of a pint - £1.12
Kiev is a big city with a young population -- this means there are plenty of trendy bars and restaurants to try out. And did we mention that the average price of a pint is £1.12?!
You can't go wrong with Pink Freud, a funky bar known for delicious and tasty cocktails.
3. BERLIN, GERMANY
Average price of a pint - £2.94
Beer is so woven into the fabric of Germany's coolest city that you see people polishing off a bier at lunchtime, at work, on the bus, walking the dog, at the dentist...
There are literally 100s of amazing places to go in Berlin but Prater Biergarten, dating from 1837, is one of the oldest and most popular beer gardens in the city.
4. MILAN, ITALY
Average price of a pint - £4.24
Designed by movie director Wes Anderson (he directed The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums to name a few), Bar Luce is seriously cool. I mean, just look at the picture below. Look at it! Ok, let's for real book some flights and go there for a cocktail immediately.
5. LONDON, UK
Average price of a pint - £5.18
No list about the best places to drink in Europe would be complete without an entry from the UK. Why? Because where we fail at politics, we excel at drinking.
There are plenty (and we mean plenty) of great pubs in London but we like the award-winning The Harp in Covent Garden known for its charm, friendly locals and great beer.
And that's your lot! Go, be free and drink merrily (but also responsibly because no one wants to wake up in Rotterdam with a tattoo of Harry Potter on their face and married to an 84-year-old man called Günther. Again).